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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, TUESDAY; JULY 28, 1914.
Acting Chief Sullivan Grants
Request on Fireman's Reply
to Retirement Order.
Opportunity to show that he is en
tled to a pension will be given Willinm
Sch-n erdtf eger. private of No 6 En
ne Company, and one of the men In
red in the fire at the American Five-id-Ten-Cent
Store. December 54 Fol
ding the receipt of" Schwerdt
eger's reply to a letter dlrectrtig him to
how cause why he should not be letlred
without trial and pension. Acting Chief
J Sullivan, announces that a pension
lard will be appointed
Schwerdtfeger will be permitted to in
troduce witnesses and testimony con
ernlng his army service, and members
of the board of police and Are surgeons
who recommended his letirement. will
Schwerdtfeger. in his answer, con
tends that he is still fit for active
duty in the Fire Department, but asks
that, if he is retired, he be given the
benefit of the pension fund.
Cites His Injury.
8chw erdtf eger. in reference to his in
juries received in the fire at the Ameri
can Fi e-and-Ten-Cent Store says.
On December 24, 1918. shortly after
1.30 in the mornliig. with my com
pany, 1 responded to the call to the
fire In the 5-and-10-Cent Store struc
ture. Seventh street, near D, north
et. I was one of the live men
pinioned under the fallen portion
of that structure, where, according
to my recollection, I remained for
approximately four hours. My head
was caught between two floor
beams, my body was pinioned down.
I was subjected to the volume of
smoke, and j et, despite the fact that
it xs now said that I was physically
incapable of doing fireman's duty,
I did not lose consciousness. The
suffering of those four hours, and
the thereafter effects, can be imag
ined but rot described. When res
cue came, I was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital and, on the follow
ing day. Christmas. 1913, was taken
to my home, to which I was con
fined for a period of eleven dajs. I
confess that since that time I have
not felt as physically fit as before.
Fought Gait Fire.
Nevertheless, as the department's
records will show, I was with the
company when, in the early part o
January, 1914. the big fire occurred
at the feed warehouse of William
Gait iz. Co ; to that fire I drove the
hose wagon of engine No. 6. when
the line of hose was laid out. the
signal to let the water come given,
my three horses turned oer to the
engine driver. I turned to duty with
the hose line and for a day and a
half thereafter, along ide of my
fellow firemen, fought that fire;
during the Gait fire I was on the
surrounding roofs much of the time.
When the pipe line with which I
was working was taken away and
placed on the water tower, 1 con
tinued to aid In the fight, helping
with other pipe lines.
At no time during that fire, despite
my weakened condition, as the- re
sult of the 5 and 10- cent store fire
experience, did I fall to render full
service, or was I subjected to an
attack of any kind.
The records of the department
will show that not very long after
the Gait fire the Bedell Mattress
Works fire, near Seventh and D
streets northwest, occurred; at the
time of this call I was not on duty,
but shortly thereafter reported at
the same to Captain Lanohan ready
for whatever service that might
have been required
I mention my injuries in the Five
and Ten Cent Store are and these
to subsequent incidents, but I
might go back, were there any
necessity for it, to all the fires in
which No. 6 Company has been en
gaged since the 26th day of July.
