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Five Ywas Ago Yesterday.
Casfd With Your Troops.
49m Is Nothig.
They Also Serv9.
lve years am. yesterday this
smtry tnterd the war with
Gemany. Mothers were crying,
eatrots were profiteering, bond
drives, Red Cross drives, etc.,
Wore booming. Soldiers were
arching with everything en
earth promised to them. Now
it's all over until the next war,
and It mems a long time ago
especially to soldiers that got
mothing, not even the old job,
when they came home.
Eight thousaid miners parad
ed yesterday in Pennsylvania.
Mounted troopeos charged the
Soen and injured thirty. Unless
that was absolutely necessary,
It was extremely foolish. Cut
wages, fif you must and can.
Starve the men back to work.
If you wish, for that is your
legal right, as things are run.
But be a little careful with your
eharging troopers. One charge
too many might have bad re
suits. One match in enough in
a powdei factory.
In Lincoln Hospital, New York
eity, yesterday, a boy baby was
born weighing two pounds and
one ounce. It is the record in
smallness for New York hoo
pitals. Strong, well built, the
tiny baby begain to breathe and
cry at once, as babier should,
and will live to weigh perhaps
100 times his birth weight.
You remember that a grizzly
bear cub, weighing about half
a pound at birth, weighs 2,000
times as much later, so It is
not so wonderful.
The real human creature born
in that little body is a soul,
weighing nothing at all, not
even the ten-thousandths part of
a grain. Size does not count.
A lady thought she was mar
rying a musician, found she had
married a waiter, asked the
judge for a divorce on the
ground, that she had been tricked
Into marrying an inferior. The
wise judge said, "No: stay mar
ried. Waiters are as respectable
as 'any man."
They are, indeed, and if com
petent they are artists, and
often philosophers. All missed a
good deal that did not know
Eugene, head waiter at old Del
inonico's. corner of Fourteenth
street, New York; later boss
of the Grand Hotel at Monte
Carlo. Humanity had no se
erets from him, and James Gor
don Bennett asked his advice.
They also serve that only stand
Gradually woman demands her
right. and gets them. She de
mands in America exactly the
same status as men and will
get it. This does not mean, as
idiots assert, that she ought to
be a fireman or policeman. You
might as well say that because
man is woman's equal he ought
to take his turn as wet nurse.
The Protestant Episcopal
Church plans to cut "obey'' out
of the marriage ceremony, on
the ground that the woman
need be no more obedient than
the man. Omitted also will be
the "with all my worldly goods
I thee endow" part. Where that
Is left out a hymn will be sung.
The Buddhist nuns of Japan,
who serve in the temples of
Gautama, also demand their
tights and s they want to live
as freely as the Buddhist monks
live. They want the right to
mnarry, now denied them, and
they don't want to shave their
heads, which is now compul
sory. Here we have ladies for
bidden by school superintend
ents to bob their hair short;
across the Pacific those Bud
dhist ladies demand the right to
grow the hair long.
The main thing is that
women are awake and don't In
tend to go to sleep again.
It is hard to cure Asiatics of
opium and Europecans of roy
alty. Napoleon lies under the
g~Ided dome of the In'alids.
Millions read reverently the
words attributed to him: "I
want my body to rest on the
edge of the Seine, among the
French people that I have so
mnuch loved." It would have
been more accurate if he had
written, "Among the Fr'ench
people that I have killed in
such whqlesale fashion."
Now dies Charles of Austria,
who tried to be Emperor In a
feeble way and failed, after the
war collapsed. His heart is cut
out, sent to Austria. His body
will be sent to Hungary. Aus
tria and Hungary would both
have been better off had they
been rid of Hapsburgs, heart
and body, boots and breeches,
for the last hundred years.
Austria has had no ruler worth
talking about since Maria The
reaa a woman.
WASING~NFRIAY VEING APIL , 122 THR3!E T UVERYWEU
Charge Employee Were So
licited for Contributions
Sensational charges relating to
the alleged "political degradation
of the War Department by Repub
lican spoilamen" rang forth in
the Senate today.
