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Tfca fun text of the new District of Co ImU| j Hoot U? with upli?t'iry >>otea Of the Roal Eatote Editor of The ' Timet, hiu been printed in cooTMUont booklet form. A free copy u vouri for the aakiajr at the counter of Tn? Wub injfton Tinas. An ALL Washington Page for ALL Washington People ffite Uashtngfon Warn Phone Your Want Ads to The Timet ? Main 5260 SECTION TWO WASHINGTON. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1920. SECTION TWO Not Enough Change in Prices To Have Much Effect, Says D. C. Dealer. Activities of the District fair i?ric? committee and similar bodies In othar parts of the couutry were credited by a leading Washington meal whole saler today with a slight fallliiK off iu the prices of meats reported by tlfe Bureau of L<abor 8tatlatlcs of the De partment of Labor On the other hand, one of the city's largest dealers in general provisions maintained that the high cost of liv ing campaign has had no effect on ihe market since last summer, when public agitation led consumers to les sen thair buying, and thereby disrupt ed the market situation. "There hasn't been enough change In prices to have much effect," said the general - provision dealer. "Prices may be off Just a bit, but It makes little difference when the price in general la possibly 200 per cent abovt the normal before the war. The per son who can afford to pay 300 per cent can afford to pay 305, and the person who can't pay 300 per cent <an't afford to pay 206. and that la about all there is to it." Ksm Products Higher. Farm products are higher, Wash ington wholesalers said, because of unrest among the farmers, who are being told by organization leaders that they are not getting their sharo l.i the general high prices. Hetail meat dealers t.re standing some of the slight decrease in meat prices, a wholesaler said. L<eg8 of lumb are aelllng at 60 and 66 cents per pound retail that cost the dealer i'i cents. INjrk, wholesaling at 28 to 30 cents, la retailed at 35 to 40 cents, he said. He declared that the effect of the cost of living campaign had beel felt back oa far a8 the stock raiser, but that II came principally on the re taller. Dairy products and table staples are keeping up the cost of living de spite a decline In the laat six months in retail meat prices, according to figures compiled by the Bureau of l<abor Statistics today. Other Necessaries Clfaab. Sirloin and round steak, pork chops, rib and chuck, roaats. plate beef, bacon, ham and lard have de creased since last May, when the prices of meat reached the high peak, the bureau found. Dairy products, fuggr, coffee, bread, potatoes, flour an4 rice prices have Increased, and mere than offset the decline in meat. Sugar and coffee are the staples which have been the chief mainstays of high prices. Since May, 1019. steaks have come down approximately 10 per cent. It was found. ? Sugar climbed highest. Compared with December, 1013, the price of su gar, according to the December, 1019, figures gathered by the bureau. In creased 100 per cent. It was 03 H per cent higher than in December, 1017. The price of all foods combined. In creased 80 per cent between 1913 and the first of this year. In December 1010, food costs were approximately '-'6 per cent higher than they were In December 1017, the bureau announced. Here's Hew It Hsiftsi i. Since 1913, foodstuffs have increased u follows: 81rloln steak, 66 per rent; plate beet. 40; bacon. 80; chicken.' 87; eggs. 99; butter, 06; bread, 70; sugar, ISO. and coffee. M. Since December 1017, the following Increases were recorded: BirIo4n steak. 22 per cent; plate beef. 6; bacon. 3; chickens, 28; eggs, 42; butter, 44; bread, 8; sugar, 53Vi. and coffee 60. These percentages are based on rn-lces gathered in fifty leading cities. They Include New York. Chicago. San franclsco, Cleveland and New Orleina. Food budgets of families gathered from thirty-nine cities by the Laooi Department show that in only four do families pay more than nn aver age of >700 annually for food. These rltlea were Birmingham. Ala, 1712.05; Dallas, Tex., $702.58;, New Haven Conn., $700.08; Providence, R. I., $721.64. Salt I<akr City CkrsfMt Salt I^ake City was the cheapest city to get food The avsrage family expenditure wu. only $436.47. Other cities' food expenditure per family were Boston, $602.27; Chicago, $6O0; Cincinnati, $008.77; Cleveland. $634.80; Columbus, $633.84; Denver, $440.61; Indianapolis, $608.07; New York. $661.60; San Francisco, $468.06; Seattle. $471.32; Atlanta. $660.67; Kan naa City, Mo., $618.23; Los Angeles, *466.73; Memphis, $684.91; Milwau kee, $502.86; Minneapolis, $560.73; Peoria. III.. $503.73; Philadelphia. 