2D10, and find in my service at them
a complete but respectful refutation
of the charge that my being in tho
Fire Department has been a source
of danger to either myself or my as
sociates. The actual facts certainly
outweigh opinion and speculation
Schwerdtfeger is represented by
Attorney F. J. Hogan
Expect Record Crowd
At Kallipolis Gambol
record-breaking crowd Is expected
to attend the annual excursion of Kal
lipolis Grotto. No 15. Mystic Order of
Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted
Realm, which will be held at Chesa
peake Beach tomorrow Special trains
have been ordered and wjll be run at
frequent intervals, affording com
fortable, accommodation, both going
The set program for the "grotto gam
bol." as It has been termed, will com
mence promptly at 3 45 p m with a
parade forming at the casino, headed
bv Kallipolis Band During the forma
tion of the line, the original overture,
'Our Band.' will be rendeicd
The athletic events will follow the
parade. Prizes will be awarded for
the following races 15-yard dash for
hildren. eight years and under: 25-yard
dash for boys and girls 15-yard dash
for ladies, bag race for men pie-oat-ni
contest, three-round boxing exhibi
tion An exhibition of fancy dancing
ny pupils ox .auss iua najra, iituuiu
1 on eil by Miss Vr-na Schniid. will fol-
Mr narch Peter R Pullman announces
that he has arranged for free ox-cart
rides for all It Is also hinted that a
n jmber of grand surprises" will take
piace during the afternoon and evening,
'he nature of which has not been di--vulged
Rest rooms for the women and
children have been provided
Outing of Veterans.
Members of Richard Harden Camp.
Tnlted Spanish War Veterans, are at
Marshall Hall today on their annual
r xcurslon An elaborate prognm of ath
letic events has been piovlded, with
j.rtzs for the contestants.
$3.00 Atlantic City and Return
Vext Sundav. August 2. Pennsylvania
Railroad. Special train leaves Union
Matton 6 :40 a. m No change of cars
A long day at the shore Advt.
J blH iieautlful Three
nice Bedroom Suite..
And one a TrerK
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RiBiBV' Bt MiBiBiBiBB
JOHN HADLEY DOYLE,
Who has been unanimously elected pres
ident of the Washington branch, Holy
HOLY NAME ELECTS
DOYLE AS PRESIDENT
Unanimously Chosen to Head
Society Here at Meeting of
John Hadley Doyle, leader of the Holy
Trinity, or Georgetown, conference of
the Holy Name Society, was unani
mously elected president of the Wash
ington branch at a meeting last right
at St. Dominic's hall.
Mr. Doyle succeeds Michael Schaeffer.
who has become president of the Dio
cesan Union. Frank P. Gunning, of
St. Mary's conference, was elected vice
president to succeed Mr. Doyle.
Delegates from ail of the Washington
Darlshes were present at the melitiK
last night, and reports from all of
then: vere made. The memhcship o
the society will near the 7.050 mark
ion the Third Suiinav Club, of at
Alovsius' Church, is taken Into mem
bership at the next meeting.
The moDosttl for a & monstratlou ly
the Holv Name societies in Washington
this fall was given up at the me-jtlng
and it was voted Instead to have a
representative delegation participate in
the big celebration and parade of Cath
olic societies to he held in Daltimore
in September A demonstration will be
held in Washington In the autumn
The next quarterly meeting will be
held in the parish hall of the Church
of St. Vincent de Paul.
Address on Socialism.
Predicting that the whole world would
eventually become socialistic and that
Europe is making rapid strides in that
direction. SIgnor Arturo Caroti, a dep
uty in the Italian Parliament, addressed
the Italian Federation of the Socialist
party last night at u. A. k. wan.
The Women's Store, 1109 G Street
GREAT DRESS SALE
Draws crowds. New shipment adds
to the attractiveness of the showing
HUNDREDS OF DRESSES SACRIFICED
The illustration shows some of the styles.
Special Sale Organdie Dress Waists,
CLOSING OUT ALL SUITS
AT A GREAT SACRIFICE.
Starve the Flies-Keep All
Unremitting attention to cleaning
up and keeping clean all places
where flies mav breed, with unceas
ing vigilance in the war against dirt
Is the secret of success In the cam
paign to make Washington a flyless
The use of borax as a preventative
In manure and garbage will be given
a thorough trial bj all persons wno
reallv desire to reduce the ever-Increasing
fly census, but borax is a
preventative and does not eliminate
the present insect population.
The only way to rid Washington
of the flies that now distress you
Is to starve them to death. Files
thrive on foul matter. Clean up end
clear out all refuse, garbago, and
other filth and dirt and the- pests
will subside. Let uncleanllness reign
Commissioners Call tyorris' At
tention to Swimming Pool
Plan Ignored by Congress.
