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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
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TO RAISE $20,000
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
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
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,
DATA IS STOLEN
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:
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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IN BINGHAM CAS
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
No confirmation, however, was to
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
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
A toll prtmnctan f town.
Htlpc ft eroalotJ dkadnS.
ForRortorlna Color end
Beoaty to Oct or Fodod Hair.
WASHINGTON VS. DETROIT
Downtown Ticket Office, SIS 14th
IOdcb from 8tM to 1 P. M.1
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
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.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
In a Drama Replete With Surprises
"The Woman Beneath"
JACK PICKFORD & LOUISE HUFF
In a Charming Picturization of Owen Johnson's Novel
GEORGE M. COHAN
, In His Most Famous Hit
"Seven Keys io Baldpate"
3i00 TO 11 P. SI. SUJtUAY-MOXDAY 4S TO IX P. V.
In a Photoplay of Whirlwind Action
"Down to Earth"
HART JANE'S PA."
SATURDAY Shows Continuous 2:30 to 11 P. M
RUPERT JULIAN in "Mother o' Mine"
: TtEEI. Comedy, "His Weddlsa- Wight." with Roee Arbaekl
634 H St. W. E.
S to 11 SUNDAY Still
6t30 to 11 MONDAY 8l30 to 11
DOWN TO EARTH."
JUNE ELVIDGE and
IN THE GUARDIAN."
in nne crystal oazer."
IN 'TO THE DEATH."
IN "MARY JANE'S PA."
EXTIIA llowee Arburkle la n
Two Reel Comedy, Ttie Butcher
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
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
Congress appropriated 1130,000 for
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
14th and Colombia Rd.
GEORGE M. COHAN
"SEVKJT KEYS TO nALDPATE.-
JUNE ELVIDGE and
"THE UArtIlLA.cn MARKET."
64 Pa. Ave. S. K.
3 to 11 SUNDAY t 11
Sl30 ts 11 MONDAY 30 to 11
IN "TnE AMAZONS."
IN THE CRYSTAL OArEB,"
IN "MARY JANE'S PA."
JACK PICKFORD and
IN "WHAT MONEY CANT BUY.i
in "MOTHER O MINE"
EXTRA Rosea Arbnekle la a
Tro Reel Cssoedy, "Tha Batcher
SATURDAY MAT. 2l30.
IN "LAW OF THE LAND."
Two Reel Keystone. Ford
StrrUnit la "A Malden'a Trn.t."
A. napkins F. ZlegfeM. J,
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
10O PEOPLE 100
Arabs. Camels, Horses, Danaaia.
MA-TWEE TODAY. 23 to CLE
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VERY GOOD EDDIE
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A Play of the Great Jfertkwest
OT W1LLARD MACK
With a DIstlBn-nlshe Cast,
B. F. KEITH'S g?
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
Than fat. ass,
THOMAS E. SHEA
la A. B. WOOD'S Production ot
NEXT WEEK Jute A. Ham's
Great Plsy ot Heart aad HsaM.
rear Acts ( Csmedy aad Thrifts.
Last Time Today lie.
Within tha Law
Trass Original Beak aad Play
The Press Calls It
Greatest Draa& f a Decade
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LAST TIME TODAY
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Path Newo Usnal Comedies.
StleS Pianos Used ExotnalTely.
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