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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,' 1017.
ARMLESS MAN HAS , MODE TRUCK GARDEN QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 22. One of the beat cared for and most productlre STardens In tbla town !a owned and cul tlyaed by James Donavan, who haa been without hands for twenty-seven years. Donaran -works by gripping his, car den tools between the remnants ot his arras. Electric Air Heaters Attache To Any Socket, Welsh Sy2 Lb., Price $7.50 The supply is limited, therefore your early inspection is invited. CARROLL ELECTRIC CO. M. 7320 714 12th St. N. W. Rlectrleal. Mech arnica I ajid Ant Sapptlea Domeatlc Appliance. Bi production means Big Value at a Low Price 895 . o. 6. Toledo Subject to change YaUhout nolle V FCJs-mmmmmmrMasa- M -mmooamsommmmm-"- LaBBafkaf More of the thirty-five horsepower Overlanda are in use today i than any other car of such comfortable size. And this is thai best and most beautiful Overland Four ever produced. HARPER OVERLAND CO., Distributors 1 128-30 Connecticut Avenue Phone North 4614 mmmwmmwm .PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY. The flrat anniversary of the pas torate of the nev. J. Franklin Bryan, pastor of the North Carolina Avenue Methodist rroteatant Church, will be observed with appropriate exercises tomorrow. "The Preacher's Messase will be the topic of the moraine ser mon. In the eevnlnc the pastor will discuss "The Pastor's Task." Special musical programs will be features of both services. The Itev. Mr. Bryan came to the North Carolina Avenue Church from Baltimore, where he re sided seven years. Simplex Electric Heaters re move the chill and make the rooms warm and cozy for the whole family. These heaters are not a toy or novelty, but a practical heater built by one of the largest manufacturers of heat ing devices. Model Eighty-five Four mmmmmSLauBSmf iiWBiirk '33B3B TO RAISE $20,000 DISTRICT TROOP LIBRARIES Charles Henry Butler, chairman of the Washington committee which has been appointed to help raise Tl.OOO, 000 for 1.000.000 books for men In the training- camps of the country, today is preparing for the local campaign for Washington's J20.000 share of the million-dollar fund. This campaign will be nation-wide and will begin Monday morning. President and Mrs. Wilson already have given the fund a substantial Im pulse by contributing generously to the fund, which will be gathered by the American Library Association, at the request or tne Commission on Training Camp'Actlvltie of the V.'or Department. Several copies or the war service library book plate have bean auto graphed by President and Mrs. Wilson. The million-dollar fund will be used to purchase and maintain libraries at each of the thirty-two training camps. The national campaign, aa well aa the local one, will bo directed from the Public Library here, where the association has been iren Quar ters. Contributors are requested to pur chase book plates at II each, which may be autographed and Inserted In a book. The local committee Is com posed of Mr. Butler. Geoige T. Bower man, librarian of the Public Library; John Joy Edson, William J. Hamilton, and others. nnnniiiifiiiir DATA IS STOLEN E. E LEXINGTON', Ky, Sept. 22. While Judge Robert W Bingham, husband of the late Mrs. "Henry It Flagler by her second marriage, has refused to. talk since hla return from hla vacation In Atlantic City and New Tork, his at torneys are not so reticent. The fact that a report comes from Wilmington, N. C, that hla wire's body Is about to be exumed to "discover the real cause of her death." failed to break the silence that the judge haa maintained. Attorneys for Judge Bingham took cognizance of the conditions at Wil mington, where a guard haa been placed over the grava of Mrs. Bing ham, and Issued a statement contain ing two Important facts: Attorney's Statement. First That a representative of Judge Bingham will go at once to Wilmington to ascertain all the facts In connectl6n with activities there. Second That the office of Dr. M. L. Ravltch In the Atherton building here was Invaded Thursday morning. his papers thoroughly examined, and some or tnem stolen. Two ot Judge Bingham's counsel issued the following statement re latlng their plans and discoveries: "A representative of Judge