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TWO MORE SEIZED
ON BLACKMAIL RING
CHARGES IN CHICAGO
.Rich. Westerner and Woman
Were Held Prisoners Untjl
, Money Was Paid.
BOTH READY TO TESTIFY
Victims Were Put Through Mock
; Trial'ProseoiltorClabaugh
s.
CHICAGO, Sept. JiWrtfo more arrests
on sensational charges In connection
with the naUojwlde blackmail syndi
cate, aervod today to turn attention from
the local political nght .which the cats
threaten to develop Into here.
Homer, T. French, .who wu seized,
charged with posing as a Secret Service
agent to force I1&.000 in hush money
vfrom two brothers from New York, sup
posedly by French and accomplices, de
nied today any connection with the
case. He said Hlnton O.-Clabaugh, Fed
eral Investigator, has known all along
where hejjad been.
James-T. Christian, was" re-arrested
with French, hut was later released on
110,000 bond.
Thy are accused by.Clabaugh of as
sisting In the plot whereby A. R. Wes
ley and Alice Williams, whose addresses
are withheld by Clabaugh. were brought
to Chicago from New York, put through
a mock trial before a fake Federal com
missioner and allowed to go by paying
116,000. '
Two Others Named.
Two others, George Irwin and "Doo"
Brady are named by Clabaugh as sup
posed participants., Irwlrt. w.aa arrested
with French hero In Junebat Is a fugl
tlvo from Justice. French HB" been on
parole to Clabaugh since then. French
and Christian. It Is sold, will be taken
to New York for trial. Here Is the
atory told of the swindling by the De
partment of Justice:
French, Irwin, and Brady, represent
ing themselves to be officers of the
Government, gained entranco to a room
in a New York hotel, and there found
Wesley and Mrs. Williams. Irwin In
formed the couple they Tere unaer ar
rest for the violation of the Mann white
lave act
"I am Unlte4 States Marshal Mark A
Foote, of Chicago," the Department of
Justice says he told Wesley. "These
men are my officers, and we have come
to take you back to Chicago for prose
cution on a warrant we have here."
Irwin, the Government says, then
read and showed to Weslev a forged
warrant, supposedly Jssued In a
United States court. Neither of the
couple doubted the authority of the
"Federal officers." On the next day
they were taken on a train and
brought to Chicago.
Held Until They Paid.
Wesley and Mrs. Williams were
taken to a hotel In Chicago, and
while "prisoners" there were told
definitely that Commissioner Foote
"would listen to reason." Wesley
gave up $12,509 In currency, all he
ad.
They were still held, however, and
i a few- days later the jwoman obtained
12,500 which she turned over to the
"officers."
That Is the story told by Hlnton G.
Clabaugh, head of the Chicago department-of
the Government's bureau
of Investigation. The events took
Slace, he says, between May 9 and
une 15, 1916. Christian's alleged par
ticipation In the extortion Mr. Cla
baugh would not explain, but both
Christian, and lrwln, he said, would
be prpsecuted on charges of Imper
sonating a Federal officer.
930 La. Ave. N. W.
8th and E Sts. S. E.
7th and B Sts. N. E.
7th and H Sts. N. E.
11th and H Sts. N. E.
739 No. Cap. St.
TUESDAY
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Prof. Drum
Latin to
New York Savant', Georgetown Class of '99, 'Qtyoi',
'02, '03, and 04, Rides Old Pony to Get "Merry
Wives of Windsor" on Stage Again.
NEW YOniC, Sept. 5. rrof. Jos
Drum, who Is the doyen of Longacre
square savants, put the rollers under
another classic world's record and.