The direct accusation was made
by Senator Caraway that civil
service employes in that depart
ment were being brought into a
"grand round-up;' according to
their political affiliations. and that
the ax was hanging over their
Sener RS Le.
Senator Caraway read a letter,
alleged to have been writtes by the
okif clerk of the War Department.
commanding all employee who main
tain voting residence in Indiana to
send their names to him imme
As soon as this list was compiled.
the Senator continued, the Indiana
Republican Committee of the Dis
trict of Columbia, of which 0. P. M.
Brown is chairman, sent a round
robin to all the Indianians. which
included a questionnaire as to
their political affiliations, their vot
ing residence. their Congressional
district, their style of voting, their
wives and other members of their
family who could be safely counted
upon to vote the straight Republi
can ticket, and so forth.
"In the 'event we do not receive
a reply from you." the round robin
concluded," we will assume that
you are not interested."
Following this Senator Stanley
read a letter, alleged to have been
written by Congressman Riddick of
Montana, assistant director of infor
mation for the Republican national
committee. This letter was dis
tributed broadcast among Govern
ment employes and asked for an
immediate contribution of $10 down
for the Republican party fund and
an additional $10 every four months.
"The Republican Party in its rela
tion to civil service is a wolf in I
sheep's clothing," said Senator Stan
ley," and the sheep's clothing in
growing mangy and the wolf is
sticking out at both ends."
The Kentucky Senator also re
ferred to Senators New and Moses
as "old-fashiqned spoilesmen," and
declared that First Assistant Post
master General Bartlett had been
formerly appointed chairman of the'
aivil service commission at the solici
tation of Senator Moses, and that
his real job with the commission
had been to break down as far as
possible the spirit of the civil
Caustic criticism of the Presi
lent was offered -by Senator RIfar
H~arison charged that there was
a "diabolical plot and conspiracy
to withhold from the American peo
DIe the reasons for the setting aside
of civil service regulations that
Democrats might be tbrown out of
bfflce and Republicans given jobs."
WAR CLAIMS TO REST
ON PACT WITH GERMANY
Establishment of a mixed claims
commission to settle the dan-age
claims of both German and Ameri
can citizens arising out of the war
will rost upon a treaty to be made
with Germany, it was said today at
the State Department.
Negotiations have been under way
for some weeks.
6 o'Clock Tonight
-is the final hour for send
ing in or bringing in pictures
intended for consideration in
the Dorothy Dalton Resem
No photographs received
after that hour will be con
sidered, as so many hundreds
of pictures have been sub
mitted to The Washington
Times that the judges must
start to work tonight in order
to have their decisions ready
for publication in The Sunday
Sen page C' &i' detalls oif
the contest and some of the
Washingtea girls participating
Woman Principals In
Charging that she haa found
fourteen "lave letters" to her hus
band from Norma Gormufly,
famed actress, Mrs. Thersa Jacobs
is suing for separation from her
husband, Max Jacobs, conductor
of the New York Orchestral So
ciety. Her husband has countered
with a suit for annuilment of
their marriage. They were wed
two months ago.
Police Say Charles L. Cum
mings Was Entering Groc
ery Store When Arrested.
Armed with a hammer, a bit and
several drill., gloves, a flashlight and
i can of high explosive, Charles Luace
Dummings, twenty-two years old,
1528 A street northeast, was discov
,red at the rear door of the Sanitary
3rocery Company's store, 1840 Ci
itreet southeast, about 2:30 o'clock
Policemen Grlggs and Heard, of
he Fifth precinct, who arrested him,
laid today that he was in the act of
>oring a hole in the door, but Cuna
nings denied this.
Heard was on his way home from
luty when he saw Cummings go into
ho yard In the rear of the grocery
itore. He hailed Griggs, and the two
watched for a few minutes. When
Dummings is alleged to have begun
o bore a hole In the door they
sounced upon him and took him into
A large number of Sanitary Grocery
itores have been entered recently,
and in thre instances the safes were
Questioned closely, Cummings de.
tied that he had anything to do with
hese robberies or safe-blowing.
