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Congressman Hejgeson Tells
Citizens to Fight Bakers and
Other Commodity Dealers.
North Dakota Man Declares He
Will Lead Fight on
High Prices.
Do bakers In Washington charge
more for bread than is charged p
Europe, where war prices prevail?
If they do, why have not the people
"formed a boycott against them, or
organized In some way to protect
themselves from this feature of the
high cost of living?
The first of these Questions was
answered Jn the affirmative by Con
gressman Henry T. Helgeson, o
North Dakota, at a meeting last night
of the Cathedral Heights Citizens: As
sociation. The last one he pro
pounded to members of the associa
tion, saying that It was Intended for
other citizens of the District to con
sider. The Congressman paid his re
spects to Washington bakers in no
uncertain terms and said the people
have stooS for "this form of robbery"
long enough.
Asked Mortsrasre Exemption.
Congressman Helgeson's attack on
Washington "bakers and business and
political conditions In general grew
out-iot-'the discussion of the value of
organized .effort In securing favor
able legislation. The association .had
Just adopted a resolution asking that
Congress exempt mortgages on real
estate that is taxed In the District
from the Intangible tax against which
numerous citizens' associations have
launched attacks in the last few
After .reading a schedule of prices
which prevails in England Congress
man Helgeson said when there was
talk,' over there of rasing the price of
bread to 10 cents for four pounds
there was a bread riot.
Feozle Here Stand For It.
Here, ttje speaker lamented, bakers
can charge as much as they like and
the people stand for It.
He aald'auch a'state of affairs re
sulted from no effort on the- part of
the people to organize themselves
against such Imposition from trades
men. Congressman Helgeson advocated
the idea of selecting District Commis
sioners from other 8tates than ones
Close to Washington. He said it
would work good for the common
people If Commissioners were se
lected for ability and administrative
capacity rather than for political
Chaise Price Inconsistency.
The speaker charged inconsistency
ita bread gripes Jnthe .District. He
aid some bakers who" pay $11 per
parrel for flour sell loaves at 5 cents,
while others who pay only $8 per bar
rel charge 6 cents for loaves.
"I'm going to put the bakers on the
defensive, declared the Congressman,
"as I did in the House this afternoon.
"I have attacked the high price of
living in Washington and I mean to
continue the fight until prices drop
or some reasonable explanation Is
given for their skyward trend.
Scores Commodity Sharks.
The people of Washington, and
other cities In the United States as
well, stand for more than the people
of any other nation. They would not
tolerate such exorbitant prices. Or
sanitation Is the only way to secure
equitable treatment at the hands of
the many commodity sharks.
"The power of organization was
shown last year when a band of
men made Congress bow.
"Just because they were organized the
railroad employes of the country,
through their spokesmen here, made
every politician and public man take
off his hat to them from the President
of the United States down to the most
typical ward heeler."
Promises Mnrket Campaign.
Congressman Helgeson promised If he
stayed In Washington this summer he
would flght hard to see to It that bet
ter sanitary conditions exist at city
markets where, he charged, food Is
often sold that Is not flt to eat.
The association adopted a resolution
giving R. H. McNeil, chairman of the
railroad committee, full power to ne
gotiate for better street car facilities.
President A. SC Head presided. W. W.
Husband was elected a member Com
mittee reports were made.
Abraham Jacobl and J. S. MelUcr
quarreled publicly about birth con
trol In debate. Dr. Jacobl declared
many persons would be better off If
they never were born. Dr. Meltzer
said doctors should let the field of
preventives alone.
Mrs. Sanger's trial will be resumed
U. S. Learns Officially That
Germany Desires Minister to
Leave Bucharest.
The State Department today confirmed
the report that Germany has requested
the removal from Bucharest of Charles
J. Voplcka, American minister to Rou-
manla, Serbia and Bulgaria.
It is stated that the request Is not In
the nature of a demand for the recall
of the minister, and that the Teutonic
allies would not object If Mr. Voplcka.
who Is also accrtSted to the Bulgarian
government, established himself at the
present temporary capital of the Rou
manian government at Jaffy.
