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Sbhbom Biane at Southern
Building Doen Damage Plac
ed at $1.5;000.
Five fremen, two of whom wore
gSa masks, were overcome by heat
ind smoke, and one received seri
ons injury to his log. while bat
tling dames of undetermined
origin in the basement store
room of the Southern Building,
Fifteenth and H street@ north
west at an early hear today.
Damage to stored goods and fix
tures was placed at $15,000.
Taken to HospitaL
Private M. A. Carley. of Engine
Company No. 1. is In Emergency HOs
tal today. It is believed he fractur
ed his right leg when knocked down
by a flaming piece of timber. An
X-ray photograph of the Injured
eember will be taken today.
Those overcome by smoke were
Liut. C. C. Fling and Private C. M.
Wilte, of Truck company No. 6. and
Private A. E. Sanford. of Engine
Company No. 1. Lieut. Frank D.
Gibbs, of Engine Company No. 1, and
Private Frye, of Truck Company No.
6. were overcome by the intense
heat while wearing gas masks and
were removed from the basement
by other firemen. All except Frye.
who refused hospital treatment, were
taken to Emergency Hospital.
Deputy Chief Philip W. Nichol
son, one of the first to arrive at the
tire, was slight* affected by the
smoke and was sent home by Fire
Chief George s. Watson, who arriv
ed at the building later.
Veteran firemen said today the
fire was one of the most difflOult
they had ever experienced. Entry
to the basement was effected by a
single narrow stairway, blackened
with smoke, and hose was drawn
down the 'steps and down the ele
The riremen, although equipped
variously with Gibbs Mine Rescue
masks and Burrell gas masks, were
all affected. in degrees, by the heat.
foul air and the smoke, which could
escape only up the stairway and ele
vator shaft. Another exit for the
smoke was made by boring through
the cbncrete ceiling of a storeroom
located on the Fifteenth street side
of the building.
Blase Gains Headway.
Deputy Chief Nicholson led his
men in search of the fire source for
almost an hour before it flalIy was
discovered in a storeroom, in which
lumber and miscellaneoUs inflamma
ble matter was piled. The storerooms
were separated from each other by
Great quantitieq of pamphlets were
led in another stoferoom and one
ot bearing the title "Who Burnt
Cork City?" were found burning.
Awnings and other equipment were
destroyed. The storeroom in which
the fire originated was located about
100 yards from the entrance through
the corridors of the basement.
Fire Mar al L. V. Seib and Allan
E. Walker. agent for the Southern
building, conferred today, and fire
officials were promised that the base.
ment would be properly regulated in
the future as regards the accumula
tion of stored materials.
Firemen who had been on duty
since ther first alarm were relieved
by a freah shift at 9 o'clock today.
The basement floor was covered
with water, which.in some places
rose over the shoe tops.
THOMPSON CHIEF SPEAKER
FOR LAW SCHOOL DINNER
Huston Thompson, Federal Trade
Commissioner, will be the principal
speaker at tonight's ninth annual
dinner of the George Washington
University law school, to be held at
Dr. Howard L. Hodgkin., president
of the university; Judge Wendell P.
Stafford; Dean Merton L. Ferson, of
the law school; Samuel Herrick,
president of the alumni association;
Edward L. Scheuffler, class of '22;
Joseph W. Hasell, class of '23; Albert
ILeslie Jackson, class of '22; Prof. Hec
tor 0. Spaulding and Arthur H. Die
bert are on the program.
OF RADIO STRESSEC
Education by radio for persona
unable to read is a close possibility,
it Is predicted by Maj. Gen. George
0. Squier, chief signal officer of the
Talks on varied educational topica
can be bradcasted by radio and
will be an important factor In
years to come, General Squier told
a meeting of the Congressional Club
yesterday. A demonstration of the
radio-telephone, including a musical
program broadcasted from Ana
eostia, was given by General Squier.
