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CRII IN CITY
Lawlessness in 11 Months of
Year 50 Per Cent Greater
Than Five Years Ago
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS HIM
Responsible for Half of Arrests.
Many Also Caught in
Drug and Liquor Crusades
Washington is growing more and
?ore lawless, police records show.
A report just issued shows the
number of crimes and other of
fenses against the commonwealth
were 50 per cent greater during
the first eleven months of this
year than they were five years
?go, in 1917.
Approximately 14 per cent of the
population of the Nation's Capital
Was caught in the police dragnet
thrown out for all offenders dur
ing the period.
Statistics show that during the
eleven months 65.S15 Washington
lane were arrested. In 1917 there
were 39.562 arreata. Of the grand
total this year the police succeeded
In obtaining- more than 97 per cent
convictions in police court and the
District supreme courte. A exeat
percentage were either fined or sen
tenced to jail.
Prohibition and speed mania are
held mainly responsible.
"While the police centered much
ef their activities during the past
eleven months In attempted sup
pression of liquor traffic, footpads.
burglars and other types of thieves
were unusually hold. Many homes
were looted: many merchants rob
bed at pistol's point. This activity
Is due largely, police say. to the
quantities of bootleg liquor sold
DOPE TRAFFIC IS LARGE.
The crusade against the dope
traffic has been vigorously waged
by Detective Sergeants Robert Sand
are and Harry Evans, of the nar
cotic division, aided by Samuel I*
Rakusin, narcotic Inspector of the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. The
narcotic squad made 122 arrests,
most of them resulting in convic
tions, but police admit there are yet
at least 5.000 dope addicts in Wash
ington who are receiving daily sup
plies of illicit narcotics from ped
Almost half the arrests were for
traffic violations. They totalled 28.?
218, of which 9,149 were for speed
ing. Most of those arrested for
While 3.400 men and women were
arrested for bootlegging during the
eleven months for violation? of the
dry law, more than twice that num
ber?8,385?were arrested for other
violations of the Eighteenth Amend
ment. Of theae 7.599 were charged
with being drunk and in almost ev
ery Instance either forfeited $25 col
lateral, or paid a ?10 fine.
A total of 11.6R4 gallons of whis
klea, gin and other liquors. 7.225
gallons of mash, and 88 stills used
In the manufacturing of illicit whis
key were seised In a series of almost
nightly raids by |x>llco and prohibi
tion enforcement agents.
Ninety-five automobiles. two
wagons and two boats also were
confiscated by the Federal author
ities, after they were found to be
used for transportation of whiskey
to the District's "booze ring."
A crusade against drunken auto
mobile drivers resulted In 439 ar
There aleo were 247 men and
women taken into cuetody for drink
ing In public.
The murder record ahows that out
of thirty killings by shooting or
slashing, twenty-eight of the slayers
were arrested. Twenty-three auto
Ists also were taken Into custody on
chargea of manslaughter, after per
sona struck by their machines died
from injuries suffered. Most of the
latter, however, were exonerated.
In the rrusade personally directed
by District Commissioner James F.
Oyster. In charge of the police de
partment, against handbook oper
ators. Detectives Messer and Mans
field made ninety arrests. Police
admit, however, that the "business"
Is still flourishing.
While denying the existence of any
gambling houses where faro, sweat
and roulette may be played, the po
lice admit crap shooting and poker
la a nightly pastime in many places
In the city. During the year the
police have arrested 2B0 men, who
were convicted of operating gambling
tables in their establishments. Dur
ing the same period the police lo
cated a lottery In operation here and
made four arrests. This, they say,
ended the lottery activities.
Joy-rider automobile thieves had a
bad year. One hundred and forty
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T1HMIII. TAHI.ITS WILL PROTIDE
That ?harp, atabblng pain In th? upper
arm. about tha ahoulder blade. In th?
nap* of the nack. alone the toraarm or
down the thlsh and les. I? often Neurltla
If you hava aevera frontal headache
with a feeling that lomathlns la twitch
In? or pulling at the eyeballa?a dull,
aolllns pain In the bark, accompanied
by an ocraalonal ?hooting pain In tha
aide?numbneea or tingling In the rincera
or "atltohee" of pain nere ?nd ther?. th?
chancea art that your trouble I? Neurltla.
