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Blackjnail Theory; Wit nesses Saw Two Autos. Nashville. Tenn.. Sept. L?Another car wu standing alongside Robin Cooper's automobile the night he was murdered. Steve Fulger, a negro teamster, declared to the police today. He claims to have driven by the scene of the murder Thursday night. Ful ler's story was that he was passing on Leake avenue about 1 o'clock at night and saw two machines stand ing: beside the road. One had the lights out Alex. Barthell. chief of police, dis credited the blackmail theory today and declared that evidence so far points absolutely to murder with rob bery as a motive. An additional fact was learned this morning when Josie Starks. a negro servant employed at a home near the Cooper residence, said she heard a shot and a few minutes later was aroused by a sound she believed was one of her chicken coopg being overturned. The noise Is attributed by police to the murder ers throwing the body in Richland Creek. AT THE THEATERS. Kcith'ii?V aadeville. One of those exceptional bills which blend comedy, good musicw dancing and diversified talent in Just the right proportions to suit everybody's taste. Is on tap at Keith's this week. Lew Dockstander's tribute to the la mented John Barleycorn with some pungent comment on the problems that confront our statesmen on either end of Pennsylvania avenue, furnish one of the most timely and laughable monologues that has graced the two a-day for many moons. It's all so thoroughly new that grasping the top line honors was a romp. Florrie M-fllership and Alfred Ger rard. ably assisted by Eddie Moran. offer a chapter that can fit gracefully into any Broadway musical comedy and feel right at home. It was Just singing ard dancing with some clever piano playing, but it was the way it was done that brought applause. Robert Hyman and Virginia Mann have one - of the brightest one-act sketches in vaudeville, worthy of at tention by all who are looking for a remedy for the high cost of living. Craig Campbell has a grand opera voice, but he showed it could be adapt ed to singing the old-time songs with the real heart appeal and bowed him self away to a solid hit. Harry Masters and Jack Kraft, in a satire on the song-and-dance men of th*? past, present and future, mingled comedy with some skillful stepping that was pleasing. Myrtle and Jimmy Dunedin proved wizards with the bicycle, and the Asahi troupe displayed some Oriental feats of mag e which were mystifying. J. Francis Dooley and Co^inne Sales in song and patter, and the Kinograms ro??nd out a program of an entertain ing character throughout. CoimnR? V nurirville. The strike in the big theaters seems to have put the vaudevillians on their mettle for never has the Cosmos Theater presented a more enjoyable bill than that of this week. Jean Boy dell. one of the new type of girl sing ing comediennes, is positively unique and had her audiences in almost con tinual laughter. Her recall at the close of her act was very like an ovation. The Broadway Trio and Dwe Harris also contribute singing features whoso type and quality are far superior to the ordinary trio and singing feature so common to vaudevile. The trio of fers three fine voices in a variety of songs, all new. that found an echo in big applause, while Dave Harris, a son? writer as well as a gifted singer, has the personality to put over a song with telling effect and to arouse enthusiasm in the appreciation showh. Harold Woolf and Helen Stewart, in their novel playlet. "In Two Flats." have a novel sketch of real charm, delightfully played. It is supposed to be staged in two very high up apartments in the same hotel, be tween which the players crawl to and fro on an ironing board while engaged in writing a Joint article on "the psychology of dancing." Incidentally Miss Stewart introduces a graceful and charming dance number. "The Corn Cob Cutups" offer a "scream" of rustic hilarity, which includes danc ing and the rehearsal of "The Silver Cornet Band." while the Four Jans leys introduce their famous perch, risley and teter-board acrobatic act from the New York Hippodrome that is a wonderful show In itself. From the early matinee until the last performance the house was crowded with laughing, applauding humanity. "The Career of Katherine Bush." with Catherine Calvert as the picture star. Is the extraordinary mati nee attraction, while the laughable Mack Sennett comedy. "The Dentist." and the Pathe News are shown at all performances. Two Caught After Jail-Break. Princess Anne, Md.. Sept. 1.?Two of the four men who participated in a bold Jail delivery here yesterday afternoon were captured on a farm near this place today, but the mys tery of how the quartet