In answer to the resolution Introduced
by Senator Norrls, calling for informa
tion as to the feasibility and advis
ability of the establishment of a bath
ing beach in the tidal basin, the Com
missioners will direct attention to an
item of $66,000 in their annual estimates
tor 1915 for such purpose. Tne esti
mates were calleld "lor by a clause in
the District appropriation bill for 1914.
but no appropriations for the oeacn
were made in the 1915 bill, wnicn nas
just become a law. The plans proviaeo.
for bathhouses, floating cnos or iou.
in the basin, a float with a guards
tower, a wharf, dressing-rooms for 400
men and 400 women, a wharf and a
Congested conditions at the bathing
beach have again brought to the atten
tion of the Commissioners and Supt. W.
B. Hudson, the need for additional fa-
During the last week the attendance
has averaged over 1.000 dally. One plan
under consideration is the establish
ment of pools for colored bathers In the
southwest section of the city.
Provision for additional bathing facili
ties will be included In the Commlsslon--
.rt atimate but whether they
C.o .. .. - .--,. . .. ,J1 ,
will recommenaa a oeacii uv wic x..
luarh nr tho ovtahltshment of additional
Dasin, me cunificuicm v.. .----,
pools In various parts or the city has
not been decided.
Redfield Honors 3 Heroes.
Secretary of Commerce Redfield to
day sent letters of commendation to
Charles E. Respcss. keeper, and Edward
Davis, assistant keeper of Windmill
Point Light Station. Virginia, and E. C.
Mott, assistant keeper of Deer Island
Light Station, Massachusetts, for brav
erj In saving life at sea. Respess and
Davis rescued a disabled gasolene
launch contanng sx women and eght
men which broke down near their sta
tion Mott saved two men from a burn
ing motor-boat, taking the burning boat
n tow and beachng t and rewng the
Jio. Asheville & Return, Friday, Aug. 7.
the latest craze
wL j&!x I $
and files will be the chief attend
ants at tourt.
That the little buzzing, dtsease
carrving pests are possessed of suf
ficient intelligence to keep clear of
the sticky, gummy fly paper Is made
evident by the success of the traps
A sheet of fly paper mav lie exposed
In a room and an entire day may
elapse without more than a half
dozen Insects being caught. The
insects have learned the dangers f
other forms of tiaps. and actual
killing by enemies of the files is
more difficult bv reason of the
alertness of the insect.
The hope of ridding Washington
of flies, therefore, remains In the
effectiveness of borax to prevent
files from developing out of the
eggs and the elimination of filth
on which the pest must feed.
KILL, EVERY FLY.
Detectives Capture One on Mall.
Later Arrest an Accomplice
at a Canal Camp.
Arrested by Central Office Detectives
O'Deah and .Sprlngman. Joseph Wil
liams, one of the three youths who
made a sensational escape from the
Alexandria county jail, at Fort Mver
Heights, early Sunday inorn.ng, and
Joseph Als. John Hodges, and George
W. Hagen. alleged to have been impli
cated in the delivery, were today turned
over to the ounty authorities. All were
locked up in the county Jail, where a
close watch Is being kept against a
possible attempt ht another Jail de
livery. Williams was found by Detective
O'Dea walking through the Mall late
yesterday afternoon. An hour later
O'Dea and Sprlngman located AK
Hodges, and Hagen at a camp on the
Chesapeake and Ohio canal, near the
District line. Joseph Mullen and John
Norman, the other two who scape J.
from Jail -.vim W'lllams are still at
According to the storv told by Hodges
the delivery was planned several days
ago, the youths at the camp deciding to
make a desperate effort to free Wil
liams and Mullen, who were confined in
a cell on the bottom tier. A saw and
other tools were obtained.
