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SOCIETY
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P8* Lafavre, Dr. and Mme. Fran
to fine* Representative ?nd Mrs.
a Copley. i/iss Julia Zaldlvar.
? Eliza Scidmore. Miss Katherine
1. Mr*. Walter Walls, Mr.' Jam--.
Drain. Mis* Gertrude Drain, and
?nd Mrs. Edward Hay.
th?r? present were Capt. at d Sfrs.
Ty Belmins. Representative and
a. Fred Britten. Mrs. Howard
me. Interstate Commerce Com
moner and Mr?. C C. McChord.
ut. and Mrs. Ceorge LeRoy Boyle
Rivas. Miss Margheritta Tillman,
a. McL*llen. who is visiting the
t? President and Mrs. Marshall: Mr.
? Mrs. Ira Bennett. Mr. and Mme
Hide Langlais, Capt. and Mrs. C
Caihoun. and C W. P. chardson. i
i that Maj. Norman Ti.waites
? ?"e of th? representatives for'
?stand on a committee of eight
fmbers appointed by the supreme
"Well, to which has been Intrusted
task of studying the complex
divers problems raised by the
niattce. Norman Davis and Gen.
Bss are representing this conn
The last I heard of Maj.
*attes he was in New York. He
been in this country most of
time since the second year of1
war. He fought in the early
of the war and was wounded
Tpres; was shot through the
and incapacitated for further
re service. But he has been
my working for his country ever
came over here as soon
ft? was out of the horpital on
secrct mission for England.
Wa* ^ Washington frequently,
ntmember meeting him in 1*1.,
* supper party and listening
teechless all evening to his ac
bnts of the war and his experi
p?a. The war was yoQng then and
?nothing of a novelty; not much
1 yet been written about the act- '
. ?acp*n<?nces of the men ai the
knt. we Were all still dazed by tne
fccderful, miraculous outcome of
first battle of the Marne, when
German* got within twelve
? of Pari.". If addon Chambers
la In the party too. T recall?was
io here on some secret mission
England. It is his play. "Sav
Grace," that Cyril Maud played
I*W National last week. H- wa*
?cresting too. but didn't talk as
Mil as Maj. Thwaitea. Then the
^jor had great charm of manner
most of the men England has
i-Wer here to represent her in!
JlOtta ways. I think the people
[Washington have quite changed!
?Mr nifnd* about the English be
t>?Coid. without humor, etc.. as
supposed them to be. The 1
Igiish are just the opposite and
r always so highly cultured.
Piq you know that a new book
[President Wilson has just been i
bHahed? it is "Guarantees of i
Messages and Addresses to,
I Congress and the People. Jan
ry SI. 1918. to December 2. 1918 |
Mirer with the Peace Notes to
pnany and Austria. ' it has an
be*Sd!x containing the corrected i
M the armistice in it.
t4ado!ph H. McKim is just pub- j
a?5r a book. too. "For God and !
batry; The Christian Pulpit in I
irtiroe.'*
?he book contains a group of ad
I"*" and sermons in which Dr. I
?ilm. rector of the Church of the
Jphany. defines the attitude and
the spirit of the church in I
present struggle going on be- I
je* th?* forces of civiliiatlon and I
of barbarism. A church mlll
f ia the cause of freedom and I
JlMU>n'M la depicted here in I
?ring and eloquent' phrase. The I
ircb as the rightful leader in
1 aar for humanity 1s urged to
Ml the call for leadership, tak- I
J Its place in the front line of,1
?tie.
|*rtain events and occasions in- I
? the most of th^se addresses '
sinking of the Lusltania, the ]
Irancc of our country into the I
T. a mid-war Thanksgiving T>ay
Irssa. wherein the stewardship of
cnuntry is taken into a strict I
unting with a clear demonstra
of the opportunities and re
Joaibilitirs that lie within this
c?. These arc among the events
t originate and shape the ad
sse* of this straightforward n
ination of the church in its re.
o? to the country and to the
r The hope of Its author is that
book "may serve to exonerate
church from the charge that in
greatest tragedy of human his
V she was content to sit by the
warming herself." one. read
. fe?ls that this is a finely con
>** vision of the church as a
lUve and powerful element in a
'Jfgle| toward the right things in
?>an life, toward the biff things
? uman progress.
ashington is also interested in
a recent publication by Philip Lee
Phillpis, *ho is chief of the divi
sion of maps at the Government
Printing Office. It in "A Liat of
Atlases and Maps Applicable to the
World War." .
Of the several engagements an-*
nounced during the week the most
interesting was that coming from Lon
don of Miss Elisabeth Asquith,
daughter of former Premier H. H.
Asquith. to Punee Antoine Bibeaco,
Councilor at the Roumanian Lega
tion in London. Prince Bibesco was
formerly first secretary of the Ru
manian legation here. It seems as
though this announcement is authen
tic and not a false alarm as was the
last time Miss Asquith's engagement
was published. That time Hugh Gib
son, who was attached then to the
American Embassy in London, was
said to be the lucky man but it was
immediately denied by both Miss As
quith and Mr. Gibson.