broke out retrains unsolved. Three heavy iron doors, supposed to be locked at all tiroes, stood between the prisoners and the open air, but. In some yet unexplained manner, this obstacle was overcome. Telegraphers Plan Uniform Demand St. Louis. Mo.. Sept 1.?The term* of a demand for a readjustment of the railroad telegraphers' wage scale to meet present living co?ts. and standardization of working condi tions. are to be settled at a week's conference which was started here today by about 100 general chairmen of the telegraphers' unions. TOO LATE \ Death only a matter of short time. Don t wait until pains and aches become incurable diseases. Avoid painful consequences by taking COLD MEDAL P* T?'" ? ?**nd*rd ?medT tor Iddney, uricadd trouble??the Nation*] Remedy of Holland since lMflL OwijiiMd Thre? sizea, dragguti. MWV e. "SO THIS IS GERMANY!" * Here are two reasons "Y" our doughboys on the German frontier aren't dissatisfied with their lot?Miss L'Engle from Atlanta, Ga., (left) and Miss Helen Powell, of Saginaw, Mich., Y. W. C. A. scouts whose specialty is extermination of the "blues" along the American sentry lines. Day of Fun Welcomes Alexandria County 'Boys' Parade* Feast, Music, Races and Athletic Events In Homecoming Celebration For Community's Warriors. Horue-coming day for the boys of the County drew a large crowd. In the auto parade, the first prize j of $15 for the best decorated pas senger ear was won by Colin C. MacPherson of Cherrydale, the sec- j ond cash prize going to C. W. Bon field of Clarendon. The first prize: for the best decorated truck was i awarded the Cherrydale Fir? L>e- j partment. which had four pieces of motor driven fire fighting appa ratus in line, second prize going to the Ballston Branch of the Alex- ! andria County Red Cross, their float.! representing Peace and Plenty, j winning by a close decision over A. ; 1m Rubin's tableau representing a Yankfe having a German at his J mercy, a wounded soldier with Red ! Cross attendant completing the ' picture. An old-fashioned Virginia chicken i dinner with trimmings was served to i over 250 returned soldiers and the j various committees. The principal speaker was former Speaker Champ Clark, who was introduced by Repre sentative R. Hampton Moore, of the Eighth Congressional district. The next speaker was Represent ative Otis Winslow, of Arkansas, who used the cost of high living as his theme. Mrs. J. M. Steed, of Ballston, a J Re4 Cross worker, spoke of her duties and pointed out boys in the audience ! whom she had met in hospitals over- j seas. Frank L. Ball, commonwealth's j attorney, as chairman of the monu ment committee, outlined the tent-1 ative plans of his committee and I started a nucleus of a monument fund which is expected to aggregate $15,0t<J. j Judge Aldon Bell, the oldest en I lifted man in the service, won ap j plause. Judge Bell is a resident of Culpeper. He enlisted with the 116th I Infantry and saw active service over I seas. His enlistment was an unique one. having been obtained ojily by special orders of Secretary of War Baker, who waived the age limit in his individual case, stating that "You have won the War Depart ment. now go and win a few Ger mans." The musical feature of the program was under a committee hoaded by Fletcher Kemp, superintendent of the Alexandria County schools, who ob tained the voluntary services of the band of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and through the assistance ot Peter Latterner the Shrinera and Grotto bands, which consolidated and rendered patriotic airs. The Mont- j rose Vocal and Instrumental Quar tet also tendered their services. In addition to the automobile pa rade an elaborate athletic program was staged, commencing at 4 o'clock with a sack race for boys, which was run off in five heats, the final win ners being Springer Norman, who captured $5, and Hugo Oswald, who is $3 richer for his trouble. An obstacle race over barrels, box-* es and hurdles for larger boys was run off in four heats, winners being Messrs. Springer and Summer. A three-legged race for free-for-all contestants was won by Messrs. I-ynn and Weaver, with Jett and Griffith second, while a 75-yard dash for boys up to 15 was won by Masters Van Horn and Baker. The ladles' slipper race was won by Miss Rosie Crack, with Lillian Ham mer second. A 100-yard-dash, with a ton of coal for the first prize, was won by W. H. Morris, with A. H. Halfern second. The final event was an Inter-com munity tug of war, Del Ray defeating Ballston; Cherrydale taking the num ber of Clarendon and Del Ray win ning over Cherrydale in the final. The Cherrydale team was composed of Capital and Surplus?