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THE TIMES?] COURT HOLOS MORSES’ INDICTMENTS ARE LEGAL ☆ ☆ ☆☆ • r » < • D. C. Outclassed in Water Pressure System ditafor 26 CITIES GIVEN Communities One-sixth Size of Washington Surpass in • Fire Requirements. Washington ia outclassed in the matter of water supply for fire fighting purposes by Ameri can cities one-sixth of its size, it was revealed today in returns of the Board of Trade questionnaire on high pressure water supply systems in other cities in the country. Data Before Officials. The data collected in this survey la being tabulated by Richard L. Conner, assistant secretary of the board, and will be presented to the District Commissioners and to Con gress in the fight for a high pres sure system in the next appropria tion bill. David M. Lea, president of the rating board of the District fire un derwriters, who haa stated that the Installation of a high pressure sys tem would reduce Washington’s fire insurance rates materially, will con fer with Francis R. Weller, chair man of the Board of Trade commit tee on water supply, upon the lat ter’a return to Washington tomor row, preparatory to a conference this week with the District Commis sioners. Returns to his questionnaires from twenty-six representative American cities are being tabulated today by Conner. Os these twenty six cities, eleven have pressure sys tems which deliver water at 300 pounds pressure per square inch at the nozzle, and of these eleven cities three are as large as Washington snd three smaller, two having less than 200,000 population. Fifteen of the twenty-six cities have pressures of more than 200 pounds and twenty-four more than 150 pounds. All of the twenty-six replying, one of which has a popu lation of but 76,000, have higher pressure for fire fighting than the National Capital, Can Throw 700 Feet. Providence, R. 1., with a present population of 254,960, has had a high pressure system for twenty-six years and Rochester, N. Y. with a population of 256.417, has had a splendid high pressure system for fifty years. San Francisco, with a population of almost exactly the size of this city, has had a system for eleven years, comprising two steam pump ing stations driving turbine pumps. A 10.000,000 gallon oil reservoir is provided to furnish fuel for the system.* The pumps deliver 32,000 gallons of water a minute at a pressure of 300 pounds at the nozzle. This permits the batter ing down of light wooden walls so the heart of a fire may be reached. Nearly ten miles of ten to twenty inch pipe deliver the high pressure water to 5,300 acres in the San Francisco territory, the largest such area in the country. Cuno H. Rudolph, president of the Board of District Commissioners, •aid today; ‘‘We are going to take up the matter of the high water pressure gt our first opportunity.” Costs High Now. Figures prepared by the Water Department for the Commissioners •how that the installation of this modern water system would costs In the neighborhood of 51,563 000 Twelve years ago when it was first under consideration the estimated cost was $750,000. The high cost of the new water Bystem is the principal reason wny the Commissioners have not yet decided to recommend it for next year. It was pointed out today that the Commissioners may postpone action for a few years in the hone j of reducing the cost of the system The need of additional fire -jp i paratus is also pointed out as one reason why the new system should be postponed. However, it was •aid today that with the installa tion of the high pressure system many steam engines now used in downtown Washington could transferred to the outlying sections where motor apparatus is needed. With the high pressure system, it would not be necessary to bring •team engines downtown for fires. Announcement by Insurance underwriters that the cost of insur ance would be reduced, it is said, has encouraged District and may result In their asking tor the new water system. All of the Commissioners favor high water pressure. They are he*!, ♦atinr only because of the cost of Installation which might result in a reduction in appropriations of other departments if Congress should approve it. —=> By BILL PR ICE « THE BLUSHING BRIDE. ' j The poets whoop and squawk and rave about a blushing bride: ' I sought to find the reason; yea. val- i iantly 1 tried, But that was In the by-gone days, I j lacked expedience. * No more I wonder longingly, Tve I found the reason since. I know that when the fatal day comes, i as all days do. She'll