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Within the Next Year. The United States Employment Service placed an average of lO.OuO Persona in Jobs of various kinds each working day during the eighteen months ended June 30. according to the Department of Labor report made public today. The department esti mates that this service saved the and women so directed to em ployment at least *10,000.000. It cost _ country an average of *1.34 for placement, including the cost of building up the aervice. In connection with the report the aePertinent says that the peak of ne situation of labor surplus appears ?t>out the mid dle of May. and that the labor mar w ia now be com I rig equalized, with indications of shortage within the year. * i?f*r0n!: January "18. to June 30. the number of workers of all rla?es registered by the United " " Employment Service, was 7.103.?o3. of whom 6.446.294 were re ferred to positions and 4.955.159 w^re reported placed. During the war or "man-finding" per?od. 3.432.997 persons were regis tered and 3.444.093 referred to Joba. the great majority of them in war industry. Returns show that 2,698, S87 were placed. During the readjustment period following the war. which the Em ployment Service characterizes as a "job-flnding" period. 2.256.272 per sons were reported placed. Included in the registrations were 513.604 soldiers and sailors of whom 314.137 are already reported placed. Placements were made of overy kind of worker, from common and domestic laborers to high salaried professional and technical workers. The common labor placements con stituted 23 per cent of the approxi mately 5.000.000 persons placed, the other 77 per cent consisting of skilled labor. Women constituted 20 per cent of the total workers placed. JAIL NO 'COOLER,' 341 TELL WORLD Record Number of Prison ers Swelter in District Bastile?More Coming. The hotter it gets the more crowd ed the District jail becomes. A total of 341 persons are sweltering in jail awaiting trials for crimes which range from grand larceny to first degree murder. Seventeen persons are charged with enher murder or manslaughter. Thirty two persons, charged with carry.ng concealed weapons are waiting to get out on bond. These were arrested dur ing the recent race riots. It is said fhat at least 100 persons have been able to secure bond for their appear ance on similar charges. The number of persons now in jail is somewhat above the average of the number usually caried in the summer months. This increase is due entirely to the race riots. Superintendent Charles C. Foster, accordingly, has on his hands the l?igge.?t collection of prisoners that th District jail has held in a long time. Not one of the 311 now locked up has been sentenced?all are await ing trial. It is expected that by to morrow night this number will be well over -VK'. as the persons sentenced from the police courts are delivered to the District Jail. EYES OF LITTLE GIRL. BEL1EVFD TO BE DEAD, ACCUSE SUSPECTED MAN ro.NTIM EP PROM PAGE ONR mine whether the bones are those of a ehild. Ev*?n his wife believes the un happy man under arrest is guilty of knowlr-Sge of the littl- girl's dis appearance. She has begged him to confess. but he maintains doggedly that he knows nothing of the case. The entire police force of Chicago and hundreds of volunteers have s-arched every foot of ground, in doors and out. in the vicinity of the child's home. Rut no trace, no rhie. has be?-n unearthed. Janet W ilkinson has been swallowed up by the earth, to all intents and purposes. The police confess them selves baffled: her heartbroken pa rents believe her d. ad but have abandoned hope of finding her body. Fitzgerald, arrested shortly after the child disappeared ia.?t Tuesday, has told conflicting stories of his actions on that day. but ste&Cjl^ has denied having seen the child later than early in the morning, when she was hith her parents. Every method has been resorted to to make Fitzgerald confess to the authorship of a crime but without result Confronted With Picture. "Look at those poor little eyes," Detective Sergt. Edward J. Powers said. "Look at those hands out stretched. pleading with you to tell where you hid her body. Where did you hide it?" Powers was speaking to Fitzgerald and holding before him the picture of Janet. The man looked at the picture, but onlv for a moment. "That's the very way she looked when I last saw her." he said. "I didn't kill her I don't know what's become of her." "How many places are there !n the Virginia Hotel where you could hide a body?" "There are twenty places nr more: but T didn't hkle It. I didn't. I didn't." The police have trapped him In sev eral lies. but tne> haven't made him' admit anything Incriminating. Neither th" police nor the heart-broken mother and father nor his wife, who is also held, have been able to move ' him. League of Nations Discussed by Borah The league of nations covenant! discussed last nlcht by Senator; William E. Borah, an opponent of the- leawut at Trinity Episcopal! Church. Third and C streets north-! west. Senator Atlee Pomerene will speak toniaht at Trinity Church In favor of the league. Meetings In which the league will l>e discussed will be held each niuht this week at Trinity Church. Other speakers will be announced later. SUN DA Y THE A G^rrftek?"Oae-a-M laate." Br EARLE DORSEY. Peering through the haze of a pro digious first act, the rather inept ef forts of a cast without sufficient bal , ance or study, and some character I drawing that might shock even th? ! freak-hardened nerves of Darnum him | self, there is a strong possibility that j Mr. Fred Jackson has another attra? ! **ve Pl?y in "One-a-Minute," a phar i maceutical farce which had its pre miere at the Garrick last night. The presentation of "One-a-Minute" served a double purpose last night. It ! enabled Mr. Jackson and a number of 1 other interested persons to see how . his latest handiwork appears prac 1 tice and it pave the Garrick Players a new medium with which to exploit their talents. The overpowering heat j of the evening, however, was nearly 1 too much for the audiencc and cast as i well. Mr. Jackson, we are told, had written a play based cvn the saying I ?f P- T. Baroum that a fool was born every minute. That's only a part of the thesis. The rest of it might be stated like this: It's easy ; enough to have faith if you only 'have something to have faith in. I Jimmy Butler, a failure at law. returns to Centerville to discover that Marian Knight, a playmate of his kid days, is trying to run a de 1 crepit drug-store left her by a dreaming father. To make mat ters worse, the drug store trust is I planning to open a competitive es tablishment and run Miriam out of j business. As a last resort, young Jimmy and the editor of the Center ville Clarion decide to discover the panacea for ^11 ills that Jimmy's i father spent his life searching for. jThey compose it at random?equal I parts of finger, charcoal, pepsin land fuller's earth? and try it out Ion a paid patient. The remedy works with marvelous success?a success almost too mar velous for even so liberal an element as Jacksonian farce. It cures the president of the drug-store trust of dyspepsia; it cures the Judge on the bench, who faints during Jimmy's trial, for violating the drug act; it cures all manner and numbers of per sons. The resulting success that rolls in on the remedy?"Knight's 99"?lifts . them all to wealth. The Centerville editor, now turned patent medicine advertiser, actually falls in love with and wins the daughter of the drug store macnate. Miriam falls for Jimmy, but just by way of capping ; the climax of "99's" success. Granny Knight, who was dying at 70. when the remedy came Into being, is seen I in the last act tangoing with the drug, store plutocrat. I The story enables I.ynne Over mann to riot in comedy. He is at his best in this production and he j perpetrates in his part some of his | most effective and finished buf foonery. Supreme ease and a natural poise underlie this young actor's i appreciation of a role. He had his ! audience gleeful throughout, which ought to be fair praise for any comedian. Miss Eileen Wilson. In the role of the druggist's daughter and a one third partner in "Knight's 99" had a part that carried with it no great 1 possibilities, yet she managed to inoculate the role with a greater I verity and sense of authenticity that was the case with her last . Garrick part. Her performance I was smooth and sincere and it was very gratifying, too. . Mr*. Jacques Martin, as *>ranny* Knight, a tango lizardess at 70, per sonally scored in a character part j that was badly overdrawn and too ?| absurd for serious consideration. Robert Williams, as the editor-ad vertising man who wins the mag nate's daughter, was too new to the part. !? bc familiar with its pos sibilities. His appearance in the first act was excellent, his work lagged throughout the second act. suffering fiom a forced theatrical ism that, happily, he nearly suc ceeded in laying aside toward the finish. The change vastly improved his performance and brought a new note of dignity to the role. Miriam ' Collins, as the magnate's daughter, gave a good ingetlue interpretation. Donald Meek, as the magnate him : self, was accurate, natural and thoroughly convincing. Miss Doris I -Shecrin. as a telephone operator, | had a much better part than us ually befalls her, and she rose to the occasion by giving the best performance of her Garrick engage ment. Others in the cast were: Tony Hodge. Louise Huntington. Edna Bates. Donald Meek. Edward M. Wonn. Thomas MeCann (this little negro boy scored a perfect hit with his characterization, we forgot to say!). Robert