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9S THE WASHINGTON TD1ES, TUESDAY, JULY 22, 1919.
--. Flash News Briefs Detail Stirring Scenes From Every Center of Rioting in City . Bulletins on Riots From Times Reporters The stdry of the night's 'tervals by The Times reporters in all sections of the city form an interesting account of some of the incidents of the fighting. Here are some of th&m, in the chronological order of their receipt in The Times office. Rrinflr ftt T rt'rlnrtr TPftrH iimn T'f,'( T w mwwtj -- w- -- , received at the Fourth precinct eta- Won. house that a crowd of several hundred colored men had congregated . -t Third and C streets southwest, and that they had assaulted a. white I mm sua wjr; moviiis vu i".u oui toward 1) street A detail of. police were sent out to disperse them. At Emergency Hospital the first case reported in the afternoon was, William Tolliver, colored, of 4907 Sheriff, road northeast who was at tacked by a crowd or white men as he was leaving the Bureau of Pr'nt lng and Engraving. He. was cat on the forehead and neck before he could be rescued by the police. W. L Mitchell, white, of 1436 V street northwest, was taken to Emergency Hospital shortly after 5 o'clock suffering from bruises and cuts qa the 'head. The only infor mation obtainable at the hospital was that he was Injured by a crowd of negroes. - Attack Street Car. About 7:g0 o'clock in the evening a crowd of about 400 negroes stopped a street car at Eleventh and XT streets northwest and started to take the motormah off, 'while several ip the crow.d threw stones through the windowsof the car. ' A group of policemen and provost guards were standing in front of the Eighth precinct station house, about a block away, and they went to the assistance of the car crew. One of the negroes attempted to take a club. sway from a policeman and when the policeman drew his. revolver, the negro ran away, disappearing through the -crowd. The police then dispersed the f3owd. Several -women and men In the car were cut and bruised by flying glass, the most seriously injured being Mrs. J. C. Bogart, wife of Policeman Bo ggart jit the Tenth precinct. XUot Calls Sounded. At 7:50 o'clock a call for the re serves from the Fourth precinct was sent from Third and G streets south-west. A truck load of provost guards and police responded and .shortly afterward another call for additional reserves was sent from the same place. When the reserves arrived on the aoene, the crowd dispersed quickly. The reserves had no sooner re turned to the station house than an other riot call came in from North Capitol and f streets, and the re serves were rushed to the place. Kegr Throws Brick. While passing the corner of New Jersey avenue and Ij street in his automobile about 5 o'clock yesterdaty afternoon, William Garner, of 1500 Potomac avenue southwest., was at tacked by several negroes, one of -whom threw a brick at him. He was not .Injured. A negro, giving the name of John Coates, and his address at 152 Quaa der street southeast, -was arrested by Precinct Detective Wise, of No. 5, Charged with throwing the missile. i aged colored man was beaten 1st a somber of men congregated on 2 street southwest shortly after 8 .o'clock, and an Emergency ambulance was rushed to the scene. SEarbtes Cos To m EhorSy before 9 o'clock a detach ment of marines from Quantleo ar rived at the Second precinct to assist the- police. The officer in charge told th" that the work they were going to do last night was just as Important as, thay did "over there." And he added: "By God, we are going to do fast as good a job." He cautioned his men, not to use force unless it ynta necessary, but to stop rioting at all -events. By 9 o'clock the Eighth precinct station house -was beginning to look 2Qce a- refuge house for -white people. Scores -went to the station house, fwfcleh is In the heart of a negro sec tion, seeking protection from negroes parading the neighborhood In crowds. The . following negroes -were ar rested after the fighting at Seventh and T streets, charged -with assault fn carrying concealed weapons: Han eon Gassaway, Gus Wise, Raymond Furbey, Robert Gans ;Tbornburn. and Albert Warren, all colored. Kevetver SfflX Wans, ' When the reserves from the Second precinct returned to the station .house from the fight at Seventh and T jatreets, they had several .prisoners, all negroes. One of the prisoners -was Eased through the streets for several blocks and was caught in his home. (A revolver was found under a table Jtn the room in which he was caught, ffbe revolver was still warm. The men arrested and the charges tgainst them are: Charles Holmes, colored. Irving at &JS24 Fifth street northwest, who Admitted that he took part in the 6 