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Hearing On Police Union
Postponed to November 7
At President's Request
Commissioners Immediately Ac
quiesce to Telegraphed Plea
for Delay Pending
l Conference.
Farther conflict over the affiliations
of the Policemen's Union of the Dis
trict Is. deferred until after the great
Industrial conference called by Presi
dent Wilson to begin Jn the White
House, October 5. That conference
-will in all probability last many
President Wilson, through Secretary
I Tumulty, last night sent to Washing
ton two telegrams that hare aroused
tremendous latere One was to Com-
Bsfoner Brew? -uneceived by him'
ibout midnight; Jfe as fellows:
"The President tfsrresta the ereat
Ivlsablllty of postponing any Issue
fegerdlng the police situation until
iter the forthcoming industrial con-
rence at Washington, and hopes that
le postponement can be 'effected."
The second was to Samuel Gompers.
(resident of the American Federation
5f Labor; regarding the conflict be
tween the Steel trust and union labor,
la .which it is stated that 't'he Presi
dent desires to urge upon the steel
urn through you the wisdom and de
iraM8ty of postponing action of any
Jctai smtll after the forthcoming ln
daotrfal conference at Washington."
Brwnlerr Acquiesces at Oaee.
SatfssJoner Brownlow lost no time
t aaaounoing that the President's
viehes would be acceded to and that
- sii action with respect to the police
niTi'ii union will be postponed."
This announcement was fdll&wed by
s conference of Commissioners Brown
low nd Gardiner this morning.
rolonel Kutx, the Engineer Commis
sioner, is Absent from the city, and did
-not participate. There was nothing
mat could be (one by the two Com
fchMttiners beyend the conclusion to
take no further steps.
PriOrto this conference Commis
sioner jBrownlow got In touch with
Conrad Byrne, Corporation counsel,
-ta the understanding that Mr.
vytte would request Justice Gould this
nsr rfcifeg to postpone further hearing
upon the fight the Commissioners in
tended to make to dissolve the re-
Justice Gould Declares Case
Affects Every Employe of
the Federal. Government.
Nurses Who Get Graduation Diplomas at Ebbit Hotel This Evening
Declaring that the case of the af
filiation of Washington policemen
With the American Federation of
Labor was an issue of national im
portance and that any decision made
by the courts in this matter would
be applicable to every Federal Gov
ernment employe in the country, Jus
tice Ashley Gould, sitting in the
Equity Court of (he District Supreme
Court today, "in respect to the Presi
dent's wishes" continued the hearing
on the police case until after the
Industrial conference here in October.
The United States Supreme Court,
it was learned today, will take up the
case. If the case goes to this court
it will be at least two years before
a decision is rendered, unless an ad
vance hearing is granted.
Reads Telegram to Court.
Conrad H. Syme, District Corpora
tion Counsel, appeared before Justice
Gould today and read a telegram re
ceived by Commissioner Louis Brown
low from the President. The tele
gram asked that all action be post
poned until the latter part of Oc
tober. Counsel Symne then asked
the court to postpone the hearing on
the writ of Injunction sought by the
City Policemen's Union to prevent
the District Commissioners from dis
missing members of the police force
because of organized labor affilia
tions. Mr. Syme asked that the re
straining order, now in effect pre
venting action by the Commission
ers, be continued.
Justice Gould, in postponing the
case, said:
"A distinguished Senator h eritl.
cised me for the action 1 have already
taken in the police matter.. Every
one, knows that I pay no attention to
criticisms. He indicates that I am
partial to the cause of labor. My past
decisions, I think, will vindicate me
of such a charge.
Affecta All IT. S. Employes.
"The executive authority has re
quested action be postponed. It
would be unwise for me to do other
wise. We all have our opinions on
the police question. This case is
The nurse graduates of Columbia Hospital for Women, who
will receive their diplomas at exercises in the Ebbitt Hotel this
They are, left to right Miss Mary Watts, Miss Jone Wynkoop,
Miss Margaret Watkins, Miss Estelle Veazie, Miss Mary Payson,
Miss Edna Dennis, secretary; Mrs. E. Gertrude Fournler, superin
tendent; Miss Katherule Tullous, Miss Grace Allen, Mrs. Emmeline
Hyams, president; Miss Ethyl Lutz, Miss Augusta Scott, and Miss
Amuse1 Schultz, secretary.
