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1 THE WASHINGTON HERALD, THURSDAY, 'JULY. 16, 1914- "
STARTS TEST SOIT
ON PHONE COMPANY
Jewie ll Haskell ontti 'RTght of
Corporation to Abrogate Unlimited
ASKS FLAT RATE CONTINUANCE
Hundreds of AYashlngton business men
are Interested a subscribers In a suit
begun yesterday In the District Supreme
Court against the Chesapeake and Poto
mac Telephone Company to test the right
of, the company to cancel all Its flat
rate contracts with 'business houses. The
suit was brought In the name of Jessie
I Hetskelt. iurrtvmR member of the
real estate firm of Ilelskell & MeLearen.
as" plaintiff, and throuth - former Cor
poration counsel Edward if. .Thomas "as
When the publle utilities net of March
4. ISli was passed there were certain
so-called unlimited-service contracts In
force. Under this act the company was
required to file with the commission
a schedule of the present rates and they
were to continue In force until set aside
by the commission. The right of the
commission to set them aside without
puuuc iicutns a ucuicu in IBe out
The telephone company served notice
on these subscribers several months ago
that the flat rate service had been de
clared obsolete and threatening to take
out their telephones unless they entered
Into new contracts for a measured or
limited service at an Increased rate. Jlr
Belskell took the matter up at the time
with the Public Utilities Commission and
waa Informed that the flat rate service
war unlawful, because It "wis discrimi
natory against other subscribers. ,
The bill alleges that the company baa
made no application for a hearing be
fore .the Utilities. Commission; that, the
commission alone has power to abrogate
the contracts. The bill claims the dis
crimination Is against subscribe?! to the
measured service. Mr. Helskell says he
learned the commission had adonted the
opinion, of Corporation Counsel 'Conrad
Byrne, that the flat rate lervlca is -dis
criminatory. He says he was refused a
hearing by the commission until after
it couia make a valuation or toe tele
phone company's property. --It appears
from the bill that the chairman of the
commission took the ground that the
matter was a private one between the
company and its flat-rate subscribers.
The court is asked to compel the com
pany to continue the flat rats until the
legal controversy Is settled.
PLAGUE LAWS IN 4? STATES.
Bnltetln of TIercnloI Association,
Slum's Progress of Fight.
Legislation dealing with tuberculosis
has been enacted In forty-eight States
and Territories of the United States,
according to a bulletin on this subject
soon to be published by the National
Association for the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis sana
toria to the number of forty-two hae
been established Jn thirty-three States;
In thirty-four 8tates. laws are In force
providing for the reporting and registra
tion of living cases of tuberculosis. Laws
prohibiting spitting In public places have
been enacted In more than twenty States.
Revolution damage claims presented to
the Chinese republlos government now
call for more than t3.TW.C00.
URGES WAIT ON REPORT
0N4JULWAY MAIL PAY
Chairman for 264 Road IWue State;
tnent to Prevent Hasty Action
on Moon Bill.
FAITH IN JOINT COMMISSION
Tennessee has 15,700 registered automobiles.
Bpccu) to The WtrtUax-xa Henid.
New York, July 15. Editor The Wash
ington Herald: Aa chairman of lbs
committee on railway mail pay, rep
resenting i railroads operating 21.8,009
miles of line, 1 have today Issued the fol
lowing statement to the press:
"The bill Introduced by Representative
Moon had proposed to reduce the railway
mall pay at least t3.000.WO below what
had already been appropriated for this
fiscal year The amendment apparently
made to the -Moon bill merely provides
for the restoration of substantially the
t3.000.0o, by which It had been proposed
to cut the pay
"The railroads have contended and
they still Insist that they are already un
derpaid at least 515,000,000 a year. Con
gress now has at work a 'bi-partisan
commission Investigating the question, of
fact aa to whether the railroads are or
not underpaid for this service. It Is
obviously Impossible properly to consider
a readjustment until the question of fact
has been established.
"The railroad committee believes.
therefore, that In Justice to" the railroads
snd In Justice to the public, the report
of the Joint Congressional Commission
should be awaited. The railroads are
confident that the report will submit a
finding on the main question of tact;
which wilt be fair to all concerned.
TVhen that -.report is submitted and
the question of fact 1s determined, the
railroad committee will be prepared to
co-operate 'with the government In de
veloping a method of readjusting the
underpayments 'or overpayments In
such a, manner that the interests of all
may property protected.
FIRES NEARBUB6IAN CAPITAL.
9,000 Soldiers Added I o force Bat
tling rrlth Potest Flames. ,
St. Petersburg, July 1S Forest flrei
are sweeping toward this city and 5.000
mora soldiers today were ordered Out to
assist In fighting the flames, ,
Ji number of big estates, owned by
Russian noblemen, have been devastated
and the mansions burned.
Reports ttpm all parts of the empire
give accounts 'of destruction of life and
property- The conditions are aggravated
by the Intense heat wave wmen is pre
vailing over the country.
The governments of Archangel, Vitebsk,
Vologda. Perm. Novgorod, Ryazan.
