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Former Director of Bureau
of Engraving and Printing
Falls on New York Street
HELD POST HERE 10 YEARS
Mews of Death Finds Son
Here at Another Family
Sick Bed at Walter Reed
Joseph E. Ralph former director
?f the Bureau of Engraving nnd
Printing, fell dead on a street in
New York, yesterday. News of
his death was telephoned here by
Robert A. Ralph, a son, who had
been called to the bedside.of the
dead man's wife, who is critically
QUIT HOME IN GOOD HEALTH.
Mr. Ralph left his home yester
day morning apparently in the best
of health according to advices from
New York. He had left the offices
of the United States Steel Com
pany. where ho has been employeil
?Ince leaving Washington four years
ago. and waa thought to be on his
way home to see his wife. The
cause of death had mit been deter
mined. He was living at 677 Ocean
Beside? a wife and the son who
Is at her bedside, three other sons
survive. They are Mirar?1, ? cap
tain in the army, who was at the
bedside of hi? wife in Walter Reed
hospital when news of his father's
death reached Washington; Daniel
P., a clerk in a railroad office In
Jollet, 111., and Howard, a student
at Notre Dame University. Capt.
Ralph left Washington last night,
after hi? wife was pronounced much
better following an operation.
HEADED RUREAU 10 YEARS.
Mr. Ralph held the poet an head
Of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing ten years; the longest term
of any man in that post of the
Government. He served under Roose
velt. Taft and Wilson, and risigned
October 31, 1917. to take the presi
dency of the United States Intaglio
Security Company. Four years ago
ho went to New York as head of the
labor relations department of the
United States Ste??! Company.
A native of Allegheny City, Pa.,
be was born August 22. 1863. Dur
ing his boyhood his parent.?? moved
to Jollet, 111., which he has ?Ince
considered as his "home town "
Starting to work in the steel mills
In Illinois as a hoy. Mr. Ralph spcudi
ly developetl Into an expert mechanic.
He came from Jollet to superintend
the construction of the then new
Caatle Oarden at Kit is Island. In
1892 he was placed In charge of the
customs service at the World's Fair
CAME 111? It ? IN 1897.
In 1897. Mr. Ralph cam?? to Wash
Ington as custodian of dies, rolla and
plates of the Bureau of Kngravlng
?nd Printing. In 1908 he was made
director of the bureau, succeeding
Thomas J. Sullivan.
Under Mr. Ralph's regime, the
activit?s of the bureau increased
many-fold. He led the fleht for
modernizing the equipment and
methods of the plant and succeeded
in obtaining a building to house It
Which is regarded as the most
sanitary and up-to-date factory
building in the world.
The economies put into effect
during his administration mount up
Into savings of millions of dollars.
Thle was effected in a great Meas
ure by installation of Improved ma
chinery, largely design???) by me
chanics attached to his staff, and
under hie suggestion and direction.
The adoption of the power plate
printing press was one of the most
prominent of such improvements.
FRIEND OF CLERKS.
While he was under much fire
of criticism on many occasions, the
bulk of the employes of the bureau
regarded Mr. Ralph as a fair execu
tive and a humane man, looking
out for their Interest?, not only In
sanitation and conditions of labor.
but in personal matters.
In official Washington he has a
host of friend?. Aleo there are
more than 200 thirty-year service
employee who spent ten years of
their lives In helping Mr. Ralph
make the bureau the greati'st insti
tution of Its kind in the w??rld.
POLISH ASSASSIN TO DIE.
WARSAW. Dec. 30.?Jos Niewia
domskl. who assassinated I'resident
Okhrlel Narutowirx. was found
guilty of murder and condemned to
death today after ? trini of only
? few hours.
Official in City
Capi. O. I,. Carden, chief sup
ply officer of the American Relief
Administration In Russia, has re
turned to Wash
ington for a
brief visit, fol
lowing an ex
tended stay In
Russia where he
? up erlntendcd
tlon by ship and
rail of 700.1100
ton? o f relief
den, who is a
former C o a ? t
will return to
week to make
an Inquiry Into economic condi
tion?. He reports that with Ameri
can aid lineala Is rapidly regaining
a foothold and that her people are
beginning to turn to useful pur
The Relief Administration, organ
ised last year, has been under the
direction of Col. W. N. llnskell.
former head of the sales division of
the War Department entrusted with
the distribution of ll.ooo.ooo.ono
worth of a autplu? war supplir?
