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“IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO ’ ” LEW THAYER And His Entire Crew Coin’ Fishin’ SATURDAY Printing Office Closed All Day - »For Business or Sport Wear Two-Pants Suits $ 34 .5° CuimtrM, wer»- teds, chariots and homespuns: tsn, csm- Extra Knickers or brld *« rr»y. oxford and mixtures; solid extra long trousers colon, stripes sad herrinfboDes; 3-button included at this price conservative end 2- button English mod els with vide trousers, MEYER’S SHOP 1331 F Street Everything for the Well Dressed Man I 98c KaufmaNs It \ '•U)| Full fashioned, Fancy tops, with sis .:‘G with fine lisle tops, m m m mm V /W mw vvf colored body, in j'j,H j]s£& 1316 to 1326 7th St. N.W. IsT— 4; ! I Biggest Values of the Week Tomorrow I In Our 11th Birthday Sale!! (Even the big rains on Tuesday and Wednesday did not keep the crowds away from our ' store. The values were so sensational they just had to come for them. Now tomorrow | should be a hummer as we are offering the cream of our stock at sensationally reduced $ prices to celebrate our Eleventh birthday. \ Men’s All-Wool S2O, $25, S3O Suits I The result of a special purchase from two large, well known clothing manufacturers. Models for Memorial Day and early '1 sximmer wear. Reduced for to Fine all-wool, fast-color, prc-shrur;k materials of tweeds, bQ tUI | . ; herringbones, cassimeres and worsteds. The tailoring re- 0* HR Udfl HI I »veals perfection in every line; the finish is equal to that of MH HI I - garments at twice the price. Also 200 fine quality MOHAIR m ED I SUITS have been added to this sale, they comprise medium Bf f land dark shades in the newest models. Sizes 34 to 50 including | Men’s $2 i Mothers—Buy the Boy One of ifiHL _ _ jl Our All-Wool Tweed W IJU &W Q 4 OQ \ SUITS -A /Jff ■ ■r'Wig'l Fortunate indeed was this special pur- I *>* - ■ - - /7 . F T-l tiMtm chase of tan and white sennits and nov-|l Special I omorrow >mf tpmr »T «ity Straws with caWo and saw edges Ini Sir fM 111 nw sites 8% to 7ti that wo can offer you ati|9 A ari AA W ml >r \'JT this special price. I \jl uVt Men’s Amoskeag ij I With 2 Pants Chambray /JA Manly little models that will xH||C I V * isl jour bov as you want him dressed. 111 f Iff Jl JlAffm M Mi Plenty of attrmctlfo tan, gray*, tweeds Ml f I I 1 • I and dark patterns to aelact from; «■**• gU IX A real good ehirt; sport model with at-MO ‘ ! ii| Ta onIy W M P * p * ’ * tached collar and pocket; double. ■tltohedii the pnee is only and well made for comfort and wear Si Sizes to 17 - I | Saturday Is Children’s Day in Oar Shoe Department I Little Kiddies’ Strap Pumps S 4 a q |j iff ."V4 xan Patent or White Canyaa Dainty Pumps with spring W I • ||| htela,'eut-out* and panel straps; Tcry attractive and dressy. 1 ~ 1 - I M :|i a v.„ / Misses’ and Pumps || lii; U3m Tour selection of Patent Leather One and Two Strap Pump*. \ H B SST with spring and low heels. White Oanjaa Pumps, with sprint ami AH II I i f/jh low haela; also Patent and Tan Lace Oxfords, with heels SI As J ■ T J )\ \ ££* •Print' haela; altea Btt to 2. Oxford sixes somewhat H 1 (KmSiW" Boys’ Scout and Sport Shoes R 41 The shoes that active boys like—lust the thin# for sport M ’i H and summertime wear. Tan All-leather Scout Shoes. i,J ; Canvas-patched Lace Shoes and laced-to-toe (1 Qft -1 yi styles, for base ball and athletic play. Sixes AI a J J pfl i 13 to 3 and 2ft to • uS .jHHMBHHHHHHHEnMHHHHBBHHBHHH THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1924. GIRL DIES AFTER FALL FROM BALCONY Hilfred Bergman, 19, Plunges to Pavement, Three Stories Below, When Bail Breaks. TRAGEDY CALLED ACCIDENT Victim Was Employed at Post Of fice Department. Reaching 1 for the limb of a tree in a nearby yard. Miss Hilfred Berg man. nineteen, fell to her death from a third-story balcony at the rear of her rooming house, at 1309 17th street, late yesterday afternoon, when the railing about the balcony gave way. Richard R. Richardson, another roomer In the same house, imperiled hia own life attempting to grab her, but was unsuccessful. He narrowly missed the same fall to the concrete paving below. Miss Bergman and Richardson were awaiting the dinner bell. A