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THE SUN; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER , 18, ,1919.
WOMEN RESELLING ARMY FOODSTUFFS 3lako Tin Monoy by Turning rurchttsos Over to Bctnilers. WHOLESALERS BENEFIT They Arc Permitted to Buy Supplies iu Defiance of Warning. ' Kot only have wh61esalers been set ttnj supplies of surplus army foodstuffs at talc In publto schools, although warned that the food Is lntchded for consumers exclusively, but housewives liave been picking up nln monoy buying eases of prunes and other things and tasting them hlohg to retailers tor ro tate to other housewives at Ihcteased '"The Hev. Dr. Jonnthan C. Day. Com missioner of Public Markets, in an nouncing this discovery said yesterday ji didn't know What the dickens can be done about It. "A woman entered the public school building nt DelnnCey and Ludlow streets," Dr. Day said, "and bought a rue of evaporated prunes, explaining that she had six children and needed a lot of them. She carried, the case out It weighed fifty pouhds, and went straight to the 'store of a retailer, who took them oft her hands. She was fol lowed by a member of our store force, who witnessed tHo transfer. The re tailer was compelled to tote the prunes back to tho school. "Another woman buyer of prunes was followed, and she went direct to her home. Later, however, nn Investigator for this department saw her deliver the case at a retailer's store. , "We have other Instances on record of the same kind of purchases by house wives for resale to storekeepers. We would havo to have a large detective force, 1 nrn afraid, If we were successful In stopping this kind of wofk. 1 am aure I don't know how we are going to prevent It." Investigators for Arthur Williams, Federal Food Administrator for this city, have made a survey of grocery stores and butcher shops In tho section bounded by Lexington and Second avenUes and 100th and 110th streets, which are patronized by non-English speaking resi dents. Mr. Williams said the reports ehow that a great many of the stores are filthy and unsanitary. In many rnnrta Are exnosed contrary to law. Deputy Markets Commissioner Edwin X O'Malley announced last night that the sale of surplus army poultry would begin Monday morning. Th,e poultry will be handled by retail butchers, who have agreed to operate on a margin of four cents a pound. .They will obtain the poultry from A. Silt, ate West Four teenth street. Mr. SUx Is handling the food In behalf of tho city. The Gov ernment Is releasing the poultry At 30 cents a pound and Mr, Bllz will pass It on to retailers at 3J cents a pouno. Tne price to the consumers must not exceed 11 cents, Mr. O'Alauey earn. DENOUNCES PACKERS AND URGES LICENSE Vice-President of Livestock Association "Warns "Big Five." WABiriHOTOt Sept. 12. Excoriation or the "Big Five" packers was the traraen of a three hour argument made before the Senate Agriculture Committee to-day by Edward ti. Burke of Omaha, Neb., vice-president of tho American National Livestock Association, Who asked the Immediate passage 6f the Kendrlck and Kcnyon bills for Federal regulation of the packing Industry. "What the big packers need," Mr. Burke declnred, "is common sense enough to accept fair Federal regulation. The trouble in tho Industry la that they think themselves bigger than the Gov ernment, and the end of couree will lo to send them straight to destruction." The Livestock Association, Mr. Burke aid, was proud of Its connection with the Federal trade commission Investiga tion of the industry, but he added, "tho statement that the association used un du tnSucnca with the commission Is a lie." Cattle association in almost every stato west of the Mississippi Blver. he asserted, stood solidly behind provisions of the Kenyon bill, and washed the packers divorced from ownership of stockyards, their refrigerator cars made common carriers, and tho operation of their business put under Federal license. "The big Issue," he continued, "Is whether tho nve great packers nhall be allowed to use their tremendous financial power to perfect their monopoly of food ttults and to continue to stand between producer and consumer dictating what each shall pay." Dealing with the previous testimony of cattle producers who have objected U the regulation as drastic and unneCto