JOM-.ru ?. RALPH, former
head of the Itureau of En
graving and Printlnjc, who
dropped dead yesterday in New
York city. Mr. Ralph was in
chante of th* bnreau for ten
years, and Is responeilMe for
many innovation.?? and much of
TICKETS F?ll COUE
Requests Now Pour In for Ad
mission to Second Address
Demand for seats at the two lee
tures to be given in Waehit k'oii by
Dr. Emile Cotte, autosuggestion ad
vocnrt?, have bt-en ho greet thai all
tickets to the first lecture bave been
sold and request* arc pouring in for
tickets to th?? second address.
Dr. .Ooue, whose wrltlnas have op
peared daily in the Washington
Herald, hns attracted so much atten
tion that it is expected hundreds
will bave to h?? turned away.
Scats for the second lecture, Which
will he held at I o'clock" o the
evening of January 17 at Continental
Hull, Will I?- plae?'d on sale at the
old Fedirai Bank building, Four
teenth and (', streets, at IS a, in.
The first lecture, fur which all
seats have hern sold, will I..- t; v> ?
in the lecture hull of th? W!l am P.
Kno resfclenee, 1771 ? street north?
west, at 3 o'clock. Ja nary 17.
Demands for se;its have been so
?rreat that Mr. Kim aas asked that
notice lie gjvetl I hat in ? more will
i>e sold. As the second lecture is
scheduled for Continental Hall, D. a.
K., atemben have been swamped
with rea mats for tick?!?. Leaders
yesterday asked in wsp.ip is to an
nounce that the meeting would not
bs held undtr auspices ut
ft, a id that they had no
Mrs. Franklin K. Lane and Mrs.
Arc .'bald Hopkins, members of the
lori.l committee in charge of the
lectures, said yceterdey that no a?l
vance orders for seats will be re
Celved. -Dr. Colie, they declared, has
not ?aUCMcd whether he will hold a
clinic with his lectures.
Funds secured from Dr. COai'S
lectures are devoted wholly to s free
clini?? maintained in Paris. It is an
estahiishi-d nil,? of the Frenchman
not tc accept a penny of the receipts.
It is declared.
the D. A.
of Treasury Certificates
Secretary of the Treasury Mellon
last night announced* final retire
ment of all outstanding special
Treasure certificates of Indebted
ncs.s. otherwise known as I'itttnaii
A<;t Certificates. Tinse securities
outstanding on December .'II IJIJil
aggregated $L'r,!?.37.">.ono. since that
date they hav,? Iven retired mad
tiRlly. partly through col na ire of
silver dollars under the Plttmnn
act, and partly out of the general
fund of the Treasury- Director
of the Mint Scohev reported y< s
terday that 4!i.6?7.478 ounces' of
silver bullion remains to be pur
chas?>d tinder the Plttman act
Officers Find Liquor
Concealed in Rooks
NRWA1?K, ?. .G. Dee. M ?Ixxal
prohibition enforcement agents be
came literary critics today. They
had seized a number of "books" lit
a Jersey City cxpri?** office nnd
set out to investiifat? them. They
were not dry rendine. The first
was "The Four Swallows," by .1.
B, Corn. It contained more than
four. The next was "The Oasis,"
by .T. R Corn. It was. All con
POLICE HOLD SIX
Five. Men and Woman Under
Investigation in "Reign
TAKEN AT JACKSON CITY
One of Group, Said to Be Out
on Bond in Shooting.
l'olire seizivl a woman and five
men at Jackson City, Va., yesterday
and questioned them concerning a
series of hold-ups, robberies and
oilier lawless activities which have
raussi a reign of t?-rror In south
Washington during the past several
HELO FOR INVKSTH?ATION.
Although only under investigation,
the six persons are being held by
the police, the men at the Klret pre
cinct station and the woman at the
House Of Detention. Those held are:
.lames A. Watson, twenty-three years
old; Earl E. Eckert, twenty-one; ?t
? hur M. Dent?n, twenty-one. Bristol,
Twin.; Juy Warner, alias Jay War
.n, alias Jay Dudding. thirty-thr???.
valama/.oo. .Mich.; William 11. DUger
forty-two. and his wife, Mabel DU
ger, twenty-one, both of Durham. N.
C. Eckert gave his address :.s Hort
My??!-, Va., anil the others gave
theirs us south Washington.
AVOC? 1MB OF SHOOTING.
