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CAMPAIGN FOR AN EGG
BOYCOTT NEARS CLOSE Mrs. Ellis Logan, Director of; War on High Prices, Is | Pleased With Results. Will Circulate Petition at Several Meetings Today?Interest Re mains Unabated. The campaign for signatures to peti- ] t!ons for a boycott of high-priced eggs, ** hich started ii^ this city at 0:30 o'clock iast Monday morning, Is? to closc at mid- j mght tonight, giving the campaigners seven active days of work. Mrs. Ellis Logan, ?ho instituted and directed the campaign- declared thit morning that she ?as delighted with the results obtained. A call for all petitions that are being circulated by those assisting Mrs. Logan in her campaign was iasued this morn ing by her. She wants the petitions in by tomorrow morning, s-o that she will be able to start to check up, and to pre pare the monster petition for presenta tion to Congress along with those from oth. r cit ? - about the country. No Let-Up in Interest. Df s .'it- the- fact that this is the seventh da\ of active campaigning, Mrs. Logan declared this morning, there was no let up in tho number of names received this morning by mail, or in the number of telephone calls from those wishing to tak'- up the \\ork of getting petitions signed at this late date. The campaign dmctor declared that judging from the number of inquiries which came to her this morning, one would think that the campaign had just been announced in stead of just clos.ng. Mrs. Letyan will \ isit several meetings j about the city today, among them the anti-vivisect:ori meeting. A number of additional names are expected to be add . ?! to the petition at this meeting, ac cording to Mrs. Logan, who declared that she also was continuing her conferences with women in all.vaks of life to as certain their views on the campaign. Without exception, declared Mrs. Logan, all are in favor of the campaign. Holds Legislation Needed. Mrs. Logan declared that the practice of the Philadelphia women of having their own co!d storage, as outlined by Mrs. William B- Derr, president of the Housekeepers' League of Philadelphia, could not have done much good here at this time. What the women here wanted was a reduction of the price of eggs which were already in cold storage. "What is needed here is -egislatlon,"' declared Mrs. Logan. "We want the passage of a bill requiring the marking of cold storage products. We are willing to pay for tresh eg.-s if they are fresh eggs, but we do not want to pay fresh egg prices for cold storage eggs- If we are buying fresh eggs we should know It.'' Held as a Housebreaker. Charged with housebreaking, James Howard, colored, of 2330 Champlaln ave nue northwest was held for the action of the grand jury in $1,000 bonds today in the Police Court. Howard is charged with breaking into the apartment of Mamie Stern, at 1S55 Calvert street northwest. October 3 and stealing a watch and ring valued at $40. - Grace Turner, Sixteen, Missing. Grace Turner, sixteen years old. Is re ported missing from her home, 536 12th street southeast. The police were told that Miss Turner had said something about ending her life. When she left home Saturday morning she wore a blue skirt and waist, blue polo coat and j black hat. November Fire Damage, $24,533. Fires damaged property in the District ast month to the extent of $24,533, ac- j cording to a report by Chief Frank J. j Wagner, submitted to the Commission- i ers today. The total estimated loss is a. little more than 16 per cent of the j total insurance of $230,985, carried on ?he property, the report states. Alto gether there were ninety-five fires, of which but five necessitated the sounding ! of additional alarms. WILL DIRECT WORK j ofthe deems Supt. Sylvester to Take a Hand in Running Down Robbers. Failure of Police to Discover Clues in Many Kecent Crimes Leads Chief to Act. In view of the lack of success on the part of the police to discover any clues that might lead to the apprehension of the perpetrators of a number of assaults, robberies, daring hold-ups and at least one murder committed during a daylight robbery. Maj. Sylvester, superintendent of police, has taken a hand in the work of running the perpetrators of the crimes to earth, and is directing the -work of half a scorc of detectives Three such cases are being investigated, and the police department has offered a reward of $100 in each of the cases for the apprehension of the criminals. In one case, that of Charles A. Stockett, the hardware merchant who was slain with an axe in the hands of a murderous rob ber, the police department reward has been supplemented by one of like Eize offered by Naval Ixxige, No. 4. F. A. A. M., making a total of ?X)0 offered for the apprehension of Stockett's slayer. Six