eary, Mr. Burke said that the witness.,, heard had not represented any consider able sentiment among farmers and ranchers. "The attitude of a few of these large rattle producers can be well understood." he asserted. "They have large bunchis of stock to market every year, and th.iy maintain close personal relationship wl.h the packers. It has been repeatedly BtateJ that their cattle receive extra favorable treatment at the markets.' G. O. P. WOMEN UNITE FOR CAMPAIGN DUTY r Miss Boswell Chosen County Chairman by Leaders. The associate executive committee pf tho Republican County Committee, con sisting of tho women associate leaders In the various Assembly districts, or ganised yesterday nfternoon by recioci Ing Miss Helen Varlck Boswell as chair rnan. 1 Representative P. II. L Guardla and Major Philip J. McCook, candidates for rrMUflont-of the Board nl AIQSrrnen no Justice of the ttupremo Cuuit -ftiitcz tlvely, talked "to the women, f. The women leaders are: A.D. 1 Anna, Marwl Malalloe isertond t-Marj Jacobaon 3 Acnei C Cloud A.D. !-Adelft Xr. Erb tl-Carollne Kocltk It-Mr. J. H ltelln It-Mrs. Kill. Cogel IT Anna Llebowlta Mrs.A(nea Bchewlt j ttid sieuen Twite Cutler t-Mr. W. WMior -Mrs. B. S. Koentx k-'Mlrr Nawtnti E4ith Hctiacmer t-Mr. Ells. Plerco Anna 1. Levy . i u&ra npiex to )rlru(1 M Tuatta -Mr. P.L. Mirhall! H-HrrletYM Torrltl, XTf. n T1 llantmtrlf Mr. M. 1. OirHrt jeMr. d H. Gabriel fa-Mrs. HrH J(. Han- U-Mrs.W.E. Wilkinson t-K11ialxh Cudmore ford fcallr J3eBtt MAXIMUM FAIR PRICE LIST , ALMOST SAME FOR WEEK Schedulo Announced by Federal Food Administrator for Staple Groceries and Meats Shows Little Change From Tuesday. Wcelc end "maximum fair prices" uiirtoUmieU yesterday by Arthur Williams, Federal Pood Administrator for this city, on behalf of tho Fair Price Committee. The following list shows ft comparison between the prices tho' first " onocEniiss. ArtldO. Beans Lima (domestic)... Beans Poa or medium (domestic Beans Pea or medium (iiiimri.,n Bread Factory Wrapped, 18 or. i "u-oioro wrapped, is oz.. .......... Butter Fresh creamery firsts BUtter Fresh crenmnfv Bamhrlti. . Cheese "Amerlprtn wiihfo wiiii- Corn Canned. Nh. a utiinriawt " . Cornmeal Yellow, granulated. ..... I liBHs eeiect candled, fresh. Flour Wheat Lard ; Milk Kvnporatcd, unswbetencd, 16 ot Oats Bulk, rolled..... , IVas Cnrined, No. 2, standard.... POtatbes Long Island iuuc uroKcn, domestic nice Blue Hose oaimonv-anneu, wo. a tall, pinK.... Sugar Granulated, bulk Tomatoes Calmed, No. 2 standard MEATS. Beef: Tuesday's Price. vnucKs or jrooo ana medium etcers... unuck steak Whole cross rib Cut cross rib Slrlolh steak Bottom round Itlb roast, prime... Whole tbp sirloin Cut top sirloin Lamb: nib chops.. ;. StoW lamb, under coast. Pork: Smoked shoulders (picnics).. Smoked bacon '(unwrapped) j. Pork chops (end)..,. SENATE VOTES BILL TO JAIL PROFITEER Two Years and $5,000 Fine for Hoarding' or Destroy ing Necessaries. WAsmnaTON, Sept. 12. The House bill extendlhg the food control net to penalize profiteering, as requested by President Wilson and Attorney-General Palmer as a means of reducing the cost of living, was passed by the Senate late to-day. It now goes to conference. In addition to penalties D,000 fine and two years' imprisonment for profiteering, hoarding, destroying or monopolising of food and other neces saries or "making any unjust or un reasonable rate or charges," the bill extchdB the law to Include wearing aV narel and containers of food, feeds and fertilisers, as well as food, fuel, fer tilizers and agricultural machinery. The life of tho proposed law wodld terminate upon the proclamation of peace. Although many Senators criticised the bill and with general expressions of reluctance grudgingly assented to,yerj BaI(1 yesterday he felt confident he (g passage without a record vote, there wok virtually no oDDoaltlon. Only one amendment of substanco was made to the bill as passed by the House, a rider proposing an official body to supervise property rentals In tho Dlstrldt . of Columbia to prevent profiteering: The Senate struck out a committee amendment. ' championed by Senator Smith. Democrat. (Ga.). .),. authorizing i ihment by the of "fair price" specifically tho establishment Dcnartment of JUBtlce committed ind providing mat cnarRea above tho price sclWules fixed by