hooting. Two blank cartridges -were ound in his revolver. Bpbert Cole, colored, of 963 Florida krenue northwest, against whom a charge or conceaiea weapons was Vnada. Howard CraddocSc. a white man. charged with, disorderly conduct. He fa a steamfltteE. Tmmtr-are Arreste. More than twenty-five negroes are Jocked up at the Third precinct on icharges of disorderly conduct. They were arrested for congregating and refusing to disperse when ordered by the police. Many of them were bois terous and belligerent. The police of the precinct had been instructed to arrest all persons who refused to disperse when ordered. James Tflfffturrta. strty-elght years bf age. was set upon and knocked tfown by colored soldiers at Third and H stcee(s southwest at 9 o'clock. He -wastaken to Casualty Hospital. His wounds are not believed to be serious. The police of the Fourth precinct arrested four negroes in an automo bile near the station house shortly before 0 o'clock. An examination of tha-sr- at rlm& rioting as reported at in- two extra license tags for the mar chine, one of which is not registered (n the District The negroes are held for investigation. Charles Roscoe, a pegro. giving bis address as 160& New Jersey avenue northwest, was arrested shortly after 9 o'clock at 'Twelfth and U streets northwest after he had fired a shot point blank at a' policeman who was standing on tle corner. The police man disarmed him and took him to the Eighth precinct station house, where a razor was found .in his pocket. The bullet missed the policeman. The police of the Fourth precinct received a report about 9:00 o'clock that crowds of negrpes were throw ing stones at passersby at Eleventh and N streets . and Eleventh and O streets southwest, and that a crowd of negroes were congregating oa Sixth street southwest between Vir ginia avenue and G street. The re serves were 'sent out to disperse the crowds. Attack Salvation Army. Apparently bent upon staging a car nival .of violence, a crowd of more than 30Q white . men started down Seventh street from Pennsylvania ave nue shortly before . 10 o'clock.'. A squad "of . twentyrflve marines was dispatched to dispere-them. An attack was made on Salvatipn Army headquarters at Seventh and P streets northwest by negroes. Negroes attacked a street car on Fourth street, between 31 and N streets northwest. No Injuries are reported. Iowa Marshall, who told the police he lived at 446 T street northwest. was arrested' by. Policeman Holmes when he attempted to stab the police man. The policeman disarmed him and took him to the Eighth precinct station house. Vincent Busley. who says he lives at 1826 Twelfth street northwest, was arrested by police of the Eighth pre cinct and charged with carrying con cealed -weapons. He had a pair of shears in his pocket when arrested. Sailors Congregate. About 10 o'clock Watchman John son, of the Navy, telephoned that a crowd of several hundred sailors were beginning to congregate near th& building in which he was employed at Nineteenth and B streets northwest. A detail under direction of Sergeant Lohmann was sent to disperse them! Shortly after the police detail set out the policeman on the beat at Seventeenth and B streets reported to the station house that the crowd, had passed him going in the direction of the business section. Ernest Hall, colored, eighteen years old. who gave his address as 2440 P street northwest, was areestod about IT) o'clock by Policeman Harper. Har per approached a crov.d of colored boys, assembled at Twenty-seventh and O streets northwest, who ran when they saw him coming. Hall, who was one of the crowd, also ran. Policeman Harper, seeing him throw away 'a revolver, gave chase And caught him. He then went hack ami found the revolver. It was empty. The negro was charged with carry ing a concealed weapon. Charles Bruce, colored, of 1615 Sixth street northwest,' and John Mc laughlin, colored, of 437 I street northwest, were arrested by the police of the Second precinct for throwing stones through the windows of a street car on Fourth street, between M and' N streets. They were charged with throwing missiles. Bruce is a discharged soldier. Polled Off Street Car. Charles A. Thompson, a negro, of 421 Fourth street southeast, alleges that he was pulled off an Anacostla car at Four-and-a-Half street and Missouri avenue southwest at 9:30 o'clock by a mob of about seventy five soldiers and civilians. He was hit on the legs several times, and his coat was pulled off by the mob. The coat contained twelve tickets for an Elks' dance on August 19, and also an Elks' financial book. Thompson ran away from the mob and saved himself further injury. Another negro was struck several times .over the head -with an umbrella, according to