TIMID HOLD-UP FLEES
WHEN WOMAN SCREAMS
8tanding In the kitchen doorway
at 202, D street southeast, yesterday
evening, a powerful negro whipped
out a revolver and demanded of
Mrs. 3. A. Kelley, owner of the
house, that he be given food or
Mrs. Kelly screamed and the negre
made his eecape by running through
an alley and the'tce south on Third
street southl- 'olice of the Sixth~
precinct have e man's description.
FOREION WAR VETERANS
WDORSE BALL RENT AC'l
The Blail rentacot was indorsed la
night at a meeting of the Nationa
Capital Post of the Veterans of For
The post also passed' a rmslu'lor
asking that tIre heads of the several
national soldiers' homes employ for
mir.service men in all positlons If
th. homes. It also was asked that .all
men who had served in all wars be
W" DAsW wmneM
A .ii t COgreeme
GAJ . s
BLANT userely .I a
".eenmseI gerdn* e I No r.
Blenten wee sader Poth ua
House when he used to desee
government clerke Isferpea but
when he began to umean
things *bot -hie f eitgrees
USen he bo0e 1Wet about "
popuder se is sk.
Some people ee int. the
world wstk thei usuthe open
and their tonfgues mafi an d
they never et over
kind are t e nerest to
principle J perpetual metion
Even if Congresouen do get
flask. froms.the stationery reom
of the House free o charge, thb
big estion is, w er do they
get And aren't they
entitled to sopmethidsg to deaden
the poison gae of Blanton and
* few others like kis
And after you see and her
Blanton in action you 'cn't
understand for your life why
W. J. BRYAN s going 'round
the country hoppIng on poor old
Darwin for teuing the world just
how we evoluted.
The monkey is getting more
useless every day asse wet Mway
from cocoanut juice a n prove
the various brands of home-made
hootch. Even monkey glands will
not renew the youth of wors
out gents through transplantisg,
says the professor of pathology
at Johns Hopkins.
"Now. I'1 be dammed, " saw
the brook as the fWt ldy few
in frons the b e
I DU WAGNER.
THE RATE OF EXCHANGE
"You wrote on my little son's re
port that'he was too much like
Germany." cried the indignant ex
"Yes," admitted the school prin
cipal. "I used the expression so
an to make plain the fact that he
had altogether too many bad
By J. A. T.
Reformation or starvation.
Nerve prostration. A vacatie.
Destination, coenry station.
Nice location, reersation.
Sequeetration, coM Ubation.
Inspiration, new po-aton.
Deeration, aece sato.
Osculation, sweet sensatIon.
Combination, new relation.
You see below an envelope ad
dressed to this column, which is a
most artistic appeal for the vote
in the District:
WHAT DO FLAPPERS FEED ON?
In the corridors of Central High
Behool at luncheon hour:
Harry (as flappers paraded by)
Fine poultry farm up here.
Visiting student-Yeah. I've got
plenty of chicken feed. too.
Meetng-Nt.Pleasant Citisens' Amso
elation. Johnson -Powell schoel, tonight.
Dance-Thle noeet Klub, at 3466 Siz
teoadinseeIU Umma L. Oetrander,
before the Arts Club, 6:36 p. mn., takingi
Ibrowning's dramatic lyrics and romances.|
Play-"The Holly Tree Inn," and the
"AmericAn Harem.' by Lafayette Square
Players, at Carroll Wall, Tenth and 0
street north#et. 3:1 p.r fN.toa
Capital Poat No. 137. Veterans of For
eign Ware. Pythian Temple. S p. mn.
Mdeeting-Maine State Society, at
Thomson School, Twelfth and L streets
nMhetig-trangers' Club. at Rebesen
school of Persality, Bond building,
MetlnsAuduben Society of WIld
Birds. atiopal Museum. Tenth and B
str ets 16:36 a. m.