Board to Meet Sept. 29 to
Listen to Protest Against
$16.50 for Minors.
-raising order Issued by Jastlce I more important than Is generally be
oiW last week. ClUsffor batheved. It is a question that affects
mco having agreed dwHIwtBftMV", nly police but every employe of
tadfp-ne .iseaerai liovernment.
of legal proceedings
aee.uftsced and set "Jreir T as a.
turttt?e date; 'Th4 is more than a
mvtn after thesseaabllng of the
$totrial conference.
Wilton Lambert and R. H. Teatman,
eeaet for ike- Policemen's Union,
vrore .in court absolutely convinced,
from decisions of the United States
Sxmrehie Court In their possession,
that they -would have been successful
Js a&ving the Restraining order made
cyme was usewue con-
Jf diiKiiIiijIlom of Orders.
Sa Commissioners did not consider
fht telegram of the President as a re
coest that they "back down" from
their position or cancel their orders,
rva let It be known that nothing of
that kind Would take place now. The
whole thing is left just as ft was, ex
, cept there will now be a period of
At the White House today officials
would not discuss for publication the
two telegrams, but did not hesitate
to say that the President regards the
coming conference at the White House
as promising to accomplish much in
bringing about a better understand
ing between labor and capital, and as
possibly solving difficulties that are
becomiag nation-wide in their scope.
To Avoid All Friction.
t Briefly, the President desires the
conference to begin and continue its
proceedings free from friction and
trouble generally.'His steady aim has
been to defer all labor disputes, it is
atated by his advisers in Washington
today, until the conference has had
time to bring all elements together
and until opportunity has been pre
sented to reduce the cost of living.
The President believes that the high
cost of living and waste are respon
ible for much of the unrest that pre
vails. His Cabinet officers in Washington
were today unanimous in the view
that, having finished his league fight,
he will turn his attention to the in
dustrial problems and work night and
day to restore a better feeling
Throughout the country. He will go
Into It with the same determination
that he went Into the peace confer
ence, struggling with the radical fac
tions of both sides to reach a whole
some understanding.
"The police force of every city and
town In the United States will be
unionized and affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor within
sixty days if the police of the Dis
trict Of oClumbia are normttAt tn
unionize." Senator Myers of Montana
"J"" In the Senate today.
.tTht atxt aP will be to unionize
the army and navy and they will
e . rauch rlht " the
police." he said. 'The next step then
will be a soviet government."
Senator Myers is the author of the
Joint resolution recently offered in
the Senate withholding pay of Wash
ington police who Join any outside
labor union.
I nrefer to
neier any action by the court until
after the industrial conference. It
Is the wish of the President and 1
order the case continued until No
vember 7."
Justice Gould intimated that when
the case comes before the court the
police would not be considered as
police, but as employes of the Fed
eral Government. He was anxious to
make clear the importance of the
case and repeated several times, "It
Is a question of great importance."
When asking for the continuance of
the case Counsel Syme said to the
Soent Know Reason.
"The Commissioners have asked me
to call to the attention of the court
the President's telegram. Of course.
I don't know the reason for the re
quest It bears a striking similarity
to the President's request to the steel
men. The President seems to con
sider it wise to consider the matter
after the Industrial conference."
I4 " It J8 merely a question of law.
It Is to determine the legal capacity
of the District Commissioners. 1
thought at one time it would be best
to ask the court to dismiss the case.
Since considering the matter and In
view of the widespread interest in the
case I have changed my mind."
Wilton J. Lambert, who with .
dolph H Teatman, is counsel for the
police, replied after Counl Svm
made his statement:
Surprise to Police.
"This comes as a surprise to us. Up
until last night we had been preparing
our case and now It is ready to pre
sent to the court. I would like to
have the court put the case on the
calendar and have a date set for a
final hearing the last part of Oc
tober." Justice Gould asked:
uo you coincide with the Presi
dent's views?"
Lambert replied:
"I coincide with the view of fh
President in as much as it aims to
prevent labor unrest. I believe we
are entitled to have the case heard
on its merits, and I think we are en
titled to know what the answer of
Mr. Syme will be. I assume there
will be many facts presented."
The court would not rule that Mr.