Williams. Frank Peck. John Hoffman and Joseph Clancy. Lo#w'? Palace Catherine Calvert In "The Career of Katherine Bmh." The writings of Elinor Glyn have enjoyed so brilliant an internation al fame that the transposition of one of her stories from the print ed page to the screen is a literary as well as a photo-dramatic event. Such has been done with her "Career ot Katherine Bush." one of the most i popular of the novels of this very ; famous novelist and a story second , in power and fame to "Three Weeks." It being the feature of the : program at Loew's Palace this week "The Career of Katherine Bush " ; which has been transferred to the screen with the utmost care to pre serve the fidelity of its atmosphere and its narrative, is a story of Characteristic Glyn vein, revealing the gripping struggle of a woman born obscure but not content to re main so. Katherine Bush, the hero ine. possessed of the assets of rare beauty, indescribable charm and great personal magnetism, deliber- ' ately views the heights of success wealth and fortune and assails them without scrupling at the price. So great is this woman's roman tic power to sway men in high! p aces that even the inevitable pen-i alty that she has paid for her rise to power and position ceases to be a bar to love, which she finds In i who "TV a man of high estate! ?ho confers forgiveness upon a I I1? t0? beautiful- too magneticj marvelous of character to I com? W!th'n ,he bound8 the, > common rule. 1 bfstlh.m'?n.' Ca!vert' onp of the screen's beat emotional actresses, has been cast sat one role and her portrayal tech-ie-l? c2mpe,linS' authentic and roundfxly> The ca,,t that sur rounds her Is composed of such Dlav Ke'nt" Ju0^)r'0,d'-"thy.,CrauPfurd Montro,^ I ^ Brunda?e- Helen Montrose. Anna Dearing and others. thJhriin ,Ce. pr?Sram- aside from "j? brilliant feature ot it8 bi"- Pre sent, a number of subsidiary attrac tions of more than usual me'it. frandnlr* *etrop.ll,.B_?nie Brtt,r Wife." orIv*wIUe ?f the later-<Jay theory Photoplay produc-i tinmen, Perfection of the enter tant^hhL X ol? " the imPor tant thing, rather than the Individual I hasneVer" he* a "ng,e 2 been more forcefully ex , !n "The Setter Wife," novel Thr'r " ?5J^OPe ^"eei ClJ? Queet-" In which return Toung "Urates her Me^Tnoiit ^?screen at Crandall's Metropolitan Theater this week. "The TER OPENINGS Q | Better Wife" is a shadow drama that combines in unusual proportion every j element of genuine artistic merit. Never has a film play been more lavishly mounted than this. And as | the raison d'etre of the magnificent j pictorial effects revealed upon the screen Is unfolded a story of romance and thrills that has an impressive basis of sound psychology and pos sesses a universal appeal. While the narrative has its locale among the exclusive haunts of Britain's aris tocricy, the Incidents of the story of a faithless wife, a pathetically! lonely heir to a baronetcy, a wor shipful husband and father and a? typically generous American girl sound such emotions as are common to all classes and all ages In all coun tries. No (doubt realizing the exceptional merit of the material of her drama. Miss Young wisely chose for her sup-, porting cast a group of players whose own attainments upon the silver sheet have been of stellar Importance. The principal male role, that of the baro-| ret who was blind to his wife's per-] fidy, is played with dignity and poise by Nigel Barrie. while a role almostI ^.equally prominent Is played with nc | less effectiveness by Irving Cum-] Imlngs. Th# two chief feminine parts! contributory to the climactciic power i of the play are faultlessly portmyedj i Jbv Kathlyn Williams and Lillian1 Walker. The essential role of the! I heir to the title of baronet Is played, I with his usual precocious charm byj Master Ben Alexander, the most re-1 jmarkable child on the screen. I Miss Younsr has never been filmed [to better advantage than In the role | of Charmlan. the young American] j Rlrl whose gentleness, patience and love finally brought peace to a house i hold disturbed by the Inevitable re S suits of duplicity on the part of a .totally selfish wife, whose Tialson eventuated In her untimely death. Too much cannot be said in praise of the magnificence of' setting wh eh marks every scene of this splendid subject, or of the consummate art j displayed by the camera-men who have set new standards of photo graphic beauty. Supplementing the ma lor feature Is shown "Zip and Zest." a two - act comedy that stirs those two eccen tric gymnasts. Montgomery and Bock, and defies all speed laws. In their latest effort the co-stars are shot out of a real aeroplane to furnish a cli m-\X for their energetic tomfoolery. Interestinc news events and unusu ally brilliant orchestral accompanl | merit, toeether with the special over ture consisting of selections from "The j Boyal Vagabond." complete one of I the best bills of the summer. Crandair* Knickerbocker?"The Better Wife.