New Yor avenue northwest.nua 6:6p n
hitlon Coreoran Glery et Art une
Supper-College Women's Club. 1336 1
street northwest. 6:36 p. mn. Mrs. naoch
Lodg aMaenlo Orer, Gad Lodge.
school of Instruction.
rghvoed, No. 3eand L'e a Ne36
(!e55. -.Jobneon-Pewell Cemmuatty
Center. Lament and Hiatt streets sorth
west, tonIght: Governor wells Society.
chidren of the American Revolution;
Cresent plub; Community Players; Mt.
Pleasant Citisens' Aseociation.
Ciasses-Lovejoy Center. Twelfth and
D streets northeast, tonight: nell A. C.;
mas~a irs t Am eil
DR Drug'Arms TsuELLM so.
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ANSWERING J. ANSCHUTZ.
THE FAMILY TREE.
"What dM year father de
"Oh, I re ber new.
They be hin."
L. wCm .
The theory of man's descent
.from apes is being exploded, but
in aetual praetioes we eestinue So
"make meitskeays of oureelves."
"Holeproof hosery" doesn't
make much of a hit with the
women. Thy seem to want
their's full of holes.
If you quarrel with your
hatter while b fitted he
might "Put a on you in
stead of a hat.
"Giant. Down So," we read.
Any five-foot flapper can do that.
"Educated dice" have it on
edueated people. They make an
. A British statesman is being
referred to as a "wet turse of
the League of Nations." Over
here Voletead seems to be the
dry nurse of the AntiSaloon
League. FRED YETTER.
"NEVER SEEN BEFORE."
Ga.. - sms ~. m..aw..
Koe..s eme the esese .1 h
TH am frdm O. r
Dm1. mever ferlbl @1the
ITb' .. what ..d wism.
Iwas kweer anhbes 'must hey
m uarrids a chikkenm.
Servies--Nemoa. rve,~y MornEa
aitorium of the bubr NihScol
O eo am--Arta Club. 101T 1 streel
northwebt, t pia. riti..frn
photg is iCanadian aeesa. tna
Tea- men'sCity Club, 33 ase bee
PMeethwgRitaltoClAm. Inc., Y. K. H1. A
Hall 7 t Came Retreat Rouse to,
'b" .,amo Shan.".f**he.ath.ic n.
xhbit - Thirty-first Assual Exht-'
beim the aCeroom.n Galley efeto
Washiagte. Artits. 1:3 te 4:30 p. mt
OREENLEAF TO LECTURE
ON ROAD DEVELOPMEN1
Possibilities of developing the
cuter parks ad highways of the
Distriet as far as can now be ac
complished in accordaoe with the
McMlian plan, will be the mubjent
of an illustrated lecture by Jame.
L. Greenleaf, ef the commission of
tine arts. in Central Hight School
auditorium, April 20.
The lecture was aecured by tha
committee on civic arts of the
Wash~in ,tn Seciety of the Fine
Artswhich Miss Mabel T.
ari.a.a. ..s vas.
I RIGHT, SAYS
Acting President Takes. Isue
With Superintendent Baltou
on Closed Sessions.
The death of "star chamber" sea
adone of the Board of Education,
which seemed certain yesterday. ap
peared less probable today when
Mrs. Howard L. Hodgkin, acting
premident of the board, broke the
scnoe she has maintained since
the superintendent's open attack on
the secret sessions and openly de
fended the boarir' action In holding
At the amre time It beamen evi
dent to observers in school circles
here that th Sup tendent of
Schools Fra W. aleu and the
acting ,board president holding op
posite view on a matter of vital
concern to school policy the future
harmony of the board is threatened.
The rift in the relations of the
superintendent and the board, made
evident at the meeting last Wednes
day when Dr. Ballou came into open
conflict with the board over a mat
ter relating to secret sessions, be
came wider today when Mrs. Hodg
kins further announced that the
next meeting of the Board of Edu
cation will be held "s' usual."
"I see no reason why the board
sh6uld not be able to hold confer
ences." maid Mrs. Hodgkins. "I can
see no construction put on the by.
laws which would make illegal our
holding conference sessions.