blush and blush, and Just why ; I’ll whisper to you: When she goes marching down the aisle, the lovely bride-to-be Can’t do another thing but blush, for think who she will see. There’s Harry, whom she motored with in the days of long ago. And Tom, who took a goodnight kiss each time before he’d go. There’s Joe. who held her dainty hand and told the story old. And Jack, he made a hit with her— I she loved his silver and gold. . J There’s Jim, who sent her Voses, and I poor old Bill—but hush, I think she Is a heroine, my Lord! She ought to blush. THE UNKNOWN. • Rival ice cream manufac turers appear to be deter mined to freeze each other out. W. E.HAYGHE. RIGHT TO THE. POINT. Wife—John, often I hear you say: “Money talks.” Hubby—Yes, quite right, too. Wifie—Well, how is it you never leave any of it with me so that I can listen to it say something? MEDINA. General Pilsudski, we see, has j retired from the command of t the Polish army and connection I with the Polish government, j claiming that grafters are ram- j pant. Seems to have been a case I where the other fellows were j getting all the sudski. ’ - - ♦♦♦ ! Herr—Dr. Twist, the chiroprae- | tor, seems to be well liked by everybody. Hymm—But his Herr—Yes, so I was solns to add. And I wonder why? Hymm—Bubs her the wrong way, I suppose. HARPERS FERRY. „ I THE “HIGH JACKERS.” A con trib who keeps in touch j with the underworld of Wash- j ington, which has its haunts, he ! says, along Ninth street, from I Pennsylvania avenue to New j York avenue, tells of the “high I jackers” who mingle with the I rum-runners, coke peddlers, i shoplifters and “prowlers of the I street.” He asserts that there is a j strange friendship existing be- | tween the rum-runners and the I high-jackers, yet the “high j jackers are the pirates, and woe | to any bootlegger with a cargo | of whiskey who runs across a j gang of high-jackers on the | road. They will take his whiskey, his car also, and often knock him on the head for good measure.” SAYS SAMBO: DEY SAY FO LONG- *1 \A/E’kL 8E FLYIN’ T‘ DE A4OON AAAN WONT DAT BE SOME SPARKIN’ PLACE.»» W I 1 MASONS HOLD SERVICES ■< AT TEMPLE HEIGHTS "Poise of soul” is declining in i the rush of modern life, the Rev.; J. J. Muir, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, declared at the weekly divine service of the Grand Lodge of Masons on Temple Heights, yesterday. The Rev. John C. Palmer, grand chaplain of the grand lodge, pre sided. He praised Davenport's fa mous "Titanic” cartoon in the New York Journal, following the disaster, showing the hand of God holding the vessel | n its palm. ‘‘That is typical of God's power,” said Dr. Palmer,” and is another reason why we should lead the ‘steady’ life of which Dr. Muir has preached.” WASHINGMTIMES I MONDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1923. ~ SECOND SECTION | i DO AWAY WITH ALARM CLOCKS— USE I THIS INVENTION t Sun (a) sends forth rays (bbb> into magnifying glass (c), lighting giant firecracker (d), which ex plodes, waking up man, <e). BRAIN BRATS. And, as the poet didn't say, what is so hot as a day in June? A woman driving a flivver might get rattled but she couldn't get cold feet driving one this kind of weather. If the hot weather doesn’t j take the pep out of us in the I way of inspiration, it at least i takes the salt out of us in the | way of perspiration. I And incidentally that wise | crack about inspiration being I nine-tenths perspiration will | sound more convincing about | five months hence. I “7/ it’s made of paper” of a i certain peculiar color and de sign, many of us haven’t got it. " The only time you can get around a fact by dodging it is I when crossing a street, and then you’re lucky if you do. AJ)out the only glimpses thatr the movie fans of other cities get vs Washington in the news reels are close-ups of official mugs framed in stone doorways. Some few people are actually spending money righting the wrongs which many others are getting paid for merely writing about. WEB DANIEL. THE MIDNIGHT BLUES. (MR. KEPTAWAYKE.) I went out In the country To enjoy a needed reet. But I found that my location Was not the very best. Each nirht outeide my window The felines Joined in meows. Aided by a barnyard chorus— I’ve got those midnight blues’. (MR. TYREDOUTTE.) Each night I am awakened By a sound that I deplore, For the infant starts to crying. So 1 must walk the floor. And so through weary hours Much precious sleep I lose, For the kid demands attention— I’ve got those midnight blues! (MR. LAWSUMDOWE.) The poker game is