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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRIDAY JANUARY, 11)18.
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SHOT IN SCUFFLE
Junes E. Mulhall, captain of police,
and Edward V. Wall, patrolman of
No. 5 precinct, were named defend
ants in a suit filed by Allen S. Gerns
today for $10,000 damages for alleged
Gerns, who is represented by at
torneys Matthew E. O'Brien and Joe
C. Brown, alleges that January 4,
1017, while at his home, 315 Fourth
street southeast, he was attacked and
set upon by two men in civilian
clothes, and was shot by one of them
during the scuffle. Gerns alleges the
shot was fired by one of the officers,
and that he is now a physical wreck
as a result of the wound.
According to the police reports
Mrs. Gerns had summoned police help
and the captain and patrolman had
answered the call, and were about
to place Gerns under arrest when he
resisted. He was getting the best of
the officers when the shot was fired
which struck him.
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UNITED SHIRT A COLLAR CO-TROT. N. T,
LOSE HOPE FOR MISSING FLYER
Navy Department officials . today
gave up all hope for Edward Crowe,
former Georgetown football star, who
disappeared in a flight at Pensacola,
Fla., Wednesday of last week.
The shoes that are famous from coast to coast
for originality of style, unuualness of service,
and moderateness of price. See the new dark Tans
be'fore making your selection. See them today.
OLFS WALK-OVER SHOD
929 F STREET
HARBISON'. N. J Jan. 4. Emil
Gennele is dying at St. Michael's Hos
pital today from pistol wounds self
Inflicted after he shot and killed Mr
twenty-year-old daughter, Fannie, at
his home last night.
Gennele had "old-fashioned" ideas,
his son Charles says, and could not
become reconciled to the "twentieth
century" leanings of his daughter,
who had recently been employed in a
department store at Newark.
When Fannie began s'taying from
home a week at a time, the father in
vestigated. She was also reported
absent by the department store. She
had told them her mother was 111
Returning home last night the glr"
said she had been at work all day,
whereupon the father escorted her
Into another room. Five shots wex
heard. The family found the glr:
dead and the father dying.
U. S. CAVALRY PURSUES
MARFA, Tex., Jan. 4. A troop of
American cavalry, supported by Texas
Rangers, today is pursuing bandits
who late yesterday crossed the bor
der from Mexico and again raided the
Brite ranch at Candelarla.
No report of the pursuing expedi
tion has been recefved here, but It
Is thought likely they have Aossed
the border on the trail of the fleeing
The Brite ranch was the scene of
the raid CWHstmas Day. In which
Michael Welch, United States mall
carrier, and two others were killed.
A number of Americans and their
families were at the ranch.
He President Announces His Message on Railroads for To
day Hooyer, Reed, and the Issues of lie NoYeaber Elec
tionsFood and Military Qolking IiTestfgated Shoddy Si
an Issue Woman Suffrage "Taking (her" Trolley Roads.
By W. V. BYAHS.
ACCEPTED FOR TAXES
Uncertified checks will be accepted
by collectors of internal revenue in
payment of excess profits and Income
taxes, it wan announced today in a
ruling by the Bureau of Internal
Revenue. Should the check not be
paid by the bank on which it is
drawn, howe r. the person by whom
it was offered In payment of taxes
will be Hable for the amount due un
der the tax and for legal penalties in
addition, in the same manner as If no
such check had been received.
On reassembling after recess, both
houses of Congress held brief ses
sions yesterday, and adjourned aft
er adopting resolutions of respect in
memory of the late Senator Francis
In the House the bill was passed
authorizing calling into the service
of the United States the militia and
other military organizations of the
Philippine Islands. It was explain
ed that this represents their own
wishes, and that they are not to be
subjected to compulsion.
"The Speaker of the House and the
Vice President were notified by the
President of his appearance before
Cnno-ress in ioint itession at 12:30 to-
j day to deliver a message on the rail
Reports as to its', contents were
merely atmospheric. As it was ex
pected to deal, among other things,
with compensation for the railroads,
the Senate Committee on Interstate
Commerce left the lead to the Presi
dent. Its investigation under the
Cummins resolution has been ad
journed to January 7.
fssues of the Congressional elec
tions this vcar and of the next
.Presidential election developed sud
denly before the senate committee
on Manufactures yesterday. Food
Administrator Hoover had resumed
the stand. He was being examined
on sugar prices, and the difference,
Chairman Reed insisted that they
had been fixed when there is no au
thority of law for fixing prices, ex
cept as iOngress luseu uu uirnc bu,
This introduced a Question of "fixa-
, tion" or "stabilization" In wheat.
flour, and food prices generally,
Neither Administrator Hoover nor
Chairman Reed was prepared, but
with his records in reacn, Senator
Reed had all the advantage and
forced the issue.
