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CONGRESS ONLY CAN
ABOLISH WHEEL TAX,
Opinion Is Given When Car
Owner Pleads Guilty to
Non-Payment of Tax.
The only hope for relief of automobile
owners from the wheel tax law lies In
an appeal to .Congress. Is , the opinion
given by Judge James L. Pugh In Dis
trict branch of Police Court today. J.
Leo Kolb, the real estate dealer; ap
peared and pleaded guilty to the non
payment of a wheel tax of $3 on his car.
The defendant contended to the court
that the wheel tax amounts to doublo
axatlon, is disci Imlnatiory, i.nd carries
Tin npnnltv. hpnrn tllA Inw In Inirnllrl.
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Mr. Kolb urged tho court to give care
iful consldcratlaon to these points as his
V)wn case may be called a test case.
Judge Pugh stated that he has given
careful consideration to the law", and Is
satisfied that It Is a perfectly valid and
legal tax. He then Bald that an appeal
(to Congress is the only method by
Iwhich automobile owners "'can secure
(effective action against the tax.
Jlr. Kolb said that he will not appeal
his case. He was fined )1, but Judge
Pugh stated that nominal fines need not
'be expected In future cases.
The other pending cases brought un-ider-the
wheel tax law are set for trial
'on Thursdav In the District branch of
thQ COUrt. Leftnv Mnrlc. whn nnnn pnn.
tested the tax In District Court nf An.
peals, and other prominent automobllo
men, say that at least one of theso
cases will be carried to the higher court
on new ETOUndR that It In rlnlmo.l will
overthrow the law.
Fight Started by
Lawyers to Annul
Wheel Tax Laws
Five prominent attorneys of this city
are identified with the movement to
lonnul the so-called wheel tax law, ac
cording to announcement made today
by LeRoy Mark, who started The cam
paign against the tax. He Is dally in
receipt of contributions from motorist
,to aid in the fight and is confident a
sufficiently large fund will bo accu
mulated to carry the light to a finish.
Tho fact that the wheel tax originally
had to be tacked to the District appro
priation bill was cullod to the atten
tion of a prominent Senator and sev
eral Congressmen. They said they
were unaware that the tax had origi
nated In this manner and If It came up
again they would try to have it de
feated. .Commenting on the wheel tax Wil
liam Phelps Eno, an authority on traf
flo regulations and municipal laws re
garding the taxing of vehicles, said:
, "I do not object to any reasonable tax
(necessary to support the Government
nor to maintain the roads, but I do ob
ject to the principle of several taxes
,on the same thing. First of all. auto
,inoblle owners pay a personal tax, then
they pay a tax for their license num
ber, and now a Wheel tax is imposed.
'I am decidedly I- favor of having one
tax covering the whole matter."
GIRLS SAVED FROM
LEAPING TO DEATH
Firemen With Ladders Rescue
Ten From Burning
ERIE, PA.. April 2.-Trapped In a flat
on the third floor of a burning building
ten girls were Baved from throwing
themselves from , the windows only by
the promptness of firemen with cxten
eion ladders early today. Tho ten girls
were asleep on the third floor when a
gas explosion on the floor below started
the fire. The explosion awoke the girls
and they hurried to the stairway to find
,lt a seething furnace.
I Panic-stricken, they rushed to the
.windows and were Just about 'to throw
themselves to the street when the fire
men arrived. i
Mrs. J. M. Jones Buried.
Funeral ceremonies for Mrs. John
itfartshall Jones, whose husband is chlaf
,of the division of tariffs, Interstate
Commerce Commission, were held at her
home. 1762 V street northwest, this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Jones vas a native of Washing
ton, her maiden name being Maude Mc
Donald. Interment was private.
It Is Not a Dye It Does
Nqt Contain Poisonous
Sugar of Lead or Sulphur
nd Therefore Will Not
, Discolor the Hair.
Go to any drug store today or to
any department store or any toilet
goods counter and say. "r want a
bottle of PARISIAN SAGE '
Say PARISIAN SAGE: ask for it by
name when you want the real hair
grower, bcautlfier and dandruff cure.
Crude preparations for the hair, similar
In name, are being bold; insist on get
ting PARISIAN SAGE and you'll get
This is a plctuie
of the carton In
which each bottle of
PARISIAN SAGE It
packed. The girl in
the picture has Au
burn hair bear thai
fact In mind.
will banish dandruff.
stop falling hair and
itching scalp, and
promote a new
growth of hair if the
hair root Is not dead.