The department, which Is understood to
be considering the request favorably,
was not able to confirm the report that
the Dutch minister had also been re
quested to leave Bucharest.
Had Remained Behind.
Advices from the old Roumanian cap
ital last week stated that Mr. Voplcka
nad remained behind in Bucharest
after the retreat of tlje Roumanians
and the occupation by German forces.
In order to be of assistance to such
of the Roumanian civil population as
remained behind and might need as
sistance. It was ascertained from an authori
tative source here today that the Ger
man government complained that Mr.
Voplcka was not entirely neutral in his
sentiments, and that his activities in
behalf of the Roumanians at Bucharest
were "inimical to German interests."
May Xlave Opposed Sleasnrea,
It could not be learned wnat"particu
lar activities were complained of, al
though It is thought likely that Mr.
Voplcka may have objected to certain
repressive measures undertaken by the
German commanders. In the way of
deportations or compulsory labor.
Its. Is stated that orders, will probably
be sent to Mr. Voplcka to proceed to
Jaffy. There are said to be no Ameri
cans at Bucharest.
Will Divide' Membership Committee
Into Twelve Section.
Upon recommendation of a special
committee of three, named to adopt
a plan of reorganization of the mem
bership committee of the Washington
Board of Trade, it has been decided
that the present membership of sixty
be'dlvided into twelve sections of five,
each of which is to have a captain
and will act as a separate unit.
The large membership of the com
mittee'" made it unwledly under the
old plan, it is explained, and by divid
ing it into sections, it is believed it
will be able to work much more ef
fectively. The special committee
which drew up the plan consists of
George H. Markward, William Cla
baugh and Edward E. Clement.
George H. Macdonald is chairman of
the full committee.
Poor Women and Society Leaders
Aid Mrs. Sanger.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6. "Th big
flght" for and against birth control
as preached by Mrs. Margaret Sanger
is on here today.
The battle between society women,
clergymen, doctors, lawyers, and the
rebellious mothers began with Mrs.
Sanger's trial In special sessions on
the charge of maintaining a public
nuisance In her birth control clinic.
A small army of women of the
poorer class, who have large families
and went to the Sanger clinic to learn
how to avoid increasing them further,
testified for Mrs. Sanger, saying they
had been advised free of charge.
Against this a woman detective pro
duced a $2 bill she swore she paid
Mrs. Sanger for advice.
Called Patriotic by Preacher.
One of Mrs. Sanger's chief adher
ents in court Is the Rev. Charles H.
Lyttle, Unitarian "minister. He said
he regards Mrs. Sanger's movement
for birth control "humane and patri
otic" Dr.' tortile cams to court with the
society women who entertained Mrs.
Sanger at breakfast at the Vander
bllL Among them were Mrs. Amos
Pinchot, Mrs. Lewis Delafleld, Mrs.
Rose Pastor Stokes. Mrs. Ida Raub
Eastman, wife of Max Eastman, editor-
-f the Masses; Miss Helen Todd,
and a desrr. ethers.
While tbt trial proceeded, Sri.
L. D. Mitchell to Describe Park for
Knights of Columbus.
Members of the Washington chapter.
Knights of Columbus, will hear Lau
rence D. Kltchell. traveler and lecturer.
explain he beauties of Uncle Sam's
newest playground. Glacier National
Park, at a meeting tonight at 8 o'clock
In the Knights of Columbus head
quarters, 60S E street northwest
On January 14. James J. Walsh, a
central figure In the organization, will
address the members at the New Na
tional Theater.
James Williams Plead Guilt to
Second Degree Murder.
James Williams, colored, who plead
ed guilty to second degree murder
before Justice Gould In Criminal Di
vision No. 1, of the District Supreme
Court, today, was sentenced to serve
twenty-five years in the penitentiary.
Williams was arrested In connection
with the killing of James A. Purvis
on September 16, last Attorneys
Daniel W. Baker and L. J Heller rep
resented the prisoner.
F St. Conner 12th St.
