THE WASHINGTON TBIES. FRIDAY; MARCH- 2V 1917.
THAW is shamming:
Laughs and Answers Question,
After Appearing Unable to
NEW YORK, March 2. Persons
who were present at the examination
of Harry K. Thaw by three alienists
In Philadelphia, Tuesday, are firmly
convinced that Thaw Is shamming
mental Incapacity and that there is
ho reason, physical or mental, why he
should not be returned to New York
for trial immediately.
Dr. Menas S. Gregory will dellTer
to the district attorney today the re
port of himself and Drs. Smith Ely
Jelliffe and George H. Klrby, who ex
amined Thaw. The nature of the re
port has not been revealed, but If, as
expected. It coincides with the belief
of Assistant District Attorney Black,
an immediate demand will be made
on the Pennsylvania governor for
Only One Sign of Weakness.
Thaw appeared to be fairly strong
physically. The New Yorkers found
him walking around In & gray dress
ing gown. His stride was firm. His
face was somewhat pasty, but by no
means emaciated. His only sign of
weakness came at the end of an
hour's examination when, as the visi
tors were going, be threw himself on
A curious fact about his mental ex
amination as described by a layman,
was that he frequently had, or pre
tended to have, much difficulty In
answering the simplest question, yet
replied to more difficult queries
Once Dr. Gregory asked him to
place his right hand to his ear. Thaw
did not seem to understand. Dr. Ore
gory, looking searchlngly at him,
soon began to laugh. Thaw kept up
his air of non-understanding a few.
seconds longer; then he too laughed
In a way that made it plain Tie had
known all the time what was wanted
Knew Values of Coins.
A coin was placed In his hand and
he said It was a nickel It was. Then
he designated another "Coin correctly.
He was asked how he knew the differ
ence. He replied that ha did not
know. Ho had no difficulty In naming
the months of the year la their order
and then backward.
Thaw spoke with little difficulty.
When asked In the middle of the ex
amination If he was tired, he replied
that he was not.
A curious fact, Mr. Black said, is
that the New York prosecutor has
not been abe to find a lawyer in
Philadelphia who will help New York
State to get Thaw back. Two promi
nent lawyers who were -approached,
Mr. Black said; declined to serve.
TO- REPEAT PATRIOTIC PLAY
Interior Department Actors to Give
"Continental Congress" Tonight.
"The Continental Congress" will be
presented tonight for the second time
at the Casino Theater under the aus
pices of tha employes of the Depart
ment of the Interior.
The patriotic spectacle of the opening
of the first Continental Congress was
given last night by the amateur actors
of the Interior Department The play
represents the story of the American
nation from the assembling of the first
congress to the signing of the Declara
tion of Independence.
Tomorrow the play will be given In
the afternoon, with a. final performance
Among .those who occupied boxes last
night were the Secretary of the Interior
and Mrs. Lane, the Secretary of the
Treasury and Mrs. McAdoo, the Sec
retary of Agriculture and Mrs. Hous
ton, Mrs. Lansing and Miss Lansing,
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Crane.
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PORK SAUSAGE PUDDING, Lb
HAMBURG STEAK, Lb
GOLD MEDAL FLOUR, 6-Lb. Sack ,
FRESH CUT ALWAYS
FOR THE TABLE
Those Blooming Plants,
such as Cyclamen and Be
gonias, make fitting center
pieces for any table. Phone
A Necessary Part 'of Every '
Gude Bros. Co.,
1214 F Street N. W.
Phones Main 4277,
Member Mortals' Telegraph
BT THE V. 8. SOLDIERS' HOME
BAND ORCHESTRA. STANLEY
HALL. AT :J0 P. M.
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN. Director.
March, "Neutrality" Bernard
Irlth overture, "Beautlei of Erin
mtermezxo. "Amrlnda" Smith
Selection. "The Girl at the Helm
Fox trot, "The Kangaroo Hop".. Morris
Waltz suite. "Her Little Wanness
Characteristic. "Camplnr on the
Old SwinH" u.
Finale. '"Captain Betty" Baxter
"The Star-Spancled Banner.
GAIN TO BUSINESS
IFU.S. JOINS WAR
City Bank of New York Sees
;"No Reason to Apprehend
NEW YORK, Maxch 2. What would
be the effect of a declaration of war?