** The crowds of seekers after mid j summer relaxation found it In ampte ! measure at Crandall's Knickerbocker Theater yesterday, where as the corn ed? feature of the bill "Smiling ! Billy" Parsons, aided and abetted by a group of sirenic young women and a terrific rainstorm.*created roars of laughter as star of his latest two reel release. "Chasing Bain-Beaux." In addition to the humor of situations developed during the action if this pictunxed domestic tangle, there are introduced from time to time some of the most startling photographic ef fects ever sren upon the screen, the manner of accomplisment of which completely baffles the lay .mind. It i* astounding, too. that the discom forts resultant from having toeen caught in a drenching downpour i could have been so humorously caught by the camera. j Another of the contributory fea | tures of the excellent bill was found in the interesting depiction of last week's foremost news events the world over. This interval of comprehensive enlightenment on matters of wide im port was enthusiastically received j yesterday. j The chief attraction of the Knicker ' bocker's early-week program, how | ever, was the "Better Wife." in which ! Clara Kimball Young, supported by | one of the most remarkable cast of i stars ever assembled, returned to the screen yesterday after an absence of ; many months. The many aspects of j Fuperlority noted in this lavishly mounted subject are indicated under J the Metropolitan Theater, where "The Better Wife" is completely reviewed. i Crandall*??"Tanaled Thread*.'* ! "Tangled Threads." the handsomely I staged and faultlessly acted photo ! drama In which Bessie Bnrriscale was | screened as star at Crandalls Thea I ter yesterday, is as notable for the i superiority of its cast as tor the po I tent appeal of its pictured narrative ; and the artistic pre-eminence of its ! photography. | Miss Barriscale, In the role of a | young wife who is made the victim I of her husband's Jealousy and of her lover's villainous duplicity, has every opportunity to display the mimetic | gifts and the great personal charm | that have made her one of the most ! popular of silent drama. In the roles j of secondary importance only in the ! sense that they are subordinate in ' sympathetic interest to the tigure im 1 personated by the star. Thomas Hold j ins and Nigel Barrie appear to ad : vantage, the former as the unscrupu i lous aspirant to the young wife's i love, the latter as the husband who had scant faith In his helpmeet's un ] wavering fidelity. Ben Alexander, who ' has no serious rival among the chil dren of the screen as an actor or great Inherent gifts, captures an au dience's immediate interest as the child of the unhappy pair who are fi nally reconciled through his un studied simplicity and childish faith. , The bill to be shown through Tues day of this week is completed by a ! variety of abbreviated pictured sub jects, including both news and com edy features, and orchestral accom paniment. Moore'* lllallfr?"Mary Itrjrun." It is very evident that the manage ment of Moore's Blalto Theater watch their patronage closely, determine the type of show which meets the popular demand of their particular house, and then comb the market for productions of such character, if yesterday's ca pacity audiences, after viewing Anita Stewart In the picturization of L?Koy Scott's famous novel of big pleasure in New York, "Mary Began." may be taken as a criterion, a bill being pre sented which gratified the most sa tiated motion-picture palate. As "Mary Began." heroine of Mr. Scott's story. Anita Stewart has a most bewildering role, surrounded as she is by numerous types of present day characters In which we are all Interested. The merciless profiteer who makes abnormal profits with no work, the shallow creature to whom he turns to spend his swollen fortune, and the vulture who stands by to rob; the lawyer who helps questionable characters to stay within the law. the strong-arm man in evening clothes; the woman of light character who does their bidding; and the polite "lounge Hazard." who draws society women into the net. are all shown. It is a difficult role the star carries, that of a girl loved by two men, yet in her heart convinced that she would not marry at alL She takes this stand because she Is the daughter of a notorious criminal who is serving a long sentence for robbery. At last she decides her duty is to marry the younger of the meu. the son of a capitalist, whom she de sires to save fr?m the ruin which is MAY BE JAP ENVOY ?RAJZow nrrsuz Toklo.?Baron Mitsui, the rich est man in Japan, Is being consider ed for ambassador to the United States. Should he be named he will be the world's richest ambassador. pursuing him