$2,000,000 CCARCELY a day passes without reported thefts of unguarded valuables? Liberty Bonds and other negotiable securities. You may be the next loser ? forestall misfortune by Renting a SAFK DEPOSIT BOX in our vaults NOW. 11 The cost, relatively, is negli gible. National Savings & Trust Company Cor. 15th and N. Y. Ave. FIFTY-TIIIHD YEAR NEW SEPTEMBER VICTOR RECORDS On Sale at Arthnr Jordan's Best Service in the City Here's the Big Hit "Tell Me" J gSc I'ox Trot and the Vamp Fox Trot 18564 (fidgety Feet?One Step?Jazz. (Lazy Daddy?Fox Trot?Jazz. 18563 (Ruskana?One Step. (Have a Smile?Fox Trot, ? (Peter Gink?One Step, (Egyptland?Fox Trot. (I Ain't 'en Got 'en No Time to Have the Blues i8593 (Take Me to the Land of Jazz. 18588 (Tulip Time. (A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, , (Anything is Nice if it Came from Dixieland. ,5589 (Eyes That Say "I Love You," 18596 (You're Still an Old Sweetheart r? Mine, (The Gates of Gladness, ..... (The First Rose of Summer. 4 By John McCormick, Arthur Jordan Piano Co. 13th and G Streets Home of the Chickering Piano 85c 85c 85c 85c 85c 8Sr 85c $1.0? Messrs. Mag-rum, Hendricks. Heven ner, Raker. Thompson, Shreve. Shaw, Roundy, Reed and Leigh. The Clarendon baseball team defeat ed the Cardinals of Alexandria. 4 to 3. Aviator I>eon Smith, formerly of the Army and Aerial Postal Service, per formed tail div<js. corkscrew iw.s^s and other stunts SAYS JAPS SEEK U. S. FRIENDSHIP * Rev. Dr. Harris Expresses Conviction After Years Spent With Nipponese. After forty-fix years spent in I Japan as a missionary, the Rev. Dr. | M. C. Harris returned to Washing ton yesterday. Dr. Harris ex pressed the fiYm conviction that the friendly relations between this country and Jaftan are firmly and | unquestionably cemented. "The Japanese! aro a friendly! people," he said, "and they have a moat sincere respect for America, and for the heroes of her history. Tt may be surprising: to learn that nearly every Japanese who comes to this country makes a pilgrimage to Mount Vernon to pay his re spects to the memory of the father of our country. The Japanese rely upon America as being a strong and trufe friend." NEW PARK TO HAVE 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE One of the finest recreation parks In' the country will be located in Wash ington when work on lower East Po-| tomac Park Is completed. The park will include an eighteen-hole goir I course, a fully equipped field house I with ample locker accommodations, shower baths and other conveniences. ! baseball diamonds, tennis courts, cro quet lawns and picnic sites. The park can be reached by the new i ferry operating between the foot or j the street car lines near the War Col- I lege and East Potomac Parx. BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF DRAGON LAND Get acquainted with real China, looming big in world news, through the delight ful and , important story written especially, for The Washington Herald by Moon Kwan, the young 0. Henry of China's Four Hundred Million? "My Boyhood in China" An intimate revelation of China's heart and home life, begins in The Herald TOMORROW You'll want to read it to your children. William Wilson Will Be Buried Here Today Funeral services for William Wil son. a resident of this city for 30 years and a veteran government employe, will be held today at the home. 3630 Warder street northwest. Interment wiU be private in Oak Hill Cemetery at 11 o'clock. Mr. Wilson was born In New York j city, and was educated there. Since 1 his arrival In this city In 18M he has ! be<-n employed at the Pension Office, i He Ip survived by his widow., Mr?, j Isabella P. Wilson, and two sons. William M. Wilson and Chartes Earle 1 "Wilson. Java Leads in Qninine Race. | Java has taken the leadership in the cultivation of quinine away from Peru. HACK DRIVER CHARGES WITH HUNTING FARH churned with "loitering" about t1m Union Station IjeKoy 1 "laments. ? harkmtn. vu hailed before Pottos Court yesterday Policeman Newklrft stated that "hackers" have been lsting an act of Consreae by driving their teams slowly back and forth In front of the station and soliciting business. Judge Hardison postponed th, hearing of this case to ' krtober 1. when he will return from his vaca tion . Policeman Newkirk informed tht court he has five or ?ix similar which will be called at the same tin President to Speak in New York. President Wilson y^s^erday ac cepted th* invitation of Dr. John F. ] Tucker of the board of governor* of the Society of Arts and Scleneas ! to speak at a dinner tn New York I in October, the exact date to be an nounced later. "BAYER CROSS" ON GENUINE ASPIRIN s "Bayer Tablets of Asperln" to If [ genuine must b* marked with the I safety "Bayer Cross." 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