finished, I see my finish too. My wife at home Is waiting. As all wives seem to do. I Alas! I have to face her. With most distressing news, I I had to pay the winners— I’ve got those midnight bines! J. H. HOLMAN. ! NOT AFRAID OF KISS GERMS. A Maryland health official in- I sists that a girl should be kissed i where the chicken got the axe— | on the neck: I Kiss her wherever you can, sir; j Never take no for an answer. I Whether she will, or whether she won’t, I When she says no, she doesn’t mean 2 don’t. I Never take no for an answer, i Kiss her wherever you can, sir. OIDONO. FOR MARRIED WOMEN. Style notes as to men’s wear I state that there will he little j change in men’s pockets this i year. I FLORENCE N. HOAGLAND. CHESAPEAKE OUTING WILL DRAW 10,000 CATHOLICS Nearly 10,000 Catholics are expect* ed to join In the big reunion at the annual outing of the Washington chapter of the Knights of Columbus tomorrow at Chesapeake Beach, Proceeds will be applied toward the social, charitable, and fraternal Arork of the organization. An elaborate athletic program has been arranged, with handsome prizes for the winners. Dr. John F. Dono ghue is general chairman of the ar rangements committee. The newly-organized Knights of Columbus band, composed of forty five pieces and led by Karl Schaefer, will make its first public appearance, giving concerts both afternoon and evening on the porch of the Casino. CHARGE HE BEAT OLD MAN George E. Plaster, In Several Rows Here, Accused at Bluemont, Va. A warrant was sworn out in Bluemont, Va., Saturday, for the arrest of George E. Plaster of that place and well known in Washing ton, where he and his wealthy wife spend their winters, charging him with assault upon Albert Ashby, aged seventy-six, also of Bluemont. Deputy Sheriff Fulton Lake, when about to serve the warrant, was ordered by Magis trate Tyler of Purcellville to de fer the arrest owing to the fact that Mr.- Plaster had suffered a complete breakdown at his moun tainside home. Cause of Excitement. The assault upon Ashby by Plas ter, who is only about fifty years old and an athlete, has Intensely inflamed Loudoun county. Rumors of serious trouble in Bluemont spread like wildfire yesterday, and long-distanqp telephone messages to Washington told of the shooting of Sheriff Lake by Plaster, when at tempt was made to serve the war rant. Mrs. Lake, over the tele phone, says that while her husband is not at home, she is satisfied that the story is without foundation. Plaster has a record as an ag gressive man, and on several occa sions has been arrested for assault. On May 17, 1921, he and his wife, Daisy Turner Plaster, the latter a daughter of Former Admiral Turner, were arrested in Washing ton, and fined for assault and bat tery upon Joseph H. Foster, chief clerk of Hotel Roosevelt, formerly the Hadleigh. Mr. Plaster, dis pleased with a breakfast charge, transferred his argument from head waiter to hotel desk, and, infuriated by the clerk’s assertion that prices were plainly stated on the menu, attacked Foster. On another occa sion, finding her husband under ar rest in tthe Bluemont postoffice, Mrs. Plaster weilded a horsewhip to such advantage that the men who had her husband in custody fled. Two years later Plaster built an elaborate dance and moving picture pavilion at Bluemont, which is very popular with vacationists in the hotels and boarding houses of up per Loudoun. His father, who is ninety-nine years old, was recently given the position of surgeon gen eral on the staff command of the United Confederate Veterans. SERVICE MEN TO TALK . OVER RETIREMENT BILL Leaders of service men’s organi zations are meeting today with rep resentatives of the Veterans Bureau and the War Department at the Washington Hotel to draft a bill providing for the retirement of emergency officers disabled in the world war. Under the present provisions all army, navy and marine officers disabled in the service are retired with pay and privileges accorded officers in active duty, the only exception to this rule being the emergency officer. The conference today is meeting to draft a bill placing the emer gency officer disabled In line of duty with his fellow officer in the regular service. This bill will be submitted at the next session cf Congress. A similar bill was side tracked during the closing hours of the Sixty-seventh Congress. LOVE ROMANCE TO UNITE TWO CAPTAINS OF “SAL” In common with Justice of the Peace and the skippers of ocean going vessels, officers of the Sal vation Army above a certain rank have the