Lieut. Harold Finkenstaedt. of
the Flying Corps, U. S. A., is
expected here in a day or so
now Horn Prance for he is to be best
man at the wedding of his brother,
Edward R. Pinkenstaedt and Lillian
Birnev dn the 26th.
There are three Finkenstaedt broth
ers. Edward. Harold and Rudolph.
Edward is the youngest; is around 13
years of age; Harold, or Harry, as he
I is known by moet of his friends, and
Rudolph make their home in Detroit.
I Their parents live in Bay City. Mich.,
j while Edward is in business?automo
I biles. I have been told?In Cleveland,
i They are not people of great means
j an<i are of German extraction. Harry
| was in England representing some
; steel firm as an expert in the early
I days of the^rar and because of his
i name the English people were most
, unfriendly to him. finally making it
so uncomfortable that he left there.
Apparently the English are not as ac
customed to citizens with German
! names and anti German sentiments
1 as we are. At any rate Harry felt so
I ha<i about it he considered changing
his name and only didn't do it be
; cause the English for Finkenstaedt
is "birdcage." He refused to be "Mr.
Birdcage" and who can blame him.
So he came back here in 1915 but as
| .?oon as we entered the war, he went
j into the aviation corps and did some
flying in Italy antl France both. The
| bridegroom also entered the service;
was a captain in the Quartermaster
; Corps aud was stationed in Washing
j ton for a long time.
Talking of Detroit, brings to my
mind that Robert Lyon who was the
guest of Capt. and Mrs. Sherman
Haight. his brother-in-law and sis
ter. is here again. He stopped by
for a visit about a fortnight ago
en route from his old statioif at
Pensacola. Fla.. to Hampton. Ya.
Then the other day he. with two
j other lieutenants of aviation, flew
l up here from Hampton. They had
engine trouble all the way up and
did not want to return the next day
in the same machine. But they
were instructed to do so ?nd of
course soldiers have to obey their
superior officers. They started back
the next day per schedule and took
the mail with them. But they had
only gone about twelve miles when
their engine blew up and they were
all dumped into the Potomac River.
Fortunately they all kept their
heads about them and escaped un
injured. So they are all stiir here,
waiting for the machine to be re
paired and meanwhile Robert is
busy going around to parties hav
ing a beautiful time with his young
si3ter, Laura Lyon, who is spending
the winter here with Capt. and Mrs
Haight. Capt. Haight is out of the
service and spending most of the
time in Niw York, commuting down
here for the week-end. Their home
is in New York, but Mrs. Haight u*cd
to live in Detroit and is identified
with Washington's Detroit colony.
Mrs. Laurence Benet has recently
returned to her Paris home after a
visit to the devasted parts of
France, a country she was very
familiar v.*ith before the Huns ruin
ed it. She writes her sister. Mrs.
Larkin Glazcbrook?Mrs. Benet was
Margaret Cox of this city?that
human language cannot express the
horrors she saw. Mr. and Mrs. Benet
were among the founders of the
American Ambulance in Paris and
worked hard there until the army
took charge of it when we entered
j the war. Both Mr. and Mrs. Benet
need a rest and their relatives here
are hoping they will come over this
spring for a visit. They use to come
over every year before the war and
have crossed once since the war but
; did not have time to come often
while busy working for their coun
try.
I "The announcement that the
j American Military Hospital. Xo. 1.
I at N'euilly. a suburb of Paris, is to
I be closed and the building returned
I to the French government for the
i use originally proposed for it. that
I
of a school, brings to a close the
work of ati Institution which has
reflected great credit upon all con
nected with it," says the New York
Medical Journal. "Long before the
United States abandoned its attitude
of friendly neutrality, this Institu
tion was organized by an American
committee which provided the
necessary funds to equip and main
tain it.
"Following: the French terminol
ogy. this was first known as the
'American Ambulance'. Volunteers
from the United States furnished
the personnel of the establishment
until it was turned over to the
United States government after our
entry into the war and became a
part of our army service as the
American Military Hospital. No. 1.
It made a notably high record of
lives saved and men restored to
active service. More than $2,000,000
was contributed to its maintenance
through the American committee,
which has on hand sufficient funds
to complete its evacuation and close
its work. After the United 8tates
entered the war. it was devoted es
pecially to the care of the Ameri
can troops and after the Chateau
Thierry drive, its capacity was ex
panded from 575 beds to 2,000. as
many as 800 new cases having been
received in one day. The mainte-;
nance of the institution has done}
much to promote good will between;
France and the United States."
A list, compiled recently, shows
that 322 privates and noncommis
sioned officers in the Ambulance
Corps have been cited for bravery
and sixty medical officers in that
service have likewise been dec
orated.