1650 66; Portland. Ore, $460.40; St. l/ools, $613.68; St. Paul. $574.01; Springfield, III., $611.00, and Wash ington, D. C., $61*0 66. SIXTEEN 'REGULARS' HERE TO AID ARMY RECRUITING To assist the District In raising Its quota in the Intensive drive for re cruits which the army will make dur ing February and March, the follow ing sixteen men have been assigned here to aid Capt. Hunter Harris, head of the Baltimore-Washington district: Capt J. H. Duncan, Seventeenth In fantry; Lieut Herbert C. Messer. Nineteenth field artillery; First Sergt. Satur I?afever, Sergts Benjamin O. Patterson, Nineteenth field artillery, and Tom Tnllos and William R. Man ley. Seventeenth Infantry; Corpla. phlllp F Beck, quartermaster corps, and William V. Pearl and J. A. Martin. Nineteenth Field artillery, and Pri vates Maddox, Kelster, and Detonla. Seventeenth Infantry; Mercer and prsoekowskl. Nineteenth field artil lery, and Hy%n and Wagner, ef the SlgMl Oavy* _ _ Police Department Chief Clerk Jo Confer Today With Roper. What procedure the pollf* depart ment will take In returning the wind liquor In their hand* under the ruling made yesterday by the 'ourt of Appeals, probably will be decided thla afternoon Edwin V. ilcHaf, chief clerk of the police de partment, will hold a conference with ihe District Attorney and later set Into communication with Daniel C. ;t?p*r, Internal Revenue Commie Mloner, to determine what steps he will take. Commissioner Roper will probably decide whether owners of liie selse<l liquor can transport the stock to their , homes aa the prohibition amendment effective January ltt la*t preventa the transportation of liquor except by permit from the International Rave nue Commissioner. The' liquor In the hands of tha po 'Ice department was seised under the Heed bone dry law. Thla law, It Is explained, carried a clauae as to the penalty for violations but did not In ;lude a clauae relative to Ita con fiscation. The atock of liquor seised tinder this law remains Intact in the police atoreroom. The Sheppard law, how ever, carried a clauae permitting the destruction of seised liquor and under that law a quantity of liquor has been destroyed. It Is estimated that the stock of seised liquor to be returned to the owners under the Court of Appeals ruling Is valued at nearly $100,000. 73 LAWYERS ADMITTED TO D.C SUPREME COURT Former U. S. Senator, Congressman and Ex-Governor Among Those Qualifying. Seventy-three candidates, including four women, were admitted to tha bar of the District Supreme Court to day at a meeting of the court in gen eral term, the motion to admit being made by Attorney John Paul Earnest, chairman of the examining com mittee. Among those admitted were Moses E. Clapp, former Senator of Minne sota; Congressmsn Samuel J. Nlcholls if South Carolina, Joseph W. Folk, former governor of Missouri, and Seth Shepard, son of the former chief justice of the Court of Appeal?. Wekepn New Lawyers. Welcoming the lawyers, Justice Siddons said: "In these critical times the war-torn world as never before needs the best services that men and women trained In the principles of law can give It Never before has it had more need of men and women of pois^ steadiness of purpose, love of country, and of the principles of law. The women admitted are Miss Rosalie G. Jones, of New York. Miss Jones is an active suffragist, and took part in the celebrated suffrage hikf some years ago from New York to this city. She expects to practice law In New York. I?a4s Fight ts Reds. Miss Vera V. Brungart of Minne sota, employed in the Department of Justice, where she Is assigned to the radical section which Is engaged In the handling of the "reds." Miss Helen Eisenhardt of Michigan, who has been in Washington eight years. She Is employed in the Department of Agriculture, where she Is connected with the legal section of the public roads division. Miss Mattie A. Horner, of New Hampshire, who has been in the Gov ernment employ four years. All the woman lawyers are graduates of the Washington College of Law. SAYS "OTHER WOMAN" WON HUSBAND'S LOVE Mrs. Gertrude M. Clapp has Bled suit In the District Supreme Court Against Albert D. Clapp, an employe 'of the Interstate Commerce (Commis sion. for a limited divorce and ali mony, alleging cruelty and Insuffi cient support. Mrs. Clapp. represent ed by Attorneys Hawken and Havell, alleges that her husband told her "repeatedly that he no longer loved her or their daughter, and that he was in love with another woman./' ' The wife avers that this "other woman." addressing her huaband un der the fictitious name of "B. W. | Deane," sent him love messages signed "Carrie." Mrs. Clapp says that when she asked her husband about the name of this- woman he refused to divulge It Plaintiff, declaring that her hus band might leave the city If he heard of this suit asked the court to issue an order preventing him from leav ing the Jurisdiction. Mrs. Clapp also asks to have the custody of their child. They were married September 9. 