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? m FIE LOSS
IS ?TEST IN
Damages in Year Expected.to
Exceed $1.000,000, Com
pared With $734,292 in '21
THEATER DISASTER CITED
Officials Say Knickerbocker
Catastrophe Biggest Even
Handled by the Department
Fire losses in the District for
1922 were the hiRhest in the his
tory of the city, according to
officials of the fire department,
whose records for the first eeven
months of 1922 tota $983,63?.
against $734,292 for the full
twelve months of 1921.
Losses for December, 1922, have
not been compiled, but with a loss of
115.000 at the plant of R. C. Shaffer
a Co.. Thirteenth and C streets
northwest, as well OS nunierou? small
fins during the month, the total loss
during the year is expected to ex
ORKATKST WORK OF YKAIt.
The most outstanding occurrence
in the activities of the Fire Depart
ment during th? year was the rescue
work during the Knickerbocker dis
aster on January ?8.
The total Fire Department ap
paratus ?-ailed to the scene consisted
of twenty engine companies, seven
truck companies, the water tower,
the chief engineer, the deputy chief
engineer, three battalion?chief engi
neers, the superintendent of ma
chinery end his force of mechanics,
the fire marshal and his assistants
and all members assigne?! to depart
On the same night a condition un
precedented in the history of the
District was created when two other
alarms were received, causing a
hasty round-up of apparatus and men
at the theater to fight the fires.
WILLARD LOSS. $100,000.
In his annual report, <'hief OoOTgO
S. Watson declared that never in its
history has the Fire Department
been call?-?! upon to COO? with a sit
uation such as existed ?luring the
The greatest fire loss during the
year resulted at the Hotel Willard,
April '.'5, when five alarms were
Bounded. The loss was estimated at
The first fire of the year which
caused additional alarms to be s?uind
ed was on .lanuary II, when two
alarms wer?? ?Minded for a blase in a
two-story brick stable and flour mill
at First street and Indiana avenue
northwest. The loss was estimated
HAD ADDITIONAL ALARMS.
Other wVes for which additional
alarms were soundetl'din ing the year |
January 28, fire in two-story brick
apartment houses located ?t 1927 and
1929 Fourteenth street northwest. I
Estimated loss, |1!,9M>,
January 29. fire in three -story
brick apartment,, dwelling and room
ing houses at ITU. 171? and 1718 11
?tract northwest. $31,650.
February 8 fire in L'nlted States
February ?$, fire in three-story?
brick hardware store, commission :
house and feed store located nt 1101
and 1001 R street northwest. $10,500.
February 20. fire in three-story
brick wholesale grocery store. ?08
Pennsylvanie avenue northwest.
FIRK IN AI-AKTMKNT.
February 24. fire in four-story
brick apartment house at SI 4 Twen-'
t y ?second street northwest. $4.135.
March I, fire in two-story brick '
lunchroom and commission house lo
cated at 915-917 ? street northwest
April 8, fire in Southern building,
fifteenth und 11 ?tracts northwest
April 23. fir.? in Willard Hotel. !
' April 24. Tire in six-story brick
lodging house, 622 Louisiana avenue
April 29. fire In three two story
fraine dwellinRs at 1415, 1417 and
1419 Thirty-third street northwest.
?May 1, fire In Ihre?? story brick
drug store at 904 F street northwest.
May 1, fire in six-story apartment
house and hotel. Fourteenth street
and Vermont avenue northwest
May 3. fire in l'nlted Slates Treas
May 11. fire in storo 1113 O stie-t
June 27, fire in two-story hrlck
wholesale grorerv store, 3330-3332 M
itreet northwest. $16.500.
July 3. fire In five-story flour mill,
?? ? street northwest. $94,286.
August 30, fire In electric freight
Plllttl III l Ll.lt, of Minne
sots, who will tske the
est h Tuesday ss associate jus
tice ..I tlie l'nlted States Su
preme Court. This Is the first
photograph made since his
car on Washington, Ilultiinore and
Annapolis llailroad. at Forty-eighth
and Dean streets northeast. $10,000.
Se|itenilier IK, fire In four-story
brick apartment, 217 ? street north
September 2.?, fire in one-etory
brick laundry, rear of 915-917
Twelfth street ninth a sot $7.t>oo.
October 8, (1rs In two-story saw
mill and woodyard. Thirteenth and
Water streets southw?'St. $1,200.
October 23, fire in three-story
wholesale toy store and warehouse,
117411 Louisiana avenue northwest.
October 24. fire in one-story
church, Conduit and New Cut roads.
November 28, fir?? in three-story
buildings. 1214-1218-1220 Fourteenth
Street northwest. It.MO.