detectives, forming a "murder squad." are giving their entire time to the effort to locate the man who killed and robbed the hardware merchant, and two detectives have been detai'ed on each of the other two cases, those of Solomon Deskin, grocer at 8th and L street* north west, who was held up and robbed at the point of a pistol Saturday night, and Samuel T. McDevitt, 1020 Girard street northwest, who was the victim of a simi lar hold-up in his store one night last week. Motor Cycle Becovered. Policeman Williams of the eighth pre cinct yestarday afternoon recovered the motor cycle supposed to have been ridden by the hold-up man who robbed Deskin. The cycle was found at 15th and V streets northwest about 5:30 o'clock last night, though when it was left there by its rider is not known. The cycle is the property of J. O. Hartman, 208 F street north west, and was taken from in front of a store at 3d street and Florida avenue northwest about 7 o'clock Satu day night. Th? police believe the fact that the man who he d up and robbed Deskin wag able to ride a motor cyc'.e may lead to his ap prehension, and think the robber may be found to be a chauffeur. Deskin is cer tain lie will be abie to identify the rob ber, att the man entered Desk'n's store unmasked?that is, not wearing the hand kerchief which concealed the lower part of his face on the occasion of his second visit?a short time before the actual rob bery. William K. Thomas, residing at 1015 7th street northwest, told the police today of having seen a colored man on a motor cycle Saturday night speeding in the vicinity of 7th and M streets northwest. "The motor cycle was speeding and had no light," Thomas to'.d the police, "and the colored man riding it was hold ing his head down." Think Rider Was Bobber. Thomas first saw the machine at 7th and K streets, he stated, and he watched it go north along "th street and turn west at M street. The police think the rider probably is the individual who robbed Grocer Deskin. The letter received by Samuel T. Mc Devitt, In which was contained a number of unindorsed checks taken along with cash by the robber who held him up, gives the police a copy of the handwrit ing of the robber, and it was stated to day that all suspects arrested In connec tion with this and the other robberies will be compelled to give the police sam ples of their penmanship. Lam&rtine Taylor, residing at 1218 3d street southeast, today complained to the police that he was held up Saturday night by two colored men and robbed of a pair of shoes. He stated that he was at 2d and L streets southeast about 11:30 o'clock when the men held him up and robbed him. Adam Wade Nowlin. seventy-two years old, a lawyer, died Wednesday night at Lynchburg. Va. He was formerly asso ciated with the late Senator John W Danfel and his father, the late Judge Wil liam Daniel. He was a Confederate vet eran. Banister Shoes Winter weights for street, and winter styles for dress. Awaiting your inspection. 6.50 to 8.00. ARTHUR BURT CO., 1343 F THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS STORE >TORE. | 5 i :: D&iiafty CMnasi Solws Malay Qwiisftmas GilFfts y gift that always pleases ? whether for $ fu \ . the housekeeper's table service or dining room ornamentation or the boudoir?such a & gift finds a ready welcome. Countless suggestions * will be seen at a glance throughout our entire estab lishment at prices surprisingly low?the result of our direct contact with the great china centers. % -j? i K I Dainty Boudoir China. New patterns for the dress ing room In Comb and Brush Trays, Powder Jars, Pin Trays, Ring Standi*. Candlestick*. Hair Receiv ers, Hatpin Holders, etc. Wall Plates, Antique Pitchers, Steins, Etc. Charming old English and <i?rman productions, with decora tions of Karly English Shakespeare characters, coaching scenes, etc. An idea! gift for the d<n or dining room. Individual! Breakfast Sets. A gift suggestion for the sick or invalid. Bright, cheerful pat terns of floral and gold design, In artistic new shapss. Trays of cre tonne under glass to harmonize. Nearly three dosen varieties of dec orations. Pickard Hand=Painted China. Beautiful pieces lor the china cabinet, in new tloral and gold productions?Cake Plates. Chocolate Sets, Ice Cream Sets. Ronbori EMshes and dotens of other suggestions DmIm 1215 F Si. amdl Co, 1214-18 G St A OBJECTS TO U. S. AGENTS OBSERVING ELECTIONS Dominican Minister Files Pro test for Government With X State Department. Senor Francisco J. Peynado, the Do minican minister, today presented a for mal protest to Secretary Bryan ag&lnst the dispatch of agents of the State De partment to Santo Domingo to "observe" the elections to be held next Monday for a constituent assembly of the republic. Last week Senor Peynado Indicated