Purchases Delivered Free to Any Tart of the United States by Parcel Post
WeVe Made Special Bargains of
These 65 Overcoats
These are VERY special bar-
The materials are Blue and
Brown Broadcloths and the rich
Oxford Kerseys. All have deep,
broad collars of Hudson Seal.
Fortunately the lot now con
tains all the regular sizes, but
you'll realize that such values will
sell rapidly, and there's no time
for delay if you want to buy a $35
Overcoat for $24.95.
A Friendly Warning
$ 1 g 75
Present clothing prices will seem ab
surdly low in a very short time. Take
our advice and anticipate your needs. '
When just such values as these are
selling for $35 (as they surely will next
season) you'll be congratulating yourselF
for having saved at least $15 on a suit or
' These are pure woolens, and the wool
en market is rising with every day's quo
tations. Just so long as our stock will permit
we'll continue this offer and it's' simply
"up to you" whether or not you make this
This clothing is guaranteed colors,
materials and workmanship. Styles arc
up to the minute plenty of the fashion
able "belters" and many of them in the
fast blues that are now so scarce.
Hoover admitted the documentary
evidence that he had said there was
nothing whatever in the bill, estab-
made these men change theirs." But
he insisted that they and all other
volunteer experts helping their coun
try at a Dollar a Tear, were patriotic.
unseinsn men. wining to make ex
treme sacrifices. In this case, he
guaranteed their patriotism against
tne strain of having the price cu
from two cants to nothing at all.
There has been severe suffering In
the case. The Independent collec
tors In the Immense business now
done in supplying material for
Bhoddy clothing may not feel that
theirs is over.
A R G
NT NE ENVOY
UNDECIDED AS TO
VrRentlne Aniba.aJor N'aon is now
debating the subject of his retirement
from his post here.
Kaon Is known to have lot his gov
ernment realize that he desired to
quit. The government In turn was
anxious that he retain his position,
and he is now considering whether to
Some here have Interpreted his de
sire to auit as a reminders the home
government that he does not sympa
thize with Its neutrality in the light
of the Count Luxburg disclosures.
The House Committee on Woman
Suffrage held Its first open session
yesterday with great success. Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt, Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, Mrs. Travis Whitney,
and others of equal zeal for the
cause of suffrage without distinction
of sex, demolished all arguments
against the Woman Suffrage Amend
ment Doctor Shaw made an argu
ment based on the patriotism of
women and demonstrated that it
overcomes their pacifism. We are to
assume hereafter, that when there Is
a call for political ferocity, woman
with the ballot will be politically
as ferocious as any other voter, no
matter how tender and merciful she
Is personally and privately.
The Congressional Investigations
during the decess have cleared up the
sltuaUon as to "preparedness" unUl
there is little left of it politically.
Railroads and food control are to be
continued until the Voluntary Cen
sorship Is out of the way of making
the country over again after the war.
SENATOR HUGHES IMPROVED.
Senator Hughes of New Jersey Is
reported Improving, according to dis
patches from Trenton, where he is in
a hospital. He has a severe attack
NAON RESIGNS BECAUSE
OF ARGENTINA'S POLICY
BILL FOR CLEARING
Senator Dillingham, of Vermont, in
troduced In the Senate this afternoon
a bill for the removal of the snow and
Ico from the sidewalks ofthe Dis
trict. The bi Is the same as the one
Venator Dillingham presented In 1014.
The Commissioners recentl reported
that It was Impossible for them to or
ganize a sufficient force to clean the
Under the bill presented today each
householder or owner of property
would have to clean the walks In
front of his property. Otherwise, the
District would do It and charge the
cost to htm.
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Bakmg Chicken, lb..... -25c
CompomicS Lard, Ib....24V&c
Sirloin or Porterhowe
Steak, lb 22c
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BUENOS AlItES. Jan. 4. Dr. Itomulo
s Kion who has asked President
Irrogoyen to accept his resignation as
ambassador to theUn!ted States, took
that step because he Is out of sympa
thy with the Argentine governments
war pollry, according to a report In
circulation here -today,, '
Whether Dr. Naon's reslenatlon will
have any effect on the President's at
tltude toward Intervention In the war
Is not known, but It Is believed that
tr thl. rnuntrv ranees itself with the
allies the resignation would be with-1 S
Both houses of the Argentine Ccn-Jg
gress have adopted a resolution call-, -, i
ing for a break with uermany. but BJ
executive action has never been taken i
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CONQUEST, SAYS PRESS
THE HAGUE. Jan. 4. The pce
terms at the central powers, made
publfc at Brest-Lltdvsk by Count
Czernln, the Austrian foreign minis
ter, are roundly condemned iiy the
Socialist -newspaper Leipzig Volks
zeltung. This paper charges the gov
ernments of tfie German alliance of
angling for conquest.