Principal causes of fires in the Dis
trict, according to Leonard V. Selb,
fire marshal, arc automobiles, back
firing and electric wires -short cir
cuiting, careless smoking and ?-are
less use of matches.
Seim t if irally pn-paretl from formulai
or.k'iiikteil I y MM <?*'?" has had long ??
tNTl.-iK'p in ihr braut y culture business
That Hmm preparations are successful
1- ev'tlfiK'fil hf t lirt r world-?Irle us*?
Il ? IK VIM TOM.' for the aralp and
HAM-VIM POMADE for the heir Wv
im ite MMI ri'ijiirst for simple*
Prices?25c per bottle
At nil ImmjImI or by l'urti-1 Pomt
S? ?i-t for Fro* Himple
Hair-Vim Chemical Co.. Inc.
1234 You St. N. W.
LEAVES YOB FOREVER
Deep Heated Irlo Acid Deposits Are
Dissolved and Ihe Rheumatic
Poison Start? to 'Leave the Sys
tem Within Twenty-four Hours
Beery druggist in this country Is
authorized to say to every rheu
matic sufferer that if a full pint
bottle of Allenrhu. the sure con
queror of rheumatism, does not
show the way to stop the agony,
reduce swollen joints and ?lo away
with seca the slightest twinge or
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Allenrhu has been tried and teste?)
for "years, and really marvelous re
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11 nd piteous and where the patient
Mr. Jaihes 11. Allen, of Rochester,
?, Y., the discoverer of Allenrhu
who for many years suffered the
torments of acute rheumatism, de
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does not want a cent of anyone's
money unless Allenrhu decisively
conquers this worst of all diseases,
and he has instructe?! druggists to
guarantee It as above In every in
Get It At Peoples
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Pneumonia Dragged Him
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"? lot of people here In Wash
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I ?as weak and rundown and very
thin. I could not work at all, as
the work of ? butcher Is heavy
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in my hack. My stomach was
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io liegin eating hearty-digesting
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Add on a few iiounds?feel, sleep,
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, Stores, Washington. D. C.
TOO ARDENT SUITOR
Writer Sentenced to Stay
Away From Widow On Pen
alty of Workhouse.
NEW T?RK. Dec. 30.?A sen
tence of one year on probation with
a warning that if he does not keep
away from the complainant in that
time he will be sent to the work
house, was meted out to Qeorge
l'etriedes. forty. He is a Greek
Petriedes was arrested on s
charge of. molesting Mrs. Rffte
Chambers, widow. No. 611 West
One Hundred and Fifty-sixth street.
I>e?larlng he wss "msdly in love
with Mr?. Chamber?," and '"the fire
of her charm" consumed? him, Pe
triedes was committed to jail for a
"I hope you have cooled off by
now," said Magistrate Rweetser,
after reading a report on the edi
tor's character. Th? report stated
the m?n was highly regarded by his
HAIR NETS COME BACK.
LONDON, Dec. 39.?Those rell??
of the eighties, the hair net, t are
returning to favor again, but ' not
In their original form. The mod
ern hair nets will be invisible and
are certain to find many converts.
Girls of Boston
BOSTON, Dec. 30.
BOSTON girls have declared
war on the flirt. Thut
their crusade may have I he
semblance of united action
they have adopted as an in
signia a button on which is
depicted a lizard impaled on a
Whether the boys with the
patent leather hair may ex
pect ? similar fate Is not
stated by the fair crusaders.
Leaders of the movement state
there is no membership limi
tation and no dues.
Ancient Deed Is Found
In Old Bureau Drawer
DANVILLE, V?., Dec. 30?An in
tereatlng dler-ovfrv has been made
here by C. O. Olaagow, dealer In
antiques, who recently purchased
a bureau which he found In a coun
try home In one of the adjoining
counties. Examining the piece of
furniture after removing the layer
of drawers, he found In the rear
out of sight a, piece of narehment,
yellow with age, but still clearly
legible. I'nfolding It he found that
It waa an original nival grant by
which King O SOrg? III conveyed
to Josiah Seat 360 acres of land in
"Meeklenburgh" County for the
price of 40 shillings, or about 110,
Seek Owner of Securities
Found Intact In Corner of
at Ihe office
HPOKANK, Wash., 1)????. 30.?A
cash box, stolen twenty years ago.
Is to lie returned to Its owner,
finger prints taken from the
may prove the undoing of
burglar who looted the I'aulson
Building here last summer.
' Twenty years ago a man was
stopping at a hotel here. A burglar
entered his room and stille a cash ?
l.nv containing a quantity of min-'
ing slock and life insurance poll?