ver bally the disapproval of his government of anything like American supervision of its elections. Although it has been de clared that these State Department agents are not to "supervise" the elec tions. Minister Peynado, under instruc tions from his government, went to the State Department today to follow up the verbal statement with a written protest. View of Dominican Officials. The Dominican officials say they cannot see how a representative of the State Department can visit Santo Domingo for the purpose indicated without some of ficial status, although the State Depart ment officials Insist that such is the cas<\ Before the elections occur next Monday the United States Navy will be represent ed in Dominican waters by at least four vessels, counting as one the Eagle, a sur vey whip, now at work on the coast of the island. The gunboat Dolphin, which sail ed from Washington Saturday. Is due at Samana bay, where the lnsuragent ele ment has been active In the past, about Wednesday, the Petrel already is In Dominican waters and the Nashville will pick up the State Department's agents at Santiago, on the south coast of Cuba, tomorrow and convey them to Santo Domingo City. List of United States Agents. These agents Are Jordan H. Stabler and F. A. Sterling of the Latin American bu reau of the State Department, and Hugh ! S. Gibson, formerly secretary of the American embassy at Havana. Cuba. The State Department has made no ex planation of the part the offlcers are to play In assisting the islanders to hold a fair and free election. DECIDES AGAINST PRINCE. Supreme Court Holds Bends Must Bo Sold to Satisfy Jeweler. Royalty fared badly today before the Supreme Court of the United State* when that tribunal dismissed the ap peal of Prince De Beam from the action of the Maryland courts in hold ins that the prince's railroad bonds held in Baltimore must be sold to sat isfy the claim of a Parisian jeweler. The jewelry was sold the prince upon hia departure for America In 1905 to marry the daughter of Ross R. Winans of Baltimore. The appeals of the prince from de cisions that part of the bond sale should be used to repay money bor rowed from his brothers were also dis missed. This is the second time the court has thrown out of court summarily appeals brought by the prince in the debt liti gation. Years of Litigation Ended. The years of litigation between the heirs of Manuel A. Otero and those of Jose De La Cruz Chaves over title to the Galisteo ranch in Santa Fe county, N. M., were brought to a close today by a de cision of the Supreme Court of the United States in favor of the former. Woman, Stabbed, in Grave Condition Marie Light, colored, a resident of Pierce court southwest, was taken to Casualty Hospital yesterday and treated for a stab wound In her left side. The wound was Inflicted with a penknife more than a week ago and her alleged assail ant was sentenced to two months in jail. Her condition is critical. NEW HOME SET The SHINOLA POLISHING SET means trimness to a man, neatness to a woman and a good lifetime habit for boys and girls?a whole lot to come with one gift. And its cost, 25c, doesn't nearly measure its VALUE as a Christmas gift. Get the set NOW. ^ The lamb's wool polisher helps Shinola?the Home Shoe Polish?to bring the quick shine that LASTS and needn't be touched up daily to remain a smiling shine, that stays smiling through rain or snow because wet can't dull it. That SHINOLA POLISHING SET will bring neatness to its recipient and prove the good judgment of its giver throughout the year?and how's that for a happy Christmas present all round? Every Shinola user should have the SHINOLA HOME POLISHING SET. Look for the Shinola label. If your dealer can't supply you, send us his name and 25c and we will send you a set by return mail. SHINOLA THE HOME SHOE POLISH lOc Tan Shinola Con Rochester, N.T. The KNABE \ Is admittedly the one best piano investment. It has been weighed in the scales of public judgment and of private tests; by the world's best musicians and its humblest amateurs, and has not been found wanting. This su premacy has been maintained by the KNABE for more than 77 years. A large and personally se lected stock of Knabes in all styles of cases are shown here and are sold at factory retail prices, with attrac tive terms of payment thrown in. D. G. Pfeiffer, FREDERICK BUILDING vice Pres.