"I believe the Board of Education
has just as much right to go into
executive session as Congress or any
other body. I was surprised to learn
how Dr. Ballou feels on the matter.
for he had never made any inUma
tion to me that he displpproved of
the board's policy of holding con
"Dr. Ballou maintains that the by
laws of the board provide that the
board shall go into conference only
when considering the matter of ap
pointments and resignations. It has
been the practice of the board to
meet in the superintendent's office
at 3 o'clock. emerge at- 4. and then
hold a mere perfunctory meeting.
The real business of the school was
transacted behind closed doors.
"I have the privilege of appoint
ing committees, a acting president,"
continued Mrs. Hodgkins. 'The law
provides for the appointment of thir
teen committees. It might be possi
ble to eliminate the conferences if
the old system of committees could
be put in practice againl by the
board, but I shall do nothidg to stop
the conference sessions of the board
unless the matter is brought up at
the next meeting."
LAUDS WORK Of
Law Violators Already Feel Ef
fect of Drive on Crime,
High tribute to the administra
tion of Daniel Sullivan as major
and nuperintendent of the Metro
politan Police Department Is paid
by N ayne B. Wheeler, general
counsel for the Anti-Saloon League
of America, in a letter sent to the
"Permit me to congratulate you
on the effective manner in which
the Police Department has been
operating under your supervision,"
wrote Mr. Wheeler.
"I know there are a great many
obstacles which you have to meet,
hut there has evidently been a
speeding up of effort all along the
line. 'ih. law violators are feeling
it and, of course, are making a
good deal of noIse about it.
"I haee a great many occasions
to meet the better class of people
of the city and I am always iglad
to commend the work you are do
ing and to know that the best cit'
Isenship of the city Is back of you
in the honest efforts you are mak
Numerous communication, of a
similar nature, indorsing the work
of Malor Sullivan have been re
ceived during the past few weeks.
UTLTES BOARD WILL
GIVE HEARING ON BUSSES
The Public Utilities Comrmission
today ordered a public hearing In
the board room of the District build
ing qs April 19, to consider the peti
tion of the Washington-Virginia
Railway Company for the removal
of the bus stands now located on
Twelfth street, between C and D
The bus line in question operates
between Washington and Alexan
Pupils Hear Bird Talk.
Pupils of the seventh and eighth
grades of the District public sahools
assembled In the auditorium of the
National Mumeum this morning at
10:10 o'clock to hear a talk on "Our
Water Birds" by Dr. C. H. Oberhol
ser. This talk is only one of a series
being arranged by school authorities
on natz re talks.
Named Legion Executive.
Lieut. , Comdr. Wells Hawks, of
the United States Naval Reserve,
now on duty in the Navy Depart
ment, has been elected an honorary
life member bf the executive board
of S. Rapkin Drew Post, American
Legion, It was announced today.
To Present Two Plays.
The Lafliyette Square Players will
present tonight at Carroll Hall two
fnmous plays, "The Kolly Tree Inn,"
by Charles DIckens. end "The Amer
lean Ha w4." The~ performance will
begin at 1:15. TIckets are on gale
at T'. Arthur Smith's, 18W00 street
Data that ma ev d
tional asamition for Darwiniam
advoeates was feraished by
Rymud L. Diinrs, Curator o
oPtiles of the Broax 5. in a
?zP:I:Ue Waerd :rMIwebe*
fore then M"a
2te l ree en ~e t
thub-rt of an
and thtof a man
tion m arts of the New York
deparent. It was
4nosbl o the slq m to
te whi was the um an ad
which 'the non-human print.