A siimi time before the Paulsen
building robbery this summer, ?
woman living in th.? northern part
of the city appealed
of an attorney In
huilding, carrying tin
She explained that
out some rubbish frinii a woodshed
Kb? bad found the box. It had been
broken open and the mining stock,
und Insurance policies were ?till
The attorney placed the cash b?ix
In the Paulsen building vaults for
safe keeping and began a search
for .lames H. liufils. who was listi d
us the owner of th?? securities.
Then burglar No. '_' appeared,
went through the Paulsen building
?nd robbed the vaults, Among other
things ransacked were the papers
in the old box belonging to James
When fingerprint expert? began
o work upon the second burglary
hey found that the old box had
.??en handled by the burglar and
vere able to take excellent prints
'rom it. Lo?'al authorities are of
in? opinion that these print* may
?id in catching the culprit.
Mia p ulule a James II. Kufus had
M>en located at Everett, Wash., and
f he proves to be the owner of the
?ash box. both the box and Its con
ente will be restored lo him.
Blame Fire In Closet
On Old Hunting Coat
WARREN, Ohio, Dec. 30?Mrs.
F. E. Dunnavant. of Warren. Ohio,
was searching in a clothe? closet.
She accidentally kno?-ked her hus
band's hunting coat from a hook.
The ?-oat fell in a basket partly filled
with hickory nuts. Matches in a
pocket rubbed heads and flared.
An hour and a half later the sec
ond-floor rooms were filled with
smoke and firemen extinguished
PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD.
RICHMOND, ?'?.. DOC, H.? W.il
ter C. lisait??!?, confidential ROM
and liookkeeper for the McCui.ly
?Real Estate Comiwmy, ycsliidny
j entered a plea of guilty to defraud
ing th?? concern of $35.mm. He
had boon working for the firm for
? salary of $J5 a month frir y?'ai s.
He was pen te need to prison lor
Column right! No matter
which way you figure it?
it's best. For Colds and
' Tablet? of
'n the Three Point Box, 25c
Physicians' Size Bottle, 75c
A HAPPY AND
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
To Our Thousands of Patient??
? and Friends.
Kilter? denllaio. low price?, pi?.,-. .
pallen??. Iba? '? In?. Smith'? mollo.
?old Inlays Amalgam
Fillings .SlOO up
Silver Filling? . 50c up
(?old frowns .$'?.00 up
SET OF TEETH
our tiinioii? S.leiten Teeth ?it tlsln.
gii? ?ailKtMitlon and look Ilk? Batural
Teeth extracted flee when other
work work I? done.
Dr. .Smith, Dentist, inc.
434 7th St. N. W.
<?\K.K KatatnUaTS le ? IO* STORK
S. W. Corner S?-v?-nlli ami ? S??.
Open Kvrnina? Open Sunda.??
riunii? Franklin IMI
Kellalilr a? a 4?ovrriiinent Hond
GUARANTEED QUALITY AT
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8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
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With every purchase of SI00
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A. Rogers Silverware.
CREDIT FOR ALL
A small first payment will
secure any article in this ad. The
balance can be paid in small
weekly or monthly installments.
Begins Tuesday. Still Lower Prices on Guaranteed Furnjture of
All Kinds to Clear It From Our Floors. Easy Credit Terms
THIS FOUR-PIECE WALNUT BED
ROOM SUITE, a? pictured, is a very good
valu? at this price. Conaiate of Dresser
and Vanity with mirror?. Chiffonier
Bod. January Clearance price.
Easy Credit Term?
?ai A OO
HERE IS A Blh THltEEPIECE OVER
STUFFED LIVING ROOM SUITE, just like
the picture, that it another wonderful value, Ok
Settee, Rocker and Armchair, covered with r
good grade of tapestry. To clear the?? euitea
out quickly, we're marking them for oar Jan
uary C!?*?-?nce at.
Easy Credit Terme
THIS FOUR-PIECE WALNUT BED
ROOM SUITE, like the picture, contiate
of large, roomy Dresser with plate mirror,
Man's Chifforette, Semi-Vanity and full
eize Bow-end Bed. January Clearance
Easy Credit Term?
Golden Oak Rocker
A REMARKABLE VALUE. Ju.t four
left of thete Four-Piece Jacobean Oak
Dining Room Suite?, a? pictured; com
prising large Buffet, China Cabinet, Serv
ing Table and Extension Table. A won
derful value at thit very low price. Jan
uary Clearance Price.
Easy Credit Term?
Golden Oak Duofold
January Clearance Price,
Burner Gas Range
Four-Cover Coal Range
Crib and Mattress
January Clearance Price,