Syme file his answer, but the Corpo
ration Counsel said it would be filed
Immediately after the industrial conference.
Message Sent To Tumulty.
Commissioner Louis Brownlow, im
mediately after the court decision,
made public copies of a telegram
sent to Joseph Tumulty, secretary to
the President. The telegram follows:
"Hon. Joseph Tumulty,
"Care President's Special,
"Helena, Mont.
"The suggestion of the President as
conveyed to us by your telegram of
yesterday has been followed and the
case in court has been continued
until November 7.
"The Board of District Commission
ers of the District of Columbia.
Justices Siddons and Bailey will be
sitting in Equity Court November 7
when the hearing takes place.
A public hearing on the question of
wages for minors in the mercantile
industry in Washington, which has
raised so much discussion since the
order by the minimum wage board
that a wage of at least $16.50 a week
be paid minors who have worked four
months, will be held in the board room
of the District building On September
29 at 10:30 a. m.
This was announced by the wage
board today, following the granting
f a request made by the merchants
"heard: on. the issue.
Though no public hearing is re
quired by law, as the determination of
the board must be abided by, it has
given this opportunity to the mer
chants and other interested parties to
voice their opinions. The board de
clares that if there is sufficient evi
dence warranting the amending of
their order, they may reconsider their
The House today resumed consid
eration of he Sweet war risk in
surance law amendments, with ex
pectation that before adjournment for
the day the bill will be passed.
The amendments propose to con
solidate under one director all wah
insurance activities now conducted by
the Government, paying the director
$10,000 a year.. Compensations to the
soldiers under the Government In
surance plan are to be increased.
Classes of. beneficiaries and plans of
conversion of insurance are extended.
Renewal of lapsed policies and pay
ments of premiums are made easier.
Support of the bill Is general.
During the course of the debate
House friends of the soldiers put
forth arguments in favor of more
liberal allowances in the matter of
cash payments to the soldiers for the
services they have rendered, and fea
tures of the hundred or more bills,
carrying bonus payments of from $15
to 150 a month for the service period.
were discussed and advocated.
Trend of sentiment in the House
is toward a better recompense for the
soldiers than they have received. As
members turn from the soldiers' land
settlement and home making plans,
which were the subject of early con
sideration by the legislators, they
are drifting to the home plan. The
aggregate of these bonds runs with
the amount of bonus suggested from
1.000.000,000 to 52.000.000,000. Sol
dier representatives are advocating
the bond in preference to the land
settlement plan.
Knights of Crossties
. Most Quit Hoboing; U. S.
Will Help JEm Get Jobs
The American Hoboes, Knights
of the Crossties made famous
by corn plasters, numbering more
than 150.000, have been declared
a social luxury and must go to
work. Such is the decree of the
Department of Labor.
How it is to be done is con
tained in a report made public by
Secretary of Labor Wilson. The
solution of the problem, the De
partment announces. Is the mak
ing of new opportunities and the.
bringing together of idle men
and vacant jobs.
While it is admitted by the head
of the Labor Department that no
amount of law, or employment
could keep some idlers "from pur
suing their populatffastlmo of
hoboing?? a solatitWBfccIa'im
edjlfwill be found' in thetpeatlon
of more work, and to that end
the Agricultural and Labor De
partments are working together.
The making of new opportuni
ties for unemployed can most
readily and easily be accomplish
ed, the department suggest, in
the. department of primary in
dustries such as agriculture and
Favorable Report Made on
Measure Providing Strin
gent Penalties.
Automobile thefts will be reduced to
a minimum, and "fences," which make
It a business to handle stolen cars,
will be put out of business in the
opinion of the House Judiciary Com
mittee, which today reported favor
ably a bill by Congressman. Dyer, of
Missouri, known as the "National
Motor Vehicle Theft Act"
The section of the bill by which it
is believed these ends can be accom
plished follows:
"Sec 3. Whoever shall transport
or cause to be transported in inte
state or foreign commerce a motor
vehicle knowing the same to be
stolen property, or whoever shall re
ceive, conceal, store, barter, sell, or
dispose of any motor vehicle, know
ing the same to have been stolen and
transported in interstate or foreign
commerce shall be punished by a fine
of not more than $5,000 or by im
prisonment of not more than five
years, or both."
