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RciaUr Dlaacr. M ?? I P. *?
S12 F ST. N.W.
Widow Gets Most; Son to Continue
in Business.
Hymtn Dodek. president of the Do
dek Clothing and Furniture Company.
827-0 Seventh etreet northwest, who
died here last Thursday, left a will
dated April 30. 191*. disposing of bis
entire estate, which was filed yester
day with Register of Wills Tanner.
His widow, Lena Dodek. is principal
beneficiary under the terms of the
will, being left a life interest in 110
shares of the capital stock of the
business conducted formerly by de
cedent. At her death it is to be di
vided among the four children, Mrs
Sophie Dodek Msndell. Harry H. Do
dek. Miss Fannie Dodek and Miss Eva
Harry H Dodek. the son. who Is
vice president of the corporation, is
also given forty shares of its capital
stock, on condition that he shall de
vote his entire time and attention to
the business so long as the trustees of
the estate deem it expedient to eon
r tinue same.
In addition to the regular dividends
to be derived from the capital stock
left her, the widow is likewise gfven
an allowance of $&0 per week as ex
penses during her lifetime.
i. Upon the death of the widow. provi
sion is made for each unmarried
..daughter to receive 35 per cent of the
estate. Tf either of the daughters
marry outside the Jewish faith, the
will specifies that she shall be dis
The total value of the estate will
not be known until after it has been
probated, but it is thought to be quite
Believed Liberty Bell
Sign Was Phone Office
Des Moines. la.. May 27.?"Where
abouts can I pay my telephone
bill?" asked a stranger of Ted
Bengfort, head of the military de
partment of a local store.
"We have no such place here,"
replied Bengfort In surprise.
"Then what you got them signs
up for?~ queried the man, pointing
to a sign in the door.
Bengfort looked. The sign was
a Liberty Loan bell.
When You
Leave the
?provide yourself with
the safest, simplest and
most economical form of
Travelers' Cheques
They are usable any
where. No waiting for
banks to open or Mon
day to come when you
have them in your bag.
Replaced if lost. Would
anyone replace lost cur
Washington Loan
and Trust Co.
F and Nmtb.
G ud ScTenteentii.
0?ly 3 days to pay your
D. C. taxes.
941 Penna. Ave. N. W.
The most sanitary and
up-to-date place in town to
iOtK andGr.mt IM.icr. W
Annual Meeting of Body
Starts with Day of
Varied Activities.
In connection with thslr annual
meeting florists of the American
Rom Society, the Society of Ameri
can Florists and Ornamental Horti
culturists. and other organisations of
florists and nurserymen yesterday
held a Red 6ross rally In the Na
tional Botanical XJardens.
Several prominent speakers, in
cluding Speaker Champ Clark. Sen
ator Ashurst, of Arizona. and Repre
sentatives 81 ad en. of Texas, and
Rodenburg. of Illinois, were present.
Sergt. Frank Haley, one of "Per
shing's Fifty Veterans." who has
been wounded seven times, made a
rousing speech, praising the work of
j the Red Cross, and telling what It
I had done for him individualist "I
I used to be something of a bsseball
rooter, be declsred. "but now J'm^put
for the Red Cross and rooting for
It for all I'm worth.'*
Half Cent Piece Brians 911.
i An American half-cent piece, coined
in 1806. donated by Mrs. M. Black
| man. a Red Cross worker of this city.
| was auctioned off for the Red Cross
I to F. R- Plerson of Tarryton. N. Y..
who after ten minutes of fast bidding
outbid his competitors, and received
the coin for 981. Roses donated by
the florists of Washington were sold
i for the Red Cross by twenty women
Red Cross workers.
Other speakers were Charles H.
Totty. president of the 8ociety of
American Florists and Ornsmental
Horticulturists and George W. Hess,
superintendent of the Botanical Gar
At 11 o'clock yesterday morning the
visiting florists held a meeting at the
National Experimental Rose Gardens
at Arlington. Va. From Arlington
I the party went by auto to Twin Oaks,
the home of Charles J. Bell, in Rock
I Creek Park.