Police say Warner is the man who
was sentenced Friday to one year
in the State p?'tiltentiary at Rich
mond. Va., by Judge Samuel O.
BtSttt, in connection with the shoot
ing of a man named Milione at the
White House huthing beach last fall
and who was r<>leased on $1,500 bond
when he appeuled.
Warner, according to the police,
drew a r?-volver and threatened them
when they entered the Virginia set
tlement in search of the r-uspectb.
H? was arrest??! only after they, t(*>,
had drawn their firearms.
Some of th?: group were arrested
in shacks and others In a houseboat
moored on the south shore of the
TRADE DIRECTORS TO MEET
Meetings of the Hoard of Direc
tors and of th?? Bridge? Committee
of the Board of Trade, will i>?? held
it the organisation'? headquarter?
in the Star I.milling late Tuesday
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40 h ? m. 66.
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l'er c#?rit of |Ki??lbl? ?un?hln?. 76.
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ti.-liv. r Colo. SS .10
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not rol t, Mirh. s? ;<H
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Kl Paao, Tex. 64 60
c, ???.????>? Te?. 70 tu 0 10
Hal'na, Mont. 30 2*
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.!nrli?iinv!ll?. Fla. ?? ?2
Kan?iiF> Clly. Mo . . . ?? 44
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Miami. Pia. 72 72
Mobile. Ala . ?2 ?0
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San Antonio. Tax.... 76 (6 ....
San |)ie?o. Cal. 64 64 ....
San Krimrlarn, Cal... 64 bO 0.11
Seattle. Wash . 46 44 0.1?
Spring-field, III. 44 42 O.tO
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Toledo. Ohio . 36 36 ....
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F at Fourteenth
n You'll Want to Attend Our ^
New Year's Eve Party?
Beginning tonight at 10:30?with a
splendid musical programme and spe
cial supper?following at midnight
$4.00 PER PLATE
Better attend to making reservations early today.
Thousands of Sets Throughout
Country to Receive Greet
STEUART TO BE SPEAKER
Leaders in Convention Plans
Urge Loyal Support and
A* the new year opens the 1023
Shrine committee of Almas Temple
faces the problem of preparing for
the entertainment next June of a
crowd larger than any Hint ha?
heretofore assembled in any Ameri
can city at any one time?the *????
slon of the Imperial Council of the
The spirit that animates the men
principally responsible for this en
terprise Is Indicated In the follow
??? statements from them:
COl'NTK G??? 1????.??.
Leonard P. Steuert, Punt?llate:
"Almas Temple alms to establish
firmly the reputation of the Na
tional Capital aa the nation's
princl|?al convention city. To
accomplish this we <?????? upon
the lovait y of
of <iur owe or
first, wv are
that, mid are
are ,???? con
fident that the
com m er o lai
the city will
this great en
prise. W e
m _ , mim ^ propose to s?-e
MARRy ?TANOIfoaO t0 ,l ?*)"'
??? every visitor
In Washington nest June shall
go home pleased and delighted?
lnspir?d by what he ehall see ami
Harry Standlford. executive
secretary: "The opening of the
new year finds our organization
not only complete and function.
Ins, but steamed up for th?? quick
action iHiw that will carry us
over the top. With Halted effort
on the part of our membership
anil the ? II la? IIS of Washington
We shall speedily have the fund
required for carrying out th??
plans of the valions rommlttees."
Thomas K. JarreU, finance com
mittee: "Th?? best New Tear
word 1 ? n ? ?five to the pe?iple of
this city is that th? beat evident??
of the spirit ?if hospitality is
shown in pontributions to ine
fund for the entertainment of
the Imperial eolincll. W-i-b ni
ton Is going to do It. 1 know it.
It is going to ilo it in a Mg ?ray,
Kllwood ? sforey, hotel .-????
housing committee: "W?? have
117 teniples reals'ered for hotel
?pnce now. Presently We sbnll he?
gin the assignment of hot?*?! to
templi'S. After that we shall be
ala the assignment of hotels ?
for rooms in private bouses Tie
most patriot!?- thing the hoii?>
holders of Washington can do will
be to beeln making arningetni-nts
for the entertainment of all the
visitors they can accommod?t??."
WIM. TEI.I. THF. NOTION.