Everybody wants to know. The ques
tion is answered by the. National City
Bank, the largest financial Institution
In the United States, In Its March re
view and forecast of economic condi
tions, as follows;
"There Is no reason to anticipate
that a declaration of war by this
country would have any immediate ef
fect upon thJjusiness situation other
than that resulting irom aaaiuonai
"The Government has already en
tered the market for equipment and
supplies, and is committed to great
expenditures upon the army and navy,
but doubtless Its orders would be In
creased and expedited.
"The experience of other countries,
and our own as well, shows that war
makes enormous demands upon the in
dustries, hence there would be no
reason to apprehend a sudden reac
tion from the present activity.
"The danger would be from the
other side, that Is, from an over
stimulus In certain directions at
the expense of normal development.
The Industries of this country are al
ready working to capacity, and It Is
difficult to see how they could do
"Under such conditions Government
orders would crowd private business
to the. rear, create new demands for
labor and materials, and probably
raise costs to a higher level.
"Enlistments would necessarily ag
gravate the scarcity of labor, and the
amount of business In sight would be
likely to simulate further construction
for the enlargement of Industries.
Advantage of America.
"These are the inevitable economic
derangements caused by war, and in
some degree we have already been
experiencing their effects. ,
"War is not recommended by any
one who understands its economic ef
fects as a means of Increasing the
wealth of a country, but, if war must
come. It Is certain that the United
States Is more fortunately situated
to withstand It, and has greater re
sources with which to prosecute it
than any of the countries which have
sustained such marvellous exertions
for now two and one-half years."
Master plumbers and steamfltters
who come to Washington for the In
augural will be welcomed at the head
quarters maintained for members of
the craft In room 644 Munsey" build
ing. The headquarters is maintained
through co-operation of a number of
manufactureers of plumbing and heat
ing goods. Information about Wash
ington wll be available to visitors and
efforts will be made to show men en
gaged in the business special attentions.
Phone North 3697
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FOR GnOCERIKK. MEATS Oil
We Dralre Vour Inspection.
MANOGUE & JONES,
3100 M St. X. W.
Ilaltlmore Oysters, Poultry. Sea
Food, Flak and Game Depot.
ESAU L. JOHNSON,
Choice Flsh cleaned ready for
..u .' .id uiairiouiera
from many points. Oysters shuck-
-u u uioir own liquor. 1'ouitry
tgKB. etc Retailed near whole
sale prices. Life Time experience.
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Make It a Ilnlilt To Read The .Mar
ket Baxket Kaca Fridnj;. "It will Save
Their Preference Is for Nego
tiations With Employes,
While no official statement has
been made. It Is understood that after
Inauguration 'officials of the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company
will Informally advise representatives
of their employes that they are ready
to discuss the terms of a proposed
new working agreement.
In its reply to the employes' re
quest for a conference the company
made It unmistakably plain that it
had had no dealings with the Amal
gamated Association of Street and
Electric Railway Employes, Local
At the union's "headquarters it was
stated that the employes' response
to the company's reply contained a
request for the naming of a day for
the beginning of the conference.
Union officials said today there
would. be no breach of the present
agreement by the men. This agree
ment does not expire until March 11.
Representatives of the unlon were
busy today enrolling new members
of the organization. Among the mem
bers enrolled this week are said to
be a number of employes of the Po
tomac Electric Power Company. The
union claims to have more than half
these employes In Its ranks, and the
new working agreement submitted
by the organization demands an In
crease In pay of 10 cents an hour for
all of the power company's workers.
CANT ABUSE OPERATORS
Court Holds Discourtesy Reason for
Discontinuance of Service.
NEW YORK, March 2. The long
arm of the law has reached out and
tweaked the nose of that Ill-tempered
person who vents his spleen on the
The upstate Public Service Commis
sion had the pleasure of administering
the tweak. A precedent is doubtless
established In the decision rendered
by this body, on the complaint cf
Morse M. Frankel, secretary of tne
Mediator Publishing Company, of 121
Frankel complained that the service
of his two office lines had been stop
ped. The New York Telephone Com
pany offered In answer evidence to
show that for more than two years
Frankel had Indulged In telephonic
abuses. It was alleged also that
Frankel had called phone girls "bums"
and had expressed the hope that they
would "break a leg." Frankel's ser
vice was discontinued, after which. It
was asserted, he made a practice of
calling from pay stations and annoy
Andrew Smith Surprised at
the Benefit He Received
from Plant Juice.