I At noon the visitors were tendered
a luncheon at the Ebbltt Hotel by
the florists of Washington. Z. D.
Blacktstone. president of the Wash
ington Florists' Club, opened the
luncheon with an address of welcome.
I Other speakers were Charles H. Totty,
president of the Society of American
Florists and Ornamental Horticultur
ists, who spoke on the effects of the
new fuel regulations on the -florist in
dustry: William F. Gude. who told of
the efforts of the local florists to ob
tain sufficient fuel last winter; Prof.
Corbett of tfie National Experimen- j
tal Rose Gardens at Arlington, and
Wallace Plerson of Cromwell, Conn.
One From Honolnln.
The florists attending the meeting |
are from all parts of the country but
the honor of coming the greatest dis
tance to the meeting goes to J. A.
Cohn of Honolulu, who traveled the
3.000 miles from his place of business
In the Philippines for the single pur
pose of attending the meeting in
The day's activities closed with the
Red Cross Rally at the Botanical
Gardens yesterday afternoon. This
morning the florists will have a meet
ing and healing before the Federal
Horticultural Board of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, and this after
noon a hearing before the United
States Shipping Board, to discuss the
embargo on shipping of florists' pro
Physician Was Also Confederate
Army Veteran.
| Dr. William T. Goldsmith, aged
physician and author of several med
ical works, died Saturday afternoon
at his home. 1135 Euclid street north
west. Dr. Goldsmith was a veteran
of the Confederate army and prac
ticed medicine for nearly half a cen
tury before he retired. He came
to this city fifteen years ago from
Atlanta. Ga.
The veteran was a member of an
old American family, his paternal
grandparents having come to this
country before the revolutionary war.
' On the maternal side he was de
scended from Lord WicklifTe. who
came to this country with Lord Bal
I Funeral services will be held at
11 a. m. tomorrow. Members of
Camp 171, United Confederate Vet
erans. will form the honorary escort.
He will be buried in the Confederate
section of Arlington National Cem
District of Columbia and Maryland: Partly
cloudy Tuesday; showers and cooler at night
or Wednesday; gentle to moderate shifting'
Virginia: Partly cloudy Tuesday; Wednesday
showers and cooler; moderate south past and
south winds becoming variable Wednesday. j
Western New York and Western Pennsylvania: j
Showers and cooler Tuesday; Wednesday partly [
Midnight, ft; J a. nr. TO; 4 a. m.. 87; ? a. m . I
W; 8 a. m.. ?; 1# a. ?>.. T8; 12 noon, B; ! p.
m.. 88; 4 * m., *8; ? p. at. *: 8 p. m . 82, .0
p. n., 71. HIsheM. 92; lovMt. M.
Relative humidity?8 a. m., 92; 2 p. m., 02:
8 p. m.. ?; rain fall (8 p. m. to 8 p. m.).
trace; hour* of sunshine, TJ; per cent of pos
sible sunshine. ?*<.
Departure*- Accumulated excess of tempera
ture sines January 1. ISM. +1.14; excess of tem
perature since May 1. 1818. +1.44; accumulated
exefw of precipitation since January 1, 18M. I
+1.41: or deficiency of precipitation since May
1. lttf. -1.44.
Temreratnre same date last year-Highest, V;
Highest last Rain- I
today, night fall.
Atlantic City. N. J - IS
Boston. Mass. TS ?
Chicago. 111. 88 T4
Cleveland. Ohio 81 71
Denver, Colo. .. 88 44
Detroit, Mich. 8ft TS
Galveston. Tex. t Ti
Indianapolis. lad. * Tl
Kansas City. Mo 8ft ?
Los Angeles, Csl. ? 5B
New Toek. W. Y..-..^....... 80 54
Pittsburgh, Pa. ............... 81 TS
PcsUand. Me 12 ?