in the form of a fast life with a background of Broadway's | white lights. How she finds she has made a mistake after doing this, how she battles a crowd of wily black H mailers who arc seeking the fortune of her young husband, is most thrill | ingly presented. All in all, it is a production which gives Miss Stewart [ new and unsuspected opportunities to . prove herself one of the supreme ( screen actresses of the day. | The supporting cast is of exceptlon j al strength, including such well-known ! stars as Frank Mayo. Carl Miller. ; Barney Sherry. George Hernandez* , Hedda Nova, and many others. As | is usual with all productions directed | by Lois Weber, the attention to de ? tail in settings is remarkable, with ! beauty as a keynote throughout the J entire show. Glen Ecbo. Away from the bustle of city af fairs hundreds again yesterday re I laxed with carefree youngsters at Glen Echo. There were basket picnic parties out early and all day long the stream of pleasure-seekers wended their .way to the park to listen to the I concerts by Celfo and his big band ?or to seek diversion on the score .or more amusements. j Beginning- this evening and con tinuing all week there will be a special dance program provided by ; Mills' Orchestra in the spacious I pavilion. Chenaprnkr Bench. Twilight bathing is one of the latest pastimes at Chesapeake | Beach, the bay resort near Washing ton. The sport, which is gaining in i popularity, is practiced principally by girl war workers who are unable (to spend the entire day at the resort and who make the after-office trip on the train leaving the District line at 6:30 o'clock. Twilight bath ing has many advantages?the set ting is eorgeous, the temperature is pleasant, and the inconveniences of | sunburn are minimized. Some of the girls bathe as late as 9:15 ? j o'clock. , Crabbins: is improving each week, and fishing remains excellent, trout j being caught in large numbers. The jhalf-mile excursion boat pier af : fords excellent facilities for both (fishing and crabbing. Boating and ; canoeing also are popular. The best jcrabbiner and fishing results are said j to be obtained by those who go a short distance out in rowboats or canoes. Free dancing Is a dally feature, snappy "wahooa" music being fur bished by Bert Saulsman's Jazzy ex jsoldier musicians. The large pavil ! ion is always cool. JAPAN BLAMES CHINA FOR U. S. PROTESTS Tokio, July 27.?The Japanese press is showing a conciliatory spirit with regard to the Shantung question and the anti-Japanese ut i terances made in the United States Senate in the debates on this prob I lem. \ The press here seems Inclined to ascribe American attacks on Japan jto a failure to understand all phases I of the question, and this misunder I standing is blamed on alleged Chinese propaganda in the United States. Arrested After Crash. Robert McGraw, white, thirty I Ave years of age. 122 Sixth street i southeast, was arrested yesterday | evening after his automobile had | collided with two other automobiles ' Capitol Hill, and charged with driving while intoxicated. The first machine McGraw struck i belonged to J. F. Allison, 2148 F , street northwest. The second car I belonged to Dr. G. C. Bicknell, of | Pisgah. Md. NERVOUS PROSTRATION May be Overcome by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound ? This Letter Provei?I t. West Philadelphia, Pa.?"During the thirty years I have been mar ried, I have beer in bad health and had several attacks of nerv ous prostration until it seemed as if the organs in my whole body were worn out. I was fin ally persuaded to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg etable Com pound and it made a well woman of me. I can now do all my housework-and ad vise all ailing women to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and I will guarantee they will de rive great benefit from it."?Mrs. Fra*k Fiteoesalo, 25 N. 41st St. West Philadelphia, Pa. There are thousands of women everywhere in Mrs. Fitzgerald's condition, suffering from nervous ness, backache, headaches and other symptoms of a functional de rangement. It was a grateful spirit for health restored which led her to write this letter so that other women may benefit from her ex perience and find health as she has done. For suggestions in regard to your condition, write Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. The re sult of their forty years experlem/ Is at your service. Skrmons Heard in Washington Churches Yesterday The Duty of the Church in J The Present World Sit uation Explained. -4 "Men are men. The differences of birth and race are mere accidentals." stated the Rev. Wilmer P Johnston, assistant pastor of the Flr?t Congre gational Church, In his sermon yester day morning on the "Duty of tho Church in the Present World Situa tion." "Asia has come Into her own. The # East and the