friend of Richardson had Just left the porch. Something on a top-flung bough of the tree that grows in the next yard with its branches swung over toward the porch attracted the attention of the two. Richardson got a stick, tied twine to it and had swung it around the bough. He was pulling it to him for a closer examination of the bark, when It started to slip from the string. Miss Bergman reached over to grasp it, leaning on the- balcony, when with a crash the ratling gave way. In the instant that she hung in balance Richardson dropped the string and grasped at her clothing. She fell with his hand only a matter of Inches away. Died tn Hospital. Persons in the house aided Rich ardson to pick up the injured girl from the paving below. She whs rushed to Emergency Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival without gaining consciousness. Richardson was held at the third precinct for a lime pending orders of Coroner J. Ramsay Nevltt, and was later re leased to appear at the inquest this afternoon. Miss Bergman was employed at the Post Office Department. Richardson is employed at the CBrsapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. She came here about six months ago from Newport, R. 1., where her father conducts the Pelham House. Miss Bergman was engaged to marry Fergus McOsker, law student, also living at the rooming house. He was not at home at the time of the tragedy. Relatives of Miss Bergman are en route here today from Newport. R. I. i Detectives Sweeney and Waldron (of police headquarters, who investl- I gated the case, reported to Dleut. Walter Emerson that it had all the appearance of an "unavoidable accl j dent.” ; A sign In your window for a year I will not be read by as many people as an ad in The Star one day. MYSTERY DEEPENS IN MURDER OF BOY HELD FOR RANSOM (Continued from First Page.> man walking along the tracks found It, and with the aid of section hands hauled It to dry land. The> police were depending much upon the findings of Dr. Joseph Springer, who is seeking to determine the exact cause of death. He said some foreign substance was in the boy’s stomach. Coroner’s Physician Springer de clared definitely today that the boy was a victim of a crime of degen eracy. The physician did not state, however, what he believed to have been the exact cause of death. Adi Found In Stomach. Three small bottles found fn the home of Williams, the athletic in structor. were seized. Ha said that the bottles contained part of a solu tion he used In rubbing boys after gymnastics. Williams Is tifty-two. Dr. W. D. McNally, coroner’s chemist, examined the boy's vital organs and announced that discoloration of the victim’s lips might Indicate poison, and likewise he said there was some indication of the presence of the acid In the stomach. "From present Indications I am In clined to believe that this was the cause of death," he said. Alone at home, while her husband and Samuel Ettelaon. former cor poration counsel and a friend of the family, searched, Mrs. Franks re ceived a mysterious telephone call about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. “This la Mr. Johnson," a voice said. “Os course, you know by this time that your boy has been kidnaped. Wo have him and you need not worry; he is safe. But don't try to trace this call or to find me. We must have money. Threat to Kill Boy. "W© will let you know tomorrow what we want. We are kidnapers and wo mean business. If you refuse us what we want or try to report us to the police we will kill tha boy." \ I - I | “Pledged to Quality” * I (Fourteenth St. at New York Ave. ■ I i •„ ; v ■, • "***” T y 1 ' ■ If W/ j J , ' I . - - . x ( 1 S T R A § GOLDHEIM’S' INVITES YOUR INSPECTION OF I I THE 1924 STRAW HATS NOW READY. . | (SHOWING THIS SEASON NON - BREAKABLE I STRAWS IN LIGHT-WEIGHT SWISS HATS—FLAT- R ~ FOOT AND IMPROVED SENNITS—RICE STRAWS, jf I LEGHORNS, PANAMAS AND BALIBUNTALS. k U ALSO THE SELF-CONFORMING BLUM & KOCH * | STRAW —FITS THE HEAD COMFORTABLY— | f CAN’T BLOW OFF—WILL GIVE AND STRETCH, I | BUT WILL NOT BREAK. I * Blum & Koch.... • ■America k : Georges Meyes Switzerland j| Brigham-Hopldns ..America | I Goldheim Special America | f Equadorian Panamas * I s3*®® Up I The speaker immediately hung up tha receiver. After hours of waiting for further word, Mr. Franks and Mr 'ttelson notified tha detective buret.: -xtraot ing a pledge of secrecy fro i e lieu tenant on duty. The *.'