Cummings has a criminal record
mnd his photograph and fingerprintsi
ire in the identification bureau. Ac.
ording to Precinct Detective Wise,
at the Fifth precinct, Cummings has
seen implicated in safe-blowing on
RI VER Dll[
Crackamen Loot Two 8afes of
R"at Company and Then
Professional yeggmen early this
morning broke into the ofiles of
the Riverdale Park Company, a
real estate development firm, at
Riverdale, Prince Georges county,
Md., blr7lng the safe vith siro
glyerip- and stealing $500 -
cash a check and approxi
wately $&0,000 In securities. Tbe
latter, it in said, are not nego
Pegaffles Abe Robbed.
After robbing the real estate com
pany safe, the yeggs broke into the
Riverdale postoffice, of which Mrs.
Ossie Agnes Klinger is postmis
tress, stealing some pennies and
two packages of parcel post.
In an effort to get some trace of
the identity of the yeggs, Constable
Thomas H. Garrison and Detective
Sergeants Thomas Walsh and Fred
Sandberg this mo'ning went to the
scene of the robbery to get finger
prints from two hatchets and a
hammer which the yeggs left be
Discovery of the robbery was
made at 7:30 o'clock this morning
by L. L. Gray, secretary and treas
urer of the company. When Gray
reached the office he found the of.
flce door unlocked. Upon entering
the office he found the safe had
been blown. The two doors of the
safe were blown from their hinges.
and most of the contents were scat
tered about the floor.
Another Safe Opened.
Another safe In the office had
been opened, but the contents had
not been disturbed. It contained
property deeds and insurance poli
cies which the thiqves did not want.
As soon as Gray made an Inspec
tion of the ruins, he telephoned
E. W. Reibetans, president of the
company, who lives about a half
mile from the office. The two esti
mated their losses at $600, declar
ing that the bonds and stocks stolen
were of no value to the yeggmen.
It I believed the job was en
gineered hy professional yeggmen,
one of whom, it I. believed, visited
the office yesterday morning on the
pretext that he wanted to locate in
Riverdale. The man, while engaged
in conversation with Gray, seemetd
to study the location of the desk,
safes and other thing. In the office..
To smother the report of the ex
plosion of the nitro-glycerine, the
yeggs threw a rug over the safe. The
rug was torn almost to threads by
the force of the blast.
That the thieves were daring is
shown by the fact that they went
to the postoffice after blowing the
safe In the real estate office. How
inver, they did not attempt to blow
spen the poetoffice safe, contenting
themselves with stealing some coins
from a cash drawer and taking some
parcel post packages.
Few Hear Explosion.
Word of the operations of the
reggs spread through Riverdale and
mrrounding townships. Hundreds
gathered at the offices to see the re
sult of the work of the yeggmen.
Few persons heard the explosion,
sne of them being D. T. Davies. who
lives a half block from the real es
tate office. He said about 2:30
o'clock he heard a muffled blast,
but thought It to be an automobile
tire. He did not speak of it until
be learned that the real estate of
tice had been entered.
Ossle Klinger, husband of the
postmistress at River-dale, whose of
flee also was robbed, Is a former
Washington policeman. He was
asleep when the yeggman entered
Only a few weeks ago yeggmen
blew the safe of the Sanitary
Iroeery Company at Berwyn, a few
miles from flterdale, stealing nearly
P1,000. It Is ve0d that the same
thieves broke inte the Blyerdale of.
mann mat a~ha
MRS, VAN V
While society women, social
District building today, Mrs. Ml'
the Police Department, was plac
Seated about the table, kft to
Capt. C. P. M. Lord, and Roger
between Capt. Lord and Attorne
Meanwhile Oklahoma Friends
of Judge Day Ready to ,
By JACK CARBERRY.
International New. Service.
OKLAHOMA CITY. April 7.
This is the tale of two cities.
One-Oklahoma City. its Stet
soned plainsmen united almost to
the man and armed with the "un
written code"-is fighting for the
honor of a woman's nane--Mrs.
Jean P. Day.