White Sulphur is blessed with an
abundance of springlike weather
thus far in February, and the golf
links there have been the chief at
traction. Almost every day there are
new figures striding across the
course, and everyone is delighted
with the opportunity of keeping up
their game. "*? Riding over the moun
tain trails, and for those of the great
er energy who walk, each day brings
the lure to start off on an explora
tion trip. Mrs. J. Henry J.ancaahiiv.
who is here from New York with
her daughter. Miss L41a- Lancashire,
walks over the trails daily. T>r. Lan
cashire has left there for New* York
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Prendergast,. of
Marion. Ohio, who are regular an
nual visitors there, are devoting
much of their time to the trails.
Lieut. Col. Charles J. Brown, of
Washington. who passed several
weeks at the Greenbrier, has return
ed to his official duties, much rested
by his stay. Mr. and Mrs. James
A. Emery have returned to Wash
ington.
Maj. Robert Gerry is at the Green
brier. where he went from New York.
Among this week's arrivals at the
Greenbrier are Col. and Mrs. Goodloe
Edrar. of Washington. They will
return some time this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Naumberg. of
| New York, who returned home after
I a stay of several weeks there, stop
1 r>ed In Washington for a few days.
[.Wednesday, February the 26th
In the
| Ballroom of Mrs. Gaff's house,
(By kind permission of Mr. and Mrs.
T. T- Gaff >
' 1520 Twentieth street,
j Tw<*performances will he given at
jp. m. and p. m. promptly
? (and, though most charity pcrform
I ances
i do not
j begin on time, this one will.*
| Mrs. and Mrs. Gordon Bell
| Miss May I^adenburg and Miss Mar
| garct Tucker
| will appear in a one-act comedy.
\ "The Twelve Pound Iyook,"' by
J. M. Barrie.
This play was one of Ethel Barry
more's
greatest successes.
There will be a Pierrot and Pierrette
I Concert Party.
Songs. Duets and Foolishness;
Mrs. Saltonstall will play.
Mis% Frances Hoar will dance.
So will the
Messrs. Breeze Brothers.
Mrs. Carroll (at the piano), Mrs. Kny
vett.
Miss Valentine Mitchell, Mrs. II. G.
Chilton,
Dr. Draper and others will make up
the Party
The Misses
i Bromwell, Eckles, Grinnell, Harding.
I Hopkins. Johnston, T>?tts, Story
will appear and there arc many
others.
There will be special scenery designs
by
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Musgrave.
! A lot of hard work done by and more
j coming to
Mr Arthur Campbell, assistant stage
manager.
Tickets for either performance,
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Seals are reserved for you. Doors
open 2:15 and 8:45 p. m.
Tickets are now on sale by
j Miss Riddle, 1735 X street; Mrs. Gor
don Cumming. 1707 de Sales; Mfcrs
I Ernest, 1321 Connecticut*- avenue:
snowing oj
New Spring
Suits and Coats
Depicting Authentic
Vogue in 1919 Lines
Suits in Every Wanted
Style and at Prices
Ranging Between
$25 and $85
Cash Prices Bring You Values That
Are Positively Surprising?But Prices
Are Always for CASH ONLY.
Mrs. Gaff, 1620 Twentieth street;
Mrs. Gardner, 1817 H street; Lady
WUlert, 2334 Massachusetts avenue,
these ladies, comprising the Execu
tive Committee of the
British American War Relief Fund;
or from
T. Arthur Smith, 130S G street.
The performances are organised and
directed by Mr. Algernon F. M. Greig,
to whom no enquiries about anything
should, on any account, be addressed.
Nevertheless, with the exception of
himself, Mr. Greig believes "A pleas
ant time ^ill be had by all."
All' for the benefit of the British
American War Relief Fund.
Dixie Chapter, of the United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, will give a
benefit dance and card party at the
Washington Club on the evening of
February 27.
Kirs. Paul R. Joachim, president of
the chapter, will be assisted by Mrs.
George K. Denmark, Mrs. D. A. Skin
ner, Mrs. Frank Birthright, Mrs.
Maude Howell Smith, Mrs. Goodwin
D. Ellsworth. Mrs. John S. Tomlin
son, Mrs. Alfred Marsh, Mrs. Henry
Pitt, Mrs. A. H. Mitchell, Mrs. W. E.
Rose. Mrs. S. B. Milton, Mrs. Henry
Knoch, Mrs. Mercedes X. Strieby.
Miss May K. Little. Miss Ruth Earle,
Miss Etta Taggart, Miss Francis
Swain, Miss Lillian Morgan, Miss
Mary Stillwell, the Misses Daniel and
the Misses Huguenln.
The second dance of the Allotment
i and Allowance Association, Bureau
of War Risk Insurance, will take
| place at the New Ward man Hotel, on
Friday evening, February 21, at 9
j o'clock.