West have fought In a common cause. The East looks f America for example ?nd help, for modern science has forced America from her isolation," he went on He declared that this transformation had been sudden, radical and per manent and that the world has seen the rise of a new idealism. These) facts, he said, demand a new world creed to replace the many natural and tribal creeds that have hitherto prevailed. "We are to see that certain articles j fundamental to a stable civilization I are incorporated in this new world creed," said Dr. Johnson. "The most important are that Almighty Ix>ve is at the heart ~f all things, that man needs and can have the help of this Almighty Love in working out his destiny." He stated that the final duty of the church was to bear witness to an un dying faith in a new order In which righteousness, peace and Justice shall reign supreme. He stated that all great nations had become more closely affiliated through the common trials of the war and said that Great Britain and America in this way had entered a fellowship of service. 20,000 EMPLOYES BUY SWIFT & CO. STOCK More than 3^.000 employes of Swift & Co. are vested with part ownership i j in the packing concern. Announcement | has Just been made of the results of j | the gignntic profit sharing plan re j cently offered by the company to its i workers. So great was the demand for shares : from employes that the company set j aside sufficient stock to take care of j I such employes as are in the army and ; navy and who will be back within the next few months. j Stock which had been turned Into the treasury some time aco afforded the company an opportunity which it had long sought, to offer shares to employes at par. 40 INJURED AS CARS CRASH ON PALISADES; New York. July 27.?High up on the top of the Palisades, about a quarter , of a mile north of Palisades Park, j near Fort Lee. two trolley rare of the i Public Serv ice Corporation this after- J | noon met in a head-on collision, in- i Juring forty persons, seventeen of I them so seriously that they were re- j moved to the Englewood Hospital. At : least one of them is expected to die. j Th#? accident occurred on a "lay-over" i j switch, about 200 feet in length, and. ' I according to the men operating the! ' two cars, was due to a faulty switch. | ' Jews can boast of an average longer ? life than any other race. They have ; always enjoyed remarkable immunity j from tuberculosis, cholera and typhus. Cultured Citizens Proved : Heart Degraded by Riots, Says Dr. Muir. "Hlotfng ffuch as has dl*?r&ced Washington in the past week shows that many of our 'cultured* citizens are at heart degraded."' This statement was made yester day by the Rev. J. J. Muir. pastor of Temj>le Bapt[*t Church. Tenth and N streets northwest, in a sermon with the text, "Patience Needful." "The local rioting is only one sf a series of lawless uprisings now prevalent aver the world, and the occurrences give evidence of the fact that the present generation has a very thinly veneered civiliza tion." stated Dr. Muir. "The situation calls for exercise of Christian quietness and the need of patience in times of turbulence is absolute," he declared. He deplored all disturbances that are antagonis tic to Christianity, but averred that the supernatural purposes of God are being carricd on despite riots or anything else. Dr. Muir said cltisens should dis play confidence in their community and strive to Imbue in themselves a truer, nobler manhood. By select ing better ideals, he assured them of having a better city. Dr. Muir declared a man's char acter could not be reached by a short cut. bat that It was the result of patient endeavor to do the right and see others do likewise. AMERICAN ACTIVITY SCARES THIS BRITON London. July 27.?An extremely gloomy picture of Britain's eco nomic future was drawn by James j Henry Thomas. M. P.. general sec retary of the National Union of | Railwaymen. upon his return from I a visit to the United States, i In a speech at Derby last night, he predicted Britain's economic doom at the hands of American competition unless the labor situa tion in the kingdom is immediately remedied. I Steal Silks from Store Next to Police Station New York. July 77.?The Superior Hat lining Company was robbed of f30.0T"0 worth of silk 3ometime yesterday, ac cording to a complaint ma/de to the po lice by John Greenberg, president of the company. The bark of the bulldin? faces the Mercer street police station. Green bcrg said 2S3 bolts of silk were stolen. The burclars overlooked $4,000 in lib erty bond*. Funeral Services Today For Dr. Daniel J. Kelly Funeral services for Dr. Dan^l J. Kelly, examiner in the Patent ( Office, who died Saturday at Provl | dence Hospital, will be held this I morninfr at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church. Fourteenth street and