-alt Lske City, Uksk. to 44
Louis. Mo m TS
am Fiandeeo, Csl 85 88
(Onpilsd bf United States Coast and Geodetic ]
Today?Low tide, 4* a. m. and 834 p. m.;j
high tide. 1831 a. a and 1148 * m.
Winer's rri Mht
beam*, regular .im can at ISc: ex
cellent value In beam; IS lbs. white
potatoes, 25c; Gunpowder tea. Me;
evap. peaches. li%c; navy beans,
lie; lima beans. }7c; pure p^per.
? 0c: A. J. pancake or buckwheat
four. u*c: seeded raisins. Mc; ?
iars chow chr/r. He: it cms. sar
dines. lie: Img Cabin syrup. Mc:
rernsast*. /r and tc; Knox gelatine
lfc ith St K W. u4 all the
I. T. ft en* store* ^ ?
"Good M
ffl Human Interest
? Police Court H
They -All Have a
Everybody who knew Tom Whit#
understood that he had a system
(or baa tins the world at a' erap
? newcomer, Mocea Cummins,
heard about this and lnvltad Tom
to a little came In a quiet spot
far from the eyea of the police.
They, with two other boys, shot
crap all Sdnday morning up to
lunch t}me.
Tom got bit old luck then and
took every cent Moses had.
Moses Mid no thin* but examined
the dice.
They were loaded, he said. Tom
denied it and called him a liar. '
The rest of the hoy* beat it up
the street and let the two tight it
Moses rot thev worst of It. He
then had Tom arrested for assault.
"Judge/* began Motes, Mls yo
gwlne let dat man run 'round wid
loaded dice beatln* hones' niggers
outen dere hard earned money wid
his loaded dice?**
"If you play craps with a man
who uses loaded dice," said the
court, "it is your fault, not mine."
However, that didn't stop the ?
court from handing it to Tom.
It flned him $20?about'as n|pch
as he won from Mbses.
The Sleep Murderer*.
j Next door to where Fred Emerson
lives a little party was going on.
It was very late at night and Fred
was anxious for the noise to let up
so he pould sleep.
It kept on till way after midnight.
Fred got peeved and went to see what
he could do.
"We kin mek all de fuss we
pleases.'* said Horace Wright, the
man who answered Fred's knock.
"Ah knows dat." answered Fred,
"but please, mister, make it at a rea
sonable hour."
One word led to another and the
first thing we know the two men were
having It out all over the sidewalk.
The funmaker's came out of the
house and spurred on the fighters.
Some one telephoned the station snd
the policemen came on the run.
They caught the two men fighting
and arrested them.
Fred said it was Horace's fault
and Horace said it was Fred's fault.
The court said it was the fault of
both and flned them each 110. Fred
had his fine and Horace didn't so he
went down the river.
Never Again for Ml Ilea.
For a long time, according to Josle
Reeves, Milton Watson has been pes
tering her to get him a girl.
What Milton really wanted was a
I wife?one who would be willing and
able to darn his socks and cook his
Sunday afternoon Joule brought a
girl around. She Introduced the new
comer to Milton and left them.
Milton took her to the movies,
bought her gome ice cream. He was
of the opinion that he had made quite
a hit.
Just as he was about to crawl in
j bed, he emptied the pockets of his
I Sunday clothes Into his work clothes.
He missed 114?almost his week's
1 Minnie E. Bryan, who conducts a !
dressmaking house at 39 U street
| northwest, yesterday brought suit
for limited divorce and alimony In
the equity courts against her hus
band. James S. Bryan, a mounted
j According to the declaration filed
i by Mrs. Bryan, the pair were mar
I ried on two occasions, each time
with disastrous results, as she is
I now charging him with cruelty,, and
; has asked for an order of court re
straining him from going to her es
tabliahment and doing her bodily
The first marriage took place May
5, 1898, at Baltimore, according to
the complaint. One child was born.
They were divorced subsequently
in Virginia during 1907, she says,
but were remarried at Alexandria
September 7, 1907.
Repeated acts of cruelty and abuse
are enumerated in the complaint.