1010. at Philadelphia. Pa., and have one child. G00DWD1 CHURCH SEEKS $125,000 BUILDING FUND A church that will be a combina tion place of worship and community house will be built at Seventh and A streets northesst. The church will be built by contributions of the peo ple and will be known as a Christmas Goodwill Church. It will take the place of the Kpworth Methodist Rpls copal church that was destroyed by Are December it Rev. John Paul Tyler, pastor, who recently returned from overseas, has Issued an appeal aaklnK tor a con tribution of at least II to the fund of Illt.OOO which he is raising. Mem ber* of the congregation have pledg ed tu.m Of the amount needed. II. S. EMPLOYES TO AID VOTERS Union of Government Workers Will Enter Actively Into Political Campaigns. A imlion-wid? move by tha Na tional Federation of Federal Em ploye* to u*e Its full power In the coming election* w?i lnaujcurate.1 to day with the announcement that a bureau of Information for voters la about to be established by the federa tion and will be ready for operation In about two weeks. Such announcement I* regarded a* of considerable political algnlltcanre. It mark* the entrance of organized Federal employe* Into national poll tic*. Growing with leap* and bound* within the past *everal year* from a mere handful of aggressive organis er*, the National Federation of Fed eral Employe* today Is looked upon a* a factor which must be reckoned vtlth by aaplranta to public office. Maay Live laaaea. This is said to be especially true because of the many live Issues at ->resent occupying the minds of Fed eral employe*, among which are num bered the fight for Increased *alariea. better working condition*, retirement and a number of legislative matters which have been pressed with con siderable energy by the federation. It ha* been openly admitted by a number of "men on the hill" that the defeat at the poll* of some of their colleagues wa* the direct result of the campaigning of unionised Gov ernment employe*. While the federation has previously taken a hand In politics to advance Its principles, It I* stated that it did not have the, force which It* vastly Increased membership now gives It. __ Information Hnrenu. The information bureau for voters will undertake to supply to all Gov ernment employes full Information re garding the primary and election law* ofievery State, and for Federal em ployes In Washington. It will give special attention to the States that have absentee voting laws. The bureau also will furnish In formation as to the record of candi dates for election to Congresq on measure* of interest to Government employes, and 'will urge It* member ship to register a 100 per cent turn out at both the primaries and the polls at election time. The buretlta will be established at the headquarters of the federation at 1423 New York avenue. But such activities will /lot be confined to this office. Each of the 158 local unions, representing a membership in every one of the 48 States, will be asked by the national officer* to set up a local bureau through which information as to candlates will be disseminated to all members in those States. Such political information will be of Inestimable value to employes in this city who heretofore, because of the lack of convenient Information have practically lost Interest In elec tions in their home districts. "It is the first duty of every American to exercise his right to vote," commented I>uther C. Steward, president of the National Federation, this morning. "And he should vote, not accord ing to some doctrine of Jeferson, nor Lincoln's Gettysburg speech, nor some Fourth of July oration, but tils vote should be cast to meet the de mands of the present day." WOMEN'S CITY CLUB GETS NEW MEMBERS Ten new members werj added to the rolls of the Women's City Club at a meeting of the membership com mittee last night. These were the first members admitted during the drive for 2,000 new members, which will last during the month of Feb ruary. The new members voted favorably upon by the membership committee last night are Mrs. James Finch Oall breath. Miss Frances K. Msrtln, Mrs. N. E. Sargent, Miss Annie V. Mav Nlchol, Mrs. Thelma