Thompson. G. B. Wlllama, the Woolworth apartments, was attacked at Eleventh and IT streets northwest by a crowd of 'colored men. but escaped uninjured. While standing at Fourteenth and P streets. William Stanton, forty years old, of the Albemarle apartments, was attacked by a crowd of colored me.i in soldiers' and sailors' uniforms. Stanton was not injured. One Killed; One Dying. The first death -reported during the night's fighting was that of Randall Neale, a negro, who died at Homeo pathic Hospital about 10 o'clock from the effects of a fractured skull and a bullet wound in his chest. Neale was shot In the chest during the fight at Seventh and.T streets earlier in the evening, and despite the wound, attempted to attack a street car. A blow from the butt of a marine's rifle felled him. and he was taken to the hospital in an un conscious condition. L. A Hill, a negro, was taken to Freedman's Hospital suffering from a rractured skull inflicted by a marine when he attempted to rush a marine guard on Fourth street near M north west. He is not expected to live. Shot Tfcreagh Itrng. Robert Broadus, a negro, living at 910- E" street southwest, was taken to Emergency Hospital shortly after 10 o'clock. He was shot through the lung with a .45 calibre revolver by a member of the provost guard at Third and K streets southwest when a gang of negroes tried to rush the provost guard that was patrolling that section of the city. He was also suffering . from a broken Jaw. The police detail at the hospital said the soldier who fired the shot was placed under arrest pending antavestlgaUcn of the shooting. Major Puljman. Superintendent of Pdlice. arrived at the Second precinct station house about 10:30 o'clock and began an investigation of the killing of "Neale. Fire Upon Soldiers. The worst disorders of the evening, which multiplied as the evening wore on. were in the vicinity of the Eighth precinct station house, U .street near Ninth northwest. Before 11 o'clock more than 160 negroes were lodged In the stair? house, the police and provost guards bringing them to the station in fours and' fives every few minutes. . , M The street cars were tied up pn u street and Florida avenue on account of the riots, and one of the fiercest battles of the evening occurred shortly ater 10:30 o'clock at Four teenth street and Florida avenue, when a gang of negroes fired upon a squad of soldiers. The soldiers rr turned the fire, and more than 100 shot's were f'.red. Several of the ne groes were hit, but were taken away by other members of the gang. One negro, who was arrested by a member of the provost guard, pulled a revolver in the station house and tried to shopt a policega.n. He was disarmed before he . could do any harm. Beaten By White Men. Rebert Buckner, colored, living at 1603 Twelfth street northwest, was taken to Casualty Hospital shortly be fore 11 o'clock tonight suffering from a laceration of the back. His condi tion is reported serious, A crowd of white, men is said to 'have attacked htm. . .. A bad cut in the mouth was sus tained by Samuel Thompson, colored, of 1509 S street northwest,,in a-street brawl.. He was . taken to Casualty Hospjtal. r At 11 o'clock's large, group of negroes gathered on Eleventh street and shot at all street cars that passed from S street to Q stree't. Reports of injuries were numerous, but uncon firmed. A mob of negroes it about the same tirqe began smashing the windows of the McKinley Manual Training School with stones. Mob at Dnpont Circle. A few minutes after 11 o'clock a ca.ll was sent to the Third precinct station house that a mob of negroes' were attacking a street car at Du pont Circle. In the heart of the fash ionable residemai sej Stones thrown thKr the window of a street car near5ISbth and East Capitol streets caused a negro, Sam uel Thompson, to pull a revolver out of his pocket and fire wildly In the direction of several whites standing on the curb. Thompson precipitated a panic on the car, but several men persuaded him to surrender hfs weapon. He was being roughly handled by a crowd when a policeman rescued him. and he was taken to Casualty Hospital with a severe' cut on his mouth. At Seventh street and; Pennsylvania avenue a group of twenty-five white men stopped three street cars at about 11 o'clock and attacked several negro passengers. The gang was dispersed by the police. Riot Near McLean Home. Shortly after 11 o'clock serious riot ing broke out at Vermont avenue and L streets northwest between large crowds of negroes and white men. Shots were fired and fistic encounters were innumerable. All, of the reserves of the Second precinct were rushed to the scene several patrol loads. Between 75 and 100 soldiers and marines took part in a riot about 11 o'clock