Mr. Ditmar showed a series
of motiol pictures which traced
the deve opment of the four
seasons by the actions of wild
animals and insects and the be
havior of plants uder the sea
sonal changes. How stage loe
their hors, where the tad
pole's tail goes, why the bee's
cOll is hagonal, and how
snakes And te I back to
th same crevice
'year after year were some of
the nature secrets which he dis
Iast evening's lecture Con
eluded the 1921-22 leeture sea
son of the National Geographic
C.og VAN OUZEN
'HELD HERE FOR
Former Congressman Wanted
In Knoxville for PasSing
Once a member of the law-making
body of the land. Clarence Dunn
van tbuuen. fifty.eGpht years old
who describes himsel an an t.
is a prisoner at the Tenth precinct.
He is wanted at Knoxville. Tenn.,
on charges of passing worthless
checks for amounts totaling S160.
Van Pusen Is a former Congrese
man from Nevada. When a wire
was received at local police head
quarters last night that he was
wanted at the Tennessee city, De
tective Sergeants Darnall and
springman wer sent to search for
him and they located him in his
rooms at the New Oxford Hotel.
He took his arrest calmly. He
was taken into custody here pre
viously on a warrant furnished by
the Baltimore police. He Is alleged
to have obtained approximately
$5,000 in that city by means of
worthless checks. He would not
voluntarily return to the Monu
mental City for trial and he was
given a heart on extradition pro
reedings. He.subsequeply se
leased on a writ ,of habeaus Corpus.
Since that time he has been at
if the Tennesee authorities at
tempt to take Van Duzen into cus
tody it in more' than probable the
Maryland authorities will make a
fight for his return to the latter
State, as he is wanted there on a
more serious offense.
Up to a late hour this afternoon
the local police had not heard from
E. M. Haynes. chief of police. Knox
ville, Tenn., who caused Van
Duzen's arrest. In the meantime
the former Congressman must re
main a prisoner at the Tenth pre
cinct. He I@ charged heha with
being a fugitive from Justice.
Senate Committee go Be Called
Early Next Week to Con
Speedy action for the "cleaning
up" of the land lying between the
Capitol and Union Station may now
SeatrFernald, charmn of the
Public Buildings and Grounds Com
mittee. said today he would call a
sidr the question following At
torney General Daugherty's recent
report on the subject.KysoNw
ampshire will Introduc legiltion
Attorney General's weommtenda
tions. He le greatly interested in
the beautification of Washington.
Attorney General Daugherty fa
vby Congrs in114 limiting h
Federal Government in its no
go tiations with the Batlimore and
Ohio railroad for the purchase of
three important tracts of land which
the road owns in the section im
mediately south of -the Ueion 8te
tion plasa. He believes that thi
repeal would enable the Federal
Government and the railroad to
agree upon terms without further
delay and that the long-expected
extension of the Capitol erounds to
the northward may be realised.
MERCHANTS' BANK ROBBER
HELD IN $10,000 BONO
Edward Dunbar Merriam, alias Ed
ward Royton, arrested Monday after
stealing 6,.000 from the Merchants'
tedyheldi 1 00 bod orth
acin of te gan jury bJudge
mtates branch of Polics Court.
When Merriam was brought lato
court he trembled violently from the
effects of starcotics to which he has
been addicted. He told detectives
that he used an average of eighteen
grains of morphine a day. Sincehi
arrest he has been undergoing treat
eat the Washington Asylunm
Justice MoCoy Condemns
Practice as Damnable.
Others Sent to Jail.
The selling df illicit dres is the
moat damnable thinE that casn be
done, Chief Justice ICoy. of the
District Supremse Court samd today
in=tenei twomen to the pen
t Justice Mc
Coy gave them each five years and
said he was aorry that the law would
not allow him to sentence them to
fifteen years each.
The men sentenced were convicted
some time ago before the Chit Justice
on evidence furnished by members
t the polico department and the
Federal Narcotio Bureau. They
wr Alphons stampi and John
Wil8m, alias Pretty.