.11 ;r left without reporting to thos 10 suc ceeded him, expecting, h ,ld, Mr. Franks would confer wi Michael Hughes*. chief of detectlv- 3. Tha letter demanding ransom was delivered at the Kr. 1 •.» borne at 9:30 yesterday morn u a few minutes after the body h , been re covered. It was on tw< heats of oheap grade stationery. A "As you know by your son has been kidnaped ’ ■ rea«i. "Allow us to assure yoiMinut he is well and safe. Promise Further Wf L "You need fear no physimi harm to him, provided ycu ilvaT > care fully to tha following notions others as you wlH| receive by further Instructions; "Should you, however, dlset »y any further Instructions, his de» h will be the penalty. H "1. For obvious reasons, jt, ke ab solutely no attempt to corn* mloate with police authorities or anj M-lvate agencies. Should you atrea r have communicated with the polls allow them to continue their invest atlons, but do not mention this Icttl . "3. Secure before nooill today SIO,OOO. This money must Jhe en tirely of old bills of the tlllowlng denominations; $2,000 In tlwenty dollar bills, SB,OOO in fifty-doHar bills. Any attempt to include tiew or marked bills will render t fc entire venture futile. Mosey In Cigar Bo*. "3. The money should 1c placed in a large cigar box, or, If that la impossible. In a heavy cardboard box. securely closed and wrappel In white, paper. The wrapper should bo sealed at all openings with sealirg wax. "4. Have the money with you pre pared as directed alone ,nd remain at home after 1 p.m. S'e that the telephone 1s not in use. '’You will receive a future com munication instructing ycu as to your future course. As a tilal word of warning, this is a strictly commer cial proposition and we are prepared to put our threat into execution should we have reasonable .n. unds to believe you have comm I an infraction of the above in; -lions. However, should you folio'. o' our instruction# to the letter v .. m as sure you that your son will 1: * ifely returned to you within six I after receipt of the money. Your i y, "GEORGE JOl -i.tS.” \oflfled Body Was Koc d With the money prepar at the letter Instructed, Mr. Frarl • waited at his home until a tele no- call from "Johnson" at 3:15 in > e i.fter noon told him to brims it i; i xicab he was sending to a drui 1 re a mile away. By the time *•>r= • i ar rived the family had be > tided of the finding of the bod. >•' boy which was believed to b u .t of Robert. Dr. Springer said he b ' ■<( that the ransom letter was until Thursday.^^^^^Bvas after appeared. He said close of the body indieuted dead o'clock night, before the letter The Harvard School today, because^^^^^He tragedy and the absence of the three inst as usual, arrived most of them ily chauffeurs in charge, to building closed. aH^B Father la Millionaire. Jacob Franks, father of boy, began busines here as broker after ills parents iiere from New York, where horn. For fifty years he the business, acquiring holdings in the business ued at more than a million He also is the principal Elgin Watch Case Company Rockford Watch Company. is prominently identified in cratic politics, although he taken an active part. Respite the fact that the - sides In one of the most residence sections of the have lived very quietly. two other children, - euteen, and John, fifteen. ■ A l oyal T« .nperanee l.rgi^^^Bllr will he held tomorrow, 2 in Friends’ Church, 13th and Miss Grace Holden of speak of Australia's will be other speakers and by the six Ij. T H. of the All Invited, especially children.