-Mgr. 112112 G Street SEAL SALES GROWING. Brisk Trade in Bed Cross Stickers Beported Today. Volunteers In charge of the sale of the Red Cross Christmas seals in Washing ton reported today that with the advent of actual winter weather and the near approach of Christmas the sale of the little stickers Is becoming: more brisk. It was stated that Indications were the sales today would be larger than for any single day since the seals were first offered two weeks ago, and local Red Cross officials are hopeful that the total sales this year will far exceed the record of any Christ mas season since the adoption of this plan for aiding tuberculosis sufferers. The little stickers are to be had at more than 100 places in Washington. Including the city post office and p: actlcally all the substations, the department stores of the city, many of the smaller stores and at drug stores In many sections of Wash ington. A large number of banks, trust companies, commercial houses and other establishments are using the seals on all their outgoing mail. It is the desire of those In charge of the sale to dispose of more than half a million of the seals in Washington this year. CHINAMAN IS INDICTED. Conviction on Opium Charge Sequel to Baid?Other Cases. Moy Tou, a Chinaman, was indicted today by the grand jury on a charge of having opium in his possession in viola tion of the act of February 9, 1009. Moy's arrest followed a raid by government offi cials in local Chinatown recently. Indictments were also returned against Samuel Singer, grand larceny; Justin Ed wards, forgery; Thomas Johnson, assault with dangerous weapon; Garrison PurselL robbery; Bessie Poster, forgery; Mary Gordon, alias Gordney and Conway Kelly, adultery. The grand jury ignored a charge of libel against Samuel E. Underbill and exon erated Mary Gordon of an allegation of larceny after trust. Counsel's Illness Postpones Case. Consideration of the constitutionality of Oklahoma's "Jim Crow" law, applica ble both to intrastate and interstate traf fic in Oklahoma, was postponed today by the Supreme Court of the United States because of lllnese of counsel. An attempt will be made to have the case argued in about two months. LOAM New York WASHINGTON San Francisco An Exclusive Importation English Carpets in Unusual Widths In these justly celebrated English weaves?Baroda, An gora, Saxine, Saxonia, Mosaic and Velvet?an adequate foun dation is provided for decorations?and furnishing of the mo^t luxurious character. The thick, soft pile of diese Carpets lends itself to rich treatment in colorings, the b&uty of which i& further enhanced by the unusual widths of the weaves?I, 2f/i? 3, 4 and 5 yards. We control the sale of these fine English Carpets in America, and offer them at attractive prices. In Wide Carpets of domestic manufacture we recommend our popular "Chaumont** weave in plain colors, made in widths up to 20 feet; also Wiltons. Axminsters and Ingrains in stand ard widths and a great variety of beautiful plain color;-. 1412-14 H Street N.W. Phone: Main 4909 HecHit <& Commpamiy, Sevemitlhi Near F. HecBtt & Company, Seventh Near F. | A Special Invitation Is Extended to AH Members of the Munsey Trust I I Company Christmas Savings Fund to Cash Their Checks Here N>^.Vt^,.vv.sW,x .-.w\v?vxv VnvAVWv -vSV^, Arrived With the Cold Wave! December Clearance of Women's, Misses' and Children's Apparel A clearance sale in December is most unusual. But both manufac turers and retailers everywhere are overstocked with winter apparel. Conditions are no different here. Soi, instead of waiting until after T- Christmas we decided to hold a real clearance sale NOW. Understand, the offerings consist not only of our own good merchandise, but surplus stocks from many of our largest and best manufacturers. It's the Biggest Bargain Occasion of the Year and You Can Charge It Just the Same Look for the Red Tags LOT NO. 1 Women's and Misses' $24.50 Suits, $10.98 High-class tailored models of heavy-weight blue and black serges, two-toned mixtures and diagonals; smart cutaway coats; finely tailored skirts; guaranteed linings. LOT NO. 2 Women's and Misses' $29.50 Suits, $16.95 Heavy diagonals, serges and cheviots, in the most popular of winter styles and shades. Coats are designed in the smart, short cutaway style, with raglan sleeves and drop shoulders; guaranteed linings; tailored and draped skirts. LOT NO. 3 Women's and Misses' $34.50 Suits, $21.75 Our most exclusive designs; materials are velvet corduroy, two-toned diagonals, broad wale, cheviots, Bedford cords and mixtures; cuaway coat; draped and plain-tailored skirts; best quality guaranteed linings. LOT NO. 4 Silk, and Cloth Dresses for Women and Misses, Values to $19.50 .... $6.95 There are touches of trimming and an individuality about these Dresses that make them stand out from ordinary frocks in niost clearance sales. Materials are all-silk messalines, pop lins, plain serges and storm cheviots. Many have lace yokes and collars, prettily trimmed with velvet and ribbons. ?Second Floor. LOT NO. 5 Women's and Misses' Coats . . . $10.98 Heavy-weight styles of astrakhan, cheviots, etc. Three quarter and seven-eighth