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him olticiallv. to permit tne "luanK
of prices. He fell back on the word
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"stabilization." Reed forced him on
that issue until he said that he
would not "quibble" that fixation
might be a part of stabilization, as
prices for flour and wheat were con
trolled by the same methods as those
Reed then asked him to point out
a single clause or line in the law
giving him or any one else author
ity for the control thus exercised.
Hoover could And no direct authority
In the law for fixing prices, but In
ferred It from tbe preamble. Afte.
a struggle over the preamble. Reed,
assuming Hoover's surrender, asked
If he did not know that tbe exercise
of power In this way, when hot given
by lawwould constitute Inordinary
times, gross and criminal usurpation,
which would certainly be punished.
Hoover answered that the power
was exercised "by authority of the
President of the United States."
Reed said that "the President's coat-
I tails were broad," and that his great
ness was recognized at home and
abroad, but the question of authority
of law had not been answered by
the witness In his own case.
The point had been made for the
record on an Issue which will last
after all questions of arming and
clothing the troops have been for
gotten. The examination on sugar
was then resumed. It lasted all day,
bearing on points already In the
record and forcing Into print every
possible admission on two main con
tentionsthat of fixing prices with
out authority from Congress and of
so fixing them as to permit a pos
sible corner on sugar and a general
scarcity in the market. Mr. Hoover
held his ground best In showing his
power of persuading consumers and
producers to work voluntarily with
his department for conservation of
Congressional investigation con
tinued yesterday. Admiral Benson
testified on submarines before the
House Subcommittee on Naval Af
fairs, in executive session. Meyer
Bloomfield, chief of the industrial
department of the Emergency Fleet
Corporation, testified on poor hous
ing and car-crowding around the
great new shipyards. Crowding on
trolleys and general failure of trans
portation service had become a
cause of serious delay in shipbuild
ing. On Senator Nelson's recommenda
tion the matter is to be laid before
the President. The Senate commit
tee 'decided that he has power to
takp over trolley roads as full ns that
I he has used in taking over steam I
M. E. DriscoII testified before the '
Senate Committee on Military Af
fairs that shoddy and cotton as now
used in uniforms may decrea.'
warmth at times but not durability.
He wa.; shown samples of p-iilation
German uniforms. He Weed then: .
I warmer nnd more fitted for service i
in European trenches than the
i American. He testified as an ex
pert, and as the president of a New
. Jersey wpolen company which has a
large contract for uniform cloth.
.Mr. Charles Klseiiman.of the Coun '
cil of National Defense, gate the i
Senate Milltan Committee the
i sequel of the story .of six cents a '
i pound for sorting army uniform
scraps. In concluding his account
of the operations of the Base Sort-
I Ing Company which had Its price
forcibly reduced by the Government
I from six cents a pound to two, he
said "We changed, our minds and
Less Talk-More Guns
Our Army's Need ,
THE LITERARY DIGEST for January 5th commences the year 1918 (the twenty-eighth' -year
of its existence) overflowing with vital news-articles of immediate interest. In fact there
are several topics so important that in enumerating them it is difficult to say which should come
WHY WE WENT TO WAR WITHOUT GUNS covers from every angle the Congressional
investigation of the War Department. It presents the criticisms leveled at the Administration and
also the evidence adduced in its favor, with comments from the press of the United States.
UNCLE SAM TAKES OVER THE RAILROADS Is this the first step toward Government
ownership? Will the situation continue after the, war? To get an answer to such questions THE
DIGEST telegraphed to leading editors throughout the country asking for an expression of opinion
upon this latest and most radical war-measure, and this article gives illuminating replies from them.
CENTRAL POWERS ANXIOUS TO QUIT deals with a subject of -vital human interest, be
ing a resume of public opinion upon Germany's latest peace propesal.
THE TRUTH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SUGAR-BARREL concludes the story in last
week's DIGEST of the investigation of Mr. Hoover and the Food Administration.
Other interesting and instructive topics in this number oV THE DIGEST (dated January 5th)
Short-Lived Victory at Cambrai
Prussian "Democratic" Franchise
To Win the War with American Coal
The Fuel Value of Wood
Keeping the Workers Well
Saving Wheat by Saving' Meat
New York School rfouse-Cleaning
A Catholic Admonishes Catholics
News of Finance and Industry
How Quebec Takes Her Defeat
Saving Food and Winning the War
(Prepared by the U. S. Food Administration)
The Slow Agony of Reims
The Cradle More Fatal Than the
Art and the Life of Today
Rifling the Tomb of the Savior.
Defending the Red Cross
A Striking Collection of Illustrations
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