61st Anniversary
Repriced Sale
Men's Clothing
$20 and $22.50 Suits
and Overcoats Repriced
$25 Suits and
Overcoats Repriced
$30 Suits and
Overcoats Repriced
$35 Suits and
Overcoats Repriced
Sole Agents for Rogers Peetl
& Co.'s Celebrated New
York Clothing.
"The Tragedy of Nan" Will Be
Repeated Again Tonight.
Because their presentation of John
Masefield's tense, grim, penetrating
sociological play, "The Tragedy of
Nan," In December, made so deep an
Impression upon those Who saw it
that they wanted others to see It, the
Drama League Players repeated It
last evening and will' give it again
The play was given at the Wilson
Normal School, being used by tho
players until they realize their dream
of a little theater for Washington,
like those In 'Philadelphia and Chi
cago. G. A. Lyon, chairman of the execu
tive committee of the players, ex
plained some of the handicaps of the
school auditorium, where the dress
ing rooms are more than a block
away. The league is appealing to the
Washington public for support in this
Stark and Realistic.
Set against a simple background,
the bare, unadorned kitchen of a1
humble home In England in the early
nineteenth century, the character de
piction stands out all the more stark
and realistic.
Set In a period when strong nerves
craved such crude excitements as
hangings for public holidays, and
when strong appetites ran to strong
drink nnd black.' puddings, the, emo
tional appeal of the story was Inten
sified. The presentation was a remark
able achievement for amateurs. Ber
tram Bloch directed it; Mary Loulso
Tuttle designed, and. Sherman E. Dan
forth executed the scenery, and the
costumes of the women were made
by the players.
Miss Edna Ellis gave a wonderfully
human picture of "Nan," the orphan
girl, stigmatised by the crude farmer
folk because her father "was 'ung,"
and Dorothy Hellman (one naturally
adopts the habit of leaving off pre
fixes with a mateurs who bear the
earmarks of professionals) had a
thankless but rich role In the cring
ing, sour-souled woman who nvas
"nagging, always nagging," her niece.
Whole Cost Good.
Edwin F. Ludwlg was' Mr. Parg-t-ter.
Nan's uncle, and Lillian NIchol.
her cousin, with the deceit of her
mother. Maurice Jarvls was tho
lover who gave poor Nan her half
hour of happiness In the belief that
she wa sto be betrothed, then cast
her aside when he learned of her
father's end. and saw the prospect of
s. competence.
J. Lewis Moneyway, Bonnet L.
Mead, Lewis Fisher, Mary Elizabeth
Slddons, Josephine Mitchell, Arthur
B. White, and Walter Stahr filled
other roles acceptably, more accept
ably than minor roles are often
played in professional casts.
The performance will be repeated
this evening.
So far as visitors are concerned
President Wilson will have aneasy
'day today. For with the exception
of meeting members of the Cabinet at
1 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, the Presi
dent is scheduled'to see but two other
t persons. At 2 o'clock the Nether
lands minister i will call upon the
White House to present M. T. Roose-Iboom.
Service Legion Plans to Obtain
Work for Every Guards
Definite plans will be presented
this evening at a meeting of a special
committee of the Military Service
Legion at the Masonic Temple, for
the welcoming of the District guards
men from the border.
The plan that will be formally acted
upon by them Includes a program of
entertainment and the arrangement
of an employment bureau so that
every man shall have a Job when he
Is mustered out of the Federal service.
Job for Every Man.
The employment bureay feature
will be started immediately so as to as
certain what men need Jobs, the sort
of Jobs they need and the kinds of
Jobs that can be secured for them.
It is the purpose of the committee to
make a thorough canvass of the busi
ness men of the District and to be
able, by data to be gathered by them, I
to give every employer wanting help
th'e qualifications of the guardsmen
for ihe Job.