Park road. I He is survived by his widow, j Mrs. Alice Kelly, and a half sister. | Mrs. Mary Ann Carr, of Alabama. Says Lawlessness Will Sub Side When Capital is Really Dry. "Washington is not dry." declared the Rev. Howard I. Stewart, pastor of Second Baptist Church. Fourteenth street and Virginia avenue southeast, in his sermon las* night <? "Is Wash ington Worse Without Whisky?" "The enforcement of the new pro hibition legislation cannot possibly accomplish the desired results in stantly. Washingtonian? have stored quantities of lipuor that will last fori a long time to come." he continued. "The statement by Cardinal Gib bons attributing the lawlessness in j this city to the dry law is not toi he taken seriously In view of this fact." declared Dr. Stewart. , In a similar course of reasoning the pastor refuted the statement recently made by Representative Julius Kahn.! of California, placing the blame for the race riots on the prohibition laws. Dr. Stewart cited the fact that both Mlaine and Kansas, dry States, had fewer arrests since the ban on liquor than In the old days. He stated that when Washington became absolutely dry the police department could take a rest. The actual state of "bone dryness" could not be reached immediately after the ban was inaugurated, ac cording to the pastor. He compared the destruction of the liquor traffic to the gradual death of a tree whose roots had been cut. and he expresaed confidence in the final dissolution of j the industry. DEPLORES FAILURE TO ASK NEGRO AID Blaming District authorities for j not accepting assistance offered by j law-abiding colored citizens as well ? as white mm in quelling the recent race riots, the Rev. Dr. J. Milton Waldron, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church last night pleaded for equal consideration for the black man. 'The authorities called in white men to assist in putting down the j riots," said the Rev. Dr. Waldron. j "but refused to accept the assist ance of the law-abiding colored citi zens. This added fuel to the flame and caused many of the colored citizens to feel they were to be left at the mercy of prejudiced and un fair white officials." FRANCE TO BUY A. E. F. MOTOR TRANSPORTS Arrangements are now being- per fected, according to Representative Kahn. chairman of the House Mil itary AfTairs Committee. for the sale to France of the bulk of the motor transports owned by the j United States, and assigned to the :American Expeditionary Forces. The A. E. F. now has a total of ? 125.634 motor vehicles, as compared ?with 6.038 in February, 1918. The i French government. Mr. Kahn said I yesterday, had already begrun to negotiate for the purchase of the Icars. and was acting in this manner 'because French automobile manu facturer! feared that if the mi 'chines were thrown on the market at one I time, their business would be ruined. Dr. Meeks Denies Dry Lav Is Repsonsible for Race Riots. "Claim* by certain r cmgre?*roe! that prohibition is the direct oiuw fa the recent shameful rioting in Wash ington are so absurd that an inteltt Kent man looks for a sinister motJti behind their statements." declared Uu Rev. William J. Meeks last night ti his congregation in Union M K Church. 2Dth street, near Pennsylvaall avenue northwest. Dr. Meeks spoke on "Causes fa Lawlessness " One of the prtndpa ccuses. he said, was delay in court ao tion- Slow legal action encourages l? dignant and outraged citirens to tak? the law into their own hands said Dr Meeks. and is tended to stimulate f disregard of law by criminals "The Aght being waged by the *wet? in Congreas against the prohtbitloi law is a bad reflection on our preaeit d?y Americanism," declared the pas tor. He continued: "Race hatred va doubtedly exists here and It is to N deplored. But it is foolish to eondem: a whole race for the appalling crtmoi of several whs. no doubt, are victim* of booze. Certain ?Interests' want U get rid of our superintendent of potiOi ! ?they are illicit liquor peddler*, pro moters of professional vioa am I gem biers." D. C. Florist* to Picnic At MarshaQ Hall Tod&3 Marshall Hall will b? the meeo? of Washington florists this after noon on their annual outing. A! flower stores and stands will clo* at 1 o'clock to enable employes U Jo*n in the merriment at the re sort. Free refreshments will be serve* until ? o'clock. A feature will be. i ball game between teams represent ing the greenhouse men and th store men. George C Shaffer head the entertainment committee. Save Money ?by investing in a good Diamond, which is enhancing in value every day. Join Schwartz'* Diamond Thrift Club And Secure r.r Beautiful $75 J)iamond RING lor .50 $1 WEEKLY Oi Son The Hub of New York HOTEL IMPERIAL Broadway and 32d? St., New York City Rooms with use of Bath - - $2.50 up Rooms with Private Bath - - $3.00 up Wrift for Booklet J. O. STACK, Pres.