lengths. New cutaway styles, many of which are designed with long shoulders and ornamental but tons. Made to sell for $19.50. LOT NO. 6 Women's and Misses' $24.50 Coats, $13.98 Materials are astrakhan cloths, heavy cheviots, chinchillas and novelty mixtures. Designed in the new yoke effect; cut away fronts and guaranteed satin linings. Many have deep shoulders, roll collars and deep cuffs. LOT NO. 7 Women's and Misses' $34.50Coats. $20.98 Many of our most elegant styles are included in this group. Materials are Persiana cloth, astrakhan, ural and fine chinchilla cloths. Plush and velvet collars and cuffs adorn many oi them. Three-quarter and full-length models. _ LOT'No. 8 Women's and Misses' $45.00 Coats. $27.75 Among the bes>t we have in the house. Materials arc ricli silk matelasse. silk plashes and plain brocaded velvet*. Fur collars and cuffs, and plain and brocaded linings of guaranteed silk in various beautiful colors. 93c Women's Blouses. $1.49 Values Choose from the greatest col lection of styles In town; voiles, crepes, soisettes, crinkle crepes, etc.; high neck, long s eeves. ?Second Floor. Heavy Satine AT] C Petticoats W Regular price, 98e. One of the biggest bargains in an underskirt ever offered; ma terials are satine and percaline. in b^ack and colors; deep ruffles and close-tltting tops. Silk Petticoats. ?1 A C Reg. Price, $2.98. New styles of soft, clinging French taffeta; made with deep accordion-pleated ruffles. All the desirable shades. ?Second Floor. Women's and Misses' Walking Skirts. Made to sell for $2.89 $4*98 Mannish serges, "bedford cords and corduroys; plain and draped effects, in shades of blue, brown, black and novelty gray mixtures. ?Second Floor. Dancing Dresses Many frocks were designed $19.50; they're fon over net, binations of dainty evening $7.45 ? ? ? ? ? in this assortment to sell as high as made of silk ehif all lace, and com chiffon and lace; shades. ?Second Floor. Silk Dresses for C| ft OC Stout Women.. Designed to retail for $24.50; ma terials are silk messaline and silk poplins; made to tit the hard to-fU woman; full skirts, close fitting about the hips; in all the good, serviceable shades. THE . DECEMBER CLEARANCE OF Girls' Coats and Dresses Girls' $498 Coats, $1.98 Good, heavy, winter-weight fabrics, juch as cheviots, zibelines and two toned diagonals; some flannel-lined; > to 6 years. Girls' $7.98 Dresses, $415 Of fine serge, in shades of navy, wine and Copenhagen; trimmed with silk collar and cuffs, fancy silk braids. Scotch plaids and fancy cro ?heted buttons; plain and plaited I skirts; sizes 6 to H years. the December clearance of Furs and Fur Sets $39.50 $69.50 Caracul Fur Coats ( Three-quarter-length coats of ele gant soft flat curl fur; designed with the cutaway front, and broad collar and deep turned-back cuffs; buttons (-lose to neck if desired; guaranteed Skinner's satin lining. S79.50 Russian Poney Coats.... In three-quarter and fuii length styles; long shawl roll collar; cut-j away fronts and deep turfi-back cuffs; quilling at neck and ctaffs to $39.50 American Red Fox Sets... Handsome, fluffy set*; large double skins; muffs are large pil low, genuine down bed, with shir red muff ends, preventing co'.d en tering muff; large double-skin scarfs, with head and tail trim ming $33.95 protect from wear; inside pockets; - - Ski! ! lined throughout with $39.5?i Black Fox Fur Sets Elegant long silky fur that glis tens with luster; down bed muffs and large scurfs with head and tail trimmings; lined with guaranteed Skinner's satin; value. $*4.5u. tinner's! $4.98 satin. French Coney Pillow Muffs Large pil'ow muffs, in either; brown or black fur; shirred at the muff ends, and satin lined; $7.98; value. ? $16.95 White Iceland Fox Fur Sets... As white and fluffy as the driven snow; broad, full scurf with head and tail trimmings; large pillow muff; satin lined; an ideal Xma* gift; value, $24.50. Mioses' $29.50 Tailored Suits. $19.75 Gracefully made garments of fine English poplin, in shade* of gray, navy, Copenhagen, black, wine and mahogany; deep shoulders and kimono sleeves and bishop cuffs; collars are trimmed with fur. -seeond rioor. / . Misses' $16.05 Street Dresses, $12.50 Handsomely, designed styles of fine quality imperial cheviot, serges, etc. Prettily trimmed with silk braid; yoke back and peg-top skirt. . -Second rioor. M Little Girls' Sweater Sets. Worth $3.98... Consists of Knit Sweater, in two styles; attached or detached leggins^ white and combinations of pink or blue; 2 to 6 years. Do Your Christmas Shopping NOW at IT Seventh St. Mioses' $4.^8 Cloth Skirts, $2.8(01 Plain tailored garments of exceptional ly good quality velvet rorduroy ?tid heavy blue serges; colors are blue, brown *?d black; peg tops and belted backt> ?Second Floor.