Hodges told the detectives that Als
ond Hogan did not accompany him to
the Jail Sunday morning, and were not
directly Implicated In the delivery. The
saw was passed inside to Williams and
Mullen who. witn .Norman, a prisoner
, Jn a ce on the Becond u cut the bar3
Mullen and Williams. Washington
youths, were arrested with several oth
er young men at Fredericksburg. Va.,
about two weeks ago and brought to
Alexandria county to answer charges
growing out of the robber of a store
near Del Ray. Both live In Washing
ton. Norman lives In Alexandria and
was serving a sentence for vagrancy.
Jailer Johnson wai aroused Just as
the three youths were escaping through
an ojjciiuis ...tiuc uj ottJHB uir i
Norman's cell. He sounded an alarm
and opened fire with a revolver, but the
shots went wild ana tne tna escaped
Johnson said there were a crowd of
fifteen or twenty youths near the Jail
when he discovered the delivery, but
this was denied by Hodges and Will
Our present Pre-Inventory Clearance offers wonderful bargains in many
lines of men's wearables. It's your great chance to save a half, and more, of
the usual price of everything needed to complete your wardrobe for vacation
Suits heretofore priced $20 to $35
Our entire stock of Summer Suits has been grouped into three assortments to sell at
the three prices quoted above.
It's almost unnecessary to remind you of the superior class of all our clothing. These
are the suits for which we regularly charge $20 to S35, and money cannot buy garments of
finer quality or appearance.
Broken lot or 11 to $1.50
Negligee Shirts of many va
rieties Four of them for !.
Our famous "York'" ' Shirts
guaranteed absolutely against
laundry fading the $.' and
$2 50 qualities are now
$1.15 and $1.38
Ture tub yllks and reji's in
exquisite rnl"rln?s Thts are
alues hTi-tofort priced at J6
ENVOY GOING HOME
JOAQUIN BERNARDO CALVO,
Costa Rican minister here, has not
decided whether to accept a govern
ment position at home after his re
tirement from the diplomatic service.
Riberta Brenes Mesen, the new min
ister, is already here, but will not
present his credentials for at least
Washington Typos Also Have
Donated $500 to Fund to
Win 1915 Convention.
The executive committee of the
Washington Chamber of Commerce
has pledged J100 to be expended
in an effort to obtain the 1915
convention of the International Typo
graphical Union, for this city. The
Columbia Typographical Union has al
ready pledged 1500 to this end and
when the delegates go from here to
the convention at Providence. R. I.,
next month they will be well armed
with literature, buttons and verbal
Eugene F. Smith, president of the
local union, and George G. Selbold.
secretary, yesterday, at a meeting of
the executive committee, discussed the
convention at length before the commit
tee, and said they had every reason to
believe the majority of the delegates
would favor Washington for next
DrIn;ers nere for aweek. Chapln
. am. Tho pnnt.nT nn win nniitc i.uuu
i - . , , . ov'
Brown presided at today's meeting.
The firm of S. Kann Sons and Com
pany has pledged $500 to the conven
tions fund of the chamber, according
to Information received by the con
ventions committee today from the
subcommittee in charge of depart
1319 i321F Street
Saturdays Our Store Wfll Close at
CHAMBER GIVES 100
Men, save money!
$ 1 3:95-$
Cnmbrlrn, Linen, and Crepe.
$1 30 Paiamab now tl.tS
SJ 00 Pajamas now 1.3
$2 50 I'aiatnas now SI.05
$3 "0 Pajamas now . . JI.D.
$J SO Pajainax, nm 2.4S
$4 0, P.ijainas now Vl.Vt
25c Hose, Now lie
Hrnkf n lots of unc LUlc Hose.
blacUa and colois. lie. or five
airs for 5Cc.
Bath Robes h Off
Athletic Shirts and
50c and 75c Grades
Q Co Three
dUt For $1.00
Union Suits, 85c
These an the rtRUlar $1.25
and $1.50 qualities
Present Congress Captures
This is the gabbiest Congress yet.