authority to perform mar riage ceremonies, it was revealed today by Brigadier David Stitt, local comnjander, in. announcing the plan for the nuptials. Wednesday evening, of Captain Ida C. Mac Auley and Captain Gilbert S. Decker. The service will take place at 8 o'clock in the new social service building, 102 B street northwest. Colonel Edward J. Parker will come from New York to officiate, and the affair will be public. Captain MacAuley is noted as a beauty in "Sal” circles. The ro mance had its incipiency when the two captains met performing the same duties. After their marriage they will be stationed at New Lon don, Conn., tn charge of an insti tution there. Jaw'll oft Bl 111 HBi 'Sr Bi TIMES STAFF PHOTO The first conference of J. G. Bright, «iew Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue, in charge of the income tax unit, with his division headF, is shown above. The officials are: Standing (left to right), Carson P. Hall, chief of stenographic section; George C. Cohen, chief of registration section; Edwin Smith, chief of records subdivision; W. T. Sherwood, assistant head of administration division; F. M. Woodward, head of administration division, and L. T. Lohmann. Seated (left to right), F. E. Dodge, jr., assistant chief, records subdivision; C. B. Allen, assistant deputy commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner Bright. FIVE INJUHED 111 MINORIIJTJ MISHAPS Sunday’s Grist of Traffic Acci dents Brings No Serious Results. William H. Small, twenty-three, had a narrow escape from possible serious Injury last night when a taxi cab in which he was a passen ger was struck by an automobile at Ninth and O streets northwest and overturned. Small was treated at the Emergency Hospital for wounds of the head and body. The cab was driven by H. G. Brown, of 1710 Thirty-fourth street northwest, and the other machine was operated by Harry E. Rockelli, of 1007 Four and-a-half street southwest. Both machines were badly damaged. Robert Turner, forty-six, of 46 Bates street northwest, and Rose Smith, thirty years old, of 1504 North Capitol street, were injured at Fourteenth and D streets south west last night when an automobile which Mrs. Smith was operating collided with a machine driven by Norman L. Buhler, of Penn Grove, N. J. Turner, who was teaching Mrs. Smith to drive, was cut on the hands and Mrs. Smith was badly shaken up. In the narrow road in front of the Reform School on Bladensburg road, three machines figured in a collision yesterday. Mrs. Mary E. Hill, of National City Heights, D. C., who was sitting in a parked machine, was thrown to the street and bruised. No others were in jured. The other machines were owned by Mrs. Talkit, of 22 Ten nessee avenue northeast, and the Auto Rental Company, of 321 Thirteenth street northwest. Twelve-year-old Matilda Dora, 527 Seventh street southwest, was bruised on the arms when she was knocked down by an automobile belonging to John Newton, 7 Second street northeast, at Seventh and C streets southwest. James Wright, 332 W street northwest, was cut by flying glass when an automobile he was driving at Fourth and W streets northwest struck a street ear. He was treated at the Freedmen’s Hospital. COMMISSION TAKES UP IMPERIAL RENTS The District Rent Commission to day took up the case of the Im perial apartment house. 1769 Colum bia road northwest, which had been continued from a previous date While considering all suites’ In the establishment, the rent board in corporated in the general hearing the complaints of Jessie T Mat thews Nellie V. Shoupe and Edgar io^d m W. r p a h thelr landl ° rd ’ REV. WALSH TO RESUME WORK AT GEORGETOWN The Rev. Dr. Edmund A. Walsh S. J., former head of the George town University Foreign Service School who left Washington two years ago and went to Russia, will return to this city j n the fall and assume his old post. Word that Father Walsh -was re turning was received several davs ago by Rev. John Creeden, S. j.. president of Georgetown. Father Walsh is now in Constantinople Father Walsh joined the Ameri can Relief Mission in Russia. He returned home some months after his visit and made a confidential report on conditions in Russia to president Harding. When he went back to Russia the second time, he was placed in charge of Papal re lief there. Flivver Knocked Out In First Round By Heavy Truck George C. Somerville’s Ford sedan went the way of all fliv vers when a three-ton motor truck, after colliding with a street car on U street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth, skid