Mill* Trotter, Mrs. George D. Horning, Miss Helen Lane Daniel, Mrs. F. D. Potter. Mian (Catherine Holmes, and Mrs. Bernard Bareusa. The membership subcommittees are being organised, and with fifty mem bers of the club canvassing the city for new members. It Is anticipated that the quota for the week will be reached. Mrs. George Eastmcnt chairman of the membership commit tee, is In charge of the drive. MAN BADLY BURNED IN GAS TANK BLAST An explosion In a gasoline tank last night causod a fire In a garage in the rear 437 O street northwest, which resulted In a loss of $12,000. Ernest Washington, twenty-five years old, who was standing nearby at the time of the explosion v.as burned about the body and taken to Freedman'i Hospital In a serious con dition The fire burned three automobiles and partially destroyed the garage before It was extinguished by mem bers of No. 7 Engine Company. George Washington was named as the owner of tha garage. COMMITTEE TO PROBE 50-50 PLAN APPOINTED The Senate District subcommittee which is to Investigate the Mapes bill to abolish the half and half form of appropriating for the District of Co lumbia was appointed today by Chair man Sherman. It consists of eSnators Dillingham, of New Hampshire, chslrman: New, of Indiana, and King, of Utah. D. C. Will Sell Properties ' For Unpaid Taxes Ben L. Prince, District collector of (axes, announced today that the time for paying 1919 taxes had expired, und that properties on which taxes were unpaid would be advertised and offered for sale. The date for selling is set for the second Tuesday in March. v Nearly 10,(XX) properties in Washington arc affected by Mr. Prime's announcement. The money derived from the selling of these properties will be used to pay the taxes in arrears and the remaining money will be turned back to the property owners. The number of persons failing to pay taxes is lower this year than in many years, Mr. Prince said. Propose U. 5. Workers Be Paid on Unit System Set By Dollar*s Value 0 Will the Government employe of the future figure hi| salary in the terms of units? Such a proposition was today made to the Congres sional Joint Commission on Reclassification of Salaries, and by it a salary of $1,000 per year would be listed as 1,000 units for the purpose of establishing a convenient scale which would slide up or down, according to the prevalent purchasing value of a unit. How System Would Work. Should xuc'h a system be approved | ConKrcsH would write Into the salary appropriation bill annuallye a lln something like these: "The value of the unit for the com ing ytar shall be 95 cents." "The value of the unit for the com ing year shall be $1.05." In the former case the salary of an employe receiving $1,000, or 1,000 units, per year, would drop to $950 j for that year. By the second example his salary would Jump to $1,050. Such a plan is believed to have a number of advantages, principal among them being the maintaining of uniformity or equality of all salaries. With the setting of the monetary value, of the unit by Congress the en tire Government pay roll, from the highest to the lowest paid employe, ' lOMOREOIEOFFLU, 18 OF PNEUMONIA Total of 3,000 Cases Reported Since Outbreak of In fluenza Here. Deaths from pneumonia continue to maintain their same level, with no signs of an early decrease. The num ber of deaths recorded on the books of the District Health Department today irrrt IS, while the number at deaths from Influenza were 10. Apparently the influenza epidemic has subsided, but from all Indications It appears that cases of pneumonia will continue to krep the daily d^ath rate running high. Only 62 cases of Influenza were re ported to the Health Department to day. This makes a total of more than 3.000 reported since the date of the i first outbreak, January IS. Dr. William C. Fowler, District. Health Officer, is encouraged over re ports to the department on Influenza. The health officer Is not alarmed at the number of pneumonia deaths re ported. Influenza deaths follow?Kmille T. Coleman. 15 years, Walter Reed Hos pital; Nathaniel Washington, 35 years. 1006 South Capitol street; Mel den Byrge, 26 years. United States Naval Hospital; Rgbert O. Mac kenzie, 39 years, St. Elizabeth's Hos pital; Mary Diggs, 53 years, 1220a Carrolberg place southwest; James A. Saltsman, 34 years, 2708 Twenty seventh street northwest; Kthel B. Carlock, 27 years, 15$ Sixth street southwest; McKlnley I .yon*. 22 years. Washington Asylum Hospital; Kath arine M. Center, 61 years, 3141 Mt. Pleasant street northwest; Samuel Tolson, 29 years, Freedraen's Hos pital. 