Frank Raymond, white, convicted
of housebreaking and larceny in con
neotion with stealing, February 6
last, from Herman S. Robbin, fifteen
pairs of trousers and an overcoat and
other articles received a three-year
penitentiary sentene. His confeder
at Ralph Ingnao was senteenced to
one yearln 11l
James eatherby, colored, con
vieted of larceny and forgery. re.
elved a sentence of two years in the
penitentiary. It Is charged that.
February 14 last, he stole an over
cat from the proprietor of the
Western Lunch and also forged a
check for $90.
James A. Wright, a young white
man, received a two years' sentence
and was put on probation. He pleaded
guilty to stealing. February 23 last,
a furneck piece. the property of
David DanoW' Mary Ross. colored.
will spend one year in jail for grand
larceny In connection with stealing.
February 22 last, a watch valued at
$60 belonging to Louis Kronheimer.
Willis Stephney, colored, convicted
of shooting, February 28 last, Ray.
mond Boesco over a dispute of a
baseball game, will spend three years
in the penitentiary.
FOR BETTER Dg C.
Invites Suggestions by All
Members of Congressional
The framing of a new school pro
gram for the. District will be taken
up by the joint Congressional sub
committee 1sst Tues=y, Senator
Capper anuopoced t~da.
We havo asked all bf the Sena
tors and Representatives to bring In
recommendations of their own, so
that we may get the benefit of a
wide diversity of views," said Sena
tor Capper. "I think, however, that
we will have no difficulty in arriving
at an agreement and in shaping I,
program that will be satisfactory to
all parties concerned."
Senator Capper believes that Con.
gres should aproprlate funds for
a permanent building policy for the
District schools. He In oposed to
any piecemeal appropriations for the
construction of new building.
Factionalism In the public schools,
as Indicated In the be
tween Superintendent, and
certain members of the ehk bead,
is not serious, apoording to Senator
Capper. He is a strong advocate of
the policts -of Superintendent Bal
lou and believes that the recommen
dations of the joint committee with
respect to the future autonomy of
the public school system here will
eliminate all vestiges of petty poli
tics and cliques from its personntl.
LAWYER FIGHTS EXCLUSION
IN GOV9RNMENT LITIGATION
The right of an attorney, formerly
employed with the Government,
handling claims, to resign and repre
sent the plaintiff in a suit against
the Government will be tested in a
suit filed in the Court of Appeals.
from a decision of Justice Bailey.
John U. Wilson, 3rd, formerly em
ployed as an attorney In the office of
the alien property custodian and
whose name was striken from the
court's records as attorney for the
K. H. Butler Company, of Now York.
has appealed to the District Supreme
Court, the question of his ability to
represeet the company, as Its attor
ney, in claims against th6 Govern
District Attorney Peyton Gordon,
todlan ha asked tha Wilsontbeun
aliowed to represent the plaintiff.
' It is contended by the Government
that Wilson being familiar with the
Governments defense Is not qualified
to represent the plaintiff.
*33,750 DISPOSED OF BY
WILLIAM NAGHTEN WILL
Dlspoeing of an estate sstimated
at 183.'7W, the will of William A.
Nagten, has beam filed for probate.i
Jon F. N hten, a brother, and
Mary 3. nton and Jennie A.
Cady, sister' of the testator, each
are to receive $10,000. Nellie O'Con
ner and Mary Kerns, cousins, are
each to gt 81,000. Margaretta
Hemas'ad, Faces U. Howard, St.
Vincent's Orphan Asylum, of Ce
lumbus, Ohio, and the LUttle Sisters
of the Poor, of this city and Colum
bus, Oio, are each given $200.
ydney McCeney Is given $300, and
$800 msgiven to Katherine U. Fehr.
Helen Merlarity Is given $350, and
the rest of the estate Is devised to
Jennie A. Coady, a sister. The Na
tional Savings and Trust Company
is named ezeoutor.
CommunIon for Knights.