The directors of the association are
I E. C. Brown, president: Harry White,
Mrs. Sarah Clark, William J. Dono
[ rue. Miss Elizabeth Bell, Miss Anna
P. Stark, Miss Proctor, Harry Taylor,
! Mr. Omwake, Mrs. Marie Downey
i Werner.
I The committee on arrangements for
j the comfort and pleasure of the
guests includes Miss Olabaugh, Mies
Mary E. Boyd, Miss Victoria Morse,
Mrs. Marie Downey-Werner, H. G.
Evans and Milton Bowen.
Registering at the Hotel McAipin.
in New York, from Washington dur
ing the past week have been: T.
M. Woodruff, A. S. Lurie and wife.
A. Y. Leech and wife, J. Branden
burgcr, Lieut. J. Payne, B. M. Odum,
G. A. Bell, Turner Wright, Lieut.
John E. Woods. W. Bathon and wife,
Dr. James T. McClenahan and wife.
Lieut. Col. D. C. Whttaker, K. P.
Kimball, William H. Manogue, A.
Johnson and wife. Kenneth W. Nos
ker. Col. C. 11. Hilton. Col. E. A.
Hickman. J. T. Morgan and wife,
A. E. Fowler and wife. J. H. Mc
i T,aurin and wife. H. R. Stewart and
I ^Vife. E. G. Ilelgeson and wife, A.
W. Patterson and wife, R. H. Arm
I strong and wife, William Burke. Miss
| Ctnra Mammaker, E. Hortense Al
I len, James E. Taylor and wife. Mrs.
j M. P. Colton, Prank B. Lord, Miss
iG. Du Bois. Mrs. S D. Bronson.
! Mrs. Paul Foley, J. H. M. Michon
and wife, Lincoln B. Valentine. J.
! G. Carlson, D. H. L. Brooks. V.
Masjoan, A. P. Disbrow, J. P. Mudd,
j E. M. Trett. Mrs. It. E. Iy?lghvlnger,
Mrs. M. Holcormb. Mrs. C. J. Pan
| nill, J. W. Dawson. M. A. Dunlap.
J. W. Marshall. W. J. Lauck. J
j E. Duke, jr.. Mrs. V. Mas join, L.
P. West. M. C. Oliphant and wife,
R. L. Crawford and wife. E. A. Bur
nap and wife. Ralph V. Wilson. Mrs.
Ralph V. Wilson. Mrs. James Wick
ersham. A. J. T. Mem-er. W. A
Nevin and wife. J. Shulman, H. W.
Hayes and wife. C. H. Bull. L. D.
Thoi-p. G. Slmitch. Miss Grace M.
Smith, J. L. McCann. Capt. Henry
Suiter, James W. L. Peters and wife,
I 1 Jeut. F. Grimes and wife. P. L.
Crawford and wife. Arthur R. Har
i vey and Wendell W. Mischler.
The list of patronesses for the ball
to be given for the benefit of the
Episcopal Home for Children at the
New Willard at 9 o'clock on Friday
evening. February 2*, include Mrs.
Thomas R. Marshall. Mrs. Thomas
Watt Gregory. Mrs. Carter Glass.
Mrs. Newton D. Baker, Mrs. Willard
I Paulsbury, Mme. de Riano. Mrs. Col
Iville Barclay. Mme. Ekengren. Mme.
, George Bakhmeteff, Mrs. George
Barnett. Mrs. Edson Bradley. Mrs.
| Charles J. Bell, Mrs. Truxton Beale,
JMrs. Perry Belmont, Mrs. George W.
j Baird, Mrs. Raymond T. B?iker, Mrs.
j Richardson Clover. Mrs. Thomas Ma
j rean Chatard. Mrs. Charles C.
j Glover. Mrs. Cary T. Grayson. Mrs.
j R. S. Reynolds Hitt. Mrs. Marcus A.
| H inna. Mrs. Frank Hume. Mrs.
[Archibald Hopkins. Mrs. John Hays
i Hammond. Miss Bessie Kibbey. Mrs.
| Frank C. Letts. Mrs. Leigh C. PrI
I mer. Mrs. John Cravke Simpson.
I Mrs. John N. Speel. and Mrs. William
! Boiling, mother of Mrs. Woodrow
j Wilson. Mrs. Wilson has always
I been keenly interested in this char
ity.
! Those who haw taken boxes and
j will entertain parties at the ball are
! Mme. Cremer. wife of the Minister
[from the ? Netherlands. Mrs. Joseph
E. Thropp. Mrs. Charles Boughton
Wood. Mrs. William Bell Watkins
and Miss Mackay-Smith. Mrs. Den
[ nis A. I'pson. Mrs. Francois Berger
} Moran. Mrs. Walter H .Schoelkopf,
Mrs. C. C. Calhoun, Gen. and Mrs.
Frederic V. Abbot. Mrs. Delos A.
Blodgett and Maj. William Eric
Fowler.