December 3, 1914, Mrs. Bryan al
leges that after being driven from
her home at 39 U street northwest;
she and her husband entered Into a
written agreement to live apart for
three years. The complaint also sets
forth that herself and husband are
joint owners of the property at 629
Columbia road northwest, now rent
ed, and that defendant refuses to
turn over any portion of the rental
to her.
Japs and Chinese Fail
To Accept Any Charity
I Pasadena. Calif., May 27.?When
fire destroyed half of the Chinatown
1 of this city the Pasadena Welfare
? Bureau discovered that Chinese
and Japanese are the hardest peo
ple In the world to get to accept
public aid. The bureau tried for
a week to give away a good suit
of men's clothes. The suit was of
fered to at least a dozen worthy
Orientals who had lost everything
they possessed. Each refused to
accept it gratis, but several offered
I to buy it.
Music and Dancing for
Howard "U" Camp Men
The Mu-ao-lit Club will give a pro
gram at the Miner Normal Com
munity Center tonight at 8 o'clock,
for the men at Howard University
training camp. Dancing will follow
the program. Ladles of the Com
munity Association will be chaperons.
All men in army and navy uniform
are Invited and will be admitted free.
3% on Savings Accounts
710 Fourteenth Street N.W.
"Oldest Savings Bank 4n
oniing, Judge"
Storia of j ,ODOJ&
appenings. { perkins
?U? He looked and looked, but
couldn't find It.
Finally he sought the felloe. And
two hours later they rounded up Ella
Brett, the xirl with whom Milton had
spent the evening.
She denied picking hl? pocket-but
a search of her room revealed the tit
Intact under her mattress.
The police say It Is not the first
time that she has played that kind of
trick. She Is a professional, they de
And so after a little argument, the
court gave Ella thirty days to think
it over. Milton got his money back.
"Os a Saaday Afteraesa."
It wasn't hot enough Sunday after
noon for Clara Jackaap.
She went ahead and made things a
little hotter not only for herself but
for everyone else.
Seeing that she couldn't get her
husband, George, in an argument,
she went after her mother-in-law who
had come to take dinner with them.
Ma-ln-law started to go, but Georitel
prevented her. That made Clara still1
. 8he went up to ma-ln-law 60<l shook
her finger In her face. . '
George grabbed her and locked her
up in the bedroom. And there "she
Later, she escaped. She came
around to the front of the house
and called George and his mother
every kind of name she could think
A policeman came along and asked
her to go Inside and do her fussing.
Clara got sore at the policeman and
told that Individual a few things.
The policeman listened for a minute
and thin arrested her for being dis
orderly. ,
She tried to get George to forgive
her. But he wouldn't, or else he
And so Clara had to pay a fine of
which was probably Georges
money. Such is life.
He Knows All About It Kaw.
Occasionally some one takes a bluf- i
fer at his word.
L?*t Saturday morning. Instead of
going to work in Theodore Smith's
tailor shop, Howard Carroll got drunk.
And the first thing he thought of !
was to go round and tell the boss what 1
he thought of him. ? |
However, tho boss was not as much '
of a pacifist as Howard imagined he I
Therefore, he drew a knife, yelling
at the same time that he was born to
be a murderer.
"You maybe born to kill." said the
boss aa he grabbed Howard, "but you
ain't gonna practise on me."
With that the boss yanked the knife
out of Carroll's hand and pinned him
down, (Tat on his back on the press
ing table.
The boss then threw his drunlan
employe out in the street. Just like so
much traah.
Policeman Jackson came alon* aj>d
m lnm heap on the *><lewalk
*nd called the wagon
!*ld he aidn t kn?w * thing
whithZ we"f on- He didn't know
whether or not he committed a mur
der even.
Marie Brown and Sarah E
Matthews, two negro women, were
each sentenced to three months im
prisonment at Occoquan yesterday by
Justice Stafford on their pleas of
{H*! y. P?l,y larceny. Both had
neen indicted for robbery, but the
'ubatituted when
they pleaded guilty.