?o matter where your pain la located,
you can ?el prompt relief without Inking
to amide?, narcotica or other dope Take
? few Tyamot Tablai? In hot water, aa
per dlrectlona, and you will h. rid of
tha torture Tyamol la guara nt??d
harmlaaa. tt help? to aoothe and heal
tha weak. Inflamad nerv.?
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WASHINGTON'S POLICE DEPARTMENT has just completed its
rr busiest year. Those at the head of the department are: Left to
right, Clifford L. Grant, chief of the Detective Bureau; Capt. W. S.
Shelby, aide to Major Daniel Sullivan, superintendent (right). Be
low is James F. Oyster, Commissioner, in charge.
six of them were arrested and most
of these were sent to Jail.
Most of the more serious investi
gations during the past eleven
months were handled through In
spector Clifford L. Grant, chief of
detectives, by the central office men.
The detective bureau of the Wash
ington Police Department is said to
rank second to none in the United
One of the most Important arrests
made here during the year whs that
of Joseph Charles Lauzon, "million
dollar" jimmy thief. I.auzon terror
ized hundreds of apartment owners
for months before he was captured I
by Detective Sergeants Lynn and
Keck. Lauzon Is now serving a
twenty-year sentence at the Federal
pi nltentiary at Atlanta.
Other important arrests during the
eleven months included those of De
Witt Dixon. arrested by Detectives
Thompson and Kmbrey, after he rob
bed a number of houses in northwest
Washington: Bernard Short, arrest
ed by Detectives Scrivener, Kelly
and Walsh, fur mbbing at pistol
point a number of merchants and
pedestrians; William Edward Fred
erick, ail (Oled by Jones and Jack
son, for slaying Bmjamln F. Brown;
Reginald B. Scott, arrested by
O'Brien and Livingston, after he had
passed twenty-five worthless checks
h?>r??: Walter Richardson Bra- hum,
arrested by Hpringmun and Darnull,
after robbing a clerk of the 1'iggly
Wiggly Company of $1.400. Andrew
Carl Jensen, arrested by Spi ingman
and Damali as an embezzler and
forger; Nelson Seaton Dyson, ?nest
ed by Kmbrev. Thompson, Lynn and
Sub T. officers, fi r robbing a score
of apartments; Allen Joseph Hobby,
arrested by Bradley and Vermillion
as a housebreaker and hold-up man;
Truman Wise, John F. Austin. Flor
| enee Austin. John M. Brown and
I William John Butler, arrested by De
I teetlves Sweeney. Waldrnn. O'Brien
?and Livingston for blackmail: Kniest?
I Shands. urristed by Kelly and Dar
? nail for killing his wife with a
hatchet; Robert McMillan, arrested
by Kelly and Scrivener for killing
Walter Carpet tor, u pal, with whom
he had a quarrel ir a rooming house;
Rayfn-ld Hansom. arrested by
Sweeney ?nd Waldron for killing
William Jackson, and James Davis,
arrested by Embrey and Thompson
for holding up merchants in north
Soothes And Cools
After a warm bath with Cuticura
Soap there Is nothing more refresh
ing for baby's tender skin thsn
Cuticurs Talcum. If his skin is red,
rough or Irritated, anoint wkh Cuti
cura Ointment to soothe and heal.
They are Ideal for all toilet uosa.
<-??>. are s??? moms ?
U. S. to Sell Land to
Secretary of War Weeks has
sgreed to sell to the Submarine
Boat Corporation certain tracts
owned by the government and ad
Joining the company's plant at New
ark, N. ,1. The property Is now
part of the army supply base at
The sale is being made with the
understanding that the land sold
shall never be used In any way
prejudicial to the needs of the sup
Invalid Widow, 83, Dies
When Flames Burn Home
TILTON, N. J., Dec. 30.?For
many years Mrs. Sarah P. Comer
ford, eighty-three, an tnvulld, has
lived alone in a tiny farmhouse
near here, and to assure her neigh
bors that she was safe through the
night it has been her custom to
keep a light burning In the front
Last night the window was left
open. A curtain was blown to the
flaming lamp, setting the house
afire, and the helpless widow per
ished In the flames.
COPVIttGOT ?? HA*??'? ? tWWrU
No Substitute for
Home, Says M. D.
Not Freedom, But Prehistoric
Training Makes Her Able
to Talk Longer.
Sorcini to The Waahlngton Herald.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30?1 could
tell you of fanions women, known
all over the world, who have Haid
to me they would be happier with
one child than all their renown. It
merely provea that you cannot get
away from the biological signifi
cances of nature."