The Trinity Alumnae dance will
I be held in the large ball-room at
I the Willard on February 21. This
j will be the fifth annual dance given
! by the Washington chapter for the
j bom-fit of the Alma Mater fund. Th's
' dance will be attended by the stu
i dent body of the college as well as
I by many members of the alumnae.
| who will be in Washington for the
| occasion. Students from George
I town and Catholic University will
serve on the floor committee. Fol
lowing the dancing a buffet supper
! will be served in the small ball
} room.
I The patronesses for the dance
j are: Mrs. Carter Glass. Mrs. Henry
Ashurst, Mrs. M. F. Phelan. Madame
Zaldivar. Mrs. Thomas Carter, Miss
Janet Richards. Mrs. Wm. H. West,
j Mrs. W. A. Wimsaat. Mrs. Lawrence
V. Grogan. Mrs. Charles Seldon. jr..
' Mrs. John B. Densmore, Mrs. Mil
ton E. Ailes. Mrs. Hannis Taylor.
! Miss Elsie Kernan. the Misses Ker
| by. Mrs. Danlftl T. Callahan and
Mrs. S. R. lx>nghran. Miss Gertrude
j I.ane. president of the Washington
'chapter, is chairman of committee
I on arrangements. Assisting her
J are: Misfl Miriam Loughran. Miss
i Maude Gaynor. Miss Katherine
j Boyle, Miss Flojonce Leonard, Mrs.
Aubrey B. Fennell, Miss Kathleen
| Smith. Miss Margaret Lane. Miss
j Dorothy Callahan, Miss Alice Mills
and Miss Ursula Goebel.
"FOOD CONTROL" THEME.
"Real Food Control" is one of the
subjects scheduled for discussion at
the regular monthly meeting of the
Central Citizens' Association tomor
row night at 8 o'clock, in the North
j Capitol Sayings- Bank Building.
! Local suffrage and improvements
| also will come ;n for discussion
1 lrom the floor. T.' J. Donovan will
; i reside.
Unit* Coming Home Soon.
i The following organizations have
| base hospitals twenty-nine and forty
hospital one; Eighth aero squadron:
; base hospitals twcntylnine and . forty -
I seven; air service photographic sec
, tions seventeen and twent* -three.
r ' ' ' ? '
LOOKING BACKWARD
By CAPT. J. WALTER MITCHELL.
I
The police trial board, which District Commissioner W. Gwynn
Gardiner seeks to have abolished, was the cause of a "peck of trou
ble" to the police department about thirty-six years ago.
Its arbitrary conduct and rules had long been :he subject of
public criticism and condemnation. At that time the trials of of
fending policemen were conducted in secret session. Finally protest
was made by fhe National Republican and leading citizens against
the star chamber proceedings of the board. A request for open trials
was flatly refused by the then superintendent of police, Maj. McE.
D>e'
The newspaper and citizens threw their hats in the ring and the
battle was on. After the police department had been under fire sev
eral weeks, Maj. Dye hoisted the white flag and cried out, "Kamcrad,
and the fight was won by the people.
H*t* Kick! Started. ?
A delegation of citizens called "P0"1
I the managing editor of tke National j
Republican and requested that a re-(
porter be detailed to report the pro
ceeding" of the trial *>oard to be held
in the venerable building on the north
west corner of Fifth and D streets
northwest, then occupied as police
headquarters.
| The particular case in which the
' citizens were interested was that or
'a policeman charged with clubbing a
merchant on Fourteenth street. The
offense of the buslne?s man. accord
ing to the complainants, was that he
protested When the officer was hand
ling a prisoner with unnecessary se
verity.
On the day set for the trial a re
porter was assigned to the story with
Instructions to make a full report of
the proceedings as the city was con
siderably wrought up over the case
The newsman presented himself at
the door of the room in which the
trial board met, but was .peremptorily
refused admittance. The policeman on
guard at the door seemed to be greatly
surprised at the reporters request
to be admitted to the trial room.
?'This is a police matter." he said,
"and no person other than those Im
mediately Interested can enter this
room."
Told Frank Hattaa.
The newsman returned to the ed
itorial rooms and reported the result
of his vi?it to Managing Editor Clint
Snowden. who in tum presented the
matter to Hon. Frank Hatton, then
Postmaster General, and Secretary of
the Navv William E. Chandler, own
ers of the National Republican. As a
result of the conference Mr. Jameson,
of the editorial staff, was directed to
call on Maj. Dye and demand that
reporters be given the same privilege
at the trial board sessions as mem
bers of the press were accorded by
the courts when citizens were on trial
Jameson found the superin'ei-Oenl of
police in his off;-e on the floor abov ?
the trial chamber, and politely stated
the object of hi? mission. Ma). Dye
consulted with his fellow officers ana
then informed Jameson that the ad
mission of a reporter to the board
room during the trial of an offiier
was unthinkable and against all pre
cedent. _ .