such committee should bo considered to bo profiteering. As passed, however, the bill does not prohibit or limit the Department's plan to administer the law through the ngen cles of voluntary "fair price" commlt- teer. All of the House provisions as signed to extend and "put teeth" In the taw were adopted by tho Senate. After Dasslng Ue bill tne senate aa- Joumed until Monday. POLICE DODGE HIGH LIVING COST IN TRIAL Men Decide It Is Better to Buy Winter Uniforms. The defence expected of threo patrol men of tho West Sixty-eighth street sta tion that they would plead tho high cost of living to explain their failure to buy winter uniforms did not materialize m the hearing before Deputy Commissioner John A. Leach at Police Headquarters veaterdav. Patrolmen John J. ilooianan and Peter 'M. McGoUgh dodged tho Usue by stating that they had bought the uniforms since tne cnarges wero in ferred, and the third ofilcep, Patrolman Martin J. Fisher, put the whole blame on a tailor who had wanted a cash pay ment. Fisher said he was unablo to meet these terms, but finally reached an agreement, and tho suit was being made. His case was put over until Friday. Tho charges against Hoolahan and McQough were dismissed. Th trial commissioner also heard tes timony In tho cases of Patrolmen Eliot J, Petersen and Otto J. Jiiseio 01 inu East Fifty-first street station, accused of leaving their posts of duty at St Patrick's Cathedral, wnicn mey wcru guarding on July S. The officers said ihcv'hnd lust been indulging In a little confab about when they would get relief In order to get sometniqg to eat, com missioner Leach-said the "eating time" m urn a-ettlnir to bo an old story, pnd that It was making him exasperated. lie reserveo aenwra. OFFERS AID OF BUS EXPERTS. Nntlonal Corporation IlendytoAld ' Ilylan In Storting LIiii-h. II. B. Conkltn, president of tno Na tional Motor Bus Corporation, has writ ten to Mayor Hylan offering to him the s&VtCS -thlr- traffic experts in layz Ing out bus routes to' tako the place of the four crosstown electric lines which Judge' Mayer has ordered discontinued by the New Tork Itallwaye Company. These experts, It Is stated, have .tiiiltnri transportation conditions In va rious cities In the United States for tha last seven years. The company, through a nubsldiury has operated bUSeB In cnicago ior iwo yra.ru unu is now preparing to organize cervices In Newark and $t. Louts. Mr. Conklln states that his company would M glad to consider operating tho proposed lines here. If a atUfact.ory can bo worked, out.) for staple groceries and meats wcro part of tho week and to-day: nns.nv'a tla Friday's, Price. 14 16U 14 CP16V4 11 12 nu nllu UV4 114 84 .. 69 Rft 9 .9 44 63 5BSV4 69 042 .11 8JM1H ... ixia ma 151-6 16 6 74 69 6 8 2-5 35 16 17 6 710 7 16 '16 3 4-5 4 11 11 16 17 22 24 : 10 16 16 Ci 8 tH 67 C9 6 a t 2 37 164 174 6 45 W 7 15 164 3 9-10 4H , . 11 11 16 17 22 15 24 10 l Friday's Price. S3 23 25 23 25 80 32 30 32 34 36 34 36 23 25 28 26 39 44 ' 39 44 41 46 41 46 40 45 40 45 37 42 37 42 41 46 41 40 34 38 34 38 34 38 34 38 16 20 16 20 23 27 23 27 4445 4344 32 33 32 33 49 50 43 40 44 46 45 46, 48 50 4D 50 ... ..... HARVEY FREE, SAYS HE IS PERSECUTED Pershing Reception Promoter Demands to Know Why He Was Arrested. David M. Harvey! the man whose ar rest Monday night on a warrant several years old Caused tho reception by the George Washington Memorial Associa tion to Gen. Pershing to be cancelled. was acquitted yesterday. Harvey's counsel now nro starting an lnvestlga lion to ascertain who It was that caused the arrest and why the promoter why any citizen of New Tork should be held In Jail without bond and without, hearing of any sort for four days. The District Attorney's office, say Harvey'B lawyers, pass tho buck to the police and the police refuse to glyo a satisfac tory explanation of why he Was arrested. According " to tsador WasserVogel, representing Harvey, "It was n high handed and outrageous piece of busi ness on the part of some one. u want to find who Is responsible. Wo want to show up the methods by which citizens can be at rested and deprived of their lnerty without due process of law. AWhiir V Rlffnr lT.fir.v1. r.tt.1... Inu.. know who Inspired the arrest and that the particular person was actuated by spite. A rumor which has been current since tne