It will put radiant
beauty Into dull fad
ed, lifeless hair, and
as a dnintv and de
lightful hair dVess-
Ing for women it
cannot bo matched.
Get a 50-cent bot
tle of PARISIAN
SAGE today. You'll neer again be
satisfied with oidinary hair tonics.
James O Donnell and Henry Evans
VETERANS PLAN TO
, 1 1 1,. . f-i-ii,
R. E. Lee Camp of Confederate Soldiers. Names Com
mittees to Prepare for Memorial Day Exer-
cises May 24.
WASHING! ON TIMES EUrtBAU,
ALKXANDIUA, VA.. ArniL, 2.
Plans' for the celebration of Confed
erate Memorial Day In this city on
May 24 wero discussed at a meeting of
R. E. Lee Camp of Confederate Ve
crans held last night. Besides the
usual decoration of the veterans'
graves In the various cemeteries, exer
cises will be hold at the Confederate
monument In Prlnco street, and a salrt
will be fired over the graves of tho
unknown dead in Christ Church Ceme
tery. A committee, consisting of the follow
ing, was appointed to arrange for the
event: G. William Ramsay, Jesse Mur
ray. V. J. DavIdBon, J. C. Milburn,
Patrick F. Gorman, K. C. Graham, John
M. Johnson, R. N. Roland, J. O. Adams,
John R. Zimmerman, Alexander Lyles.
R. W. Ballenger, R. N. Crook, and
Robert F. Knox.
G. William Ramsay and Edgar War
field were appointed on the commltte9
on orators, and Edgar Warfleld, J. C.
Milburn, D. H. Applch, and W. P. Mc
Knlght on the committee to assist the
ladles. Besides these several commit
tees wore designated to attend to tho
decoration of the graves.
At the annual election, tho following
offlccrs wete named to serve for th
coming year: W. A. Smoot, commander:
J. W. Hammond, first lieutenant com
mander; Jesse Mm ray, second lieuten
ant commander; Booker C. Hull, tnird
lieutenant commander: Edgar Warfleld,
adjutant; R. M. Latham, quartermaster;
E. C. Graham, treasurer; G. William
Ramsay officer of the day, and James
B. Splcer, vidette. The executive) com
mittee will be composed of Edgar War
fleld. G. William Ramsey and F. J.
Cn.tAnl Itnnnpfnnt An1l .lr!,la Tt.'nrf
announced this morning, all Involving
nuPlllCSS iiousph in iving Bireei. j-ut:
mnot Imnnplnnt rt thucn U'nq IVlA ftnlt
of the Slaymaker property, occupied by
llie a. xi. l.ynn onoe ju., which hub
made to Swan Brothers, und will be
used as an addition to their department
a... Tim atnrn nr,w ncclinilMl hv
Preston G. Cookey, will nftet July 1.
ne occupica oy ine uosiiim xji uu
Company, Mr. Cockcy occupying thu
utnro nf thn Rlnirer Sewing Machine
Company, next door.
It was also stated the millinery store
of Mrs. Kate Maupln would be re
modeled Wltnin me nexi lew mourns.
Charles Bendhelm, chalrmnn of the
City Democratic Committee, said thU
&tt'XSSZ. The New Store.l 109 G St. N.W.
The New Store First to Offer
SPECIAL VALUES IN
SPRING SUITS S DRESSES
THE exceptional season we have enjoyed made it necessary for us to renew our stocks of Suits and
We havi thereby secured some exceptional values and new ideas. Suitb of white serge and whip
cords, navy blue men's-wear serge, striking novelty materials in tan, greys, and russett.
Every good style and wanted material will be found in collection.
Do not miss this opportunity to get your suit at a great saving.
$16.95 $25 $35
Our Waist Department. The largest in the city, and values' within reach of all. Hundreds of Lingerie
Waists of dainty laces .and embroidery.
$1, $1.98 and $2.98
Hundreds of Chiffon Lace and Net Waists; all shades.