1'neumonla deaths follow?Marie Robinson, 30 years, Georgetown Hos pital; Ida D. yon, 27 years, 3011 Ma comb street northwest; I/eon A. Dixon, 7 months, 413 V street north west; Marten Druell, 1 year, 1907 Twelfth street; Peter Rounel, 36 years, 1001 Seventh street northwest; Ewell C. Noland, 23 years. 114 Bry ant street northwest: John O. Hlchew, 51 years, 2tl Seventh street south east; Margaret J. Schooley. 64 years. 618 K street northeast; Cecla Mullens, 46 years, 0 Columbia Terrace north west; William Ross, 37 years. Oar field Hospital; James Farr, 69 years, Washington Asylum Hospital; Mar garet Wlnslow. 68 years, Garfield Hospital; Roy Mason, 1 year, Chll drens Hospital; Teresa A. Doherty, 44 years, the Roland apartments: Marie A. Sharptess, 32 years, 708 llpshur street northwest; Thomas H. Nlckens, 40 years, 2104 L. street northwest; I.tlllan F. Sybot, 22 years, 784 Morton street northwest; John Suits, 62 years, 709 Upshur street northwest LAW SCHOOL SMOKER. The freshman class of the George town I.aw School, whose 500 students constitute one of the largest law classes In history, will give a smoker st the Hotel Lafayette Thursday even at 9 o'clock. would rise or fall without the slight eat chance for any Individual discrep ancy. Another advantage which la aeen that It seta an equitable standard for the purchasing power of the dollar. On the other hand doubt la express ed whether the unit system would be practicable from the viewpoint of its moral effect upon th? Government t-inploye. It la not believed that thi Government employe would be satis fled with a periodic reduction or in crease In hla salary. Under the unit ayatem the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Depart ment of Labor would no doubt hoK an important position, since Congrssr would no doubt baae Its value of the unit upon Investigations into living condltiona made by the bureau. HKCOUGHSRUN SECOND TO aO Annoying Ailment Assumes Near Epidemic Proportions in Last Two Weeks. Are hiccoughs contagious" la Washington In th^ grasp of an epi demic that will aend the population through the atreeta and public build ings with sounds like a Keeley cure undergraduate class? Dr. W. C. Fowler, District health officer, declares there ia nothing to It?that hiccoughs are merely a per aonal matter, due to an irritation of the lining of the atomach or Intestinal tract, communicating Its affect through the nervea and brain to the diaphragm. Nevertheleas. phyalclana report that they have had a phenomenal I number of raaea of hiccougha within j the laat two weeka. ) "I am not prepared to say that the disease la epidemic, but I never had so many cases In such a short time," said a prominent oateopath. "I personally have treated no leaa than thirty cases In the laat fifteen days. ihere is no surface Indication that tho malady comes from a germ; in fact indications would be to the con trary if there were not so many cases. "Sometimes the attacka are only for a short time and sometimes they con tinue for hours and days, and in the end they would cause death, either from exhaustion or from asphyxia tion, the contraction of the diaphragm preventing the lungs from aerating the air. "Hiccoughs start with an irritation of the lining of the stomach, com municate the irritation to the diaphragm, affect the phrenic nervea, and communicate with the brain, which aenda a reflex impulse that causes paroxysms of the diaphragm. "The cure is effected by arresting this return Impulse, which is ac complished by manipulating a deli cate part of the neck." So far as learned today, no patients have been sent to the hospitals be cause of hiccoughs. Deaths have oc curred in some cases, but these were due, it was said, to excessive irrita tion following an operation. START WORK TOMORROW ON DRASTIC SPEED LAW The day of reckoning Is approach ing for speed maniacs and traffic vio lators of the District. Under the direction of Senator Dill ingham, a Senate District subcommit tee Is to begin tomorrow the fram ing of drastic legislation to put an end to the Increasing number of traf fic accidents, due chiefly to reckless driving. Senator Dillingham hopes to 1-e able to report a hill adequate to meet the situation bare in the near future. I ? Evening Classes Will Be Aban doned This Month Unless Con- j gress Gives Salary Relief. Night achoola of the District will cluH before the end of this month, unlcaa CoDfreai puiti a deficiency appropriation providing for continue tlon of teachers' salaries, Ernest L. Thurston, superintendent of schools, said today. The original appropria tion for the 1019-192O year is nearly exhausted, due to the Increased en rollment, which made It