Thon.ris .). Williams. 1324 New
Yori# avenu??, bus mad?? arrange
ments with Stirine Temple?
throughout the ("nited Km'e* to re
ceive from his radio station a mes
sage from Poti'iitat?? steuart. to be
broadcasted tomorrow Mr. Steuart.
speaking for the IK1 Shrine com
mittee, will tell th?- country what
Washington Is preparing for thi
entertainment of the multitude
here next June.
The event is considered rdgnlf!
cnnt In that on the very first dny
of the new vear receiving sets
throughout the country contngled
by Shrlners will vibrate witli this
welcome from Washington. It Is
also iimiouni'fHl that this employ
ment of the wireless in the puV
Hetty activities on behalf of Wash
Ington a? a convention city will
carry a similar note of good ch?'ci?
every day until the crowds l?egiii
to arrive In the last ?lays of Mas
The potentate's lut sesgs will be
one of the features of the Alpins
T.-mple patrol's New Veiir's recep
tion to be held at 13L'4 New York
avenue from 2 to ? o'clock The
rooms will he decorated for th?? oc
cnslon. and nobles nnd their fami
lies will he welcome Andrew .1
Walker heads the committee In
Woman Dies When Train
Hits Auto at Crossing
?TBUBaTNVtLLB, Ohio. Dec. 3".
?Mrs Lillian (.rant. IS, of Frank
lin. Pa., died in a hospital here
ibis morning of Injuries reecivr?!
when an automobile In which she
was riding was struck by nn en
gine at the Adams street crossing
Four others were in lured.
SEVEN ARE INDICTED
IN WAR CAMP FRAUD
(Continue?! from First Pau??.) .
placed these contracte, it Is alleged,
at pri<-?-e ruinous to th? t?ovi-rn
They are charged with conspiracy
to defraud the Ooverninent by un
lawfully delaying and hindering the
administration of the luwe und
pnhci? h and procuring to be puni
to contractors for the eri-ction of
army cantuiiments huios of money
In excess of what was reasonably
earned and date them under the
One of the numerous overt acts
alleged relate* to the contract for
the construction of Camp lleven*,
at Ayer, Mass., for the procurement
of which, it is alleged, the defend
ant Mears received u cm p mission
of $ I ft,000.
( OYKH SKVKNTY PAGKS.
Th?? indictments. which cover
seventy pages, deal with contraete
amounting to tHu.Otw.OOO and charge
that of tills amount more than $11,
000,000 was paid to contractors se
lectei by the ?lefendants, who
awarded the contracts under the
ust plus system in ? manner en
tirely unbusinesslike aad in de
fiance of all precedente, rules, and
regulations governing BUCfa mutters.
Meara, as general manager of
the Fred T. Ley * Co., and
secretary of the emergency con
struction committee. Is charged
with having ignored the law r<?
Muiring him to consult with the
Secretary of War in letting the
Camp Devons contract to his own
It was a part of the defendants'
"elicine, the Indictment* allege, t?)
obtain ?Oiitrol of the emergency
construction committee in order that
they might profit and that tln-lr
past mul future clients nnd friends
might profit. The work of th.? emer
gency consti net Ion committee in
eluded the construction of sixteen
national nmiv rampe, slxt<-?n mi
tionai guard camps, numerous ware
houses, port terminals and fgrtifl?
< utlons?in all ubout SOu separa?'
The nil? i-.ii conspire tors ore
charged with numerous overt acts
in connection with th?? overruling
of the responsible officers of tin
? '.??vernini ut.
CAVMCD ORBAT Miss.
The defendants, it ?s alleged,
reused "great waste of the moneys
appropriated by Congress and a
cured unjustifiable profits anil beni
fits to Fre?l T. Ley * CO., the Oeorg<
\. Fuller Company, the Thompson
Starren Company. Stun,? A Webster
?he Cleveland Constru? tlon Company
md otlur contrai ting firm*.
During the year Iti?, it is
I charged, the defendants recklessly
itni in disreaard of the Interests
lof the Government, hindered and
delayed the initiation and prosi ess
land ? oinpletion of ih- flovemm nt'f
egntonment sad ramp eonstrurtion
i program. With the ?????\ it.,!.?. great
? ???? lis.? and loss In ?Tin ?? ncy tin-:?.
from and resulting In th? >.? .<?.
imi li nth of i'S sil Hi : N
Tin? stieg ? ' ,r,i rilr.-itors sre
ilso rharged with disregarding mi
ni of Onngns? ??) May IS, 1*17.