September 29. 1917, the Brown wom
an ?natohed a pocketbook from Ranes
D Stlltner. containing |43. and Sarah
?!1 March 30 Ust relieved
process * ** by the *Amc
Bohemian Poison Ring
Donated to Red Cross
Denver. Colo.. May , m?.
cellaneous collection of antique
jewelry donated to the Red Cross
by the residents of Denver to be
"'d. for <he *>">??? of the foreign
fund of that organization there is
a Bohemian poison ring with a sin
later history.
The small gold hand wa, manu- \
factured more than two centuries
ago and according to the atory of !
.Zahn- th? donor, haa been!
worn by several princesses. The
beiel of tho ring turns on a tiny I
hinge at the pressure of a hidden !
spring, opening a small poison'
chamber. The ring !? said to have !
been designed for emergency use 1
by court beauties. The owner val- i
ues the band at $1,000.
3?x 16e
For Motorists
No matter how ex
cellent your battery
It can't give 100',,
performance unless
it receives regular
and proper atten
tion. That's what
we're here for. In
troduce ua to your
Drive your car In
Exide Battery Depots, Inc.
1823-1833 L St. N. W.
?HOWE FRAVKI.IS 343-344.
?>??? 8 A. M. t. a P. M. Dally
Bxeept Sunday.
ExMe Batterlea for Electric Vehicles
You're Down Town
On a shopping tour, drop in.
here and enjoy a palatable
9 At Ac Fummu
Street N. W.
w. R. & E- Company Ham
pered by Difficulty of
Getting Labor.
During the month of Apirtl the
shortage of labor on the Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company
was ao great that 7.407 trips on the
schedule of the company were not
operated, according to a summary
made public yesterday by the Pub
lic Utilities Commission, of the dally
report of the company as to the
number of runs not operated.
Although the omission of some of
the runs may havs been due to other
causes, the company states that by
far the greater part of the numbers
not operated waa due to lack of j
labor to operate the cars.
On the Eleventh street line of the
company alone there were 2,333 trips
which could not .be made for thia
reason. The other two lines on which
the shortage of trips was most se
riously felt were the North Capi
tol street line, on wjilch l.Mt trips
were missed, and the F atreet Capi
tol line, which omitted 1.285 trips.
The Public Utilities Commission Is
keeping a record of the tripe missed
through the dally reports submitted
to the commission by the street car
The neceaslty for obtaining a much
larger force of motormen and con
ductors to operate the cars, which
the company haa been endeavoring
to do, Is thus emphasized.
Industrial Commission Has Ques
tion Up for Consideration.
Madison, Wis.. May 17 ?The ques
tion of the length of noon meal peri
ods for vomen workers of Wiscon
sin will be argued tomorrow and
Wednesday before the Industrial Com
An order'has be?.n proposed by the
women's department of the Indus
trial Commission which provides that,
in Milwaukee manufacturing plants
where a room conveniently located
hns been adequately equipped as a
lunch room, the lunch period may
be forty-flve minutes.
In restaurants throughout the State
the proposed order provides that the
meal pe iod may be thirty mlnuus.
if the st -etch of labor between meals
does not exceed five hours, and If
the employes eat their meals upon
the premises. In all other places
of employment to which the women's
hours of labor law applies at least
one hour during each day or night
must be allowed for dinner or other
The statutory meal period In this
State la now one hour for all women
employes. It is especially provided
In the law. however, that the Indus
trial Commission may. after inves
tigation. adopt general or special or
ders modifying ths statutory rule.
Kill Han't Luftufe
Force of New Bill by
Senator King of Utah
While the Ocnnuu art driving at
the Western front. Senator Kins, of
Utah, started a drive In the Sen
ate yesterday against the German
language. He Introduced a bill to
forbid the teaching of German la
the public schools.
His measure would alao cat off
all appropriations for German tait
booka and German language teach
ers. Senator Xing la not willing to
wait tor public aentlment or the
Board of Education to act In the
matter, and he asks Congress- to
clean the language out. of the pub
lic achoola.