The measure also provides that any
person violating the act may be pun
ished in any district in or through
which such motor vehicle has been
transported or removed by such of
fender. Tne Dill will affect the Dis
trict of Columbia and the States of
the Union.
Twelve nurses, of the Columbia
Hospital for Women, will receive
their graduation certificates during
exercises in the Ebbitt Hotel crystal
room, at 8:30 o'clock this evening.
An extensive program has been ar
ranged for the nurses, who are com
pleting a three-year study course.
They trained at Bellevue Hospital, in
New York city, and Emergency and
Columbia Hospitals here. They come
from all parts of the United States,
and relatives and friends have been
Invited to the commencement. Many
of them will remain In the District
for the annual dance, which will be
held at the hospital on Monday, Sep
tember 15. i
Myron M. Parker, president, board
of dirctorof.the hospital, will con
fer the diplomas, following presenta
tion of the graduates by Dr. W. R.
DuBose, hospital superintendent The
prayer will be read by Rev. George
P. Dudley, and Surgeon General Brals
ted, U. S. N., will address the class.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. M. Bowie will ren
der a duet
The 1019 class is said to be one of
the best ever turned out at the hos
pital. Mrs. Gertrude Fournler, super
intendent of nurses, praises their
work, especially at Bellevue.
Purchasers of window seats
from which to view the parade of
General Pershing and the First
Division are advised not to over
look the war tax. To do so ren
ders them liable to a fine of not
more than 1,000. If failure to pay
amounts to "willful refusal." the
penalty isa fine of not more than
$1 0,000 or one year's Imprison
ment or both.
Similar penalties apply to re
sponsible persons who fall or re
fuse to collect the tax.
The tax on admissions to grand
stands and for the use of window
seats from whicjto view a parade,
is specifically provided for In reg-
ulations drafted by the Bureau of
Internal Revenue, In accordance
with the revenue act of 1918. . It
amounts to 1 cent for each 10
cents of the amount paid.
Measures to assure the proper
return of the tax collected on
September 17 havebeen taken by
the Bureau.
Cong. McLane Plans to
Make Government Pay
For Deaths Due to Aeros
The Tidal Basin Bathing Beach has
announced that soldiers -of the First
division who will be In Washington
over Wednesday may visit th h..
And will bo famished with n f.Mii.
B iort i koou swim zrce of charge, ring was among the jewelry.
The home of Mrs. G. R. McKnlght,
at 708 Eighth street northwest was
entered by a thief who carried away
a handbag containing 162 and val
uables worth 845, according to a re
port made to the police. A wedding
The A and A. Club, composed of
girls of the War Risk Insurance Bu
reau, are arranging a series of dances
and parties in honor of the soldiers
of the First division, at their club
house, 2100 Masschusetts ave. north
west, next week.
The first of the dances will be
given Wednesday night, after the
parade. Other dances and social fea
tures will follow during the week.
Mrs. Marie Downey Werner is in
charge of the arrangements for the
It Is to your beat Interest to pet
your Liberty Bead Interest la W. S. 8.
Screaming factory whistles,
shrieking sirens, and ringing
bells will greet General Per
shing when he arrives in Wash
ington tomorrow.
As soon, as the special train
bearing the general and his staff
moves into the Washington Ter
minal yards whistles on every lo
comotive In the station will begin
blowing as a signal for others
.throughout Washington. As the
commander-in-chief steps from his
train and moves through the sta
tion, sirens, horns. Whistles, and
bells throughout Washington will
bid him welcome.
Listen for the first whistle from
Union Station tomorrow. Join in
the chorus. Make it go!
If a Government-owned airplane
kills or wounds a spectator should
the Government be held liable for
This is the question propounded and
answered by Congressman Patrick Mc
Lane, of Scranton, Pa., in a bill Intro
duced in the House today.
The McLane bill provides fo the
payment by the Government of 111.000
damages to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mur
phy, of Throop Borough. Pa., for the
death of their seven-year-old son.
in o mas aiurphy, jr..
In raising the question of the Gov
ernment's liability, Mr. McLane holds
that the boy, who was an innocent
spectator, was not a trespasser and
that he was within his rights when
he went to the landing field near his
home on November 8. 1918. to see an
exhibition by Government airplanes.