S pecial communion service 'or the
IKnights of Columbus, particularly
those who attended the annual re
treat during the past week, will be
held in St. Patrick's (Church tomor
row morning at 3 o'clock. A break
fast for sevemal hundred, prepared by
Washington CouneBl, will follow the
6ldest D.AR. Delegate
Arrives Here For
wrsm r n seemmes
MRS. REBECCA K. FEXrON,
Eighty-four years od, of Carters
iwe, Ga., Claims the disdinction
of being the omest delegate to the
coming eonvention of the Diaugh
ter of the Asmerican Revnlution
to be held this month in Wash
inglen. She is now the guest of
Senator and Mrs. Thoras E.
Watson of Georgia.
AGAIN CAUGHT IN
Only Minor Details Touched
on in 'Steenth Con
A deadlock appears to have been
reached between the House and Sen
ate on the District appropriation
For the 'st-enth time this morn
ing the conferees met and adjourned
after discussing a few minor items.
The two big features-the Jones tax
rider and the conduit approprition
were not touched upon.
Apparently there is no hope of an
early egreement. Conferees on both
sides of the controversy are getting
"touchy" on the mbject. They re
fuse to discuss tbdr differences 4&
At the preseit A.te O progrebs
the District appropriations bill will
remain a bone of cbntention until far
into the spring. Unless some dip
lomat saves the situation, or some
one skilled in the arts of bargaining
comes to the rescue the District may
not know its fate in regard to the
important matter of the tax rate and
also of its appropriations for the
coming fiscal year for any weeks
HONOR AT OEORGETOWN
during March, according to the dis.
tribution of testinvonials made pub.
lic last night by President John
B. Creeden, S. J. Seven other Dis
trict of Columbia boys are among
those who merited special awards
in their studies.
The other two students who re.
ceived highest honors, each three
testimoniasN. were Edward M,
Brooks. of Massachusetts. and Mat.
thew J. Lyons, of New York.
Those receiving second honors,
with two testimonials each were
Joseph B. Brennan. of Georgia
Mark F. Hughes, of New York, and
Steven J. Melady, of Minnesota.
The Washington students who
received one testimonial each are
Albert A. Bacon, George J. Ellin
and Charles P. Waite, jr., in
physics; John J. Gorman, in me,
chanics; Peter T. Dr.cou los. It
mathematics; Edward R. Ilknape,
(fi modern languge, and John T.
Cromelin, in nglish.
JURY DECIDES DEATH BY
AUTO WAS ACCIDENTAL
A verdict of accidental death was
given yesterday evening by a coro.
nor's jury in the case of Lawrence
. Sauty, forty-three years old. 1604
Montglio avenue northeast, who was
killed in an automobile accident
Thursday night on Bladensburg road
rear the District line.
F~rank Bischoff, 1027 Florida
avenue northeast, operator of the
automobile, who was being held
pending the action of the jury, was
liberated. He was required, how
ever, to furnish $825 bond on the
charge of operating while he was
drunk and having no permit.
Saxty was ha)ried from the ma,
chine when it struck an electric pole
He suffered a fracture of the skull.
HYATTSVILLE MEN'S CLUB'
TO HOLD MEETINO TONI0H1
T. W. Curtis, chairman of the
Washington Suburban Sanitary Corn
mission, wili give an illustrated lee,
ture at the regular meeting of the
Men's Club of S. Matthew's perish,
Hyattsville, in the parish house to,
night. Musical features of the meet.
ing will be under the direction of
William Moore and Dick Mansfield
R. W. Owens will preside.
Osts 15-Year Sentence.
A fifteen-ya penitentiary sen
tence was vn yesterday by Chiec
Justice Mc y, of the District Ku
promo Court, to George Curry, col
ored, who pleaded guilty to a chsrge
of entering the hnma of Capt. Wil
1am M. Thrall, 1467 Chapin strcel
northwest, in January last, and the
theft of articles of personal prop
Of TRIM. TODRY
Ver t in Vaii Wid Oase
Prepared and WIN Be Prompt.