The question of combating the mod
ern scourge of the present day
stomach trouble and Its attending
Ills, liver, kidney trouble and rheu
matism has been solved by the new
herbal stomach remedy. Plant Juice,
a remedy that noyt.only eradicates the
disease, but builds tip the whole sys
tem, purifies the blond and makes
one realize that life is really worth
As the days pass by more and more
people are coming to realize the truth
of this statement, as attested by the
signed testimonials of well-known
local people who have been restored
Take, for instance, the case of Mr.
Andrew Smith, who lives at No. 1200
Eye street northwest, and la a well
known patent attorney of tills city
and prominent in business circles. lie
"For months I have been in a ter
ribly run-down condition from rheu
matism and catarrh. My stomach was
In such a weak condition that I could
not digest my food, and It fermented
In my stomach and caused gas to
form. I was nervous and could not
sleep well at night, had headaches,
poor circulation, and did not have
any ambition or energy to do my
work. I had heard so much about
your Plant Juice and the numbers of
people who had been benefited by It,
that I got a bottle to try It. I am
surprised at the Improvement I had,
as I can now eat well and nm able
to sleep the night through, have good
circulation and am not as nervous as
Such words as these and those of
many others which have been printed
have wide Influence, for they come
from men of standing and integrity
who have given Plant Juice a fair
trial and have been greatly benefited.
The Plant Jules Man Is at tha
People's Drug Store, corner of Sev
enth and E streets northwest, where
he Is dally meeting the local public,
and Introducing and explaining the
merits of this remedv.
.On Satitrdav he will remain at the
store until 10 P. M. to meet those,
who are unable, to call durlnar tha
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Berlin Reports Hand-to-Hand
Trench Fighting Near .
BERLIN (via Sayvllle wireless),
Marcn 2. Hand-to-hand fighting fea
tured a German' repulse of British at
tacks on trenches east and southeast
of Souchez, today's official statement
Between Ypres and Arras the war
office said several reconnoltering ad
vances of the enemy were without
In the fighting around Souchez
twenty prisoners and one machine
gun were taken.
"In the Ancre sector," the statement
continued, "there were repeated
clashs In the forefleld of our posi
tions. There and during the .cleaning
of English positions near Sallly thirty
prisoners and three machine guns
were brought in.
"West and South of Riga between
Mladzlol and the Narocz lakes and
Shtshara and the upper Sereth there
was a temporary increase In fighting
activity," the statement said.
BRITISH ROUT TURKS
Retreating Army Flees In Confu
sion Beyond -Kut.
LONDON, March 2. The Turkish re
treat from Kut has become & great
rout, according to official dispatches
from the Mesopotamia front today.
Pursuit Is being continued by the
victorious British forces out of Kut.,
The statement said the Turks, in
great confusion, had passed through
Azlzlyah on Tuesday,, and that since
February 23, 4300' Turks had' been
taken prisoners by the British.
FRENCH REPEL RAIDER8.
PARIS, March 2. Two German
raids, occurring- simultaneously, Test
of Solssons, last night were-repc'.le'l
with loss, today's official statement
The French raided a German trench
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4! O KCl 0SULXJtVANIZED
In the Argonne near Vaquola and
brought back prisoners. There .was
an artillery duel In progress- today
at Avocourt woods.
ROUMANIANS -FORCED BACK.
PETROGRAD, March 2. German
pressure forced Roumanian defenders
of a hels-ht occupied yeslerdayucar
Rekoza, on the' Jacobenl-Klnipolung
niKa roaa, to wimuiai, iuua8 out
clal statement said.
PASTOR CHARGES ASSAULT
Asserts He Was Struck by Street
Car Conductor. '
Iter. Dr. Earle Wlfley, pastor of the
Vermont Avenue Christian I Church,
said today he was undecided' as to
swearing out a warrant for 'tno ar
rest of the conductor of the Capital
Traction Company, who, he charges,
assaulted him while he' was leaving
the car at Fifteenth street and New
York avenue northwest yesterday.