In MacPherson's square, op posite the University Club and the city home of the McLeans. Four razors were found on negroes held at the Second precinct for par ticipating in the evening's riots. Threats to shoot up Navy Yard workers when they went to work at the Navy Yard at midnight caused police of the Fifth precinct to put a strong guard along Eighth street and other streets leading to the Navy Yard gate. Chased Through Porte. The police, expecting trouble at the Bureau of Engraving and Print ing when the 11 o'clock shift came off. sent a strong detachment to quell any disturbance that might arise. Two or three colored men shot at a group of white men. and the police chased them through the parte. No one was injured, and the negroes es caped. M. T. Walker, negro, of 607 Morton street northwest, a watchman in the Treasury Department, was arrested by Policemen Harper and Langley at Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue shortly after 11 o'clock last night, charged with firing a revolver Into a crowd. Walker, who was rid ing a motorcycle, was thrown from his machine by several white men, who assaulted him. A marine private, Edward Lieck. was shot through the neck while on a car at the corner of Fifteenth street and New York avenue north west. He is not expected to live. He was taken to Emergencv Hospital. William J. Payne. 2323 H street northwest, was arrested by the police of the Third precinct, while on a street near the station bouse. He was carrying a heavy hammer. Payne said that he was going after his sister to escort her home and was carrying the hammer for protection. " Shoots From Car Shots fired by a negro from the rear end of a Seventh street car near Pennsylvania avenue resulted in the injury or two whites. Albert Finlay son, 31 years old, of 029 Fourth street northeast, and Ernest Al bert Giovanetti. a boy of thirteen years, living at 470 K street north west, shortly before 11 o'clock. The negro who fired was Geortre Gentry, of 1920 Twelfth street north west, and he was shot five times by Detective Scrivener before he was captured. All three were sent to Emergency Hospital. Gentry's con dition Is serious. Finlayson was shot through the hip, and the boy Giova netti was shot in the foot. inspector Grant and Detectives Sweeney. Hewlett, Kelley. and Beck- ley aided in the capture of Gentry. C. R. Frame, white, of 310 C street northwest, 33 years old. was shot through the thigh at Fifth -street and Marines Who Fought Overseas Defied Shots To Reinforce Policemen Fifty street between M and N streets northwest had the Merest night of its history last niht. Here centered in the Second p'o lice precinct, a melodrama more gripping than any .wild west play.- - . It was one continuous perform ance,, hegmning at 9 p: m. and clos ing at 3 a. m. There was plenty of action from start to- finish. 'Near the station men were shot dead, clubbed to insensibility, or dragged bleeding to a cell, while scores of people some of them women and children stood across the street and looked, peering to get a better view of some negro who had sought to battle the mob, but was laid low by a policeman or a marine. Twenty Marines Aid. Twenty marines from the Tenth Regiment of Marines, stationed at Quanticb, Va., were on duty at tHe Second precinct under command of Captl Jone's D. McLear. 'Use force if necessary," Cap tain McLeaf told the detainment "You made good in France you are going, to make good here." They did. That band put so much pep into the' re?ular . policemen ana. nome guara mat uaey jsept qu the jump . every minute of the night "' . Riot calls came from various points in Seventh, Sixth, Fourth, M,- and Fifth streets,. in such rapid succession that the desk sergeants had trouble keeping the record. Citizens who loaned their autos stood ready and the marines only needed the address of the disturb ance. With a rush, they piled on one car after another and dashed through the streets to the scene of the. trouble. Sometimes they returnM "with a man, but always they cleared up the trouble. 