?vbieh forbid Ihe expenditure ? f an>
sum ovei |S 00* without th" ? ?.,i
-nt ami approval of the S-cr? ttrv
of War and. It is charged, th??-?
lefendants Ignored the Mecretari
md obligated the Oovrain ni to
nllllons of dollars heb. ?' Is il
leged, went into the bands uf the
favored contributor?, who 11 is al
leged, prea nted bids nnd fees
higher than those which would be
charged h> renponsiht?.tit rar tors
cost-PI.I S NVHTEM.
Th?? indictments go further nnd
state that, during April anil May,
?!?7. the defendants Induced tin?
responsible officers of the Govern
ment to dtop the accepted system
?t competitive bidding for construe?
ion work and caliseli these <inverti
tin-nt officers to adopt the wide
npi'ii cost-pliis system, which. M is
'tainted, In nowise safeguard? d or
? intended to protect the Inter? sts of
the Oovernmi nt.
The d?tendant * also. It la nl
leged, deUberately refused to con
sider ?iffeis inade b\ contractor?
with whom they were not in accord
nnd %be agreed to do tin required
work for less than I hose who Were
? In accord ' with the alleged con
spirators, During 1*11 and HlH, .1
lis slleged, the defendants sii cted
contractors and subcontractors by
?th?? process of elimination -e pro
????ss alleged to have been agreed
'upon in advance, to do substantial
portions of the wnrh required and
pyramided the fees ?nul expenses
lin fu vor of Insilasi Ivi S und the fa?
' \ored contractors,
INTKKF.ST IN FIRM.
The defendant. Crowell. it is si
leged. in furtherance of the alleged
unlawful conspiracy, approved ?in
award for the construction of the
proving grounds at Camp Perry.
Ohio, to the Cleveland Construction
Company. the capital stock uf
Which, it is claimed, was owned by
the firm of Crowell, ?.????????. Lit
tle Company, in this instance, it
is claimed, Crowell was and is in
tereated in this firm and naturally
inten sted In the profits which ac
I.tindoff. It is alleged, as general
manager of the Cleveland Construc
tion Company, caused to be pre
RIEMER & CO.
?| SECURITY EXCHANGE
O Let this announcement
serve to convey to you the
(? fact that we appreciate
^ your patronage, and shall
Jlf strive at all times to render
i maximum assistance in
Q every way during the com
V_^ ingyear. \Zj^
Federal-American National Bank Building
1315 F ST. N. W. Washington, D. C.
?seated to the Uovernment a claim
for the payment of ):.'&,840.?ti under
a contract of the dai. of Muy 17,
In order to silence criticism of
their alleged urinine* und the
Wants uiuler the lost-plus system,
the Indictment charges, the de
fendants. eased up a little and re
duced the scale of fees iqid rentals
provided for in the vurlous 00ft?
tracts and continued the rOdOOSd
scale until March, 19G.?. notwith
standing*, it is alleged, that in spito
of the reductions, other offers were
I., inn mude by reliable contractors
ut siili lower figuris for much bet
ter work. TaMOS off?Ts for better
work ut lower pi icus were reject
ed, it is claimed.
To continue the unlawful scheme
with r?anrd to tec txMrt-p.ua sys
tem, It is alleged, the defendunts
instigated and carried on a pub
licity campaign to forestall and an
swer criticism und to affect the re
?poiihiiiie officers df th?? Govern
ment who would naturally BUSpoet
that something was wrong.
Don't Know What They're
Talking About, Says Crowell.
Ity International New? hcrvler.
CLKVKLAND. Ohio, Doc. 30.?
"My i.nly feeling is one of surprise
and ignorance. I don't know what
they're talking about," said Bene
dict II. Crowell, Assistant Secretary
of War under Newton 11, linker to
lutei national Ni-ws Service tonight,
dlnrii?Ing his indictment for al
nk'i'il war frauds in Washington,
today. Ilo added:
So far as the other men named
with me In th?? Indictment uro
concerned, they are men of the
highest Integrity? As to the
charge? that ? profited personally
through any contract let or com.
pteted during the time I served
the rjuvi l'liment, they are wholly
uno abaoluii ly lais??.
My only sets In connection
Willi ?H) cf these contract? was
that of final approval. I had
a man in my office who went
0V4 r every contract before it wits
sul.mit ted to in??, anfl It was upon
hi* r? port that 1 acted, hut I ac
cept full ??sponslbillty for every
on?? of my acts.