Jameson, who was a fine specimen
of physical manhood as well a? a
giant in Intellect, drew himself up to
his "six foot two" of stature and in
clear tones than rang like a bell
asked:
Called PrUate
"Well, to begin with." Maj. Dye be- I
gan, "the trials are clearly and ex
clusively in the nature of private po
lice business They are not afta rs
for the public."
"I hope, Major, you are not In tne
class with Jay Gould, who is re
ported to have said in New York the
I other day. 'the public be damned,
isaid Jameson pleasantly. |
I At this point the superintendent^
(evidently nervous, seized a pencil, red
'at one end and blue at the other, that
I was on his desk, and began drawing
Ion a pad a series of small blue mon
Ikeys with red tails. While thus en
gaged he enlarged upon his reasons
why the sessions V the police trial
! board should be conducted secretlv.
I "Our policemen must be protected
from idle gossip or their efficiency
will be depreciated. For instance,
| many of the trials are for small
debts?house rent, grocery bills and
the like. How would such matters
ilook on the front page of a newspaper
' under blc. glaring headlines, and what
la demoralizing effect would such pub
1 licitv have upon the morale of the
I force. For example a heading like
jthis. and he wrote in large letters on
'""??JOHN SMITH. POI.ICEMAN,
' sued by Irate Grocer for $10 Food
Bill."
| Jameson tried to suppress a broad
smile that played across his good
;natured face, and said.
?* \nd pray, major, what news
paper would print such drivelling
rot even though the President of
the United States was the defend
ant?"
??Wee nine Monkey
Maj Dye made a few more ob
servations on the secrecy that is
necessary for the proper conduct of
a police department. especially in
the matter of trials, and Jameson
made mental notes for the most re
markable interview ever published
in a Washington newspaper. It
was two columns in length and at
intervals was punctuated with at
this point Ma.l. Dye drew pother
lv/ee blue monkey with a red tail,
jln concluding: the talk Jameson
i wrote: L 4 ? .
l "\.s the reporter was about to de
part from the sacred precincts of
police headquarters. Maj. Dye de
parted from the Zoo of his imagina
tion and descended to a warmer and
more spectacular place, for he ceas
ed drawing blue monkeys and
sketched a big: red devil with, blue
wings." al_ .
The interview became the local
j sensation of the hour, and word was
Iconvevfd to the superintendent of
j police t!iat war had been declnr~j
! against police methods and would
be continued until both th? trial
board and the record of robberies
were opened to the press and public.
Former Egyptian P*?bn.
Another reporter was assigned the
following day to "attempt to inter
view Dye." He was admitted to the
presence of the superintendent and
fired at him a succession of queries
such as the following:
"Major, we are aware that you
were a pasha in the army of Egypt
and perhaps have become imbued
with Far Eastern ideas, but do you
believe Egyptian and Russian secret
police methods should be introduced
and maintained in the capital of this
liberty-loving nation?"
"Why should a policeman who vio
lates the law be protected from pub
licity when the everyday citixen has
to face trial in our courts which are
open to the press and public?"
"Are you opposed to opening your
record of robberies to the press be
cause the newspaperg will inform
the thieves th.3t they are guilty of
crime, and thus put them on the
alert?"
There were other questions on the
! list which I cannot recall, but to
tach | Maj. Dye shook his h?_ad.
stroked his long beard and said:
"T have nothing to say."
|\ll the queries were puhi*??h??' ??*
inierview form with the major** n>j
ative sentence after each. They it -
? auKed in a ?enea of citizen* meet
J ings at which indignation *as frefcly
j expressed over prevailing police
I methods, and a demand was made
| for the reorganization of the police
' department.
Reported Law
' A* the record of robberies was con
j tinued as a sealed book the National
; Republican called upon all citizen*
1 Interested in civic reform to report |
: to the city editor of that newspa.per
? all robberie* and other violations of j
law that came under tfieir notice, j
. The result was an avalAnche of re-1
; ports from nil sections of the Dis
trict. and the Republican polished I
such a ri?-at volume of pol'ce news
' that the correspondents on old News
. paper Row dubbed it "Washington s
I Police Gazette."
At that period the old-time police
1 reporter wa? required to be a sleuth
and writer in combination, and fol
lowing some of the "tips" sent in
| by citizens, several hidden crime?*
! were developed by the Sherlock
Ilolmeses of the Republican. One
? tip" led to the development of n
: murder mystery, no report of whicn I
' hnd been made by the police. i
Several members of the police force
1 who were opposed to the Russian
| methods of headquarters furnished the
newspaper with valuable news and
' information, while a number of former
policemen became volunteer reporters.
| Never before in the history of Wash
ington was so much police news and
, calamity stuff exploited in the col
' umns of a local newspaper, and the
1 circulation of the Republican was
' kited to five figures, something un
i usual for local newspapers at that
J time.
Kvrr? bodjr on Qal Vive.