Dr. A. A. Brill, famous psycho
snalyst of New York University,
today thus lifted the curtain to
show what tragedy often lies be
hind the pursuit of "career" by
Reduced to proletarian terms.
Professor Brill's "biological signifi
cances" is only the technical desig
nation for the popular Idea that
"woman's place Is the home." H?r
hand should rest gently upon the
cradle instead of the rostrum of
It Is not the present day freedom
of women, but rather the environ
ment of prehistoric woman that
made her able to talk more and
longer than man. Dr. Brill ?aid
Sells Lamb for Price
Of Whole Ton of Coal
NEVADA, Ohio. Dec. 23.?James
Beam came to town with a com
mission to buy a ton of hard coal.
He brought with him one lamh.
He sold the lamb for sufficient
money to pay for a ton of coal and
receive $1.25 cash In change. The
coal cost $15.
No Woman Knows Her Own
Mind Till She's 30, Says
PARIS. Dec 30? "No womsn
knows her own mind until she Is
thirty?frequent I ? ehe doesn't know
This was the "hot shot" hurled
by Mile. Zoha d'Arcy, twenty-four
yea r-old leading soprano from the
Orand Opera Houae in Paris, re
puted to Iw one of the youngest
prima donnas In the world.
Having Just completed a concert
tour of China, Japan. Manila and
Australia. Mile d'Arcy had much
to say apropos the world Of art,
the emotion of lov<?and the per
plexities of womanhood.
"Artists mnek a gnat mistake In
marrying before they reach the age
of thirty." she avers. "It hampers
their ??rt and retards their success.
If they do fai! in love they should
Steel their hearts. Pitiful. Isn't it?
But it is true.
"Singers are unfitted tempera
mentally before they arrive at this
birthday mark to do Justice to their
art with the disconcerting attrae
tions of matrimony. They should
live for tin ir work alone, and forget
love. A young woman ?an not bo
u success In both love and art."
Mile d'Arcy. who was the first
woman artist to receive ? croix de
guerre from Field Marshal Joffre
for her service In entertaining the
for?-es in Frene.? during the war,
pays high tribute to American girls:
"I find timi the American girl?
lead the world In vivacity, style and
beauty. I think it must be the out
door exercise they indulge In so
freely that makes them so unusually
Shots Rattle in Dublin
On Eve of Christmas
DUBLIN, De??. ^3?After a day of
comparative quiet shooting again
broke out here tonight. Indlcatloas
ere that Christmas will be marked
by great violence.
Bombing was reported from Cork.
Official announcement was made
that the Free Stute government
has released several hundred re
publican irregular prisoners under
a grant of amnesty. They had to
promise not to bear arms against
the Free State at any time In the
Wytheviile Man Named
Highway Field Agent
RICHMOND. Va., Dec. 80.?Ar
chie A. Williame, of Wytheviile,
has been appoint.?.! field agent for
the right-of-way . division of the
State highway department, and will
have the territory lying In south
west Virginia. It was learned at
the office of the State highway
Mr. Williams will have twenty
counties under his Juridiction and
he will be kept busy securing rlghta
of way for the department in his
MAN WHO WRITES HYPO-COD
"ADS" HAS INTERESTING JOB!
We Try to Get a Few More
Folks Familiar With
It Each Week.
PEOPLES DRUG STORES
HAVE SOLD A LOT OF IT
Can you imagine a pile of writ
ten. signed ' and witnessed testi
monials about a mile high?stacked
up on your desk? Thumb through
a bunch?scribble off a headline
and then copy what some actual
user here In town has said?then
tell folks a word or two about
Hypo-Cod?where' they can get It
and how much it costs, and then
pome down to one of the Peoples
Drug Stores here In Washington
and watch folks drop In and take
% bottle home. We don't spend
half what folks think we do for
?.dvertlsing "and all we do is get a
few new customers each week. The
Peoples Drug Stores sell most of
the Hypo-Cod to folks who have
taken It before, or because a
neighbor got good results. But
ruppoae you had to write such ads
for them-the skeptics, I mean?
you see there are some folk? who
don't realize that Hypo-Cod testi
monials are true and signed, and
For Instance, watch for Hypo
Cod ads a few days and Just aa
apt as not we will print one from
a neighbor of yours. Then you go
ask him or her, about It. Just step
and remember the Peoples Drug
Stores have sold over 800.000 bottles
of Hypo-Cod?we don't know Just
how many?In one year they sold
over 100.000 bottles?and If you
could hear the thousands of cue
turners praising it?you would think
it was a cure for everything under
the sun?but it Isn't. It's Juet a
good tonic, the finest, modern, pow
erful and palatable tonic modern
chemistry can produce. That Is all.