The welcome for the guardsmen
that will be given when the troops
now on the border return. Is planned
to Include all the organizations that
were in the Federal service, Including
those that have returned, or will be
returned, before the date of the re
ception. Would Hold Guard Togctaer
The committee also will consider
plans for tne upbuilding and holding
together of the national guard, 'it is
stated that 40 per cent of the men
now in the service are non-residents
of the District. Some. effort is to be
made to retain these men 'in the Dis
trict and In the national guard. As
non-residents they will be eligible for
discharge at the conclusion of their
service. It is understood.
Cot. Clarence V. Sayre is chairman
of the special committee, and will pre
side at tonight's meeting. Other mem
bers of the committee are Major F. 8.
Hodgeson. CapL . Sheridan Ferree,
Capt. John E. Brooks. Capt. Ed W.
Zea, Richard Lamb, Howard Flske,
and Albert F. Ferguson..
Gathersburg Attracts Many Big
Business Enterprises.
' Oalthersburg is beginning to loom
up aa an active business town. There,
are already in operation there a big
flour mill and a grain elevator of a
capacity of 30,000 bushels, and before
many months the town will have an
other grain elevator, another- flour
mill of a daily capacity of 200 barrels
and Zf canning factory to cost about
Just aa soon as tho weather per
mits, the work of reconstructing the
five miles of road between Derwood
and Mackall's Corner, near Mt. Xlon,
will be started under the supervision
of the State roads commission.
The survey work has been complet
ed and maps, specifications, etc, are
now being prepared.
Hew Decision Gives Them In
creased Uniform Allowance,
Col. Young .Finds.
SAN ANTONIO. Jan. 5. According
to a decision obtained yesterday b.
Cot Glendle B. Young, commander of
the Third District Infantry, militia
men re-enlisting will receive what
amounts to a bonus of $43.20.
Upon entering Federal service, each
militiaman Is given a uniform allow
ance of 31 cents a day for the first sir
month. after which time the allow
ance becomes 1 cents a day. ,
MlllUamen wnose terms now ar.
expiring will be entitled to begin
.a--i & a i4u era In r ml Y
montfta if they re-enltat. which will
I .. -J .. Am-m Atra. Vi. 1
ents or a total of $43.20 as a bonus.
Colonel young applied ror -ne ae
cision to the inspector instruction
general in charge of division militia
march under full equipment this
morning, maing ten mun uver w
ritory north of the camp. Inspection
will take place tomorrow.
Mrs 31neblood We dined al fresco
last evening.
Mrs. Newrlch I think I've, met him
sonrewhere. Is his first name Albert
or, Alfred? Boston Transcript.
Women's Silk Hose
Regular $1.00.
Values . . . .
Women's Pure Silk Hose, full fashioned foot,
double sole, high spliced heel and toe, garter
tops. In blaek and colors. Subject to very
slight Imperfections, which ate hardly noticeable
and will not Impair their usefulness.
STORE HOURS: 9 A. 1YL to 5:45 P. M.
Clearing Sale of
Linen Waists at 69c
A clearance lot of odds and ends of women's,
fine Irish Handkerchief Linen Waists, in tailored
and fancy models. All white and various colors.
Some in white combined with colors. Some
mussed or slightly soiled. Sizes 55, to 44.'. Reg
ular $2.00 value at 69c. S
First Floor Bargain Brtn. '
January Clear-Away of
Women's Shoes
At $4.65
Smart, graceful models that are
the, ruling favorites of the season
now repriced for immediate dis
posal. High Cut Shoes in lace and but
ton styles with brown vamps and
white tops, black vamps with
white tops; also tan calf and black
kid leathers. Louis and Cuban
heels. Sizes in the lot, 2 to 7.
Shoe Department 1st Floor.