To speak in plain English, that Is
the fact shown bv an examination
of the statistics as to the compara
tive volubility of the present Con
gress, and. more specifically, of the
present regular session of Congress.
Not in all the years since the re
public was founded has there been
so much talking done at the Capitol
in anv single session.
The Congressional Record up to
this date contains about 14,000 pages
for the present session, since the
first Monday of last December. In
those pages, he who" Is -curious may
find discussion of almost every sub
ject under the sun. from high ques
tions of International policy to
The largest Record achieved in a
single session prior to this time,
was in the regular session of the
Fifty-fifth Congress. It met In De
cember, 1SS9, and continued to the
first of the next October, 304 days.
It filled a Record of 10.S0O. pages.
The present session of Congress will
last at least five or six weeks long
er. Something like 400 pages are filled
weekly. It Is safe to predict that
by the time this session ends the
record will contain well up toward
17,000 pages. Fcr one thing, it Is to
be remembered that the size of the
House was much increased in tho
By Feeding a Dog Snow
Escaped From Occoquan
Edward Snow. twenty-two, who
escaped from Occoquan June 1. has been
apprehended by the Baltimore police,
according to Information received today.
Snow admits that he was convicted
on a charge of forgery, and sent to
the workhouse for nine months on May
31. At Occoquan he was set to work
in the boiler room, and after Inspecting
Ws surroundings he decided to escape.
He stuffed some food in his pockets and
went about his duties. The fence around
the workhouse had been removed and
a pack of trained hounds were on duty
to see that no one escaped.
Snow says that he had almost reached
.iJl hfnr a. dne- discovered him,
and that when one did. he threw .some
food to the animal and made his
escape undetectea Dy mo "fi"?-
Snow gave his address as 211 D street
Colored Girl Shot Down
By a Stranger; May Die
Shot down by a colored man at First
and M streets southwest, Estelle Ball,
colored, seventeen, living In the rear ot
1209 Third street southwest, is In a.
critical condition today in Emergency
Hospital. The bullet penetrated her
left arm. breast and lung. The girl
told Detective Sprlngman the man who
shot her was a stranger.
Silver Awaits New Idaho.
When the newly authorized battle
ship Idaho is completed, there will be
awaiting her at the Washington navy
yard the silver service which was on
the old battleship Idaho, recently sold
to Greece. The service was removed
from the battleship.
Atlantic City Next Sunday.
-D.nnvivanla Railroad S3.00 excursion
by special through train. Leave Union
station 7:40 a. m. Leave Atlantic City
6 00 p. m. Surf bathing fine. Advt.
6 P. M.
Any straw hat in our stock
except Panamas, for $1 Thre
are values up to $4. and mauy
of our finest exclusive models
are clill ht-re you'll want a
new one for wear at the sea
shore ono UKe tnese. with
Broken lots of our choice
Neckviear tht "5c. 75c. and
$1 00 grades. Any one for 41c.
or three for $1.10.
Washable Ties, 35c
These are made from the
fintst qualities of Manhattan
ehirtlnRS. Three for $100.
AH cur S1.00. $1.30. and $2 00
Cloth Caps, swell stj les for
mountain or seahore war.
last reapportionment. Congress is.
therefore, entitled to do more talk
ing. Moreover, now that Senators -are-elected
by direct vote, they feel it
necessary to do more talking than
before for the benefit of their con
stituents. They not only talk mor
freely, but Introduce more matter
into the record in way of letters,
newspaper clipping and the like.
Again, there used to be a fine,
old tradition that a new Senator
should be- seen but not heard.
But that is so no more. The new
Senator is allowed now to talk as
freely as the senior. This makes a
difference in the record.
Additional reasons might be given.
One factor Is that the Government
la getting bigger, more great sub
jects of legislation are pressing for
Nor does it conduce to lessen the
amount of monologue and conversa
tion that tere are now Republican.