Incidentally, under much of his owrt,
nervous system by1 releasing for pub
lication the first theatrical advance
notice written In Latin since Mac
Plautus and Old Doc. Terence quit
turning out flvo-reel stuff for the
tired Roman business men whom Mao
and Terry, k0 'our own' Dave Be
lasco, always spdke of as "my public;"
Down around the Georgetown Uni
versity campus. Prof. Joe Is the best
remembered as the brilliant, hard
working young student who took the
final examinations with the daises Of
't, '00. '01. '03, '01, '04, and then left
Georgetown flat In order to matricu
late In the Bcranton Correspondence
School to do post-graduate work in
stage dancing and fancjbagt punch'
lng. ' w . j j
Around Broadwayrand Forty-second
street, however,' Ptbt. Difum Islcnown
not only for his learning-but alio. as
the genius who some time ago tried
to Interest Jamas Montgomery Flagg,
George Buchanan Fife, and Archie
Gunn In a scheme to get some man
ager to send out the Messrs. Fife,
Drum. Gunn. and Flatrir in a nretiar-
edness play to be called "The Spirit I
of Seventy-Six." ;
. Old. Piny Brought. .Qui .
But be that as It may. M6re Inter
esting among the recent past perform
ances of Old Doo Drum Is the fact that
not long ago his learnedness came to!
the notice of Silvio Heln and Tom Wise
or Sllvlus Helnbus and Ptomalneus
Wlsehelmerorum. to doll their names up
In the proper classic form wh.tch hence
forth they doubtless wllf prefer who
as producer and star respectively .are
about to launch "The Merry Wives of
Windsor."
Fortunately the old pony that Doo
Drum bought early In his career as a
slxth-year-fourth-year man at George
town, was still-Intact when the pop
ular Broadway scholar was called In by
Sllvlus and Ptomalneua to help break
the news to a scholarly few that
Ptomanleui Is about to play Johannls
Falstaff In this here, new, "Uxorea Hl
lares ex Windsor."
It was a dog-eared and broken-backed
pony even back In the days when Doc
Drum was a member of the class of
99. 'CO. '01. '02. '03. '04 at Georgetown
and some of the pages were missing;
but a little paste here and a little
there and a couple of fancy stlches re
vived the old pony sufficiently to per
mit Broadway's leading scholar to lead
It Into action.
Wherefore old Doc Drum came wearily
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OUTPUT OF OVENS
WORTH $491,893,000
Census Completed of Bakery Busi
ness in 1914.
Twenty-five thousand nine hundred
and elxty-tbree establishments In the
United States, employing VI til work
ers, are engaged In the manufacture of
bread and other bakery products, ac
cording to the preliminary statement
of the census of these Industries for
1914, announced today by the Census
Bureau.
The capital of thee concerns aggre
gates $217,262,000, and the annual wages
fald amount of I76,M7,000. The value of
heir products Is H91.S33.00O, an Increase
over the value of bakery products In
1909 of approximately 24 per cent.
1632 No. Cap. St.
3420 Ga. Ave. N. W.
14th and Kenyon Sti. N. W.
14th and You Sts. N. W.
18th and You Sti. N. W.
31st and M Sts. N. W.
AND WEDNESDAY
SPRING LAMB
if?. 22c
LOIN CHOPS, oo
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SHOULDER GHOPS,v
Lb ,..,.:;..; rX2UC
MILK-FED VEAL
CUTLETS,
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25c
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LOIN CHOPS,
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RIB CHOPS,
Lb .....
SHOULDER CHOPS,
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LAUNDRY SPECIAL I
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"best" soap. I All For
2 lbs. LAUNDRY
STARCH,
1 Sc pkg.
MAGIC BLUE,
25c
ONIONS
CHOICE OF
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lie
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i-tTtim 'ji . i
Uses His,
Boost
down to Newspaper Bow and dealt out
typewritten sheets.' -'potted with the
sweat of honest toll. '
''Partes Equitls Johannls Falstaff
aget Thomaa A. Wise, hlitrlo qptlmus
et erudltus, cujus In oro omlnu est,"
Is but one of the gentle little slams
old Doc .Drum takes at Sllvlus' star
In his advance notice. It ha been a
matter of common gossip for some
time along Broadway that Doc Drum
and Ptomalneua Wlsehelmerorum
haven't been .the best of friends ow
ing to a little personal matter .that
need.not be dwelt upon In detail here;
As for the Mistress Ford of the piece,
Miss Constance Collier. Publicity
Agent Drum again indulges In per
sonalities In tho following bitter
words:
"Personam Domlnae Ford," says he,
"mullerla (I) hllarls et festlvae, quae
lovlbus amorlbus cum plnqul et
armorabundo Equtte Falstaff conatur
marltum auum aemulum et suiplelo
sum curare, austlneblt Constans Col
lier, arttfex maxlme Intelllgens' et
yalda perlta" faults, so Miss Col
liers friends were quick to say last
night, that may be laid at the doors
of her cotlntless Imitators, but of
which Miss Collier hereelf has always
been gloriously free, even during her
earlier apprenticeship days on the
stage.