Boy Killed By Plane.
Mr. McLane will lay before the
House Claims Committee facts show
ing that young Murphy went to the
landing field with his mother and a
crowd of other citizens. When a plane
endeavored to ascend, the driver lost
control, the machine swerved from its
course, and as it lifted from the earth
a wing struck down the Murphy boy.
killing him instantly. His mother
was also painfully injured.
The parents of the youth appealed
to the War Department but were In
'ormed that under existing laws spec
tators under those circumstances had
no recourse unless by Congressional
Whatever action Congress may take
in the Murphy case may serve as a
precedent which would have an im
portant part to play in the develop
ment of aviation in this country.
May Become Precedent.
Incidentally the Murphy decision
may serve as a precedent on which
to file claim for the death recently
In Baltimore, Md., of three children
who were watching an exhibition by
a Government airplane. At the time
of this fatal accident eleven other
children were Injured.
Millions of persons daily watch the
antics of Government planes in the
various cities of the country. Since
the Government cannot be sued there
is no recourse should a spectator be
killed or injured by an airplane they
may be watching.
There are now proposed a number
of aerial trunk lines to connect the
more important cities of the nation.
In prescribing rules and regulations,
safeguards will no doubt be thrown
about persons who may by chance be
killed or Injured when a machine
through accident or from amateur
pilotage swerves from its course.
Mr. McLane is keenly Interested In
the development of commercial and
Government aviation, and he proposes
to follow up the Murphy case with
measures to cover such accidents.
Francis P. Garvan, alien property
custodian, and John Burke, Treasurer
of the United States, are defendants
in a suit filed in the District Supreme
Court by the Synthetic Patents Com
pany of New York for the recovery
of 8344,102.58 paid to the internal
revenue collector as an Income tax
from Christian Hess,. Carl Duisberg,
and Rudolph Mann, residents of Germany.
The tax is for the years 1913 to
1917. The company declares that In
making payment for patent royalties
to these Germans it overlooked to de
duct the tax and wns compelled re
cently to make pay.nent to the rev
enue collector. The plaintiff company
declares It has no means of obtain
ing service on the Germans to recover
the amount, and it seeks reimburse
ment now from the proceeds of the
sale of the property of the aliens now
in the hands of the alien property
custodian or of the Treasurer of the
United States. Their property brought
more than 55,000.000.
It is stated that the money paid to
the Germans is their share of the
profits of the plaintiff company and
their royalties for the ue of certain
patents totaling more than 11.500,000.
The plaintiff company Is represented
by former Qhief Justice of the Dis
trict Supreme Court J. Harry Covtwg
ton. .
Ls ' JL . i- . . Wja 1 :ai',fiUi I Jin II i MiHi aiiil
Fired on by One Negro While
Trying to Arrest Another.
While attempting to arrest a aus
picious looking negro at Ecklngton
place and Q street northeast at 4:10
o'clbck this morning, Private Alba L.
Van Gordon, of the, Eighth police pre
cinct, was shot at twlee by another
colored man hiding in ambush. He
was struck once in the left arm, snd
the second bullet hit the shield of
hie helmet, which In all probability,
saved his life.
Both negroes escaped after Van
Gordon had fired his revolver twice
at them. The assailant was seen to
stagger and fall by Van Gordon as
he fired. He believes the man was
struck. The other had been knocked
down by a blow? from the Baton oft
the policeman, but, after Van Gordon
was incapacitated he rose and ran
off through the freight yards.
Has Croix de Gaerrfe,
Van Gordon, who saw service in
France, and was cited for valor and
awarded & Croix de Guerre, was taken
to Emergency Hospital, where his
wound was dressed. He refused to
stay in the hospital, and went to his
home in Kensington, Md.
It was stated at the precinct this
morning by Captain Harrison that the
men who shot Van Gordon had been
seen near Fourth and V streets eavllsr
!n the night, and bad attracted thn at
ttution of the officer because of their
suspicious actions. When he met thera
again, he questioned the first one
and tok him Into custody for investi
gation. It was then, that the other
man, who had been In hiding, opened
Is Craek Shot.