Dr. Wlfley said he asked the con
ductor for a. transfer. Not being
sure that the conductor heard him,
the minister said he repeated the re
quest, whereupon the conductor Is
said to have replied: I heard you the
first time, and I'll give it to you
when I get ready."
""As he was leaving the car. Dr.
Wllfley says, he told the conductor
he was a minister and had defend
ed the street car men from his pul
pit when they were on strike last
Dr. Wllfley charges that the. con
ductor replied with an oath and
struck him. The conductor followed
him to the street, and struck him
again. Dr. Wllfley said he dropped
his suitcase and umbrella to defend
himself, but the conductor got back
on the car.
LAYS OFF SHELL MAKERS
Baldwin Works Completes Shell
Contract for Britain. ,
PHILADELPHIA, March 2. Eight
een hundred men employed by the
Baldwin Locomotive Works In making
13-Inch shells for the: entente allies
were- tald off "today "because of com
pleted contracts, according to an mnl
nouncement by the company.. '
Within the, next six. months other
foreign "contracts forwar munitions
will, have been
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903 Penn, Ave. N.W., For Men
DOG SEEKS MASTER;
Kicked At as He Sniffs, He Bites
Six Children" in Newark
NEWARK. March 2. Tony Slmator'a
dog 'felt lonely yesterday with no one
to play with, so he went to the New
ton street public school, Where hla
seven-year-old master Is a pupil,
looking for Tony. He tried the yards,
but couldn't find Tony there, so at
length he essayed the mysteries of
Through the corridors he roamed,
but was unable to detect his owner
and playmate. Finally he. entered a
classroom where there," were many
children of Tony's age. He began the
search, carefully sniffing each child-.
Finally a- little girl saw him and
screamed. Other children became ex
cited, and finally there was a .hulla
baloo that almost frightened the dog
out of his wits.
lie Nipped One. -
The - dog wanted only Tony, but
Tony wasn't there to protect him
from the unfriendly feet of the others.
Strange children stood between the
dog and the door beyond which "the
dog hoped to find Tony and safety.
So he nipped one child and dashed
There was another big room in
which he might find Tony. - Somewhat
excited over the recent experience,
the dog dashed inside", to find the up
roar repeated. This time he had to
bite two children to git to the door.
He made the bites aa soft as possible
to achieve his end.
By this time the school children
were wildly alarmed: this fact In
creased the f night of the dog. He ran
Into another room; children Jumped
from their desks and ran- at him.
kicking. He nipped three little girls
to teach them they should not kick
at him when he meant no harm.
Then a woman teacher, Miss Ro-
slna Hennegan, picked him up by the
scruff of the nek and drorped him
Into a closet, where he was kept until
j. A. fsBsa silV 1 ,t la
tha board of health authorities earn1
to look him over. H
The children were created far their
wounds at the City Hospital, and all
of them were allowed to return to
their desksv After 'W Inspection the
board of health decided the dog- wVa
not vicious, did not have rabies, but
was only frightened. So- he waa
turned loose to seek the darkest cor
ner of the cellar at 1S7 Newton street.
where he lived, until Tony crept to
him when dark fell to soothe his in
jured feelings and- set his -tall to wag
ging again. .
WOMAN SHOOTS BURGLAR
Puts Bullet Into Him, as She" Had
WASHINGTON, Pa, V March 2.
"Don't move or nil shoot your head
off," said Mrs. Thomas. Edwards, of
Brownsville, as she leveled a revolver
at a burglar who entered her homa
last night. ,
The burglar thought Mrs. Edwards
was' bluffing and moved. Tha trigger
snapped, a bullet sped on Its way and
hit, the robber.. He leaped from a sec-ona-story
window and by" the time
Mrs. Edwards could summon assist
ance he had made his escape.
Mrs. Edwards had a large sum of
rnoney in the house, and It Is sup
posed the burglar knew It. When she
heard the man enter the house she
arose from her bed, got & revolver,
tiptoed to the room In which he was; -and
suddenly switched' on tha electric
lights. ,. ,
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