Regard -for the libel laws of the
country makes It Impossible to print
here In full the- attack which Press
Agent Drum for some reason known
only to himself next-levels at-MIss
Isabel Irving, who will be the Mistress
Page In the coming production.
Some Still Up His Sleeve.
One of the milder charges he makes
against Miss Irving as an artiste,
however, may be quoted as an ex
ample of the extreme a man will go
to when his temper gets the best of
him. i
"Isabella .Irving." runs one sentence
of Doc Drum's tirade against one of
the country's most charming and ac
complished players, "qua nllla muller
scenae Amerlcanae magla amatur
(only fancy" Miss Irving an ama
teur!), personam Domlnae Page
feret; ars sua, hlstrlonlca est talis
quails amorem omnium Jam nunc
conolllavlt."
Old Doc Drum's advance notice
showed that he still had some quids,
quods, and quams, not to mention a
oouple of nuncs, up his sleeve even
after he had finished up with his at
tack on Mies Irvlng's art.
If Sllvlus and Ptomaineus and
Shakespeare and Miss Collier and
Miss Irving and a corking cast all
combine to put on a good lively show,
the result, so Broadway said. Is
bound to be a knockout, no matter
who tries to crab the act.
Bids Askedfor'Entrance
To Meridian Hfll Park
Bids have been Invited by the de
partment of public buildings and
grounds for the construction of an
entrance at the upper Sixteenth street
end of Meridian Hill Park.,
It la planned to complete the Six
teenth street entrance. . at " the north
ern end of the outer ;fttalnng wall
of the park, before the year ends.
Ambassador Page Sails
For London on Saturday
Ambassador Pager who has been In
Washington for a series of confer
ences with Secretary kanslng, left for
New Tork today, He will sail Satur
day for his post In London.
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3420 M St. N. W.
7th and Fla. Ave. N. W
7th and Que Sts. N. W
726 7th St. N. W.
712 K St. N. W.
1714 14th St. N. W.
1440 P St. N. W.
Potatoes,
also other
nrfeea.
SLICED BEEF LIVER,
-b. . . . . .
DELLFIELD FRESH
BUTTER, 1 Lb.
SELECTED MILLBROOK
EGGS, Dozen
MAINE STYLE
SUGAR CORN, 2 cans
15c
PRIME SAUER- 1A
KRAUT, qt IOC
CHALLENGE
MILK, can...., llC
ROLLED A '
OATS, 2 lbs C
GRANULATED -
SUGAR, lb 7C
TOMATOES No. l
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TME& MONIUY; SEPTEMBER 25; 1010.
SEWER EXTENSION MOTORS IRE DEADLY
SBflffl fflBlllBS THAN AIRSHIP RAIDS
Communities. Near District Are
Enthuslastlo Over Possibili
ties of Water and Sewerage.
mw. that Ttnlon of District water
and sewers to adjacent portions of Mont
gomery and Prince ueorge s counties is
planned by District and Maryland au
fVinriti.. n stated exclusively In The
Times yesterday, was received with en
thusiasm among the dirierent municipali
ties which will benefit.
Takoma- Park already hns a water
supply In Bllgo Creek, which Is meeting
present -needs, DUtmo unary unaan
section Is said to be badly handicapped,
the only source of supply being wells.
This Is also' true of Mt. nalnler, and the
supply at Hyattsvllle Is said to be.rath
er uncertain.
Mayor 8. W. Williams, of Takoma
Park, today expressed himself as hearti
ly In favor of the project.