cancellation of the PershlnK reten tion ahd which in effect ts that the ar rest was "put over through the irood ofllceB" of persons Inimical to the recep tion Itself rather than to Harvey was Dlmock, sister of the late William C. (deferred marriage In "Jght. Whitney and president of the association! Katherine and PffrueMo of which" was to have given -the affair ini'nagazlno wera reconciled. aisputeu last nignt ny airs. Henry F. Carnegie Hall. Mrs. Dlrftock at the Colony Club pointed out that persons mentioned as being Jealous of the George Washington Memorial Associa tion were in fact among Its staunchest supporters. "It was a great pity," said Mrs. Dlmock, "that our plans should have been spoiled nil because of one man whom we employed. As It Is, the association will go ahead with the great work for which It exists. We are shortly to launch a campaign In all the States to collect money for the bulldlnc In Washington. Committees will be ap pointed In each of the States." Meantime the District Attorney's office wtil continue its Investigation of Harvey, especially of his preterit activities, ac cording to Alfred J. Talley, chief as sistant to Mr. Swann. Mr. Talley ex plained that Harvey's commitment with out ball had not been -without due pro cess of law, as stated by WasservoKel. The man, ho said, was not entitled to n nearine. "u imariiiB unu was awaiting sentence which In thlc case was postponed several years. The only way lib could have been released before being acquitted yesterday by Judge nosalsky, during tho four days of ins connnement, woum nave uccn on habens corpus proceedings. Harvey was discharged In the Court of General Sessions on motion of hla counsel, who argued that by the statute of limitations the court had no Jurisdic tion of their client. He was arrested on a warrant charging him with vio lating his parole, on which he had been released In 1909 following his conviction of grand larceny In the second degree. The maximum sentence which could have been given to htm was five years. This, according to law, was tho period of his parolo. In 1912, on complaint by the man agement of the St. Hubert Hotel that Harvey had failed to pay a board bill of J676, a warrant was Issued for his arrest charging violation of bis parole. The arrest, according to his counsel, never was made until Monday night. JuBt why the police In their vigilance waited seven years and then, sprang the trap on tho eve of the Carnegie Hall reception Is part of the mystery the at torneys say they are trying to solve. Harvey on leaving the Criminal Courts Building yesterday declared! "I Intend to leave nothing undone to find out who was at the bottom of this prosecution." . ':"r""rrV" ,r'lr Ilupcrt Hughes, the author, who pro' court yestVrdai id ho knew Komoof her divorced husband In Port- Ut "ltl and thaT everVthlne Mana' Me- Tna dlvorce wal! Brantei' ln itaut him , to Hnyrt1elvn'sl?. e husband receiving custody of ter to the the promoter he knew about him' was to Harvey's credit. Becker Witness A"rri'tcrt. James Marshall, a negro, of 129 East Seventy-sixth ttreet, who was a witness In the Becker case, was arrested yestcr- day by datectlves of the West 135th show. Instead of going to the theatre, street (station, charged with extortion In he said, Mrs. Lane hurried the child to a obtaining $50 from Buth Gleason, a neirro train and brought her here. Ho followed woman, of 10S West 130th street. The with Inspector Henry T, Fortuno of tho money was passed, the detectives said, Portland Police department, who Is ar whlle they wero concealed behind a cur- ranging for extradition paper. Mrs. tain In the home ot the Gleason woman. Lane was arraigned before Magistrate Marshall was an Important witness In Hlmma and remanded to the Tombs un the trial of Lieut. Becker, testifying to til September 22, Sho refused to give seeing Becker tn conversation with j her address or (o reveal the whereabout! -Bald Jack" Bos in-JIarUm. j et the child. SEE MUCH, EXPECT MORE IN 'SCANDAL' Cosmo Hamilton's Drama Pic tures Girl's Bluff Called ' by a Man. ACTION IS SATISFYING And tlto Acting Believes tho . Generally Tawdry At mosphere "Scandnt" Al the S4th Blfk Theatre. Pelham Franklin Charles Cherry Malcolm Fraser.. William David narnet Thatcher Itobert Ayrlon Sutherland VorK. . . . .Maieetm Fassett fowsey .i.i. Leonard Wood Barah Margaret callings Mrs. Henry Vanderdyke. . Allca Iutnam Mls Vanderdrke Isabel O'Madlgah Beatrix .Franelno Larrlmore Coemd Hamilton Is occasionally a dramatist with n purpose not avowedly of the same character that Inspires the writing of most plays. The roynltles are not always before Ills eyes Sometimes Mr. Hamilton sets out to expound. In "The Blindness of Virtue" he revealed for the enlightenment and Improvement of society what might happen when parents were too careless to Impart to their children knowledge that might only with evil results be nCqulred In other ways. There was widespread public ap preciation of this literary effort. -Men and women of all ages flocked to see what might happen wheh tho adoles cents wero naughty wltliout( suspecting the consequences. Great was tho Illumi nation of the public mind and tho flow of the royalties, "Scandal," taken from a magazlno story of the author, which was seen for' the first tlmo last night at the Thirty-ninth Street Theatre,, made no such.prctericc"tO appeal to serious think ers who enjoyed observing the conse quences of a falso Btep In youth. The play has been a source Of great delight to sincere admirers of the art of the drama In London and Chicago. Purified to meet the demands of the censors. It has even made an appeal through the cinema. Fortunately the nudlehce last night was able to see and hear nil ut It. It was the second act which above an other parts of the play aroused Interest It Is seldom that the public Is Invited to see a heroine so brutally compelled to take the consequences of her conduct. In this case a young girl had. pretended that she was the wife of a man much her senior. The Story of the IMny. She named him as her host on an audacious visit to the studio of an nrtlst when she was discovered there by her family. As he Is In every respect a desirable husband, the two aro wel comed .home the same hlght. 6he must take tho consequences of her He. The pseudo husband demands that tho girl marry him or under the conditions In which they are placed treat him as her real husband. It was at this Juncture of Mr. Hamilton's Inventiveness that the Interest was keenest. It grow moro Intense at every effort to tamo this Intensely modern shrew. The spectators observed tho retirement of her family from the bedroom, the vanishing of her maid and the forcible expulsion of her former companion and heard the refusals of her reputed hus band to yield In his demands. In a sud den rage .he tore from her Bhoulders the frock which sho refused to take oft And then In complete humility she retired to assume a diaphanous peignoir and crawl under the cover. She was not disturbed then. He left the room with the obsecva tlon that nothing In tho world could persuade him to come near her. No more were the nerves of the spectators thus nB.illpil. In the last act. there was the At last the sex Scandal' was at an end The Aim of the Author. 'Throughout the whole play, which Is .written with a certain vivacity and oc casional sparks of a flashy wit, Mr. Hamilton Is too concerned with the chase of a double meaning to think mUch of anything else In the speeches. He hotfoots after every possible allu sion which may recall the audience to the fast that It Is hearing and about to hear more and seeing and about to Bee moro of a very risky nature. This In sistent reminder of the quality of "Scan dal" is by no means necessary. Even to Its carefully prepared bed In the second act to the obvious care with which It Is prepared by the women and tho dark ened chamber with the light falling on the pillows, the play belongs by every stigmata of tho category to the most deliberate of the bedroom farces. None 0f Its predecessors ever witnessed an evening gown rippea away irom n moorings with the fiery Impetuosity wuj, which Mr. Cherry performed tho fent aei night. Althoush the scenes of the drama were jn,i in New York and Greenwich, It Is altogether English In feeling ana cnar- acter. Charles Cherry acted the unwin Ing husband with his complete command of the resources of his art. His ease and distinction did much to ameliorate the generally tawdry atmosphere of tho episodes In which he appeared. Franclnc Larrlmore played the long and rather disagreeable role of the heroine with complete authority. She Is