The 'other-Lawton, with~ its
army post-is beating back to
keep dishonor from the uniform
of its first son-Lieut. Col. Paul
WVard Beck, formerly of Washing
Triple Probe Continue.
Meanwhile, the triple investigation
-army, State and prohibition fores
-continued along trails which lead
to the killing of Colonel Beck by
Jean P. Day, former supremef 'ostrt
lustice and millionaire oil man, in
Day. home in the small hours of
State authorities sought to keep
their findings secret until the coro
nr's inquest, set for tomorrow.
The army wasn less secretive about
Headed by Major L. G1. Lamnpher.
enlor officer of the military court,
eight airplanes, carrying Capte. Ver
non L. Burge and Roger McCullough;
Najor R. B. Paddock, relative of Gen.
John J7. Pershing and Beck's compan
on on the night of the tragedy; Lieut.
John W. Beck, nephew of the slain
rnan; Lleut. Kenneth Walker and
fthers. will proceed from Post field,
near Lawton, to Oklahoma City to
The military men will attend the
inquest as witnesses.
"And when the whole truth comes
out, Beck's name will be cleared of
the dishonor now placed upon him.,
Mtajor Paddock said today.
It was expected, many citizens of
Lawton would come to Oklahoma
ity hy train for the hearing.
Judge Day and his wife are to be
the witnesses for the defense.
Forest L. Hughes, prnsecutor, re
sained behind locked doors today
eeking to ualte the tangled threads
sf evidence eon tradiging Day's
etra the tra
APS TO I
VINKLE ON I
RE D. C, POL
uplifters and police offieials crowi
ta C. Van Winkle, lieutenant and dii
ed on trial for refusing to obey ord
right, are Capt. L J. Stoll, Assisti
Whiteford, attorney for the defend
MAN SHOT BY DAUGHTER
' DURING FAMILY QUARREL
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. April 7.-I'ollow
ing a night long family quarrel
George L. Richie. fifty-three years
old, wan mysteriously shot at him
home here early today. He is in a
dangerous condition at the city hos
pital, where he insists that he rhot
His daughter. Maude. eighteen
years old, is in custody at police
headquarters. She told police she
acoldentally shot her father when she
intervened in a quarrel between him
and her mother.
"I only wanted to scare him," she
sobbed. "It went of by itself. He
was cruel to my mother."
ADMIRALTY LORD WARNS
BRITAIN OF WEAK NAVY
Lord Lee of Fareham, first lord of
the British admiralty, has warned
Great Britain that she should not
permit her navy to fall below the
strength authorized by the Wash
ington armament conference, accord.
ing to a cablegram to the Navy De
partment today from the American
naval attache in London.
Lord Lee's declaration was made
at a dinner of naval architects.
NEW JERSEY GETS EXTRA
JUDGE UNDER AMENDMENT
An amendment to the judges bill
whi-h would give New Jersey an
additional Federal judge, was adopt.
ed by the Senate today by a vote
of 25 to 21. The amendment was
sponsored by Senator Frelinghuysen
(Rep.) of New Jersey, who denied
he was seeking a piece of judicial
pie. as charged by Senator Over
man (Dem.) of North Carolina.
FATHER OF AX FjEND
VICTIMS COMMITS SUICIDE
CONCORDIA, Kan., April 7.-L. J.
Tre'mblsy, father of the family who
were victims of the ax fiend near
here Tuesday night, when one per
son was slain and five other. in
jured, committed suicide this morn
Complete Words and Music
A Timely, Up-to-Date Song i
and Dance Number,
Henry N. Beardisley, "Jinks"
Bryan and "Bill" Heath,
Will Be Given Away With
led Into the board room of the
ector of the Woman's Bureau of
ers issued by a superior officer.
wt Cerporadisa Counsel Whaley,
mat. Mrs. Van Winkle in stated
nion Officials Silent on
Charge That District 20
By Internatonl News sewvie.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. April T.
