Indicates Shortage Due
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
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
Women constituted 20 per cent
of the total workers placed.
JAIL NO 'COOLER,'
341 TELL WORLD
Record Number of Prison
ers Swelter in District
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
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 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
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
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
"There are twenty places nr more:
but T didn't hkle It. I didn't. I
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 '
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
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
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,
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
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
Lo#w'? Palace Catherine Calvert
In "The Career of Katherine
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
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
orIv*wIUe ?f the later-<Jay theory
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
| 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
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
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.
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 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
| 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
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
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.
Away from the bustle of city af
fairs hundreds again yesterday re
I laxed with carefree youngsters at
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
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
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
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
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.
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
until it seemed
as if the organs
in my whole
body were worn
out. I was fin
to try Lydia E.
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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
"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
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.
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.
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
Dr. Meeks Denies Dry Lav
Is Repsonsible for Race
"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
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
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
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.
?by investing in a
good Diamond, which
is enhancing in value
The Hub of New York
Broadway and 32d? St., New York City
Rooms with use of Bath - - $2.50 up
Rooms with Private Bath - - $3.00 up
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