talented, and there was little In the study 'of the gnmlne. HI bred, Impudent daughter of a rich family whose Instincts should have plnced her much lower that sho did not graphically suggest. She speaks monot onously In a nasal tone, but her perfor mance last night proved that she Is nn artistic personality to be reckoned with. Then the contrast between her features, which are regular, and tho glowing red hair makes her an Interesting physical type. KIDNAPS HER OWN CHILD. Portland Woman Followed Here .lulled by Dx-ltasband, Ethel B. Lane, 35. a stenographer em cloyed at 19 Park place, was committed to tho Tombs yesterday for kidnapping her cW daughter. Marian, 8. from the Marian and another daughter, and Mrs. Lane camo to this city to obtain employ- IllOltlr According to her husband, Mrs. Lane returned to Portland September 4 for a visit, and obtained his consent to tako the daughter Marian to a moving picture 'CIVILIAN CLOTHES' A DEXTEROUS COMEDY Thompson Buchanan Back in Broadway With One of Season's Hits. A TOUCH OF MILITARY Dialogue Is Witty and Players All Prove MoBfc Sat ' isfying. "Clrlllan Clothes" At Moreaco Theatre. Billy Atkwrlfflt (lien Atiders Nora. th Maid Millie fiutterfltld Oen. Melnerny Edward Mackay Jack Rutherford Arthur Albertaon riortnee Lahham Olive Tell Mrs. Lanham Inabtl Irving Elisabeth i Grace Kabor Sam McOlnnls Thurston Hall , Mrs. Margaret smythe.. Marlon VaMln Belle Henderson ..t. Bessie Eylon Hack Hart William Ilolden Mr. Lanham ........ .Frank Bylvesttr McCJlnnla, Br. James It. Applebte "Clvlllah Clothes." which Oliver Morosco presented at the Moroseo The atre last night, betokens much more than the return of Its hero from the battlefields of Europe to tho battlefields of Kros. it means the return of Its author, Thompson Buchanan, to iBroad way that straight and narrow path to success for the qualities of the comedy are quite sufilclent to drag him from the confines of a motion picture writ er's den in California. Since "A Wom an's Way" Mr. Buchanan's" playwrlght thg has not always revealed the Midas touch, but ho may once mofe don tho civilian clothes of n successful dramatist. The three acts of the nrcsent work are concerned with the homecoming of a soldier of thb American Expeditionary Force, but a novel treatment makes them a much moro enjoyable means of filling In tho hours till bedtime than most plays of that Vvpe which pence has released for the front of the lootilgnts, Mr. Buchanan must have heard some elderly gossips discussing tho marriage of a gh-1 to h man whom she had met In the army, and caught the remark, "But lust wait till Ehe sees him with hte military makeup off I" He has based his play on that, taking tho Idea, of the Rlamor radiated by a military uniform and .working It backward. A Dexterous Comedy. He had built a dexterous comedy of manners. In this case bad manners, which are sometimes good from the theatrical standpoint. Son JcOhinla, son of a shoemaker and civil engineer by divine right of a self-acquired educa tion, works his way up to a captaincy In the A. K F. by sheer force pf mind and flsls. In that rink he Is decorated with the D. 8. C. for bravery, and secretly marries Florence Lanham, n daughter of a wealthy Southern family who ts doing war', work at the front and who Is cnptlwitcd by McQinnit's rank and by the grandly heroic way In which he boxes her cars for disobeying orders. When he comes back to America, at the Btart of the play, JfcRhmls finds the girl, In her home surroundings nt Louisville, h snob of tho deepest dye, ready to throw him Over because sh? doesn't like his family and appearance In civilian clothes, especially his yellow shoes. Weirdly reminiscent of army styles of footgear. In fact, It might be said that during the first act the play was set In motion by those shoes. The ex-Captain coolly announces he'll win hor yet by learning to bo ono of her class from those social patterns of the time, tho servants. So, slnco she has kept tho marriage secret, he becomes a butler In her home. Further entanglements ensue before the wayward wife finally comes to ac knowledge her wilfulness In a bedroom In a New Orleans hotel though In this Instance the bedroom scene Is eminently proper and mercifully brief. In the course of the play Mr. Buchanan's char acters Indulge In several quips at the