ded to the curb and told the smaller machine to move over. The sedan showed resistance and got messed up. At the same time, the truck whacked a tree, uprooted it and added insult to injury by enveloping the Ford in the foliage. The truck belonged to the Chevy Chase Stone and Supply Company and was driven by James Kellum, who escaped un injured. The truck was not damaged, and the street car, while slightly nicked, proceeded eastward under its own power. KEWHELD ON CHECK CHARGE Man Who Tried Suicide in Bal timore Will Get Hearing in District. Thomas J Keating, former Gov. emment official, who made a futile attempt to commit suicide in a Baltimore Hotel two weeks ago when detectives of the Monumental City placed him under arrest, will have to answer several charges of having passed worthless checks in Maryland before he will be turned over to the District authorities. In spector Clifford L. Grant, chief of detectives said today. Keating, whose home is at 1204 Kennedy street northwest, shot him self in the head when the Baltimore police officers placed him under ar rest. He was treated at the Mercy Hospital, and when he was well enough to leave that institution he was given a preliminary hearing. Magistrate Stanford, in central court, ordered that he be held ten days, and then given a hearing, thus permitting the police time in which to work out their case against him. The ex-Government official will probably face the charges tomorrow or Wednesday of this week. After dissipating a small fortune that he had inherited Keating is said to have issued several bad checks. When the police of this city got too close to his trail he went to Baltimore. He is said to have repeated there what he had done here There are several cases pending against Keating here. Keat ing was connected with the De partment of Commerce. POSTOFFICE DECLARES NATION IS PROSPEROUS The country is in the firm grip of a real wave of prosperity, it was announced today by the Postoffice Department, in releasing the annual postal returns from the fifty leading industrial cities of the country. These figures show a 10.61 per cent increase over the returns for the fis cal year of 1922. The total returns during the fiscal year ending June 30 were $29.2€1.919.18, an increase of $2,805,416.07 over the previous year. The bulk of this increase is from the sale of 2-cent stamps, it is esti mated, the increase in the number of stamps of this denomination sob! having increased during the year from 75.000,000 to 100,000,000, it is thought. Income Tax Heads | In Conference New Deputy Commie sinner Bright Hoe First Meeting With , Division Staff. BUDGET BUREAU PREPARES FDR ESTIMATES Issues Final to Department bn Prepar ing Lists. The Budget Bureau tomorrow will issue its final instruction to the departments relating to the comple tion of the estimates by September 16. The personnel estimate will be Included. The personnel classification board today drafted several paragraphs to be included in the instructions, in dicating that more speed must be shown by the departmental per sonnel board in the near future re garding the questionnaires than they have shown in the past. Other matters of detail also are discussed in the instructions. The estimates for the field service will not be presented to the Budget Bureau until November. The allo cation of the field service is pro gressing slowly, but it is believed the survey will be ready to present to Congress for its approval in De cember. The instructions of General Lord, director of the budget, relating to personnel, are eagerly awaited in the departments. Upon them de pend the issue of whether salary Increases, over and beyond the $240 bonus, which will be abolished by Congress next year, are to be per mitted. POLICE HOLD MAN FOR ASSAULT ON WOMAN After he had shot Maud Page, colored, forty-one, of 1610 Reeves court northwest, in the shoulder,' Edward Wallace, also colored, of 211 Reeves court northwest, is said by police to have attacked Susie Triplett, sixty-five, of 1610 Reeves court and injured her on the head. Both women were taken to the hospital. Charges of assault with a deadly weapon have been placed against Wallace. POLICE SEEK WOMAN WHO IS MENTALLY ILL A former Inmate of the Mattewan Insane Asylum, of New York, is being sought here by police. The woman, Mrs. Matilda O. Palmer, thirty-two, of 2615 P street north west, disappeared Friday afternoon, taking with her her nine-year-old daughter, who had been placed in the custody of Mrsh. Harry Kessler, of 2615 P street northwest, by the New Yourk courts, the police say. According to the police Mrs. Palmer disappeared a few days ago and was located after she had been away for a day. She is said to have gone away again because she wants to keep lier daughter with her. Friends had her released from the institution several weeks ago be cause they thought that she would recuperate more quickly here. Mrs. Kessler is a sister of the missing woman. SERVICEI is what I get at GROVE’S, 1210 G, in having de velop and print my pictures. (Signed) Amateur Photographer. MOTION ID QUASH 15 DENIED THEM Defense Takes Up Its Side and Submits Photos of Virginia Plant in Evidence. 