THK .WASHINGTON TBIES; FRIDAY; .TTJLY 26,r 1918.
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ENMESHED IN RAID
BY WOMAN SLEUTH
This is the fourth of a series of stories by Washington's first police
woman, icho recently resigned after a long and Interesting service.
Episode 4 Fake Fortune Teller.
By Mils. SAItAII V. PAIU.IXG.
t Former Woshliijrton rollcewoman.
A woman Is always fascinated by
fortune tellers, clairvoyants and seers.
I had an experience with a clairvoyant
In Wash lngton
that proved one
of tho most ex
citing of my ca
rter. I was sitting
la my office at
how dull thlncs
when I was call
ed Into the pri
vate office at
"Mrs. Farllnjr. sit down," ordered
I knew some big- came was ahead
of me, for when an Inspector told yon
to alt down In the face of such a
rush of wbrk, it meant something out
of the ordinary.
I got the assignment. I was to in
vestigate a notorious clairvoyant and
Place him under arrest. The police
had become interested in him when
he placed In the local papers a full
page advertisement. It carried a full
length figure of a man with lightning
radiating from his head and fingers.
Direct evidence was necessary to se
cure his arrest, so I went one morning
to his den. He occupied a suite in
an office building in this city.
Half a dozen persons were waiting
in the reception room for readings
wnen I entered.
"Have you an appointment?" a col
ored maid asked in an affected voice.
"No," I replied. "When do you think
i can see him?"
"Well. I don't know. she said.
At that moment, a man, who appar
ently had overheard the conversation.
thrust his head from the door of an
other room and said:
i i . .
cleared mine completely
vi, too, uoagnt mat nothing-wpaia
dear rny "tkm, Jhad used so many
ucuicvues jiu nouung ncjpcu mnru,
bat when I finally tried Resinol Oint
ment and Resinol Soap, 1 could feel an
Improvement in a short time. The
pimples and roughness
until my skin was clearer
and fresher than ever.
Tor nlcbr all ts3au why
doot yoo Irrthca?
Society Ladies Every
where Use "La Creole"
The well known society leader's
hair was prematurely gray, perhaps
Just like yours, but Mrs. J heard
of "La Creole" Hair Dressing how
thousands of people eerywhere had
used it with perfect satisfaction. It is
not a dye, but a preparation designed
especially for the purpose of grad
ually restoring color to gray or faded
hair, and which is easily applied by
simply combing or brushing through
the hair. "La Creole" Hair Dressing
Dosltlvelr eradicates dandruff, keeps
the scalp in a healthy condition and
nromotes the growth of new hair;
brings back a natural, soft. even, dark
shade to gray or faded hair, and
makes It lustrous, full of life and
1UL CTtEOLE" HAIR DUES SI SO
o orevent your hair from growing
Say and to restore a beautiful dark
color to gray or faded hair. For sale
bv O'Donnell's Drug Stores. People's
titos: Stores, and all good drug stores
JVerVwhere. "La Creole" Hair Dress
ing la old on raoney-back guarantee.
"I think you had better make your
ohiuuucoi jor tomorrow."
I made the appointment for 2
On my return thn-fMinwfnf- .. k.
secretary led me through the room
guuurgiins wim me "reading room."
Of all the magnificence. There was a
joiiojicsc screen ana a aivan filled
with pillows woven with Japanese designs.
Bowing and smiling, the- clair
voyant made, his appearance. He Was
elegantly dressed, wearing silk shirt,
silk socks, and a flower In his but
"Have you an appointment?" he
When I answered in the affirmative,
he led me to a chair at a table. He
took the chair opposite.
"Now," he began, rubbing his hands
together, "write your name on this
piece of paper" he placed a pad be
fore me "then write three ques
tions." The Three Qoevtlen.
He left tiie room and I was alone.
Instead of my own, I wrote the name
"Anna Llewellyn." and beneath it
wrote these questions:
"L Would you advise me to close
the deal?" (I had no deal. I used It
as bait to draw htm out.)
"2. Will 1 get the position I am
now seeking?" (I was seeking no
"3. Will I he successful In my posi
tion?" He returned; picked up the slip of
paper, which was folded Into a tight
wad. and pressed It to his forehead.