Marabout .Capes,
Stoles and Muffs
At Final Reductions
3RP.Q Mnrnhout Sets, consisting
of cape and muff to match-. .$4.98
i rVtltnrettPR nnd Stoles of nlain
! marabout, also marabout combined
with ostrich; up to ?o.oo values,
at $2.98
10.98 Noveltv Stoles of satin
J and marabout combined $7.98
$12.98 Combination Marabout
and Ostrich Stoles, in natural
i only $8.98
$5.00 Marabout Capes, large
size, in natural only $3.49
$5.98 Marabout Capes, with os
trich combinations, in black arid
natural d.4s
$8.98 Muffs to match $5.98
SK PR Mplnn Shane Marabout
Muffs, in black only $4.98
Ostrich Boas, in fancv combina
tions, values up to $5.98 at. .$2.39
?eekweir Department First FJoor. I
Now for the Season's Greatest Sale of
When you. consider the abnormal conditions in the clothing market today this
sale of Overcoats will stand out in its true importance as the greatest value-giving
occasion ever presented to the men of Washington. Hundreds- of spic-span new
Overcoats, the product of one of New York's best makers, every one bearing the trade
mark label that represents the highest standard of tailoring goodness and quality pos
sible to put into clothing such are the garments in this wonderful-sale at savings of
$n5(fcChoose)$ i85
Worth $15.00
to $18.00
Your 0'Coat
From These
Two Groups
Worth $20.00
to $27.50
The $9.85 lot consists of all-wool ma
terials, in a wide range of splendid patterns,
including neat mixtures, plaids, novelties,
oxford grays, and dark mixtures. Styled
in Pinch-Back, Balmarue, Box-back, Form
fitting and Conservative models; full lined
and quarter satin yoke lined. Sizes 33 to
42, for men and young men.
The SI 4.85 lot includes fine Oxford
Grays, Fancy and Dark Mixtures, Herring
bone Weaves and many other high-grade,
desirable overcoatings a range to suit
everyone. Styled in young men's and con
servative models. Finest trimmings and.
linings some of serge, full satin and wool
serge, others satin yoke lined, still others
quarter satin lined. Sizes &3 to 46.
Men's and Young Men's Suits Reduced Newest Pinch-Back, d -g rv
Form-fitting and Conservative models,-in a practically unlimited P I I 1
assortment from the extreme novelties to the conservative ef- III
fects. Sizes 3 3 to 44. Actual S 1 5.00 to S 1 8.50 values, at A J
Men'a Clothing Department Ith Floor.
Clearing Sale Of Children's January Clearance Reductions Rule on Girls' & Misses'
$5.00 and $5.98 Winter Coats
Tomorrow at $3.98
The stock of little folks' winter coats now markeoSat quick-
selling prices our clearance policy demands their immediate
disposal. Coats of Corduroys, in brown, navy, and Copenhagen,
with stylisn Belts ana buttons; turn-back cuffs. All warmly in
terlined. Sizes 2 to 6 years.
Entire stock of Children's Coats at 20 to 30 reductions.
AH the season's approved models and materials. Sale urices
1 $6.98 to $14.98
Play Rompers of gingham and
chambray. in plain colors, stripes
and checks; with and without col-
lars and belts 49c
At Economy Prices
At 98c Beautiful Mercerized
Sateen Petticoats, in blue, gray,
rose and black. Flaring flounces
and elastic waistbands. All lengths.
At 50c Of genuine Amoskeair
Gingham, in assorted stripes: full
lengths. Well made and perfect
At 69c Extra sire Petticoats of
good quality gingham, in neat
stripes; full width and length. ,
Third Floor.
Copyright Books
At 19c
Another uhlpment of Copyright
Fiction from the IteRent Press
full cloth bound? original editions.
l'ubllsher's price. J1.08 and 11.25.
By such well known ftiithorn hb
Jnck London. Marlon Crawford, J,
Hopklnnon Kmltlv Robert LouIh
.HtevenBon. Kipling-, Bret llarte, eto.
Stationery Department lt Floor.
Children's Wool Angora Scarf
Sets with deep fringe and stylish
toques in assorted colors.... 51.88
Juvenile Department 3d Floor.
$1.50 and $2 Leather
Hand Bags, $1.2?
A final "let-go" price has been
marked on these Leather Hand
Bags your chance to purchase a
new and stylish bag way below
real value. Good assortment of
popular styles, made of fine
leathers, in black and colors, with
nickel, gilt, and gun metal trim
mings. Leather Goods Dept. First Floor.