Everybody seemed to be on the qui i
vive to get a copy of the one morning >
newspaper that was making a drive i
for real civic betterment. To use the j
expression of the late Al. Cunning- j
ham. news editor, "they sold like j
? John's oyster fritters '* In explana- i
j tion of this sa\int. a German known
| familiarly as "John." kept a bar and
j dining room in the basement at
northwest corner of Seventh and D j
streets northwest, and his specialty:
j was three large, ^ell-browned oyster
fritters for a dime His place was al- 1
ways crowded with patrons, some of
whom came from Georgetown and ex- I
treme East Washington.
( While the fight against police meth- ,
I ods was at its heijht. Editor Frank
[ Hatton wrote a double-leaded edito
i rial, which in those days was re
I rarded much as military men regard
i double-shotted cannon. He called at
tention to the fact, ns District Com
missioner Gardiner did several days
ago. that policemen were tried in se
cret by men of their own organisation
instead of disinterested judges, with
the result that many flagrant violat
ors of the laws of the land and the
j police regulations could be "white
washed."
Mr. Hatton also made rJs'n that all
I testimony taken before the trial board j
j was regarded ss part of the secret
| archive? of police headquarters, and ,
' concluded with this query:
! "Are Washington policemen servants
j of the people, or are they in a class
? of privileged rulers all to themselves?* ;
J One of the active police reporters
I on the Republican at that time was
' lx>uis Seibold. now political writer of j
i note on a New York newspaper. An
j other wa* "Squlntv" Johnson, who
? had been christened by his fellow
workers as 'Rubber ?oles."
Working together, or "in double
team harness." as they termed it. they
turned up several police scandals
which produced a sensation in the
community. Members of Congress be
came interested as the ficht waxel
1' fast and furious, and it became evi
dent that the press and people were
on the winning side and would bring
| about a rigid investigation of the po
J lice department.
j Following an article on "the wave
, of crime and immorality that was tn
I undating the Capital." 1n which the
i open sins of the r<d-light districts,
j and the prevalence of street walking
' were exploited, and a proomise of fur
| ther "stratling revelations," the end
of the battle came. It mas in the twi
light hours and the reporters were
preparing to go out on thulr niirht as
signments. when the telephone bell in
tt ecu 11
Starting " > \
V
Step Right In
| ?To the greatest sale of furs
we have yet been able to offer.
FURS
GREATLY REDUCED
All high - grade garments,
made right in our own work
rooms of the finest quality
pelts. Exquisitely trimmed.
Wm. Rosendorf
Furriei, 1213 G Si.
the editorial room.- of the Republican
rang. L?ou Selbold answered the call.
It wu from the superintendent of po
lice. who was sometimes referred to
as "Pasha Dye." He asked for Mr
iSnowden, the m&naKing editor, and
Raid something which caused Mr.
Snowden to reply:
"We won't argue the matter over
the telephone, major. If you, have
broken your long silence and care
to . make a statement, be kind
enough to put It In writing Or. if
you desire. I will* send a reporter
to interview you. - I am sure the
public will be glad to hear some
thing from your side of this mat
I ter."
"I will call you again In thirty
minutes." Maj. Dye said.
"Oh, fellows, the white flags are
going up." remarked "Squlnty"
Johnson.
True to his promise Maj. Dye call
ed on the phone about a half hour
later, and this is what he said:
"After consulting with my su-,
perior officers, we have decided that
regularly authorized newspaper re
porters may be admitted to the
chamber of the trial board during
the progress of trials to make re
ports of the same."
"How about your record book of
robberies?" Mr. Snowden asked.
"The book wil| be placed in de- J
I tective headquarters, where it will
I be available to the gentlemen of
the press." came the response.
People are C onjcratnlatrd.
"We have won the fight for s bet
| ter police administration, and the
people are to be congratulated." Mr. !
Snowden remarked. without any!
I display of enthustasm. as b?? re- i
I sumed his work. And the members !
of the staff smiled grimly.
After "looking backward" over
the shortcomings and sins of omjs
I sion and commission of some of tpe
i old police administration? which re
sulted in two rigid investigations,
both of which went against the de
partment. I am constrained to ?ay
that the present police department
s* the best the District has ever
hcd.
The recent clearing up of several
big crime mysteries and other in
telligent activities, marks it att com
parable with any othei police
agency anywhere in the world. MeJ.
' Raymond W. Pullman has brought
I the department up to the very
! minute in efficiency and skill, ana
1 doff my chapeau to him.
| FRENCH VETERAN HERE
TO LECTURE AT G. U.
i Lieut. Marcel Jousse Named In
structor in Sea Trade School.
I Word was received from Paris wes
iterday by the officials of Georgetown
! University mat I-ieut. Marcel JouaK.
| formerly of the Fiftieth French Ar
tillery RegimenU will be permitted to
i return to Washington as an instruc
I tor in French history and diplomacy
j in the university's new school of sea
| trade service, which opens tomorrow.
He fou?ht four years in Belg.um
and is a veteran, also, of the Marne
| and Verdun engagements. He was
i later oetailed by the French go^ern
! ment to teach the science of artil
, lery warfare to officers ui the
country.