Closing his eyes, he began, "A-a-a-a
"That Is your name, is it not?" he
Tea," I answered. "Why, that's
"Yes, I advise you to close the deal,"
he said. "Tou have Invested heavily,
haven't you?" he queried. I had not
Invested a cent.
-res." I led him on.
-uut x see trouble ahead. Tou
come to me tomorrow with $50 and I
wui enow you the way out of the
aeai.- ne advised. -I can't see it to-
I promised. The appointment was
made for 11:30 the following morning.
As I was leaving, he said. "Tou are
getting too fat." and he out hi bands
on my hips, smoothing them down as
ne am it.
Gets Two Tears,
By that act. I had him. That act
of touching me constituted simple
assault, punishable by law.'
I returned the next day to keep my
appointment, but not alone. Around
the corner was waiting the patrol
wgon. Across the street were sta
tioned two detectives waiting for my
signal to raid the place. I was to
take my handkerchief from my
pockefbook and rub It across my face.
Stationing a detective at each en
trance to prevent .escape, I entered,
the suite to keep my appointment. 1;
was accompanied by a detective from
As I was standing there In the
outer room. I noticed that a girl, one
of the clairvoyant's accomplices, was
hurriedly putting on her hat and coat.
"Hold on," I ordered. "You can't go
yet. Where is Mr. T" naming the
"Here he Is." said the secretary as
he emerged from the room.
"No, you are not Mr. I know
who you are," I replied.
At that moment, the clairvoyant ap
peared greatly excited.
"Why why why what's the mat
ter?" he asked.
As thevletectlves- closed In on them.
I ordered the arrest of the trio, mak
ing a charge of simple assault against
The fortune teller was put away in
prison for two years and I want to
tell you. he was regarded a one of
the best known in his profession In
DAD DIDN'T WANT TO HURT THAT YOUNG SOLDIER'S
FEELINGS, BUT IT WAS 2:30 A. M. AND SOMETHING HAD TO
BE DONE, SO HE DID IT WIT H WILLIE'S BUGLE
by FONTAINE FOX.
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2 POUNDS SUGAR
The Latest Tlrfiiff
In Beauty Spots
Washington banking Institutions
are extending co-operation to the
local War Savings committee in
handling the work of following up
the pledge cards which were re
ceived in the house-to-house canvass
during tne recent drive.
Thousands of these cards were re
ceived irom residents who desig
nated various local banks as agenta
from whom they would purchase
their regular allotment of stamns.
These pledges have been turned over
to tne banks named, who will check
up the purchases as made, crediting
the Individual with the amount
oougnt from time to time. Through
mis raetnoa tne pledge card ecu
virtually as a promissory note, and
the committee Is enabled to make
certain that the written promlies are
Practically every banking house In
the city is enrolled as a member of
"The J1.000 Club" and making de
termined efforts to enlist other mem
bers from the ranks of the larger de-
The Food Administration has re
quested all Americans to use a sugar
ration of two pounds per capita
monthly, because the sugar, supplies
throughout the country are at a low
stage due to the near failure of the
American beet and Louisiana cane
crops, the small yield In Porto Rico
and the fact that t Is difficult to
transport sugar fro.n Java arid-other
distant sources on account offfcitlm
peratlve call for ships icr troop
In Effrct Angnst I.
At present the sugar ration Is three
pounds monthly per capita. The new
edict goes Into effect A'.gust 1 and
will continue until January 1.
The District Food Administration.
which recently Inaugurated the plan
of having grocers get the, names and
mAArtwm nt All lunr nurehssers.
.-ill continue the plan when the two-
pound ration goes Into effect.
The National Food Administration
has warned the public that unless the
two-pound ration request Is fully
compiled with. It will be Impossible
to furnish adequate sugar supplies to
Belgium and the various organisa
tions working to co-operate with the
army and navy in defeating Ger
many. Sngar Xredrd Abroad.
Officials of the administration said
today that the sugar needs In the
army and navy exceed the original
estimates; that larger amounts must
be sent to France and Italy to re
place the large quantities lost
through German arid Austrian in
vasion and that It will be necessary
to make up the deficit caused by the
loss of more than fifty million pounds
through submarine sinkings.