Blnr- ham stated that he was .greatly sur prised at the reports coming from New Tork In reference to the exhu mation of the body of Mrs. Bingham, and that no one of Judge Bingham's friends knew anything uhatsoever about It. It seems from the news papers that Helm Bruce, who la the counsel for the executora and trus tees under Mrs. Bingham's will, was likewise entirely Ignorant. Will Scad Inquirers. "A representative of Judge Bing ham haa asked an Intimate friend to go at once to Wilmington and find out exactly what. If anything, has been done there in this matter: whether there has been any request for such thing; by whom such request has been made. If any has been made, and for what purpose such a proceeding Is to be had, and to see that In the event there la any auch purpose (which Judge Bingham's representatives can not believe to be true) Judge Blng- nam is given fun notice so that he may have a representative nresent. "It was reported In one of the news papers some time ago that Dr. Ravltch. who. with Dr. Boggess, at tended Mrs. Bingham In her last 111 ness. had received since her death a present or fee of 60,000 and an auto- moDiie." apera Are Stolen. "A curious Incident occurred In con nection with Dr. Ravltch on Wednes day night or early Thursday morning cr tnis weex. At teat time Dr. Rav Itch's office In the Atherton building was entered, hla desk forced, bis papera and medical records searched and scattered all over the room and surao oi mem aioien. f "Dr. Ravltch haa made a. reportof these facta to the proper authorities, and no doubt the matter will be care fully Investigated." The codicil to the win which gave Bingham 15.000.000 was written on Dr. Ravltch's stationery. Discovery oi tne tnier is regarded aa Tory lm portant. Fred Forcht and Halm Bruce, chief counsel In Kentucky for Mrs. Laur ence Lewis, of New Tork. who re ceives about 160,000,000 from the estate of Mrs. Bingham, refused to make any statement concerning the Wilmington reports of exhumation. Detective at Work. Detectives, It 'was slid, have been at work In Louisville several weeks In connection with the case. It la un derstood that a former chief of police Is engaged by Judge Bingham's attor neys, and that close watch Is being maintained on every person connected with the affair and even on telephone covers atlona. Judge Bingham, with W. R. Keenan. of New York, and W A. Blount, of Pensacola, Fla., executors of Mrs. Bingham's will, have appealed to the court to set aside the agreed or der entered appointing two trust com panies In Louisville Joint administra tors of the estate. It was believed when this agreement waa entered that this presaged a settlement of the trouble and that Mrs. Lewis would not file a suit to break her aunt's will as had been expected she claim ing. It Is understood, that her aunt was "subjected to undue Influence." Pleat May Co On. Her appeal Indicates, however, that the fight will go on, and that Mrs. Lewis will sue. The sympathy In Kentucky la atrongly In favor ot Judge Bingham. The facta In regard to Mrs. Bing ham's last Illness are as follows: Mrs. Bingham frequently felt 111. without having apparently a special malady. Dr. Ravltch. a close personal friend of Judge Bingham, frequently ministered to her, and Mrs. Bingham had the greatest confidence In him. When Mrs. Bingham became acutely Real Estate Loans No Commissions Charged Vou can take 12 years to pay off your loan with out the expense of renew ing, gl.ooo for 10 per month, including interest and principal, half of which is applied to reduction of debt. Larger or smaller loans at proportional rates. PERPETUAL BUILDING ASSOCIATION Largest In Washington Assets Over $4,500,000 Cor. 11th and E N. W. JAMES nEIUlT. President. JOSIIUA W. CAHn. Secretary. IN BINGHAM CAS LAWYERS DECLAR Hoover Assured Of Lower Prices For Winter Spuds Winter prices of spuds will be greatly below the usual level as a result of a definite understand ing reached today between Food Administrator Hoover and the principal car-lot potato shippers of the United States. Mr. Hoover announced that, having .gained unanimous consent of the shippers to conduct their business under governmental license, he would proceed Immedi ately with the drafting of regula tions to govern the industry. Under the arrangement made with the shippers, not only