So far as the charge In regard
to cantonments tVing hallt by
?e let ted contractor?, this was
Hu??. Men wire ?elected begjaUM
It w.tH thought they COUad give
the H,-rvlre the QuvorilRieRt ro?
i|;.!:..l and had the organtsatkHi
in rush them to completion. Th re I
was no time for competitive lud- ?
ding W?? wen? at war. and time !
meant lives and perhaps victory,
thnoe whose memories ko bach
thai mr will recall.
?? ?? ea?y enough to pick flaws i
m method? now We ?rere in a
grim business then, when it ?si
reault? ?hat counted, and it was
1 ns'iils ?re Wer?? after?pine?? to
' horn- an army to win the war.
md ihOtie results we got.
EIGHT RED CONVICTS
FED AND EXILED
Harding Gives Prisoners Lib
erty on Condition That They
It, I'nlvemal Nervier.
President I lardine, yesterday com
muted the sentences of eight I.
W. W. prisoners convicU-d in the
Haywood cuse at Chicugo of vio
lutlng the Kspionage Act and other
war-tlrn?. legislation, and sentenced
to Imprisonment and fines.
All sight, serving sentences In
the federal penitentiary at Loa?on>|
worth, are fr?>ed upon the cornil-|
tlon that they be deported and'
never return lo the United States. !
If any one of them does return, he |
will be compelled to serve the re- j
mainder of his sentence.
The iiumes of the prisoners, their!
sentences, und the ?lutes 'upon?
which, with good conduct allow
ance?, they would have been re
leased arc as follows:
Aurelio Vincenti Asuana; twenty |
years and 110,000; February 10,
C. J. Hourg: ten years and
120.000; May 25, lui?:,
l'eter Oreen: ten y<;irs and
I'Jip.ilOO; May II, 192B.
?'hurles I... Lambert; twenty
years and $10,000; I'eliruarv 10.
Harry I.loyd: five years and
1^0.000; January 13, 1?24.
Hurt l^irlon; ten vears and
$20,000; May It, 1926.
Sam Scarlett: twenty viars and
lio.ono: PVbruary i". ISSI.
Archie Sinclair: ten years and
$20,(i0li; May 2?, 1925,
The prisoners are t?> be allowed
sixty days I ?fore deportation f'Jr
arranging their personal affaire
provided they glVC satisfactory
lionds to the Secretary of Labor.
Shadow of Jail
Chased by Death
Jame?, Dohcrty. fifty oeVen years
old who was convicted of running ;*
gamollru. house in Arlington county
several months aeo ?nd given a sus
pended six month?' sentence be
cause of poor physical condition, died
yesterday at his home near Alexan
Dotiert)*'? ?ambling hous?? was lo
rated mar Alexandria. His place
was raided i.\ Virginia author it I s aal
the r? silt of an investigation hy III
Ku Klux Klan of the Iti.din of Vir
ginia, who made public the!,? find
mi-? luouiih The> TIMBS-HBHALl). I
Of 1922 Hit Peak
Of Murder Wave
? 11? peak of I he modern
criminal record wo? reach
ed early in 1922 by the ex
iM.sure and execution of Henry
I .niiliu. known as "Blue
beard." in France.
I a ud? o w? convicted of
murdering a dozen wive? and
I o> n,, .id showed that 2??
women, all of whom had been
Infatuated to him, met death
in mysterious manners at Ms
The French "woman lover*?
had established himself a
han in to which he lured his
victims. Women from all
stations of life fell into Ns
hands, ('riminalogists declared
he was a monomauiar. He
was executed on February M
MME. WALSKA SINGS
LAST Ml PARIS
Bride of Harold McCormick
Applauded Frankly by Her
By G. F. BERTEIXJ.
I raWeraal Service. Special Wlrcleaa I?l?
PARIS. Dec. 30?Madame nanna
Walaka McCormick made her ?eoond
and last appearance before a Paria
audience tonight before leaving for
New York. At Oaveau Hall, a?
soloist in the concert given by
Andre f'ai>el?>t'e Orchestra. Mme.
IValahn was applauded generously
?nd recalled twice.
The audience whs one of the
greatool social gathering? of th?
season, but 1t was marked by the
absence of most of the best known
critic?, this fact giving a real back?
vround to the repeated assertions
of Wnlska that the real teet of her
operatic and concert ability will
come in America.
Harold McCormick. Oanna's hus
hnnd. had a box. and applauded his
wife's efforts frankly.