Employes of the Garnsey Coal Corn
sany, who responded to the nation
wide strike call of the United Mine
Workers of America, have returned
to work, leaving District No. 20.
mbracing the entire Alabama coal
lield. free from strike disturbances,
according to official reports today
rrom the Alabama mining institute,
'epresenting the operators.
Official.. of the institdte deny that
important organization work is
being attempted by the union In
this district. Work i. progressing
A all point., they declared.
Union officials are silent. Re
luests for statements made upon
ill dfficials of the union fall upon
Operators declared demand for
'oal is improving, due to thg strike
n other fields. Production this
week will exceed 200,000 ton.., nor
mitproduction being around 325,
MIATIONS ARE WILLINO TO
EXTEND AUSTRIAN LOANS
All countries which made loan. to
austria to relieve famine conditions
here following the war, ex8ept Ru
nania and Jugo-Slavia, have in
ormed the United States that they*
will not press for payment, It was
Lounced at the State Department
The White House announced at the
ame time that President Harding
sad signed the hill extending the
124,0(00.000 American loan to Austr-ia
'or twenty-fIve years.
alOARS AND OUM TABOO
FOR SEATTLE POLICEMEN
SEATTLE, April 7.--Etiquett, for
he patrolman as get forth in the
sew police manual, provides among
>ther things that while on duty
se must not:
"Indulge in idle gossip."
New members of the force will
>e required to attend a school of
Told Him She Wished to Verify
SNow, York Police Report
*I don't t Ieuteat Van
win " eirit y of
~a Van then, I
always we, and now.
TheMe indorsements of the head
of the Woman's Bureau, now on
trial on charges of conduct prefu
dicial to the good order of the
police force, constituted one of
the outstanding features of the
hearing today before the police
The speaker was Inspector
Charles A. Evans. who had made
the formal. complaint against Mrs.
Mina C. Van Winkle.
Violsted No Order.
The further declaration by the in.
spector that Mrs. Van Winkle had
not violated any order from him in
connection with the release on March
23 of two girls who were placed in
the House of Detention by the Detec.
tive Bureau caused no little surprise.
in fact, no evidence was submitted
to indicate that the woman police
chief had violated any order.
The board room of the District
building was filled with friends of
Mrs. Van Winkle, most of them wom
en interested in social service work
in the District.
Assistant Corporation Counsel W.
H. Wahly. chairman of the police
trial board, conducted the investiga
tion. Attorney Roger Whiteford ap
peared as counsel for Mrs. Van
Witnesses heard this morning
were Detective Sergeant Fred Corn
well, night superintendent of the
detective bureau; Assistant Superin
tendent and Inspector Charles A.
Evans, who has general supervision
over the house of detention, which
houses the woman's bureau, and
Major and Superintendent Daniel
Sullivan. They anpeared t the
Albert 'W. Pell, father of the ene
of the girls detained at the house
of detentIon, is in the city, and It
was announced would appear as
- Cornwell Testifies.
Sergeant Cornwell said that he
was on duty on the night of March
22, when, about midnight, a long
distance telephone call from Mr.
Pell at Brooklyn requested that the
police, take in custody her daughter
and another girl friend. The girl.
had left home several days prior to
that time, came to Was~hington.
been stranded, and telegraphed
their parent. for money on which to
return home. A similar message
came from the New York police
Detective Sergeant. Livingston
and O'Brien were sent to U'nion
Station, where the girls were taken
in custody. Later they were taken
to the house of detention,
About 6:30 o'clock on the morn
ing-March 28-Pell called Ser
geant Cornwell over the telephone,
asked if the girls had been appre
hended. and stated he and the
father of one of the girls had came
to Washington to take them home.
He told Cornwell that they were
eager to return to New York as
early as possible because of the
pressure of private business.
Mrs. Edna L. Johnson, sutperin
tendent of the house of detehtion,
was called over the telephone by
Cornwell and told to release the
girls. She refused to do so. Mrs.
Van Winkle, she said, had ordered
her to hold them.
Cornwell then called Inspector
Evans and was told by the inspector
to tell Mr.. Johnson that - he, the
inspector, ordered their release,
She again refused, and the hin oo
e s i emh f ra Va