'Justice Stafford, in Criminal Court No. 1 today, overruled the motions to dismiss the indictments against Charles W. Morse, his three sons, and four other co-defendants on trial on charges of conspiracy to defraud the Emergency Fleet Corporation in wartime shipping contracts. Following Justice Staf ford’s reading of his opinion, the defense took up its side of the case. Reading his decision, Justice Staf ford analyzed the two indictments, count by count and after reviewing the charges, suggested that they sre in somewhat general terms, but must be read "having in mind the contracts referred to, the Acts of Congress and executive orders; the purpose of the same; the state of war and the defendants* connection with the contracts through their relation to the various corporations which were parties to the con tracts.” Opinion of Stafford. The indictment, according to the court, charges an unlawful conspir acy and says that it is not neces sary that the means of carrying it out should be unlawful in themselves The court held that any number of the defendants, not less than two, may be convicted under it "pro vided the evidence shows them to have been parties to the general conspiracy charged, although Igno rant of some of the means that were used and ignorant of any in tention on the part of their con spirators to use them.” The court admits an embarrass ment regarding tthe other indict ment, which charges a conspiracy to defraud the United States through fraudulent and false representation to the Emergency Fleet Corpora tion. There the indictment sets out the nature and character of the state ments and representations in six ways, lettered from A to F. The court held that all the de fendants must be found guilty of making one of the six false state ment regarding the other indict the jury cannot hold them guilty of a general conspiracy if some' made only one of the alleged false statements and others made two or more of the other statements. “It would not be permissible,” says the court, /‘to find all guilty by finding that some conspired with respect to A and others with re spect to B or some other of the six misrepresentations. "The jury would have to take up the charge as defined by each of the six divisions of misrepresen tations in connection with the gen eral charge of conspiracy, and con sider as to each which ones, if anv, of the defendants were guilty with respect to that misrepresentation, and to find a verdict of guilty against all of those defendants who were found to have conspired touch ing any one of the misrepresenta tions, but beyond that the Jury could not go.” ’ The first evidence offered by the defense was the placing before the jury by Attorney Nash Rockwood of a large number of photographs taken by Fred H. Schutz, a com mercial photographer, showing the plant of the Virginia Shipbuilding yard at Alexandria, in its various stages of building progress. Photo graphs taken from January 19, 1918, merely picturing the site of the place, up to June 6, 1918, showing the complete plant with buildings, ways for the ships, etc., were intro duced. COAL HOD IS LATEST CORN LIQUOR CONTAINER Unique methods of transporting liquor are always coming to the attention of the police, but the one they found yesterday beats them all, police say. Policemen Berry and Suthard, of the Sixth precinct, were touring around in an automobile when they saw a colored man riding a bicycle and carrying a coal hod. When the officers hailed him he jumped from the wheel, dropped the hod and fled. In the hod was a half gallon of corn whisky. EXPERIENCE aT 20 years* expert ence and research work. Graduate reg istered dentists, Terms to suit. fISRw Gold Crowns < I E~Vp~~ $3, 34, $5 Filling* fl Me Up IIWHpP Bridge Work $3 f 55 Dr. WRIGHT SIMM M. U 47 417 rtk St. N. W. Op." »"t*< • *.«•■ ter tfc. Mn.flt tho«. wM MRMt "MS. durlM Hi. day. Sundays. IS te t.