are lower retail prices for potatoes assured, but the producers will reap liberal benefits. The shippers continued their conference with Mr. Hoover and his associates today with a view to reaching some decision on the question of standard grades. It la the purpose of tne food ad ministration to .discourage the practice among shippers of ac cepting ungraded potatoes from growers, and to put Into effect such rules as will prevent waste. Ill of heart trouble. Dr. Boggess was called Into consultation, and he at tended Mrs. Bingham constantly. When William R. Kenan. Mrs. Bing ham's brother, waa at Louisville ahortly before her death, he expressed entire satisfaction with the treatment she was receiving. Reports Set Afeot. Some weeks after Mrs. Bingham's Interment at Wilmington the reporta of a contest began to be set afloat, and In due time it became known that Helm Bruce had been employed as counsel by the Kenan heirs. Later Bruce had associated with him as at torneys Fred Forcht. Scott Bullitt, and E. J. McDermott. Judge Bingham had In the meantime retained Judge A. P. Humphrey, Edward P. Humph rey. Stanley Slos. and W. W Davles. The rumors relative to Judge Bing ham seemed to have been started at the fashionable hotels at White Sul phur Springs. It waa alleged there that Mra. Bingham had not received proper medical attention and that the body waa to be exhumed. It was be lieved that back of all the rumor was a plan to Injure Judge Bingham. Later the will and codicil or Mrs. Bingham were probated in Louisville. Under that will the Kenan heirs get $60,000,000 or more. Judge Bingham Is bequeathed $3,000,000. Counsel for the Kenan heirs cross-examined Mr. Davles at length, asking him among other things. If Mrs. Bingham was under the Influence of a drug when the signed the codicil. This Mr. Davlea asserted to be positively un true. MRS. BINGHAM'S GRAVE STILL GUARDED; BODY MAY HAVE BEEN RAISED WILMINGTON, N. C Sept. 22 Re ports that the expected exhumation ot the body of Mrs. Robert Worth Bingham, formerly wife of the mil lionaire railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler, has already secretly been conducted and the body relnterred, were widely prevalent here this after noon. No confirmation, however, was to be had. Efforts to reconcile this rumored disinterment with the fact that arm ed guards still watched the Bingham burial lot In Oakdale Cemetery, how ever, seemed futile. Just why this twenty-four-hour guarding of the body would continue If the exhumation had occurred and facts said to be sought by such a step obtained, apparently waa not to be explained. DEATH LEGION'S LEADER IS ROUGEY HANDLED LONDON, Sept. 22. Commander Butehkareff, of the women's battal ion, drilling at Moscow, was the vic tim of rough handling at the hands of some of her female warriors re cently when they resented her orders. As a result she has sent many of the girls back home, and will take only 250 to the front, according to a story reaching here from Petrograd. Rioting Is also said to have oc curred when an attempt was made by women to take from one woman a small quantity of cloth she had purchased. When militiamen at tempted to protect the woman, they In turn were attacked. A government agent waa beaten to death because he fired a shot Into the crowd, and It waa only with the aid of mounted rnllltla and Cossacks that the riot waa que'led. BLIND GIRLS DO THEIR BIT TO WIN CONFLICT Blind girls can do their bit aa well as their more fortunate sisters. Last night three blind girls demonstrated their ability to take the places of men In Industry before a meeting of the Woman's Federated Council on Em ployment In the District building. Miss Harriet Stone showed samples of her work as a typist and steno rrapher, and Miss Hoyt told of her ability to knit gloves, stocks, and other comforts for the boys In the trenches. Miss Grace Voorhees, who Is a student at Trinity College, point, ed out many other ways In which the blind can help to win the war. A. Camlnettl, commissioner general of Immigration, complimented the girls and urged them to continue their effort HA'.rM&ia," A toll prtmnctan f town. Htlpc ft eroalotJ dkadnS. ForRortorlna Color end Beoaty to Oct or Fodod Hair. AMUSEMENTS BASEBALL Z?M WASHINGTON VS. DETROIT Downtown Ticket Office, SIS 14th IOdcb from 8tM to 1 P. M.1 EN scon QUITS F OFSTAFFJODAY Promotion of MaJ. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss to be chief of staff of the army to succeed MaJ. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, who retires at noon today la the first ot a series of changes In a reorganlza tloa of the General Staff. General Scott will be retained In active service In connection with the training of troops. General Bliss will hold the post of chief or staff for three months, or until he reaches the age of retire ment December 21. The small army of officers In the Capital today bade General Scott farewell, and welcomed to his posi tion General Bliss. In the line, which filled the War Department's corridor, were men of all ranks, from those who had worked and fought with Scott for years down to tha newest second lieutenants. Knha and Treat In Raee. MaJ. Gen. Joseph E. Kuhn, com manding Camp Meade, and MaJ. Gen. Francla J. Treat. commajidlns- thm Ohio National Guard camp at Mont gomery, Ala., are leading the candi dates for the post of assistant chief of staff, vacated today by General Bliss. The officer now selected as assistant chief will succeed to the Post of chief on retirement ot Gen eral Bliss for the regular term, cus tomarily four years. Friends ot MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood are preparing, however, to urge his appointment for the four-year term, holding that with the country at war the President should place at the head of the war machinery an officer not only recognized as one of the foremost military experts, but one who has had four years' experience In the office of the chief of Staff. Crowder May Go TJo. Retirement of General Scott leaves a vacancy In the ranks of major gen erals that may be filled by the pro motion ot Brig. Gen. Enoch H. Crow der, who planned and executed the gigantic draft machinery. General Crowder was slated for promotion when the recent list of major gen erals waa created, but waa left out when It was decided to give all the promotions to the line. Creation of three new offices of the general staff, chiefs of Infantry, field artillery, and aviation, are under con sideration In connection with the staff changes. Tha expanaion of tbeae arms of the service twenty times over and their Increasing im portance In modem warfare have brought this question to the front. AMUSEMENTS ALWAYS A AMY'S HIE P RANDALL SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY ETHEL CLAYTON In a Drama Replete With Surprises "The Woman Beneath" WEDNESDAY THURSDAY JACK PICKFORD & LOUISE HUFF In a Charming Picturization of Owen Johnson's Novel "The Varmint" FRIDAY SATURDAY GEORGE M. COHAN , In His Most Famous Hit "Seven Keys io Baldpate" CRANDALL'Q -SAVOY-- 3i00 TO 11 P. SI. SUJtUAY-MOXDAY 4S TO IX P. V. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS In a Photoplay of Whirlwind Action "Down to Earth" TUESDAY MARC MacDERMOTT IX HART JANE'S PA." WEDNESDAY EARLE WILLIAMS IX TnAxscnEssiox." SATURDAY Shows Continuous 2:30 to 11 P. M RUPERT JULIAN in "Mother o' Mine" : TtEEI. Comedy, "His Weddlsa- Wight." with Roee Arbaekl CRANDALL'Q APOLLO w 634 H St. W. E. S to 11 SUNDAY Still 6t30 to 11 MONDAY 8l30 to 11 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN DOWN TO EARTH." TUESDAY JUNE ELVIDGE and MONTAGU LOVE IN THE GUARDIAN." YVKDNE3DA1 FANNIE WARD in nne crystal oazer." THURSDAY RUPEnT JULIAN "MOTHERO' MINE" FRIDAY OLGAPETROVA IN 'TO THE DEATH." SATURDAY MARC MacDERMOTT IN "MARY JANE'S PA." EXTIIA llowee Arburkle la n Two Reel Comedy, Ttie Butcher Boy." NEW MEAT TRUST W LL BE EXPOSED BY TRADE BOARD A new Meat trust, more Insidious In its monopolistic activities than any which has been hunted In the past by Federal trust busters, has been dis covered by the Federal Trade Com mission. In the course of Its special Investigation Into meat prices, made at the express behest of President Wilson, the commission has unearthed a large amount ot evidence showing that certain large meat packera are carrying on their business along mo nopolistic lines. The commission's Investigators have discovered that one of the new tricks of the packers IS to give each other a fr(e field In certain territory and oh certain products. For Instance, it has been found that one large packer of bacon knows that he will have no competition from his