BANDITS GET PAYROLL
CLEVELAND, Ohi??. Dec. 10.?
The paymaster of the Ferry Cap
and Set Screw Company waa held
up and robbed of the company'?
payroll of $19.000 near the plant
lust after 9 o'clock this morning
by five bandits, who escaped In an
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
^ ?. 5ttoses 3? Sons
Furniture EitaUitM 1861 Linens
Carpets ?leVCItti) ait? jfStS. Upholstery
The Linen Shop
ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL
January Linen Sale
With the Most Unusual Values
Stock of Merchandise, W
$3.25 Bleached pure linen table damask.
January linen sale price. . . .$2.50 yard
70 inches wide; 11 designs of beauty.
$8.50 Napkins to match, 221 jX22 I ?_. inches.
January linen sale price. . $6.50 dozen
Bleached pure linen crash toweling.
Qualities of proven worth?red or blue
borders. Regular 25c. "5c, 39c, 45c and
50c grade?; January price, 21c, 29c, 33c,
37c and 40c a yard.
39c Heavy Scotch brown linen crash
toweling .30c yard
39c Checked glass or tea toweling, 30c yd.
59c Checked glass or tea toweling, 49c yd.
75c Hemmed glass or pantry Towels,
typed borders .50c each
Hemstitched and hemmed pure linen
55c Hemstitched plain Huck Towels,
17x32 inches .45c each
G5c Hemstitched taped border Towels,
18x36 inches.50c each
$1.00 Hemstitched figured border Towels.
19x30 inches.75c each
$1.25 Hemstitch1 d figured border Towels,
19x86 inches.95c each
$1.75 Hemstitched figured border Towels,
22x10 inches.$1.35 each
$2.00 Hemstitched figured border Towels,
20x86 inches .$1.50 each
$2.25 Hemstitched figured border Towels,
21x37 inches.$1.75 each
$2.50 Hemstitched figured border Towels,
22x38 inches .$2.00 each
50c Hemmed taped border Towels, 17x32
inches . . . . ,.35c each
65c Hemmed taped border Towels, 17\'M
inches .48c each
Hoc Hemmed taped border Towels, 19x37
inches .70c each
Domestic Cotton Huckaback Towels of
proven worth. Regular 25c, 30c, 35c and
39c towels for 21c, 24c, 29c and 33c each.
Offered on a Truly Wonderful
e Advise an Early Selection
Hemmed ripple woven white spreads,
require no ironing:
$2.25 Size 63x
90 inches, for $1.75
Size 72x 90 inches, for $1.95
$3.00 Size 81x 90 inches, for $2.25
$3.00 Size 72x 99 inches, for $2.25
$4.00 Size 90x100 inches, for $3.00
Scalloped spread, with bolster sham to
match. Spread, cut-out corner for 3-foot,
6-inch beds, $3.25 a set. Spread, cut-out
corner for 4-foot, 6-inch beds. $3.50 a ?et.
White satin-finished Bedspreads, heavy,
fine woven, new designs, hemmed ends.
Tor single or three-quarter size beds.
Regular $5.00 and $6.50 spreads for
$4.25 and $5.25 each. For double beds,
full sizes: Regular $5.00, $6.00, $6.50,
$7.25. $9.00 and $10.25 each, for $4.25,
$5.25, $5.50, $6.00, $7.75 and $8.75 each.
Scalloped-edge Bedspreads with Bolster
Sham to match. Cut-out corners, allow
ing full wide valance. Regular $7.75.
$8.75. $9.75 $11.50. $12.75, $13.00 and
$14.50 set. for $6.60, $7.45, $8.30, $9.75,
$10.85, $11.00 and $12.25 set.
Fancy hand and machine made can
ti lewick Bedspreads, white or colored de
signs on fine cream muslin. For single or
double beds. Special, $6.25 each to $25.00
Dolly Madison Bedspreads, scalloped
edge, with bolster shams to match; cream
or G08? and blue jacquard stripes, for
single or double beds, $13.50 and $18.00
Hand embroidered white taped bordered
Batiste Spreads. Beautiful designe on
sheer English Batiste?also lace trimmed.
lace motifs and insertions with bolster
shams to match, in single or double bed
size?. All bear an extra discount of
33 1-3 off regular prices.
Fine wool, wool and cotton or all cot
ton #lined Comfort*, covers of silk, bro
cade, satin, saline and novelty clothe. Lees
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