'Policeman On Each Auto. The cars always carried a uni formed policeman with each squad of -.marines. At 11:15 p. m. a squad reported to a riot call at 1223 Seventh street Sergt R. J. Kelly, a marine. led the band. Their car was the tar- egt of a fusillade of bullets. Alight ing, the marines and police charged a mob of negroes. Amos Green, a negro, opened fire. A bullet from his pistol took effect in Kelly's neck. He is, in a critical condition. But three bullets from some where filled Green. He will prob ablv die of the wounds. The loss in their ranks did not dampen the spirit of fight in thp remaining nineteen marines it spurred them on. Rain of Ballets. When an army truck, loaded with majjfies and police, drove down SnKn street at midnight bul lets were rained on them from a dozen windows. They fired back, breaking every window from which shots were fired. Several autos which started out New York avenue northwest. He -was was taken to Emergency Hospital. Walker Is suspected of shooting him. William H. Thomas, white, seven teen, of 1914 Naylors road, was taken to the Naval Hospital at 11:45 o'clock with a bullet in his left hip. He said he had been shot by a negro from a south bound car on Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue. Phelan William Eatman, of the Nanceman Apartments, Twenty-second and N streets northwest, was set upon by four negroes as he was leaving his apartment about 10:45 and was cut on the shoulder and arm.. He was taken to Emergency Hospital In a private automobile. Policeman M. J. Mahaney. of the Riarhth orecinct. was struck in the .leg by a brick thrown by a pegro at Ulgntn ana r lonaa. avenue nortn west. Ten stitches were taken in his leg at Emergency Hospital. Charles Hall, colored, was arrested, charged with the assault. Policeman M. Glassman. of the Eighth preclnot. was shot in the stomach and TiRht leg at Seventh and M streets northwest about 1 o'clock. He was taken to Emergency Hospital In a serious condition. Albert Holder, twenty-one, white, of Slayton. N. C. a soldier from Walter Reed Hospital who was wounded in France, was struck on the knee with a bottle while boarding a street car at Fifteenth and H streets nortnwest. His kneecap was fractured. . Henry A. Hardy, colored, forty-one, of 736 Harvard street northwest, was clubbed on the head while ab ?rd an Anacoatta car. His jaw was broken and he received lacerations on the face. Carlyle Henry, white, nlnetn, an orderly at the Emergency Hospital, was shot in the left leg at Fifth and K stieeti northwest. Frank Daosod, a Mexican, of 415 Franklin street northwest, was shot in the head while on Florida avenue northwest John Harvard, colored, of 31 E street northwest, was clubbed on the head in one of the riots, receiving severe lacerations. His skull prob ably is fractured. Policeman Shot In Battle. The most serious disturbance of the early evening occurred at Seventh and intact returned with windhielda shot out and bullet holes tnrough the bodieE. For three hours the police 'chased a Hudson touring ar from whjcj two negroes were firing ai randoni into homes and passing automobiles. Finally th? car and occupants reach ed Seventh and M streets. 'A bullet from an .army rifle plowed through the rear of the car, through, the back and f ront seats, and through the body pf Thomas Ormstead, -tfcfe ne gro "driver and owner. He had,be?n firing his pistol with one hand and steering the 'car with the other. H wag killed instantly, and a negro woman,, Jane Gore, on the back seat, was shot in the back. Shot at Windows. Several times during the rioting negroes made bold to come within a block of the pplice precinct sta tion and discharge their pistols into windows and at automobiles. One automobile, fired oh by ne groes a. short dstance from the sta tion, made a bee line for tie sta tion and protection.. ;it contained a man, three women and a child... Qne woman fainted when the carrspppe3 at. the v station and another became hysterical. . ' '. Detective E. W. Boyle had his hair parted by a bullet that passed through his cap when he carried an army truck of marines' through Seventy street The bullet, carried his cap off., It was later recovered. Two bullet holes tell the story; Cant- Charles T.- Feck, night chief of Uo. 2, said that poor aim and cheap firearms used by the negroes saved thousands of lives during the night Pullman Is Visitor. Major Pullman was a visitor at the precinct. The rioting seemed to calm during his presence. there, only toresnme with increased activ ity when he went away. During the five hours when the rioting was at its height, there, were two deaths and eleven casualties. The first man killed was Randale Neale. a necrro. of 458 N street, ofhn assaulted a street car conductor at Fourth and M street. He was shot by a policeman and had his skull fractured by the butt of a marine's rifle. Thomas Armstead, also a ne gro, was killed while he sat in his automobile. list of Casualties. The casualties reported to the Second precinct follow : Jane- Gore, colored, bnllefc in bar. . Phijip H. Keys, colored, 1762 N street norxnwest, neaa cut open. George B. Lee, colored, 1018 Sev enth street northwest, head cut open. Sergeant R. J. Kelly, white, ma rine, shot in neck. Amos Green, colored, 10 Goat al ley, shot in head, in abdomen and left leg; probably fatal. Thomas Powers, white, 1314 Mass achusetts avenue, assaulted and bad ly cut by five negroes. Rebecca