exenso of higher officers In the army, which drew hearty laughter and np plauec last night from many in tho audience who seemed to havo military dtschargo papers behind their guffaws. Quips nt High Offlcfri. But Mr. Buchanan's satire is good natured, and indirectly ho pays a trib ute to a democratic nrmy system that can grant the well ifavored social posi tion of an' officer to a man wh- rose by a relative's boot straps Just as Lloyd George did. Except for R few lapses Into vulgarity the dialogue Is often witty, though It rarely appeared to be dialect. For though tho play was pitched In the South, none of the persons In It ap peared to have voices pitched In the minor key of that region. In fact one could never hear the band play "Dixie" when they spoke. Perhaps It was Just as well. That may have been duo to tho play ers, whose mannerisms were those of South Amboy rather than the real South. But that Is the only fault to be found with them, for tho work of the cast as a whole transcended mcro geography. Thurston Hall earned a stalwart per sonal triumph as .Vcdntili, even though it came as a shock to hear him call him self an Irishman. Olive Tell was pleas ant enough In the somewhat thankless role of tho girl, and the others were so uniformly good It would be absurd to mention single names. Mr. Morosco ap pears to have one of the hltB of the new teason so why the final bedroom scene? JAIL FOR FAMILY DESERTER. Man Drought Illicit From Son Franclacol Fined IfriOO Alio, Eugene Vlcchlo, who ubandoned hs wife and nine children In 19U. was sentencod yesterday to serve not more than two years or less than one year In Sing Sing and. to pay. a ,fino of f BOO. Judge Charles C. Nott. In pronouncing sentenco In General Sessions court, de clared that "men who abandon their families will be brought back and sent to prison no matter how far nway they may flee." Vlcchlo had fled to San Francisco. He was arrested and brought here, but refused to mako restitution or aid his family, now living nt 227 East Ono I (Hundredth street. He Is quoted In evl 1 dence as saying, "iyi rather go to Jail for twenty years than contribute to the support of my family." ITflTi paJMtWmi iWUMtWwB ill v e Ctrry P.ims ind R m P rts (or All Car a I WE CAN STOP THAT SQUEAK EXPERT R M SERVICE Auto Rim Parts Co., Inc.,1 Z07 rat 76th St. IN. Y. C. rtrao 8chU)!cr 1836.163: CONDEMNS PLUMB PLAN AS BOLSHEVIK Edgar S. Rich Styles It as Per verted Socialism. 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SOLDIER PATIENTS CHOKED AND BEATEN Washington Hospital Attacks by Red Cross Nurse. Spteiat DttpttcK to Tub St. Wabhinoton, Sept. 12. Brutal treat ment of shell shocked soldlerfe by at tendants In St. Kllzabeth's Hospital here was charged by Miss Katherine Douglass, a nurse and Red Cross worker. In testimony to-day beforo a special House subcommittee ot the War Department expenditures committee. Conditions both aa to treatment and food for the overseas men are outrage I l ts ous, Miss Douglass' Claimed. She h pent the last few months Vlslttroy lee soldiers In the hospital. "While theso soldiers, ohie of whom aro In pathetlo plights, should receive the mom expert care," tho Bed Cross worker said, "I found that some ot them havo been beultn, choked and otherwise cruelly treated, besides n6t receiving the proper kind of food." Miss Douglass told of one patient who had bruises from being choked and beaten, while another told her an at tendant had stood oh his chest and given him rough treatment, causing In juries from which he did not recover for weeks. Conditions nt the hospital were priced before officials of the War and NiWy Departments, and Miss Douglass said she was riven assurance that tho patients would be removed to other quarters, where they would receive bet ter treatment. This was In May, she said, but the men Were not reraovod and conditions have not Improved, she also charged that patients were Intiml- rlutA.I Ititt. nnt fflvlnv nut nl... tnAna tlon as to the actual conditions In the hospital. She told of the food nt the hospital "I found the potatoes only halt cooked, the oatmeal was sour hnd I havo tasted meat that was parity spoiled, which was served "tb tho boys. There wera weeks at a tlmo when boys In poor rondtlon were not given the diet of milk and eggs thoywere sup posed to get." 7Q