"District water and sewer service
should unquestionably bo extended to
all communities suburban to ash Ington
which can be conveniently served," said
Mayor Williams, "although I am not In
favor of tho establishment of any ar
bitrary llnu where the service shall end,
as proposed by the pending act.
"The problem must be solved with the
possibilities of the supply and the feasi
bility of service In mind without regard
to' distance from the city of any Indi
vidual community.
"A fair an equitable method of exten
sion by the Federal Government, keep
lng, In mind the Interests of the Dis
trict and of Maryland, which are really
joinea, win do a poon iu uum.
REPUBLICAN CLUB
TO OPEN QUARTERS
Informal "House Warming," With
Speeches, Will Mark Inaugural.
Members of the Hughes Club of the
District of Columbia will open head
quarters at Fifteenth and F streets
northwest, formerly the rooms of the
Nutlnnal Praia Club, with an Infor
mal "housewarmlng-." There will be
brief talks by members and a buffet
luncheon. It had been the purpose
of the club to haVe Benator Wllllani
B. Borah of Idaho mate the principal
address, but. he was called out of the"
city.
It Is the plan of the club to make
Its headquarters the general meeting
place of Republicans of the District
during the campaign. One of the
larger apartments on the second floor
Is being fitted up as a lounge, with
plenty of easy chairs, newspapers, and
campaign literature.
A program of future meetings will
be announced at the housewarmlng
.tonight.
No Disease'in Serbia,
Says Red Cross Worker
NEW YORK. Sept 23.-The American
liner New Tork with 700 pasengers oti
hoard arrived this morning frijm Liver
pool after an- uneventful voyage. Otto
TV Bannard, who has been Identified In
the work of the American Red Cross,
was a passenger,
Mr. Bannard has been on a mission
of Investigation to Serbia where the
only American Red Cross unit abroad
Is working. Mr. Bannard also visited
Austria, Germany, and Holland.
"There Is no disease In Serbia," satd
Mr Bannard "The crops are good
and there seems to be no lack of food
In an of the warring countries I ,
visited."
OF INTEREST TO
SHOPPERS!
Special luncheon and delicatessen
features tomorrow at our following
markets:
726 7th St. N. W. 712 K St N . W.
739 No. Capitol St.
LUNCHEON DEPT.
Pork Tenderloin, Mashed '
Green Peas.
6UC
foods at reasonable
horae - eooked
DELICATESSEN DEPT.
S&hPOTATO SALAD "10c
SPECIALS!
10c
38c
CREAMERY
Print . . .
39c
BAKERYGOODS
FROM OUR OWN
OVENS
BREAD
WeSellthe Heaviest Loaf
in' thetCity at the Price.
Harare Loaf
KKEAM KRUST,
VIENNA,
MOTHER'S,
5c
KREAM
OLDrDUTCH CAKE
or irt
ruVr Your Choice, lb.
Records Show Automobile
Casualties Are Heavy in All
Big Cities.
i
(Continued from Flrs Va'go',) ' '
New York up to September-1.. New
York State AutomoDlle Association
estimates show 228 killed, however,
for New York city, and for the. State
outside of the metropolis 192 killed.
Heavy Toll In Chicago.
Chicago records show 205 klltsd,
while Philadelphia reports 88.
In Detroit J were killed. .and 2,718
Injured, up to 8eptember.il,.. com
pared with SI killed and2,0QB Wured
during the samo period last year. Los
vwiKoien report!! o? Kiuea ana uoium
bus, Ohio, 40,
In many cities heavy penalties are
being Inflicted for driving a car while
Intoxicated, and other remedial meas
ures are holng considered.
Police Commissioner Woods has
Urged d rim tin 1frlalatlnni for thla
State. The next .legislature will
again be asked to pass a, law com
pelling every operator of autpmobllf s
to obtain a license. At present only
MiouiiQuri nro required to uu mi.
Such a law would give the courts
power to revoke licenses of persons
found guilty of violating traffic reg
ulations. A movement Is also on foot
for a law regulating the kind of
headlights that may be used on ma
chines. Has Traffic Court.