Under the new request restaurants
will be allowed to use only two
pounds of sugar for every ninety,
meals served. Under present regula
tion three pounds are used.
It's Better to Have The Times
" Delivered at Home
More Convenient More Regular And Cheaper
The TIMES will be delivered to you at your home.
Daily and Sunday for 50 Cents a Month a cent and a
half a day.
Tnere's a TIMES route right past your door, and
one of your neighborhood boys is building a business for
himself by dependable service.
Tell the boy you want The TIMES, or phone or
write to The TIMES' Circulation Department
Phone Main 5260, or
Write The Washington Times,
Mmuey Bid., Washington
AUTOS FOR CONVICTS.
OSSINING, July 20. Adolph Lew
lsohn, the New Tork banker, has
given two automobiles to the Mutual
Welfare League of Sing Sing prison.
It was announced today The ma
chines, according to Warden Moyer.
will be used In 'Instructing members
of the league In how to handle and
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TU GET ENGRAVING
XUS$ JiTtA. ICASHHEJa
. Atlanta girl who Is the creator
of the newest fad In beauty spots.
Miss Kashner has a sweetheart In
France. Her beauty spot has
now been transformed Into the
Insignia, of the United States ln
frntry, crossed rifles. She also
worked In the "V service stripe,
which designates six months'
servlro In the war zone.
WILL TRAIN IN
FOR IL S.
AFTER THE WAR
Lemon Juice" ; -For
Qlrlsl Make beauty lotion at
horns for a few cents. Try Itl
Squeeze the Juice of two lemons
Into a ottle containing three
ounces or orchard white, shake
well, and you have a quarter pint
cf the best freckle and tan lotion,
and complexion beautlfler, at very,
very small cost.
Your grocer has the lemons and
any drug store or toilet counter
will supply three ounces of orchard
white for a few cents. Massage
this sweetly, fragrant lotlcn Into
the face, neck, arms, and hands
each day and see how freckles
and blemishes disappear and how
clear, soft and white the skin be
comes. Tes! It Is harmless.
In order to meet the demand for a
body of trained men to supply the
organization for the direction of the
growing merchant tonnage and In
preparation for trade competition
after tho war, which problem has
been causing anxiety In shipping and
commercial circles. New York Uni
versity will Include In Its curriculum.
starting next ran, a courso In the
principles of merchant marine admin
istration and operation, it was an
nounced yesterday by Prof. A. W.
Taylor, director of the Wall street dl
lsion of tho School of Commerce of
The College of the City of New
York, It is understood, will give a
BECOME DEVIL DOG
ST. PAUL. Minn, July 2a "Say,
pard. I'm a 'prairie dog' from North
Dakota and I want to go over there
and become a 'devil dog'."
Relieving himself of this sentiment.
William D. Knickerbocker, of Dog
den. N. D., took his place In line in
the United States marine recruiting
station here. Knickerbocker passed
an almost perfect physical test
OF THE PRESIDENT
At the request of Prof. A. J. Van
Hecke, head of the Labor party In
Belgium, the Washington Plate Print
ers' Union will transmit It to King
Albert of Belgium an engraving of
President Wilson similar to the one
presented to the President at th"
White House last week.
Prof. Van Hecke visited the exhibi
tion being held Ky the Plate Trlnters
at lOOS-1010 F street northwest, nnd
was so Impressed by the engravings
on view that he spent several hours
examining them. He purchased sev
eral of the ero;.'r.vlngs, and thus
swelled the fund being ralse-1 fur the
benefit of tho ited Cruss.
A committee of girls, who are mem
bers of the Bureau Chapter of the
Red Cross, Is In Attendance at the
exhibition, which Is free to the public
from 6 to 10 o'clock In the evening.
POTATOES SELL AT $9.60
PER PECK IN SWEDEN
STOCKHOLM, July 28. FooA sup
ply Is so short and prices so ilgb
that the situation Is becoming serlons
for all except the well to-do. No pa
tatocs have been available for weeks. ,
The new crop Is selling at the equiv
alent of $1.20 a quart, or 13.60 a peck
Tea costs the equivalent of S21 a
pound, and Is almost unobtainable.