Privates Van Gordon will ba tfclrtv
years old"ln November. He joined the
police force on March 27. He la said
to be a crack shot It was not until
after he had been wounded that he
drew his own revdlver. In event that
the men should be captured both will
be charged with assault with a dan
gerous weapon, which carries the
same penalty as assault with intent
to kill. The two negroes are said to
both be about thirty-five years of age,
and large.
Plans Under Way to Sen
Clothing, Furniture, and AN
Commodities in Departments.
Co-operative department stores. In
whleh anything from Household fur
nishings, clothing, shoes to auaJoai
Instruments can be purchased at cost.
Is the latest weapon to combat the
high cost of living in Washington, S
"Lieut." William L. Thomtd and
Sllar S. Parker took a walk yester
day afternoon. There was nothing
unusual about it. with the exception
of the fact that they are supposed
to have their permanent home at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital, In Anacostia.
Police are making every effort to
bring them home again.
Appointments, separations, promo
tions, etc-r In the Government Print
ing Office for week ending yesterday
have been announced as follbwi:
Appointments Mrs. Elisabeth T.
Gleasofi. Miss Mary P. O'Brien. Mrs.
Nellie Sikken. emergency pressfeed
ers; Mrs. Alice J. Birmingham, press
feeder, reinstated; Flavel K. Altman.
Warren O. Berry. William H. Easton,
Edward J. McNeils, Charles J. Walter,
emergency linotype operators; John
N. Breen, linotype operator, trans
ferred from Department of Labor;
George H. Peace, linotype operator,
reinstated; Herbert S. Rand, proba
tionary linotype operator, reinstated;
Walter A. Klnsolvlng, proofreader,
reinstated; Ernest Wickatrand.
emergency machinist, reinstated;
George A Monogon, linotype ma
chinist In charge, reinstated; Thomas
J. Croggon, probationary stereotyper;
John W. Homage, temporary compos
itor; Millard French, William D. Han-
ton. Clifford S. Hayes, Frank W. Kir
by, Donald H. Wells, emergency com'
positors: Peter J. Connors. William
L. Daningburg. Howard F. Hayes,
Earl E. Williams, emergency press
men; Morris K. RIchter, probationary
pressraani William R. Duncan, pro
bationary pressman, reinstated; Wil
liam M. Ernst, Elmer C Laser, Nor
man H. Levy, Joseph F. Martin, Sam
uel W. Stewart, probationary mes
senger boys; David J. Arlington, Al
len Briscoe, Thomas V. Fisher, Ed
ward A. Jackson, Philip H. Marino,
Herman R. Olinger, Ambrose C. Reiss,
Frank L. Sheeby, skilled laborers:
Miss Murrlel L McGlothlln, Miss
Mazel M. Sams, skilled laborers (f.)
Separations Matthew D. Fenton.
Austin Gettings, William W. Johnson,
Lawrence G. Lanham, probationary
messenger' boys, resigned; Elmo F.
Mullan, emergency compositor; Frank
L. Janaazak, emergency linotype
operator; Oliver Graf, linotype
operator, resigned; William B. Whit
taker, probationary pressman, resign
ed; Arthur W. Furbershaw, pressman.
resigned; William H. Porter, unskill
ed laborer, resigned; Nathaniel
Thompson, skilled laborer, resigned;
Miss Mary C. Tobin. skilled laborer
(fl), resigned.
Promotions, etc. Byron W. Bonney,
officeman from $5.60 per day to $6
per day; Thomas F. Healey, deskman
75 cents per hour to 'maker-up in
charge 80 cents per hour; Miss Amy
E. HUlebrant. helper 35 cents per hour
to folder 40 cents per hour; Mrs. Ber
tha M. Backenhelmer. Miss Nellie
Blendman. Miss Rachel M. Burrell,
Miss Mary A. Colbert. Mrs. Edna F.
Collins. Miss Katherine A. Cullen,
Miss Etta B. Cumberland, Miss Ruby
E. Darcy. Miss Winnie K. Davis, Mrs.
Sallle A. Deale, Mrs. Dorothy E. Dor
man. Miss Myrtle L. Dove, Miss Eliza
beth A Egan. Miss Bessie E. Fenton.