This Coupon & 25c
Will Obtain a Bottle
Johnson's Red Cross
Cotton, lb 40c
Boracic Acid, lb 20c
Pure Vaseline, lb 25c
Castile Soap, lb 18c
Olive Oil, pint 43c
Olive Oil, Pompeian, qt.73c
I Denatured Alcohol, pt. .10c
Dermica Balm, for any
roughness of the skin. 25c
Rubber Gloves 50c
JTasal Douche 10c
We carry on milr nil the Weekly and
V rf il OW H HIIW WWli WWWMWlW ii rfllij
UThe Store That NeveivCloses 15th and O StS. N. E.
i Lincoln 1256-1257 Phone and Mail Ordsrs Given Prompt Atlenb'on Pay Your Gas Bills Here
morning lie probably would call a
meeting of his committee next Monday
night, to ni range for the primary to
be held April 23. Tho latest candidate
to announce himself Is Orlando H.
Daniels, who desires to bo common
councilman from the Third ward.
At a meeting of Alexandria Lodgo
of Elks last night, the following of
ficers were Installed In office by Dis
trict Deputy J. A, Weaver, of
Roanoke, Vn,: Robert 8. Barrett, ex
alted ruler; Frederick P. Russell, es
teemed leading knight; George T.
Caton, esteemed loyal knight; John A.
Ewald, esteemed lecturing knight;
Walter M. Donnelly, secretary; Her
man Frledlander, treasurer, and
ThomaH D. Downey, tiler, The Instal
lation was followed by a social ses
sion. 'A deed for the transfer of the prop
erty at-West and Cameron streets,
from W. H. and C. T. Hellmuth
trustees, to the Alexandria city coun
cil, was placed on record yesterday.
This Is the site of the proposed new
Tho house and lot at 223 South Pitt
street has ben sold by I.uclcn A.
Davis to Walter C. Davis.
On a charge of carrying a razor In
Ills pocket, James Lucas wan this
morning sentenced to serve ix
months In Jail. Nelson Welford, col
ored, charged with an assault with a
knife on Harvey Minor, was fined
Thomas E. McCuen and Mary J.
Richards were married at the Braddock
House last night by the Rev. W. F.
At a meeting of a committee of the
Alexandria Trades Council held last
night a list of questions was formu
lated which will bo submitted to the two
candidates for mayor, to make clear
their respective attitude toward organ
Funeral services for Miss Mary Cow
ling will be held from "the residence of
her nephew. J. T. Harlng, at 102 South
Alfred street, at 2 o'clock Thursday af
ternoon. The funeral of Mrs. 8elerman tool:
place from the chapel at Occoquan this
The Alexandria Motor Boat Associa
tion will meet in Hotel Fleischmann
tonight, at which time a site for the
proposed club house will be settled.
$3.98, $5 and Up
When you arose tliJs morning did
yon feel refreshed after the sleep
nature prorlded for yon, or pos
sibly you lay and tossed about and
could not go to sleep, getting up In
the morning feeling fussy, all tired
out, gappy, and with a bad taste in
your mouth and an acky feeling in
If so, a bottle of our CHIHU will
convince jou Hint ire Iibto a rem
cdy for those symptoms, which are
soiernl exhibitions of
Get a bottle today with the cou
pon, 2oc. See coupon in top left
If you are one of the unfortu
nates who In the spring are at
tacked by chills and fevers, 'twill
do you good. Remember, now is
the time to prepare the system for
the coming summer's heat, and by
fortlfylug yourself against the
malaria microbe you are benefiting
Monthly Mainlines. Our delliery iterVlce extends to any part of the city.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY,
nniinnrooiiTii oivo 1"n"' '-1-"- .--""".
Aftermath of the Investiga
tion Made by the Board
"The Board of Charities must never
have looked Into the management of the
Tuborculosls Hospital, or, If It did, It
has proved itself Incompetent to Judge
what an Institution for tuberculosis
should be," fltiilarcd Congrcbsman M.
D. Foster, of Illinois, who Is a physician
and who visited the various hospitals in
thn city before the investigation stirred
up by the charges of Mrs. Mcdlil Mc
cormick was begun. Ho belleveB Mrs.
McCormick's charges were conserva
tive and thut the report made by the
t-xpeils nppolnW by Genedal Sternberg
Is also too conservative in its recom
mendations. "I am still of tho opinion that the
Tuberculosis Hospital is unclean and
badly managed In many ways. It is no
wondci that the death rate was un
usually high and that the patients were
disgusted with the food. Somo Improve
ments should be made that probably
would require additional funds from
Congress, but Jhcre aro many things
that could be done without more money.