rival meat pack ers Id a certain group ot cities. An agreement has been reached. It Is al leged, whereby the other packers keep out of this parttoular company's territory so far as the bacon trade Is concerned. If the first company re frains from active competition with others In beef, hams, or other varie ties of dressed meat. The big packers, it Is alleged, have apportioned the entire country, with the exception of the Pacific Coast. In sucn a way as to exclude fair com petition calculated to reduce prices In the butchers' stalls. - Francis J. Heney, the Trade Com mission's expert In the meat investi gation, has compiled a mass of evi dence on "practices such as that out lined above, and the Commission's 're port on the price of meat will be based largely on these revelations. BUILD MODE CAMP FOR 20,000 VETERANS A model tented city is being con structed by the quartermaster corps of the army, near Vlcksburg. Miss., for the reception ot the old veterans of Lookout Mountain and other en gagements of the civil war, who are to meet there next month for the na tional memorial celebration and peace Jubilee. Congress appropriated 1130,000 for the celebration. Nearly 20,000 old soldiers are ex pected at the celebration. They will live In ,tents and be subsisted at the expense of the Government durlng'the Jubilee. AMUSEMENTS GOOD SHOW 14th and Colombia Rd. ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW THURSDAY GEORGE M. COHAN IX "SEVKJT KEYS TO nALDPATE.- FRIDAY JUNE ELVIDGE and CARLYLE BLACKWELL IN "THE UArtIlLA.cn MARKET." eRANDALL'Q AVE. GRANDW 64 Pa. Ave. S. K. 3 to 11 SUNDAY t 11 Sl30 ts 11 MONDAY 30 to 11 MARGUERITE CLARK IN "TnE AMAZONS." TUESDAY FANNIE WARD IN THE CRYSTAL OArEB," WEDNESDAY MARC MacDERMOTT IN "MARY JANE'S PA." . THURSDAT JACK PICKFORD and LOUISE HUFF IN "WHAT MONEY CANT BUY.i FRIDAY RUPERT JULIAN in "MOTHER O MINE" EXTRA Rosea Arbnekle la a Tro Reel Cssoedy, "Tha Batcher Boy." SATURDAY MAT. 2l30. OLGA PETROVA IN "LAW OF THE LAND." Two Reel Keystone. Ford StrrUnit la "A Malden'a Trn.t." S AMUSEMENTS N ATfONAL TO.TIGIHysaa Last time. A. napkins F. ZlegfeM. J, Preseat Miss Billi Bur k In THK RKSCUINS ANCfL s. 2k n Comedy by Clay KamaMw .Text Weok Seats" SeUlaa- The Llebler Ce.'s Orlglaal and Oaly Predaetlea Tkefer.titfAI.it 10O PEOPLE 100 Arabs. Camels, Horses, Danaaia. JBEXASCO-JS&&2? MA-TWEE TODAY. 23 to CLE HIS MARBrrrtr-COItsrroCX CO. Prostata Ike Mwt CoUsatrul lfuleal Comely Xver. VERY GOOD EDDIE KEXT WEEK- -SEATS SOW David TJelaseo Preseats K TIGER ROSE" A Play of the Great Jfertkwest OT W1LLARD MACK With a DIstlBn-nlshe Cast, B. F. KEITH'S g? "REALISTIC" Star Greater MOffi AM c, Walter C. KNy -"IJ1 Kats EIlBsre aad Bass Wllllaaui Carry HeGarry A Co. Six Star Scare Their Share t S decerns. Next McKay Ardlae, Waltlaa- Bart. Morcaa Dancers. Etc MJSfe Tonlabt. SltS. Maua Tnea, Than fat. ass, sex. THOMAS E. SHEA la A. B. WOOD'S Production ot "COMMON CLAY" NEXT WEEK Jute A. Ham's Great Plsy ot Heart aad HsaM. "SHORE ACRES" rear Acts ( Csmedy aad Thrifts. LAST CHANCE liiiSTRANDliL!!: Last Time Today lie. Within tha Law Trass Original Beak aad Play Starrlaa- Alice Joyce-HarryMirey The Press Calls It Greatest Draa& f a Decade BTU:TPIArt03 USBP JULL'UTglUl.T Hi": GARDEN um LAST TIME TODAY DOROTHY PHILIPS la a Pleaslaa- Comedy Drama THE TRIUMPH Path Newo Usnal Comedies. StleS Pianos Used ExotnalTely. LOEWS COLUMBIA Continuous U.JO A. IX. to 11 P. M. Horn, Aft. loe. Ue. Nlinta, Mo. Bo Shv NOW PLAYING MME. PETROVA In "Exile" GAYETY S2T AL REEVES AND HIS BEAUTY SHOW. Next Week Sam Kidman. CASINO 5!Jh All This Week Prices Mats, 19e Nights, ago. "WAR AS IT REALLY 13" The Moot Darlaar aad ThrillUr no tion Pletaro of tha Preseat vtw. Coatlnaoas 1 to 11 as. ARCADE 14th St. and Park Ri Grand Opening TONIGHT Dancing Free Until 9 Better Than Ever Washington's Biggest and Most Popular Dance Palace. Specially Selected Orchestra. Refined Sorroiaidings. DANCING EVERY NI6NT sif TOMOirr prize tee nn nr WALTZ ?5'Uw GOLD CEXTRAL COLISECM. tth St. at Peana. Are. f?. W. Prize Dacc Every KlsM. Lady TMobera. EXCURSIONS $1.00 $1.00 Excursions Children. Halt Fare EVERY SUNDAY TO Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluemoi.., Va.f Purcellville, Leesfcirg AND OTHER RESORTS Electric Trains From 36th and M Sts. Terminal WASHINGTON AND OLD DOMINION RAILWAY