Yaroslav, and Smolensk all reported
The loss of lite t&a already exceeded
ffTTXH MOUNTED 0FFIGEB.,
New 'York. July IB Dr. Matthew S.
Borden, son of the late M. C D. Bor
den, multimillionaire mlllowner. while
driving his own automobile In Flushing
early today, ran down and fatally In
jured John Mee, a mounted policeman.
Dr. Borden's machine skidded as ne turn
ed In the wet street, knocking the po
licemen's horse- from under him. Mee
died shortly after being taken to the
Flushing Hospital. The horse had to be
DAN CUPID TIPS OFF
HER SECOND MARRIAGE
Mri. taura Cook Corey, Noted Di
vorcee, and Lenn A. Duckworth
Couldn't, Keep Wedding Secret.
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Wilner Clothes Are Foremost Wherever Men Congregate
Every Garment in
Our Entire Stock
To Be Sold for
This offer includes all cloths that sold formerly for $32.50 to $25.
Not one piece of cloth offered at this sale was ever offered before, for
less than $5.
All of the season's most popular fabrics are here handsome plain
and striped serges, blacks, blues, silk mixtures, and tarleton plaids. 300
styles for your selection. Whether you need a suit or not, now is the
time to buy.
Get here as early as possible this morning and take your pick. Re
member, everything goes for $19.
Our New "Big Daylight Shop
Is Washington's Most Popular
The silent testimonial of hundred of men coming here for their jammer suits many tf them
brought by friends who were pleased customers prores beyond question that we are gmng more
clothes TjJue at moderate prices than any other shop in tie city.
JOS. A. WILNER e KASSAN
N. W. Cor. 8th & G Streets N. W.
Dpedsl to Ths WtsUzgtea Matii.
New Tork. Juljr IS. It became known
tonight that Mrs. Laura Cook Corey,
divorced wit of William Ellis Corey,
formerly- president, of the united States
Steel Corporation, was. quietly married
last Friday afternoon at Norton, Conn..
to Lenn A. Duckworth, general retail
manacer of the Eatey Company dealers
In pianos and organs In this city..
Although not a secret wedding or elope
ment 1 the strictest sense, the nuptials
were quietly performed by Rev. C. Carlos
Martyn. pastor of the Norton Presby
terian Church. The fact that the couple
compiled with the new State law of Con
necticut, requiring Ave days' advance
notice when applying to the town clerk
for the license, disposed of the elope
ment reports, according to their friends.
When Mrs. Corey and Mr. Duckworth
appeared at the office of. the town clerk
last Friday they were unaccompanied.
The couple Informed the clerk that
they were to sail Saturday morning on
the Olympic for a honeymoon abroad.
At the offices of Allan Corey, son of
the bride. It was admitted today that the
wedding had taken place. At the offices
of Mr. Duckworth It was stated tha
Mr. Duckworth announced on Friday
that he was sailing on Saturday for a
vacation and would return about SeDtem.
ber 11 lie did not mention a prospective
The present Mrs. Duckworth became
the bride of William Ellis Corey In IMS.
She was one of the belles of Braddock.
Pa, The Corey divorce In 1306 attracted
notice of the entire country. Mr. Corey
had been taken up by Andrew Carnegie
as one of his "young men" and was
In May 1907, Mr Corey married Mabtlle
Oilman, the actress, and they went to
lite In a chateau In France. The former
Kife of the steel magnate retired to her
modest country home at Swissvale, near
TRADE UNION SESSION
AT 'FRISCO POSTPONED
Internationa! Federation to
November 5 Instead of
The 1315 meeting of the International
Federation, of Trade Unions, originally
scheduled for June 3, at San Francisco,
will not take place until November &,
following. This was announced esterday
at the meeting of the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor,
now holding & week's session at SOI G
street northwest. The new date will bring
the meeting within a few 'days of the
annual American Federation of Labor
The union label trades department will
co-operate with the executive council In
arranging a labor and label exhibit for
the Panama Exposition. The selection
of subjects for the exhibit will be left
to President Samuel Gompers, Secretary
Frank Morrison, and a committee of
An old breach of sixteen years stand
ing, between the International Photo En
gravers' Union of North America, and
the GUI Engraving Company, of New
I Tork City, has been healed, according- to
information received at yesterday a ses'
! slon. The company has signed an agree
ment for three years. Insuring union con
dltlons In every such shop In Greater
The officers of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners v. ill be request'
ed to present to President Gompers s
formal statement of their grievances
against the Building Trades Department.
which resulted In the disaffiliation of the
brotherhood from that department.
Physicians Recommend Castoria
ASTOEIA has met with pronounqed faYbr on the part of TAyricians, pharma-
ceutical sooieties and medical authorities. It h used by pliysiciaiia with
reHnlts most gratifying. The extended use of Oastoria is unqueetionably tha
result of three faots! f--The indisputable evidence that it is harmlessr
SedontfTh&t it not only allays stomach pains and'quietsthenerregslnit ammi
lates the food: janfIt is an agreeable and perfect substitntB for Castor 02,
It is absolutely safe, It does not contain any Opium, Morphine, or other narcotio
and does not stupefy. It is unlike Soothing Syrups,- BatemanTs Drops, Godfrey's,
Cordial, etc This is a good deal for -a Medical Journal to say. Our duty, how
ever, is to expose danger and record the means of advancing healths The day
for poisoning innocent children through greed or ignorance ought to end. To
our knowledge, Castoria is a remedy which produces composure and health, by
regulating the system not by stupefying it and our readers are entitled to
the herniation. .flirt's Journal oMealth.