Varents Learn He It Recovering
from Hurt Thigh.
Private Paul R. Shipley, a Wash
ington boy with the army in France,
ia reported by the War Department
to be recovering from a aevere woumi
in the thigh, received at Eaater
His parents, Mv and Mm. Shipley,
of 1492 Chapin street northwest, re
ceived word a 'ew weeks ago that
he was in the Hospital, and appeal**!
to the War Department for further
information upon the subject. They
were informed that Shipley was rap
idly recovering from his wound.
Shipley was a member of the Dis
trct Militia and was transferred to
the regular army In October.
? ? %
Holy Comforter Church. Four
teenth and East Capitol atreeta
raised a service flag Sunday after
noon, containing ninety stars in the
form of a cross.
The flag wan blessed by Rev. C.
E. Wheeler, pastor, after which
Rev. L P. O'Herne. of the War
Chaplains' Bureau, delivered a pa
triotic address. Thomas M. Harvey,
president of Holy Name Society,
presided, and made an introductory
speech. Father Wheeler recited a
prayer for pcace and for the divine
guidance of President Wilson.
Board of Trade Elects
Seven More to Committee
S*ven new members were elected
yesterday at the semi-monthly meet
ing of the executive committee of
the Board of Trade, at which Wal
ter A. Brown, vice chairman, pre
The n*w members are : Andrew
J. Borden. William A. Lynch. S. A.
Vance. A. S. Gardiner. P. J. Nee, ,
Ringold Hart. G. C. Collinson.
The committee voted to purchase
$100 worth of war savings stanpps
The board has already subscribed
to $5,000 in liberty bonds, and on
behalf of the board the committee
donated $250 to the Red Cross.
The executive committee referred
to the industrial interests commit
tee the question of recommending
the abolition of the existing 8-hour
law governing th* employment of
women in the District of Columbia, (
this to be in effect for the period,
of the war.
?and $1.50 could
have saved them
Does it pay to store your winter wearables and furs
at home during the summer months? Yes, providing )?*i
use the
This efficient little home storage chest is made of
tough fiber and is good for many seasons' use. TreaVd
with a special compound guaranteed to keep moths awty.
When not in use it may be folded compactly and put
away in a drawer.
The Quaker Mothproof Chest?Five-Suit
Capacity, $1.50.
Pays for itself many times in a season.
Norfolk, Va. Branches York, Pa.
wm laid up for thrw weeks Th?w
as O King and Forrest Thompson
, are attorneys for the plaintiff.
Marie C. Ryan filed suit in the Dis
t r I c t Supreme Court yesterday
against Annie E. Boteler for $5,006
damages, alleged to have been sus
tained April 10 at 129 Fourteenth
street northwest, when defendant Is
said to have assaulted plaintiff, beat
ing her to such an axtent that she
j Steel ton. Pa.. May 27.?Motion
pictures were blamed by Poli< e
.Chief TJrove for the increase in
[crime among the boys ?f this place.
A number of robberies have b*en
j traced directly to lads from 10 to
| IS years of aga
Both National Products
The American Eagle and the American Potato?both
products of this continent. Potatoes are strictly a made
in-America product. They grew on this continent when
the Mohawks and the Cherokees ruled it with a toma
hawk. They were the gift of America to Europe, and
Europe has gone us one better.
England, France, Belgium, Germany have made the po
tato a naturalized citizen, while old Ireland has made it
a Patron Saint along with St. Patrick himself. It's even
known as the "Irish" potato and it came from America!
In spite of its adoption by foreign countries, however,
the potato proved it was a true American last year when
the crops were called to the front for war service. It en
listed in the front ranks of the good forces, with the re
sult that we have such a crop as was never known in this
Ninety million excess bushels ? and every one of them
for home consumption. We can't ship potatoes, for they
are too bulky, and wheat is easier to handle. Therefore,
eat potatoes and let the doughboys have the wheat.
Keep the (Pot)ato a'Boiling
Ask for the U. S. Food Administration Booklet

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