Democratic, and Progressive parties
Instead of the two old parties only
represented In both brances. The
fact the Democrats have lately
come into complete control of the
Government tends to add to the vol
ume of debate..
Senator La Follette gave the rec
ord this session a large boost when
he put into It the mass of letters
and other matter sent to the Inter
terstate Commerce Commission to
Influence it In the advanced rate
case. That filled 360 pages and cap
tured the championship for putting
the most matter into the record at
Asks House to Probe
District Telephone Rates
A resolution calling- upon the Public
UUUtles Commission to furnish Inform
ation regarding- the financial affairs and
operations of the Chesapeake and Po
tomac Telephone Company was intro
duced In the House yesterday by Con
gressman Johnson of "Washington.
The resolution asked the commission to
Investigate the capitalization and finan
cing of the telephone company and to
report upon the cost to the consumer
of the service furnished by the com
pany. Open8:i5 A. M. The Coolest
"THE BUSY COBWEB"
ft &mtt Bntm Sc (En,
g-1 f wf$&mr
Entire Remaining Lot Consisting of 80 Pieces
Kalamazoo Bentwood Lawn Settees
To Go Tomorrow in an
Sale At Less Than Cost
Celebrated brand; in qual
, ity design and finish, con
sidered by many as the best
of the Kalamazoo make;
constructed with sloping
seats and backs: made of
superior quality wood, arms
and braces bolted securely
to frame; varnished in red
3 ft. tx-. Regularly 93.50.
4 ft. nlxe. Reeularly J3.nr..
5 ft. le. Regularly 4.43.
8 ft. Ie. Regularly S5.00.
Lawn Furniture Store Fourth
For One Box of
Lyon's Tooth Powder
One to a customer None
sold without coupon
Toilet Goods Store Street
A New Assorting, a New Assembling
of Broken Lots Results in
This Offer of
Worth Up to
The prevailing style in which these dresses
are made is the most popular one the long tunic
The material consist of black and white
striped or figured oiIes. Plain blue, lavender,
rose. pink, or tan linens, all white ratines and
novclt voiles, and broad black and white striped
Dress Store 2nd Floor
In Pottery Industry,
A record breaking year In the pottery '
Industry Is reported today by the Geo
logical Survey. In a rerle-w of thla In
dustry for 1913. The value of pottery
products for the year was placed at
$37,932,375. the largest yet reported, ex
ceeding that of 1912 by tl.4SS.2U. Ohio
Is given first place among pottery pro- y
duclng States. '
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Dr. Egan Convalescing.
According to reports today. Dr.
Maurice Francis Egan. minister, lo
Denmark, who is in Providence Hoi
plta.1 recovering rom a serious oper
ation. Is convalescing so rapiaiy mac
he expects to start on the return .
voyage to Copenhagen about August '
U. He Is expected to leave the hos
pital some time this week. Dr. Egan
then expects to spend a short time
with his daughter, Mrs. Elmer E. Mur
phy. 3308 Nmeteenth street north
west, to regain his strength before
sailing for his post, '
Largest Credit Jewelers
in the World- '
New in ' Jg a
Special offering of Diamond
Rings at .."..'. .$25
935 Pa. Ave.
Store in Town.
Close 5 P. M.
For Those Wko Do Not Want To Pay
A Hitch Price For the Sea Salt Tais Sea
son, Yet Want One of tne Season's Nicest
aiodela, WE OFFER TOMORROW 100
$2.50 to $3.50
Made of the finest quality surf cloth,
plain or ribbed; choice of black or blue,
trimmed with fancy cut collars and
cuffs of black and white stripe, blue and
white stripe, polka dot, or plain color
materials in pretty contrasting effects;
all are the season's best models; some
with sailor collar, some round, some col
arless effects. Complete with CJ-f JTQ
bloomers. Tomorrow HXOu
Bathing Suit Store Second Floor.
Dolly Varden effects.
Bargain Table Street Floor.
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K1UFT Hit OS.. SIX 7th t. N. V.
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