New Middies
For Girls and Mle
Regulation style, in all white
and nary blue, trimmed with braid
and liicers. New and becoming
models for school wear.
All sizes for girls and misses
6 to 14 years 98c
Boys' Suits and Overcoats
Now is the time to outfit your boy in new clothes
while these reduced prices are in force on our stock of boys'
clothing. Stock-taking is drawing near spring goods will
soon be crowding us in short, we need the room! It is op
portunity time for parents who want their money to com
mand greatest value.
Boys' All-wool Suits
Formerly Sold up J Q 7 C
to $13 at $0. 3
Celebrated "Elberno! brand
of All Wool Fncy Cassimeres,
large range of medium and dark
patterns; full lined knickerbocker
pants. Sizes 9 to 19 years.
Little Boys' Overcoats
Regularly $7.00 C ZA
and $8.00 at .4 J)7
Season's newest models, in
Navy, West Point, Cossack, Polo,
Little New Yorker, Bostonian,
and Junior Norfolks; of plain
cloths and fancy materials; sizes
2 to 9 years.
Boys' Plaid Mackinaws
Reduced Q Q C
to 40. 03
Heavy weight materials, in
bright, colorful plaid patterns,
roomy and warm. Pinchback
models with giant shawl collar
and stitched-on belt; sizes 7 to 17
Boys' -Junior Overcoats
Regularly $4.00 (CO AC
and $5.00 at $),.? J
Cossack, Polo and Norfolk
models, of heavy winter weight
Fancy Cheviots and Carsimeres;
button to the neck style; sizes 3
to 9 years.
Middy Sklrte, In white, and navy;
full size plalta and deep hems; eliea
6 to 16 years, HHp.
Juvenile Department 3d Floor,
Typical Examples of the Big Savings Offered Tomorrow in
Men's Underwear and
$1.50 Stuttgart Finish Worsted
Underwear, perfect quality, but
have stains or spots.. 85c garment
Ribbed Balbriggan Underwear
Blood's and other standard makes;
heavy and medium weights
48c garment
"Rockwood" AH Wool Shaker
Knit Sweaters, in navy blue and
maroon, full roll collar; value
S7.00 at $4.95
Cambric Night Shirts, V-neck
style, full cut sizes, braid trim
med 50c
"Duofold" Union Suits, made
with closed crotch the perfect
health underwear $1.75&$2.50 suit
50c "Onyx" Half Hose, of fiber
and silk mixed, in black and
colors.. 35c pair, three pairs $1.00
Flrat Floor Entrance from Seventh
Winter Coats
Reduced to $4.05
Remainders of regular stock
whose former values were $7.98 to
$10.00 in all the best materials,
such "as Wool Velour, Corduroy,
Zibcline, Wool Plush, Boucle Cloth,
Oxford Plaids, and Mannish Mix
tures, in stripes and plaids of
light and dark colorings.
Full flare and belted effects',
with large collars and cuffs of vel
vet, corduroy and plush or plain
cloth. Sizes 6 to 14 years.
Junior Coat Section Second Floor.
Also a Special Showing of
tf ntrimmed and '
Tailored Satin Hats
98c, $1.98 and $2.98
Satin hats are enJoytntr a vocue
at present and here you will And a
complete variety or the smartest
styles and shapes. At 98c, )1.9S,
and JI.98 are chic Turbans. Sailors,
and the popular hitch crown shapes.
in- black, dark rich wood browns
and white.
CMilUnerr Department 3d Floor.
Clearance Sale of
Seasonable Jewelry
Gold-filled Lavalliers, wear
guaranteed, pretty jeweled pend
ants; $l-and $1.25 values.... 79c
Solid Gold Bar Pins and Collar
Pin Sets, hand engraved ef
fects 44c
Pendant Earrings, in pearl. Jew
eled, gold plated and stone effects.
Former 50c and 75c kinds at. .29c
Earrings, screw and pierceless
styles, gold plated mountings;
regularly 25c, at 15c pair
Jerrelrx Department First Flocr.

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