New York has a special traffic
court, .which handles only violation
of traffic rules. This was established
In June, and since then a record of
every case has been kept and many
habitual violators of traffic regula
tions have had their licenses revoked.
Practically all cities now have strict
traffic rules, ''safety zones" for per-
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usually the best way to get across.
Nature grows the tobacco let her finish
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YOU want "life" in your
pipe tobacco. Only Nature
can put life into tobacco
and our responsibility in
making VELVET i to keep
it in., .
VELVET retains all the "life' that nature
grew into it and besides VELVET has
the age mellowed smooth
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Whitiaker Approves
.Parole Law tor City
Concurring In the recommendation
of the peanl commission composed of
Justice Wendal Philip Stafford, John
Joy Edson and Commissioner Oliver
P. Newman with reference to anjndfli
terminate sentence and parole law for
the District, W. II. Whitiaker, super
intendent of -the workhouse and re
rb'rmrfforVloJay submitted his annual
rep.ort o the Commissioners.
Quoting from the report of the
commission. Mr. Whittaker says:
'First, there should be a Jail used
only as a house of detention, never as
a place of confinement for thoso un
der sentence.
"Second, a. probation syntem for
;.,i!?5 ca.VJ -nicn may be safely dealt
with without sending the offender to
an.y.. Place of confinement.
Third, a reformatory for all those
who must off confined arid who never
theless .nro. hopefultCAscs.
Workhouse for Intermediaries.
"Fourth, a workhouse for 'those who
must bo confined and who are not
proper subjects for reformatory
treatments, and yet whose offenses
are not such as to require that they
be sent to the penitentiary.
Fifth, a carefully guarded parole
system for. prisoners -In these various
sons boarding street cars, and speed
laws. Tho traffic systems are largely
modeled after that Introduced In New
Jork. but Improvements are constant
ly being sought. Reports of fatali
ties and Injuries In cities other than
those already mentioned, follow:
St. Louts, 37 killed: Cleveland. 30;
State, of Iowa. 30, and 400 Injured:
pes Moines. IS killed: Denver, 2
kilted. 524 Injured. Milwaukee, 21
killed; Kan Francisco, 38; Portland
and Seattle. 8 each. St. Paul and Min
neapolis. 7; Dallas. 6 killed, 87 In
jured: Toneka. Kan., fi Iclllail! Kan.
jsas City, 6, and Washington. 19 for
tweive monms instead or nine
months, as reported on by other
cities. In some cities detailed figures
were not available.
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bring out when allowed
to age tobacco as it should
be aged.
10c Tins
5c Metal-lined Bags
One Pound Glass Humidora
I
Institutions who may be safely re
leased upon conditions.'"
"Twenty years experience in the
handling of the class of people who
.will be confined In the reformatory
demonstrated beyond question," Mr,
Whittaker 'adds, "that the views or
the commission above quoted are
practical an dshoulds If possible, be
enacted at tho next session of Con
Kress."
The report states that It Is expected
soon to transfer to the reformatory
200 prisoners from the Federal peni
tentiaries at Atlanta, Ga and Leaven
worth, Kan., who will aid In the
building of temporary quarters and a
railroad from Occoquon Creek to the
Institution.
Average Prisoners 634.
The number of prisoners committed
to the workhouse during the ,year
ended June 30, according to the re
port, was 6,458. Tho average for the
year was tit.
The year, It Is stated, has been a
successful one In all departments.
Much progress was made In the clear
ing of land for agricultural purposes
and the coining year, Mr. Whittaker
says, will show a decided Increase In
the amount of agricultural produces
raised. '
Recommendation Is made that an
appropriation of $2,000 be allowed (or
Investigating the feasibility of de
veloping certain water power near
the workhouse reservation, with a
view to the reduction In fuel bills.
It Is recommended also that an appro
priation of $2,600 be made for a
chapel and amusement hall.
Gold Tooth for Squirrel.
GREENWICH. Conn., Sept. 23
Trixle, the pet squirrel of Greenwich,
couldn't eat nuts after she shattered a
tooth, so the inhabitants chipped In and
bought her a gold one.
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