necessary to enlarge the corps of teachers. enrollment in the twenty night schools has Increased naarly twofold within the last year, and principals of these schools report thers is every Indication of a continued Increase. On January It. the date the last count was made, there were 10,307 at tending the schools, which Is the larg est enrollment in history. At the same time the previous year, there were only l.llt enrolled. Superintendent Thurston aald he had hoped It would be poslble to keep the schools open all through the sum mer, or at least until the end of June. Recently the District Coramlaslon ?rs sent to Congress a bill providing for a deficiency appropriation for the public schools. When this bijl reach ed the House the paragraph relating lo night schools was stricken out on t point of order. Reports from every night school ihow crowded conditions. More than ;00 teachers are working nightly. Vmerlcanlxatlon classes have been or ganised in various schools. PROHBmONTCSTCASE TO BE ARGUED MARCH 8 Rhode Island and U. S. Reach Agree ment on Date?Supreme Court Recesa. Solicitor General King said yeater isy that by agreement with Attorney Jeneral Rice, of Rhode Island, argu nents before the Supreme Court in original proceedings brought by 'thode Inland to determine validity of he Federal constitutional prohibl lon amendment would not be heard before March 8. The agreement was made because of the large number of cases assigned for argument immediately after court reconvenes March 1, after its Feb ruary recess. Counsel on both sides plan to have the case argued soon thereafter, how ever, In hope of having the question determined finally before court ad Journes for the summer. KENILWORTH CITIZENS APPROVE CAR MERGER The Kenllworth Citizens' Associa tion, at Its February meeting at the Kenllworth Presbyterian Church last night, unanimously Indorsed thi pro posed merger of the Washington Rail way and Electric Company and the Capital Traction car lines. The asso ciation also went on record favoring suffrage for the District of Columbia. Ten dollars was voted for the fam ily of Policeman McKlmmte. and an equal amount was presented to the Kenllworth Presbyterian Church fur nace fund. Three new members were admitted. morefundTfordx SOUGHT FROM U. S. Supplemental estimates for the Dis trict of Columbia, totaling $.'>38,005, were submitted to Vice President Mar shall today by the District Commis sioners. The items Include $3,<155 for the three public libraries: $75,000 for Improvements In repairs to suburban roads; $20,000 for sewers: $40,000 for longevity pay for public school teach ers; $350,000 for care of Indigent in sane patients at hospitals for the In sane, and $38,000 for the Roard of Children's Guardians. LEATHER The BEAT OAK-TAWKfEll leath er. guaranteed to ImI at least 4 ?noatha, eaa be k*u(li< at The Capital Shoe Findings Co. ?S7 P St. N.W. IIIW Werth of Aha* Ftadlag* ??> aeleet trowk. OPEN EVK.MIMOR FREE CLINIC WaaklBctaa RrkMl ?( CHIROPRACTIC lilt V fttreot Narthweat The regular clinic Is m? npsn Monday, Tuesday. Thursday and' Friday ?v?nlns> of avary we?k from 7 to ? p m All aruia and chronic casts will ba trust ed fraa of chsrga New Regulations Made for Sale Of Liquor hi D. C j Wade H. Coombs. superinten dent of licenses, no longer has tl^e authority to luya permits which will allow clergymen to purchase sacramental srlnes and commercial establish in cuts to purchase aico hol. It was iMrntd today. A recent ruling of the Internal Kevenue Bureau decreed that the wines and alcohol can only be ob tained by application to that bu reau. Under the Volstead prohi bition act the District hss no right to grant auch permits. D. C. POLICEMEN TO FORM ASSOCIATION Committee of Defunct Union to Meet Toinght?Pullman Sends Out Questionnaire. A reorganisation committee of the defunct policemen's union will meet at <30 Ninth street northwest to night to perfect plans for a police men's associated, not to be affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. The committee la composed of twelve members, one from each pre cinct and oni from the Sub-T station In Tenleytown. The main object of the new organ isation is to establlah a six-day week, and to urge that the reserve system, which requires policemen to do extra duty In the event that extra officers are needed, be abolished. It Is said. Questionnaires were sent out yes terday by Major Raymond W. Pull man. superintendent of police, to the police stations throughout the city. Members of the force will be re quired to Mtate whether they are members of any employes' organisa tion or union. If so, they also are asked to