Letters from Prominent Physicians
addressed to Chas. H. Fletcher.
Dr. B. Halstesd Scott, of Chicago, nis., says: "I bare prescribed ytna
Castoria often for Infants during my practice, and find it Terr satisfactory."
Dr. William Belmont, of Cleveland. Ohio, cays: "Tour Castoria stands
first la its class. In ay thirty rears of practice I era say, I seTer tarn
found anything that so filled the place."
Dr. J. H. Taft. of Brooklyn. N. T., tars: 1 hare tsed tow Castoria sad
found it aa excellent remedy in xnr hoasehold and private) practice foe
many years. The foraala is excellent"
Dr. B. J. Hamlea, of Detroit, Mich., says: "I prescribe yonr Castoria
extensively, as I have never found anything to equal it for children's
troubles. I am aware that there are imitations in the field,, bat I always
see that my patients get Fletcher's."
Dr. "Win, J McCraan, of Omaha, Neb., Beys: "its the father of thirteen
children I certainly know something about your great medicine, and satin
from my own family experience I have in my years of practice fosnd Cas
toria a popular and eOclent remedy In almost eyery borne."
Dr. J. B. Clausen, of Philadelphia, Fa., says: "The name that yonr Cas
toria has made for Itself in the tena of thousands of homes blessed by tha
presence of children, scarcely seeds to be supplemented by the endorse
ment of the medical prof eealon. bat I, for one. most bearttty endorse It and
beliere it an excellent remedy."
Dr. B. M. Ward, of Kansas City, Ma, says: "Physicteai generally do not
prescribe proprietary preparaUocs, bat in the case of Castoria my experi
ence, like that of many other physicians, has taught me to vt an ex
ception. I prescribe yoor Castoria In my practice becaae I bare foond it
to be a thoroughly reliable remedy for children's complaints. Any physi
cian who has raised a family, as I hewe, jriU fcia bo ia heartiest recest
aendatlon of Castoria."
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TMteMTAU COMIAMV. MKW VONK CITY.
LASHED BY WILD WOMEN.
nosnblps Left I. one Wells on
Cheeks of English Matramen.
London. July 13. A savace attack was
moa upon inusiu ictiinnon ooo.
j M. P.. secretary of state tor Scotland.
by two soirrasettes as be was tearing
his. residence today.
The statesman was lashed about the
head and shoulders with dog-Khlps. and
Ions welts itere lett on his cheeks.
The women had been patrolling- the
street In front of Mr. Wood's residence
, for an hour before he left the house to
60 to his office. When he appeared the
women rushed forward, drawing dog
whlps from beneath thrlr cloaks.
Shouting "otes. votes." the women
began to ply their whips vigorously. A
pollcemaan on a near-by beat ran upon
the scene, followed by two others The
women fought satagely before they were
placed under arrest.
CINCDINATI REJECTS CHARTEE.
Cincinnati. July IS Cincinnati's pro
posed new charter proIdlng a small
council and centralized government un
der the Federal plan stands defeated to
day by 6.000 plurality, according to com
plete returns from yesterday's voting.
The recall, submitted separately, was
defeated by 3,500.
KAISER PLANS WAR RAILROAD.
Berlin, July 15. The German govern
ment today completed the prepartlon of
a new military bill providing for the con
struction of S125,000 worth of railways.
Work of construction on these lines
which are designed for strategic purpose,
will commence In the fall, If the bill
passes the Reichstag.
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THE ICE COOLED THEATER
10c, 15c and 25c
THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY
GREET CANADA'S GOVERNOR.
St. John's, New Foundland. July 15.
A general holiday was observed here
today in honor of the Duke of Connaught.
governor general of Canada, who landed
after his voyage on board the warship
Essex along the coasts of sew Found-
land. Flags were flying everywhere In
the city and all vessels in port were
CAN'T BUY TRUST CIGARETTES.
Munich, Germany, July 15. AH branches
of the Bavarian army. Including the of
ficer's messes and the men's canteens,
were ordered by the Bavarian war minis
ter today to v purchase their cigarettes
only from firms Independent of the to
bacco trust The Bavarian railway sta
tions had already placed trust cigarettes
under the ban.
BAND CONCERT TODAY.
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INCLUDING THE LATEST PATHE WEEKY OF
LORA AND PAYNE
IN ANOTHER UPSIDE-DOWN AGT
COMPLETE CHANGE OF PROGRAM MONDAY
SPECIAL CONCERTS SUNDAY, 3 to 10:30
COUNTRY Wednesday and
Enjoyable to Audience and Winners
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