^Bß MRS. A. S. PETERS DIES. Native of Maryland Lived in Washington Fifty Years. Mrs. Annio S. Peters, seventy-five years old, widow of David W. Peters and a resident of this city for the last fifty years, died at the residence of her son, Harry T. Peters, 3712 Patterson street, Chevy Chase, D. C., yesterday. Mrs. Peters was a native of Prince Georges County, Md, She was born March 27, 1849 Besides her son, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G. Albert Scott, Mrs. J. W. Tolson and Mrs. C. D. Casterlln, all of this city, two granddaughters and two grandsons. Funeral arrangements were being completed today. fflh&r&ypjir Ccnnrt JJfaff BEHSENOS 720-22—24 7th St.. N.W: f Really Wonderful Selling of lens Summer Dresses Several hundred brand wear, made of crisp ft voiles in flocked dot W md figured patterns. vJp Some beautifully lace some embroid leautiful SIIK DRESSES 7 lit received for this ■■■< Exquisite W tote, i ; k, Gray, Tan, Peach. h, Green and Blue »e* of crispest gears- Bl and lustrous .ilk Every new idea wately ' r fluffy‘ lJß lacr‘! II Ms nied effect* in dozens Silk Waists Worth to $5.00 Smart Overblouses and waists for dress OC or sport wear. Made of silk crepe de chines * •Jtl and trico silks, in whites, tans, blues, grav-. blacks, greens, etc. 36 to 46 sizes. $4.00 Girls’ White Dresses For May day procession and api A * confirmation several styles of U K Uv. y beautiful sheer organdie and f' # \J Jaßra voile dresses. Panels and Jm i*TB straight line effects, ribbon, W lace and embroidered, trim- J ' med, plain and scalloped hot- J e f<y«-^sfebv toms, also tucked effects. Sizes Tto 14 years. Our Regular SI.OO Women’s Fiber Silk (Glos) Hose Taken from regular ’ stock. Heavy qual- ity silk; seamed back, * M elastic fashioned an- M klcs, double soles. M m \| / Colors—Fawn, nude, U H j / black, silver, sequin. A A gray, tortoise shell. w mT All perfect. j ff/ * Smart, Snappy New Styles Boys’ Wash Suits A fable full of Crash Suitings. Gala tea. Chambray and BHk Peggy Cloth; Oliver Twist and middy braided col- Mw iars; emblem trimmed M w and embroidered; H ■ two-tone collar and Bl B M cuffs: ages. 2 to S years. Blue, brown, gray and tan. .00 Boys’ Khaki Boys’ Blouses, Pants, 69c I 49c to $1.25 savy quality Khaki A full line of Regular t, h, made knicker and Sport Blouses, In ss: strongly made; madras, percales and silk i, 8 to 18 years. Sub- striped cloths: cotton ject to an oil spot or pongee: some have double shading. I yokes and open cuffs. 9 Women’s Costume Slips Cotton Charmeuse Slips of // beautiful soft quality, fancy in- II \\ set ruffled bottom. All high H %%f%J \\Jl|||Saj shades of pink, copen, navy. HI henna, lavendar, peach S Women’s Crepe Women’s Extra Sre Underwear Crepe Gowns tS&f&hi Table full of Full Extra Cut Bleomera. Step-ins M M Fancy Firmed Crepe 4"k Q and Teddies, both /I /I (.owns, round neck. V M2SS9 "„pp and muslin; /I /I f 1 shirred yoke; ex ra JJ Q lace and embroid- TtL large out »lxe«- pink /V B rred trimmed or elas- * * end blue and laven ** V tic knoe «nd wnl»t. 3er, hon^yaew. ■ $1.50 and $2.00 Women** Real Leather Bags and Pocketbook* Bags that wc sold for $1.50 to $2.00 and look their value. Real leather, in M m B pouch, under-arm and envelope shape; mw made on strong, good-looking frames; some have real gold etched trim- B. W mings; all colors; inside fittings. RIBBED Underwear For Ladies and Children \ 59c Women’s Highly 07! Mercerized Ribbed Vest* sJ I C High mercerized that look like silk; soft ribbed vests, j 'y tailored tubular tops. Sizes 36 to 44. Irregulars. L C Boys’ Acorn Waist JjQ Union Suits OOC U B This well known brand of ribbed union suits, in body l.'l style, extra well stayed garter attached; drop scat. wA. mW Sizes 2 to 13 years. Ladies* Ribbed | Men** Balbriggan \\ » Closely woven Ribbed Union Suit*, 69c J Pants for ladlea Muslin Ecru color underwear for /1 r(\ band tops, wide lace-trlm- men , short sleeve, ankle V// med knees. Regular and pants, full lap over, one but- *7 J extra sizes. ton seats. Sizes to 46. PUPILS’ ILLNESS PROBED. Fowler Studies Cases at Dunbar and Armstrong. Investigation was started by Hea h Officer Fowler today to determine what made nineteen students of the Dunbar and Armstrong Manual Train ing schools 111 several days e.go. Both schools are for colored stu dents. and are situated within a few blocks of each other. Dr. Fowler hud his Inspectors obtain samples of cod fish cakes said to have been eaten by the students on the day they were stricken. The health officer, said it would be a day or so before his chemist's re port if the codfish was responsible. None of the victims was affected seriously.