Webster, colored, 1220 Six-and-a-half street northwest shot in right cheek while looking from window. Half a dozen negroes brought into No. 2 precinct had razors and eight had pistols. T streets, where a crowd of about 1,000 negroes congregated. The police reserves and provost guards from two police precincts were ordered out and on their arrival the crowd refused to move. As the police drew their revolvers and charged the crowd, they were fired upon. Chief of Detectives Grant led the police. The provost guards fixed bayonets and charged the cr6wd. In the battle that ensued, more than 200 shots were exchanged and sev eral negroes were seen to falL They were picked up by others in the crowd and carried off. Several of the sol diers were also wounded, and Police man John C. Bunn, of the Eighth pre cinct, was shot and seriously wounded. He was shot through the left arm and in the left side. Policeman Bunh was taken to his home. 25 P street northeast, after he had received first aid. . Shooting At Iowa Circle. As soon as the report of the battle reached police headquarters, the re serves were ordered out from two other precincts to assist them. At the same time reports were' re ceived at the Second precinct that shots had been fired by a crowd of negroes at Iowa Circle, and that a crowd of negroes were shooting at Seventh and N streets northwest. The reserves from the Second precinct started for Seventh and T streets, stopping on their way at Seventh and N streets. Reginald Thornton, white, of 310 R street northwest, was shot in the left thigh. While pitched battles were being fought between race rioters In the streets of Washington last night, conditions in outlying Maryland towns were reported quiet by sheriffs of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. There were no cases of shooting or disturbances of any sort reported even in Bladensburg and Rockvllle, where race feeling has been running high for some time, owing to attacks on white women. QUIET NEAR SCENES OF MEN ATTACKS HTIZENS ASSIST IN THIRD PRECINCT Police at the Thirt ijeeinct were- tided last nt$;ht by the following citl iens. who gave the jise or. th'ejr auto-, mobiles and themselves dtirjnr "tb many cajlflr for reserves: Andrew A. Dorr.- Eighteenth and Penninjr' road r Jos jph F, iladjlraja, 652 Iorris street; Rudolph. Joss!,-' 1J32 Connectjcutavepu: C. CJ. Lapiion. fi$ ff street northwest; CharjeB A O'Brien, 130$ Ninth, street; f.ff. Sweet; fcOO Nineteenth streefnorthweitf ii W. Linkins, 17J4 Pennsylvania" avenue horthwest; G. SL Reynolds, 2BQ4.Penn sylvanla arenue northwest;. A-- W Harkness, 605 Twenty-secbtid street rtorthw'et; A. P. Shalet. JS10G street; J." P. Houston, J4?o Seventeenth street northwest; R. W. Gejb 2919' "$vn teenth. ?treet northwest Charles A. Aufentbiev 1434' Le-nsfellow ' street; J. Fairfax. 1138 ConueYiflcut' ayeoije; Randall Hasner; if' knA Connecticut avenue; DrT C Lear. J $23 - New Hampshire avenue; H. S. "Bjradmpn. 1241 Thirtieth stret northwe.t;;l B. Eltis, 1727 H street northwest? "Will iam A. Ward'. 2140 Henry!, street north west. - '.," : NORFOLK. Vs July-, 22.-rSlx1.par7 sons were shot, according to- the po lice, durinr a clash between whites and blacks In the necrro sections of the city late last hig-ht. 'F;ottr.'of- the wounded persons are negroes. Pa trolman C. l. Sheldqu was- slotjn tHe f oot-and Detective Bl C. Trek received, a bullet in the le$ while endeavoring to arrest several negroes.. Pour negroes were' shot, ,and two of them are expected' to die. The trouble started when .the po licemen attempted to arrest negroes fighting among themselves. They re sented Interference of the police.- and were joined by othftr negrpes. In a few minutes there was- shooting' fn several places in the negro district. During the trouble the police closed a street carnival held in connection with the welepm'e home to 'soldiers celebration. Feariqg a general race riot, the city authorities after calling out all police Reserves, appealed to the naval authorities for additional protection. One hundred armed sail ors and eighteen marines were sent from the naval base to patrol the streets where the trouble started. DIES OPT TE4W. CUMBERLAND, Md, July ,22 Christopher Markals.