Mrs. Mins C. Van Winl., pelnce
lieutenant in charge 6f the woa.
an's bureau, who faced trial before
the polio, trial board yesterday. will
know her fate 'late today.
The members of the trial bedar
It was announced by Assistant Car
poration Counsel William H. Wah.
ley, chairman, are In agreement
over what the verdict will be and
at the regular meeting at the board
today the findings will be formally
prepared and transmitted to Major
Because of the wide Iaterest in
the affair and to aveid as far as
possible any further duPralisation
in the wothan's bureau, the verdict
will be made public Without delay.
Should Mrs. Van Winkle be found
guilty as charged, of conduct preju.
dicial to the good order discipline
and reputation of the p;e depart
ment, she will appeal the case to
the Board of Commissioners.
The whole burden of her defense
has been that she lived up to her
interpretation of an order of the
major when she refused to order
the release of tyo girls from the
house of detention on March 23.
She told Inspector Charles A.
Evans, who has supervision ever
the bureau, that such an order was
in existence when he ordered the
girls released. The inspectpr testi
fled yesterday that he thought she
referred to another order and di4
not press the matter further.
The trial board which heard the
evidence yesterday Is made up of
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Wahly and two police captains,
C. P. M. Lord and L. J. StolL
MUST CLEAN AUTO TAOS,
WARNS MAJOR SULLIVAN
Motorists of the District were
warned today through- the police de
partment that the numerals on their
license tags must be decipherable at
all times and that the numbers on
the tags on the rear of the machines
must be made visible by the rear
lamps. Following is an order issued
by Major Daniel Sullivan, Chief of
"Attention is called to the larg#
number of automobiles that are being
operated within the District of Co.
lumbia whose Identification numbers
are not easily decipherable on ac
count of dirt, oil and grime on same;
also to the fact that the rear lights
'fail to light up said numbers and
make them plainly visible. -
"You will direct the members of
your command, fdotmen as well as
cycle and motorcycle men, to strict
ly enforce the regulations regarding
mbers andflambs, as well as other
CITY CLUB WILL NAME
Officers and eight ipembers of- the
board of governors of the City Club
will be nominated at the annual
n organization Pext
Five changd in
lb. W' .or consideration.
and a final report will be made by
t building committee, which had
ge of, * struction of the
t 13.0 G sWeet
president, first and second vice
presidents. treasurer, and secretary.
Members of the board of governors
whose terms will expire include
Eugene G. Adams, Milton E. Alile,
Thomas Bones, William J. Eynon, M.
D. Rosenberg, and James Sharp; 4
M. WiMams, elected to fill the un
expired term of President E. C. Gra
ham; and Johp J. Boobar. elected to
fill a vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of J. A. Whitefield.
ISLAND SET ASIDE FOR
COLORED BATHING BEACH
Washington's new colored bathing
beach will be located at the south end
of Columbia Island, opposite Putonac
Park, LUeut. Col. C. 0. Sherrill, officer
in charge of publIc buildings and
grounds, announced today. The
Island is the 'southern extension of
the Analostan islands In the Potomac
The location is said to be Ideally
suited for bathing purposes, having a
fine, natural land beach and pure,
clear water. The plan is to have an
approach from both the District and
116 PERSONS ARRESTED
IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS
The record of arrests for the
twenty-four hour period ending at
8 o'clock this morning shows that
116 persons were taken into custody
for the more serious violations nf
the law. For violations of the prohi
bition law. twenty-three persons
were arrested, nineteen of them for
being intoxlcated. One was arreted
for being drunk while operating an
eutopnobile. - "wenty-four speeders
were nabbed and SlttyseIx Were
caught for other traffic violations.
Women's Treasurer to Speak.
Miss Eleanor Brannon, of New
York. national treasurer of the Na
tional Women's Party, will speak on
plane for the dedication of the pasty's
new hea quarters here at a meeting
of the Farmer Labor Party of the
District of Columbia in the Public
Library this evannig.
The Wiunning Team
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