state whether the organ isation to which they belong advo cates strikes. Following the announcement of the meeting of the reorganisation com mittee. police inspectors, captains and lieutenants, who are eligible to mem I bsrshlp in the association, held a I meeting in the District Building yes | terday. LENSES WORTH $1,030 STOLEN FROM STUDIO The studio of Fred A. Schuts. at (It Fourteenth street northwest, was en tered yesterday, and camera lenses valued at $1,030 and cash amounting to $40 stolen. The thieves gained en trance to the studlor through a rear window on the third floor of the build ing. Dr. Charles B. Cmamherlln last night reported to the police the drug store at Fourteenth and P. streets northwest was entered yesterday by the basement door, and $1(S stolen. Breaking the rear window, thieve* entered the home of Mrs. Walter Cooper. 407 D street southeast, last night and stole a small amount of money. Board to Hear of Charges, Heat, Repairs, and Unsanitary Con dition Complaints. When the District Rent Commis sion idmIi this afternoon for th? first review of the many protests ol Washington tenants, it will nod th? following classes of complaints: Against an increase of rent on lb' part of the landlord. For a reduction of rent on 'he pari of the tenant. For possession of property. For heat. For repair*. Against unsanitary property conci tions. , Complaints of roomer a in boarding hoases. Blanket complaints from apartmeal bouse tenanta. It will be the first time that the commission as a body will read ot|i the complaints which are as numer ous and varied, perhaps, as the fluctuating ranges of rents charged by Washington landlords. Blanket Cewyliiata. In glancing over the protests In the hands of the commission, one gets the Impression that almost every tenant in this city has some kind of a "kick." This is strongly-Indicated by what the commission has termed "blanket complaints" tied by apartment house tenant*. Such complaints are generally about Increased rents, but also llf clude protests about Inadequate heat.' These complaints are signed in "round-roWn" fashion by every tea ant in the particular apartment hoa^. The commission will read the c*m> plalnts thus far received for the puf* pose of determining some means pjf procedure In hearing them. It may de cide to group complaints of like na ture and hear them as a whole, tkp decision in one being applicable to the others of such a group. On the other hand, the commission also w(D consider the hearing of the cases 1* the order in which they were Bled. The reviewing of the complaints this afternoon will mark the first real business session of the rent com mis sion. its work heretofore having been preliminary in the shaping of poli cies. Several of these policies, how ever, still remain to be agreed upon. POSTPONES TALK TO HIGHLAND CITIZENS Practically all business was post poned at a meeting of the Sixteenth Street Highland* Citisens' Association last night. Dr. Louis J. Battle, president ef the association, and several officer* be sides the chairmen of most of the committees were abeent on account of the Induction of officer* Into the chamber of Commerce. Former Rep resentatlve James T. LJoyd, the speak er of the evening, also was unable to be present. Dr. J. D. Buhrer. of the association ?poke briefly of hi* Investigation* of the moving-picture censorship In the District. A letter of protest was sent to the District Commissioner* on aah collec tion on Sixteenth street. Extra Meat Values. See For Yourself. ?5* Frank Kid well's Meat* Priced Right?Not One Day, Every Day Get the old-time dollar value at KidwelTs. Thousands buy their meats at my markets daily. Ghne me a trial. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Specials Fresh Shoulders 23c lb. Smoked Hams, fancy 29c lb. Loin Pork Chops. . . 33c lb. Loin Pork Roasts. . .31c lb. Finest Sliced Bacon. . 38c lb. Pure Hog Lard 30c lb. Smoked Shoulders. . . 23c lb. I em Pork Chops. . . 26c lb. Roast Pork, boneless 25c lb. All Pork Sausage Meat 30c lb. Finest Bacon Strips. .31c lb. Half ??? Wfcole. Compound 27c lb. Top Rib, Prime Rib, Bouillon, Shoulder Clod 23c lb. Round, Sirloin, Porterhouse Steak 32c lb. Chuck Roast 20c lb. Hamburg Steak 22c lb. Veal Cutlets 45c lb. Strictly Fresh Eggs 67c doz. Plate Beef 14c lb. Beef Liv? 10c lb. Veal Chops 25c and 30c lb. Fancy Table Butter. . 65c lb. New Market 3033 14th St. 3272 M St., Georgetown 1920 Nichols Are.,Anacostia Northeast Market, 12th and H Sts. N. E. 1341 Wis. Are., Georgetown Opens Saturday, Feb. 7 1916 14th St., Just Below U Street Eastern Market, New Section -MEAT! ONLY? 7th and C Sts. S. E.