It builds you up and when you (et
bullt up mother nature throwi off
minor Ills like water off a dunk's
back. It you take Hypo-Cod now
you will be better able to flaTht oft
winter cold?. You'll look, feel, eat
and sleep better. Just imagine hav
ing thousands of signed statement?
from people testifying to the good
Hypo-Cod did them. No doctor In
the world'? history ever had so
many satisfied patients. No sana
torium or health resort M many
boosters. Pretty soft Job?report
ing what folks aay about HypoCod
?that all we do here In thle office.
Read my next one.
MISS! 3 YEARS
Daily Supply of Milk and
Morning Papers Are Still
Being Left At House.
B* Inltrrul lam?,
LONDON. Dec. SO.?A family of
three?husband, wife and child?
suddenly leave their home after an
nouncing to their neighbor? that
they are going on a short holiday.
The dally supply ot milk and the
morning paper? continue to be left
it the house after three year?.
The family never return to their
home. The house, fully furnkthed,
?tanda derelict, untenanted for
It remain? ao to thia day. The
garden la tangled with weed?, the
furniture cloaked with duet, the
hallway choked with hundred? of
Theae facts aet forth the unread
riddle of Mascot Lodge, the once
attractive suburban villa In Qelley
lane, High Bar net
What lie? behind it all? What
fate haa overtaken Alfred Lloyd,
the pleasant-mannered smiling
owner of the house; hi? blonde,
quiet-apoken, rather retiring wife,
and their eon?
The police would give much If
the mystery could be solved.
OLDEST CITIZENS TO MEET.
Capt. Oeorge W. Evan?, chron
icler of the Association of Oldest
inhabitant? will read a report of
current eventa happening in 1932,
luring a meeting of the organisa
tion tomorrow night, at Union En
gine House, Nineteenth and H
street? north wear ?
Left His Wife
Five Times In
NEWARK. N. JL, Dec, ?S.
IN recommending that Mrs.
Frederick Hayos, of Little
Falls, bo granted a decree of
divorce an? Hot husband's coun
ter-euU for divorce dismissed,
Vice Channel lor Backes sold. In
effect, that a man who aban
donod his wife five timos In
thirteen yean was not entitled
to come Into court and seek a
Hayes and his wife were mar
ried thirteen years ago and
ported for the fifth time m
March, ill?. Attorneys for Mrs.
Hayos said Hayes had Used
with his wife two years and
three months out of their thir
teen years of married Ufe.
Ownership of C. and O.
To Shift On February 1
RICHMOND. Va.. Dec. 10.?Con
trol of the Chesapeake and Ohio
railway will pass from ?. ?. Hunt
ington, of New York, to the Van
gwerlngen Company of Cleveland,
owners of the Nickel Plate system,
on February 1, providing the ne
gotiations now in progress between
the two Interests are successfully
While some obstacles must yet
be overcome to complete the sale
of Mr1. Huntingtons stock, which is
said to amount to about twelve per
cent of the entire stock outstanding,
New Tork bankers are making
every effort to eliminate these, and
it is generally believed in financial
circles that the Van Sweringens
will obtain the stock.
GIRL TO BE CITIZEN
IF MAH IN YEAR
Judge Issues Papers to Pretty
Young Alien Who Must
Win a Husband.
CHICAGO, Dec. 10.?Mum Lena
Nord waa threatened with the loea
of her naturalisation paper? If ?he
doee not marry within a year, by
Judge David, who presented her
With her certificates of cltlzenahlp.
"Why do you want to become a
citizen?" the court asked
Mum Nord had anawered the Gov
ernment Interrogatorie? correctly
"You cannot get married here
unleaa you are a citizen." Mia?
"111 give you Just one year to
get married," th? court told the
petitioner. "Anyone a? good look
ing a? you doe? not deserve to
be given any more timo to got a
"If you aro not married within a
year I'll take your papero away
GIRL'S CLUB TO GIVE PARTY
The Oamma Beta Club, a oociai
organisation composed of South
east girls, is arranging a New Tear
party, to be held tomorrow night at
the home ot the president, Mtas
Opal Horton, 330 Sixth atreet south
No quizz to this?nothing
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Physician?' Sise Bottle, 75c
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