- -nineteen, of Clarksburg. W. :Va.,'dIed on' a train yesterday while on his way. with hs brother,- to Hopemont Sanitarium for treatment. The body was' taken on to Clarksburg. War Saving stamps pay per cent Interest, compounded Quarterly. Starting Wednesday Morning SIX SHOT IN RAGE : HAT NORFOLK TAN and Black Russia Calf Oxfords, in Eng-" ' - ' y lish, modified, broad and 'medium lasts jej ..' conservative, standard and novelty designs. fjEf all sizes in each Our word for itthe These are "short . materials in these ox- etc. but men of fords are better than the Not style. Jmes, judgment will buy to the " . ; ' open market affords to limit day. 8 a. m. to vSkSkS JmLSI tm 6 p. rn (&BSE&5tm&&s(MU TT" J tbSmmXKr " f ... -t' 10 rnoay is wssrismsJai.W3maB&. Police Mk Dealers to Stop Sale of Firearms Following tthe report, that, the sal of fire-arms ' was continuing today and local dealers stocks were almost depleted, .the Police. Department Is sued a blanket. request to all hard ware merchants dealing in fire-arms, requesting that they refuse to make further 'sales. Several officers have been assigned the- task of; talcing the names of all 'purchasers' of pistols or rftles whoihave EjoUght the Veapons Within th,e last few days. The request -issued by- the j'oljce Department-is-made n lieu "of more drastic measures which they "are un able'.to take. There Is no law In the District forbidding a man - to buy pistol or. rifle.' Upon the spirit in' which the merchants' of the city take the request will rest the further sale of firearms. Several dealers ' of 'their Take Care of Self, Dear, Last Message of Wife to Detective Who Was Slain 7 Til see-you next week, dear: take Sood 'care of yourself '" ' " r Before leaving hs hqme at 33 Hamlin street northeast las.t evenlpg. Detective Sergt. Harry Wilson called a neighbor and showed her the mes sage he had just .received in. a postal card from his wife, and two-year-old daughter, Margaret, in Toronto.. Caur ap, if.,,. 1 .,,.. ,. - Til see the wife. and. baby next week." he said, ."and rm sure glad- they're coming' home." - Several 1 hours later- the. detective sergeant. In company with other's from police headquarters,- stood In front of a house" at 220 G street nortn west. Shots' were "being -fired from an nnner window. Detective Sergt. Patrick, O'Brien started to enter-the door, He- felt a detaining nana on his shoulder. "Let me go first, Pat; rn younger than" you are. and before he could stop him. Sergeant Wilson rushed through the door and up the stair Congressmen, Stirred By Race Riots, Demand Thorough Investigation Members of Congress; "stirred by the race riots, today, were of-dlyers opin ions as to. the; cause of the, trouble, but were a unit lirTthe belief that Congressional. action ahbufd be taken. Congressman. Frank Clark of Flor ida today had prepared "a resolution to, be Introduced In the House provid ing for a thorough Inquiry. " "This Situation has reached a pitch where something' must be done,. Mr. Clark said. "We intend to get to the bottom-of. this whole "trouble." s $, jo and $y . I Men's Oxfords 3m J3 own accord stopped the sale of fire arms yesterdaywhen the .numerous number of applications were noted. Men were enabled to buy the weapons only upon- strong proof that they were to be used for a legitimate pur- fiose. Other dealers, however, proflt ng by the rush order business, con tinued the sale of firearms until clos ing last night Pdllee off ISlals estimated yesterday that the sale of firearms total more than 500 revolvers, with, manjr hun dreds of rounds of ammunition. The demand" for ' largo knives Was also marked. In discussing the situation. Commissioner Brownlow stated that he had no power with which to or der .the sales to be cut off. and both he and Major Pullman cited the need of a law in the District which would prevent the sale. way. - He -entered a room, from where the shots-were being flrec. As he opened tjie 4oor a, woman, crouched behind' a bed, fired directly at him. He fell with a bullet through Ms heart. In Mayrast Sergeant Wilson sent .Wlar .n-lf ttvtA lltM rf.UIrhf r Mar- -garet, to Cjunada'for a few weeks. It was thog.t Jt time, since tneir mar riagjjfffwCyyears ago. they had been sepHKlr Sergeant Wilson was sent to". "Ki33. cities after his -wife's de parture on official-business, and had only recently returned f roin Pittsburg. Tcsterday he received a postal card from his" wife and little Margaret, say ing they would reach home some time this. week. Notification; of the- death of her hus band, baa been: sent to.Mrs. Wilson by Police Headquarters: ' It is expected she will arrive. here-this week. When Detective Wilson was taken to the hospital a letter to his wife waa found In" a pocket. He had not had time to-post it. Mr. Clark contends, that the trouble lies in an "Inadequate and 'Inefficient police administration. Neither tHe Senate or House Dis trict committees are expected to- take any action in the matter unless asked to do so' by. "the District Commission ers. Leaders among Congressional wet. notably Congressmen Galllvan of Massachusetts and Kahn of Cali fornia attribute the present situation to prohibition. At All Four Stores PM dosed AH Day Satur day, July and August 414 s& Bft&BUIfl. 3&BLilLS "m 1 s ,