1 Dr. R. S. MacElwee. of the faculty
j of Columbia University, has been ap
pointed as professor of ports and ter
minal facilities in the sea trade uchoAl.
of which the Rev. Edmund A. Walsh.
| S. J.. is regent.
Railroad Contract! Sif?ed
The Railroad Administration yos ter
day signed two formal operatin? eon
tract*. A Standard rental of tsf.
Ki2 92g was guaranteed the Vnion Pi -
Cific and ??? subsidiaries. The ' antra!
New Enaland waa ?ieen a return of
li.m.in
Today's Casualty List
DM fr?m ?
Ueut. John H. UUchert. Phlladei
L.ieut*^R E. Power*. Amherst, Ohio.
Corp Victor Slier. Cincinnati. Ohio
Corp. Albert H. Wynn. <Jatli?T. Tenn.
Wagoner R. A. Jon I In, Rome City. Ind.
Cook Frank E. Payne. Sherburn. Minn
privates
Joseph Barnlck. Hudaon. N T
William Q. Campbell. St. Paul. Minn.
Chailea ("apian. ConnelUvillo. Pa.
I Edward Hick*. Jamaica Plain. Mans
C W T-aiuterdorf. St Paul. Minn.
Sebaatiano Lencloni, Whitewater. Wis.
| Floyd D. Ruaaell. Caaon. Te*.
Arthur Sloman. Brooklyn. N. Y
I Vincent J. Stone. Paterson. N. J.
John F. Walah. Mlnooka. Pa.
Died from Aeetdewt and Other
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CORPORALS.
Milton E. Oottachalk. Detroit. Mich
John Pailadino. Denver. Colo.
Steve N. Santeronos. Jollet. III.
PRIVATES
Shepard Bradford. Holden. W Va.
Kesaia Chlma. Detroit. Mich.
Eustace Percival Dupen. Btsbee. Artm.
Thomas R. Griffln, Oakland. Cal
John B. Henlerson. Thesralia. Vs.
I Thomas Johnson. Chlpley. Fla.
James W Miesae. Marion. Kani
l/)uif Peterson. Chicago. 111.
Alvin L. Prator, Taooma. Waah
Harrold Sharp. Harrellsville. K. C.
Woundrd Sfffrrly.
Lieut. William B Sours. Chatham, Va
Pvt. T R ltankins. Saversvllle. Va
) Burden
Yourself
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m jot?I
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mm** wi ?tar? where ?? to Ml
needed * a borArc r htadw* ta
activity, a corb ?poc cte>wrr? th?ef
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aftereffect* by just ta* in* after e**h
and al bedti?* a ??eaaaoi litHa
Mm< mm+m /V?cripX? > Vt rm
Httle tati^ts arp aa WXeoC ** aM
acui pTwnptioa
fro? V fcVcti thay
take thrlr nr. me
Boy and \:r ?
caa* today. Your
d rocf nt ae lla
them at "i <*rt?
you ortfrco prefer
n>M write direel
to the Manar a O
tS Garbeid B?dc
Detroit M?rh V?
can thtrt ?ay
bve to dteQbC 'i
Improvement Sale
Correct Drew for Women?801 Pa. Ave. N. W.
The mechanics are patting in oar new elevator, to these
Improvement Sale Bargains are offered you for the inconvenience
of using the stairway.
Stylish
Spring
in Silk
and Serge
At
DRESSES
$in-98?_J$1 /j.98
and
14
98
Choice of all the newest and prettiest styles in all
the latest spnng shades. Wonderful values.
New Wool Poplin Spring Suits $1 Q
Fashioned in the Very Latest Styles A?/
New Box Style Spring Suits $?9 98
In Tricotine and Serge?New Spring Shades . ..
The Latest Dolman Capes
Shown in All New Materials?AU New Shades ....
14
.98
All Winter Suits
$25
$59.98 to
$75 values;
to close at
All Winter Coats
Fur trimmed
values to $59.98
to close at
$15
Two Big Values in Dress Skirts
All . silk P-o p I i n Dress
Skirts, latest spring styles;
all shades, all sizes. Spe
cial bargain $2.98
New lot of Dress Skirts,
in all-wool poplin, blue and
black; well made; values
up to $798.
Special at
S5.00
-Two Big Values in Waists
Lot of r?ctty Waists, in
dimities, lawns, organdies,
crossbar muslins and dimi
ties; sizes 36 to 54; $1.98
atlue:.Special. $1.00
Spring Waists, in Geor
gette, crepe de chine, satin
and pongee. All new spring
styles and shades, navv and
black; $3.98 val- CO QO
ue. Special.... wfanlro
-Millinery Bargain for Monday.
Choice of a lot of pretty all-satin and satin and straw
hats; good styles that sold regularly up to $10. 1 A A
To close out Monday at vl<vU
New Spring Millinery, $5 to $15

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