The last ration of coffee. Issued five
weeks ago, amounted to three and
one-half ounces for each person, and
the same amount of Inferior lard was
issued a month ago. About one ounce
of batter 'Is Issued to each person
once a week.
Virtually the only vegetables on
the market are spinach and aspara
gus. Eggs bring J1.I0 a dozen, and
the cheapest cuts of boiling beef,
tl 20 per pound, mutton and veal cut
lets. 12 a pound, poultry as high as
11.34 a pound. No pork has been Is
sued since May 13.
(Cepyncbt. 1M1, by the United Tress.)
Germany took forty years to build up
her war machine. The United States
Snipping Board has taken less then ten
months to bridge the Atlantis Ocean with
Exigencies of tho war have forced
this .Government to accomplish things
It never before believed possible. And
no task faced was greater, perhaps, than
the building of ships. Today, America's
merchant marine Is the greatest in the
world; Its growth has been amazing
even to the shipbuilding officials them
The Shipping Board, since its cre&Uon,
last September, nas placed laiua oeaa-
weight tons of vessels in service. Two
hundred and sixty-one seagoing ships, of
seagoing capacity, have been commis
sioned. This does not Include the scores
of ships already built and owned by
Besides the 2Q bottoms completed.
nearly 200 other hulls are afloat in vari
ous stages of completion. These, will ag
gregate approximately 1.000.000 toss.
une nunarea and nay-eigut snip-
yards are engaged in producing ships
with which to transport men and ma
terials to the front. Keels have been
laid or. will bo laid on more than TOO
ways, and 250.000 men are doing their
bit in the shipyards of the United
Here is the rate at which the ships
have been completed and placed in
svrvlco by the shipping board and
uiiergency fleet corporation:
Ne. of Ships. Dead Wslsbt
....... 7 47460
.... 12 7SUS3
....... 17 74,029
.... 12 104418
Waat t Start SonetaJnxjt, Well.
Secure Seme War Savings Staxapal
they wOJ Surely Speed the War's Stte
The sabetutlal an ef eonUac
years wlU be these who feraaed the
saving habit la their; youth. Start with
a Thrift Stamp tedar.
Swift CA'm salM ef fresh twf ta Wasb
Inrtm. D. a. for the week eedms Saturday.
Jnlr A WJV, averased XLX7 cents per
.Store Opea Saturday 'HI 9 P. M.
Just received big shipment of officers'
and C P. O. white suits, priced milch
less than you expected to pay.
c. p. o.
Made of army duck get in. while the
sizes -are complete!
901-9 8th St S. E.
Down By the Navy Yard
Profits and Priced
O'Donnell's Drug Stores Have a
Treatment That He Guarantees
to Promptly Relieve All
I'eople ro on suffering from little
stomach troubles for years and Im
agine they have a serious disease.
They over-eat or cver-drlnk and
forre on the stomach a lot of extra
Uut thev never think that the
stomach needs extra help to do extra
If these people would take a
Ml-o-na tablet with rr after meals
It would be a creat blc help to the
stomach In Its strain of overwork.
lll-o-na tablet help your tlred-out
stomaih to do Its work and banish
No matter what ycu eat or drink
Ml-o-na tablets should sweeten your
sour stomach and stop cas belchlnc
In 10 mlnute The heaviness disap
pears and the stomach Is greatly
aided In Its work of digestion
And SH-o-na not only promptly re
lleves all distresH but If taken regu
larly will absolutely banish Indiges
tion bv bulldlnjr up the flabby over
worked walls of the stomach and
making them stronjr enough to di
gest the most hearty meal. O'Oon-
neirs urur oigres sen ana guar
Profits may be considered from
1st Their effect on prices;
2nd As a return to investors.
When profits are small as com
pared with sales, they have little
effect on prices.
Swift & Company's profits are
only a fraction of a cent per
pound on all products sold, and if
eliminated entirely would have
practically no effect on prices.
Swift & Company paid 10 per
cent dividends to over 20,000 stock
holders out of its 1917 profits. It also
had to build extensions and im
provements out of profits;to finance
large stocks of goods made
necessary by unprecedented Re
quirements of the United States
and Allied Governments; and to
provide protection against the day
of declining markets.
Is it fair to call this profiteering?
Swift & Company, U S. 'A.
Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market, Washington, D. C.
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