Mrs. Pearl L. Fralick. Miss Lotta
Hutchins, Miss Grace Leonard, Miss
Mary A Owens. Mrs. Anna Pelkea
Miss Mary J. Poland, Miss Margaret
E. Sadtler, Miss Helen B. Schraer-
mann, Miss Cora V. Shafer. Miss Flor
ence G. Smith. Miss Lillian R. Tyler.
skilled laborers (F) 35 cents per hour
to folders 40 cents per hour; John H-
Rhlne. emergency compositor 75 cents
per hour to probationary compositor
75 cents per hour; James Sprucebank,
linotype machinist In charge 85c per
hour to linotype machinist 75 cents
per hour.
and Judging from the strong support
tnis new idea is receiving it will bo
the most formidable and successful
of plans to bring the- living eet
within reason.
Co-operative ' department stores
have their birth in the Wan Depart
ment Co-operative stores Association,
and the details of such a- plan have
already spread to co-operative stores
In other Governmental departments
and are being enthusiastically dis
cussed by officers of the Citlseas
Buying and Selling League.
The project is to be flaaneed by th
members of the stores asseeltt,
each member contributing $. Dis
tribution of any surplus over thia
sum required to earry on thfr'Sustestt
win be provided.
Bay At Groat Redaction,
W. J. Roe. of the Motor transport
corps, president of War Department
Co-operative Stores Assoclatlen, in re
lating the plan of the board of direc
tors, stated today:
"The co-operative plan will enabla
us to buy clothing for men, woale
and children at a- great reduction.
Competent buyers will sake the
stocks of the best houses available
at fair prices. Only the highest
grades will be handled and the most
modern styles placed at the disposal
of members.
"A house furnishing goods depart
ment will be a feature. We will
purchase at wholesale eost, any ar
ticles our members may need, in
cluding furniture, musical instru
ments, shoes, etc An this will "
handled in addition to the ob
stock of high class groeories. wfct
are now being sold at eost sriee.
tOne of the details yet resatalnv
to he perfected is the waaaer im
which the articles will be sold. TJw
plans of selling by samples ts
stocks are being considered. A meet
ing of the board of directors will bo
called within the next several days
to make final arrangements before
making the co-operative department
store a reality.
169,006 Members Is GoaL , r
The co-operative Idea Is growing- jfj
by leaps and bounds. The campaign -.
for subscribers which was launched J
today by the Citizens' Buying and
Selling League and Treasury, officials - ,
aims at an increased membership of
The goal of the league is at present
100,000 members, and officers of the
organization believe "that such a- . .
membership, which would mean a .
fund of $500,000 upon which the
league can operate, will mean a. seri
ous blow to high prices;
John G. McQrath, general manager
of the league, announced a meeting
tomorrow night at Eleventh and G
streets southwest at which time Bd
ward A Lycett. of the Washington
Steel and Ordnance Company, and
others, will explain the advantages
of the league and the purchasing
strength which a large membership
will represent. A similar meeting
will be held In the Elizabeth V.
Brown school at Chevy Chase.
o. c:siiwEs
1,500 Statutory Workers W
Fife Their Plea With Com
missioner Brownlow.
Z 4
EnBign Barker, chief of the appli
cation files. War Risk Insurance, is
giving a picnio for the benefit of his
clerks, tonight at Chevy Chase Lake.
Reservations have been made for the
use of the dancing pavlllion and re
freshments will be served on the
Following a meeting of Local 86,
of the Federal Employes' Union, in
Pythian Temple last night, it was
voted that a committee be sent be
fore Commissioner Brownlow to pro
test against the wages of the 1,500
statutory employes of the District
government, and to urge the Com
missioners to use their influence with
Congress to have the wage scale af
forded by Congress prior to 1874 re
stored. A resolution offered and passed said
that the average wage of these em
ployes is $860. The provision made
by Congress fory-flve years ago,
which they are trying to" have re
scinded, provides that a 20 per cent
decrease In salaries of municipal em
ployes be made. This was passed, and
now the "statutory" employes are
seeking to be replaced on their former
The executive committee of the lo-
cal will, present this resolution to the
Comissioners. The body will be
headed by President E. M. Dawson.
An entertainment will be given by
the boys of Walter Reed Hospital at
Central High School, Eleventh and
Harvard streets northwest, at 8
'o'clock tomorrow night.
Scenes of the war of 1812 will be
enacted by the wounded boys. In old
time costumes. A special musical pro
gram has been arranged.

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