At the same time that it is in a new,
clean building this hospital. In my Judg
ment, Is the worst In the District."
Congressman Foster has mado his vis
Its to hospitals unannounced and entire
ly fn his own Initiative. The members
of the committee having the Congres
sional Investigation In charge are Con
gressman Dyer and Lobeck. Tho Inves
tigation will bo resumed when Mr. Dyer
returns from St. Louts, where ho has
been for the last week.
Many-Sided Tom Johnson
Described in Munsey's
"The world knows three different Tom
Johnsons," writes Isaac F. Marcosson
In an article In Munsey's Magazine for
April entitled "The Millionaire Yield of
"One Is the traction magnate who
first gained riches by patenting a fare
box, who was president of a street car
company at twenty-six, and who owned
and operated lines in half a dozen
cities. Including Cleveland, where his
3-cent-faro Idea finally prevailed. The
second Is the steel millionaire, who per
fected a street car rail with a steam
railway base, and who built the Johnson
Steel Works at Lorain, thus opening up
a whole new steel zone. Finally, we
have tho progressive mayor of Cleve
land, disciple of Henry George, who
fought the battle of the people against
the corporations, nnd who made him
self a picturesque figure tn our political
life. It l g!en to few men to present
such a mar.i -sided aspect to posterity."
Hood's Sarsaparilla 85c
Ayer's Sarsaparilla 85c
Morse's Pills 20c
Carter's Pills 20c I
Doan's Kidney Pills. ., 45c
Phosphate Soda 15c lb. J
Knik, n Remedy for Headache. 5c
Colgate's Tooth Powder 15c
Colgate's Tooth Paste 10c
Arnica Tooth Soap 20c I
AP1UL 2, 1912.
11 ' :
Hours 8 a.
fltv ITT ; ' -imm.
K n K' ' B'
JUL. ,., iJKIk
Hsr'Til v "?MftH
v iffl m
B.it3 . "i mg'Wmm N.
and other Bargains for girls to
CtC flfi for All-wool Cloth Coats,
tPtJ.UU of mixtures, in llqht col
ors, with trlmmlnRB of brnRalin
silk and nerculd hrnid. somo with
broadcloth trimmings. In copen
(haKen blue and tan. 10 Coats ut
only $6. In Junior and misses'
CQ QQ tor Junior sizes and $10.38
DO0 for misses' sizes In Cream
Serge Coats, with white benRallne
silk collar and cuffs; Navy Serge
Coats, with maeram lace trim
mings; Pin-stripe Serge Coats,
white with black stripes and trim
mings of red or Copenhagen blue.
Trimmed Hats, $7,50, $10, $14 & $25
The Palais Royal's "Milliners' Day"
Today's rain means that "Milliners'
Day" will have to be continued tomor
row. Each of the Palais Royal's Mil
liners is represented with her prize crea
tions for "Milliners' Day.',' It's a great
day for both the milliners and the store's
There are the ideals of the Palais
Royal milliner who is famous for picture
Coats; sizes 2 to 6
Coat of two-tone diagonal mix
ture, brown and tan, deep inlaid
fround collar, merging into wide
revers to waist line, finished with
buttons to match. Panama Hat,
trimmed with wide messaline rib
bon forming shirred
rosettes. Coat and Q CA
hat for CpO.DU
n. to 6 p. m. G STREET
Small, Medium or Large
You Can Be Perfectly Fitted Here
And your purse can be suited the Greater Palais Royal is head
quarters for Suits at SI2.98, $18.50, $25.00, $32.5o, or $45.00. -
1 Suits, as Illustrated,$12.98
-Also Norfolk Blouse Suits at $12.98
For Small Women and for
all-wool Navy Blue Storm Serge.
Sizes 34 to 44 in white, tan
plain and braided, man-tailored
Imported Models Only One of a Kind
At S 18.50, $25.00 and $29.00 are Messaline and Taffeta Silk
Dresses forafternoon and street wear. Samples worth to $40.
Spring Coats for $5
jr tne new spring Hulls
of cream serce. plain
luuorea, wiin peau ne cygne lin
ing. Junior hIzcb, 15, 17 and 1!)
years. Misses' sizes, 14, 16, 18 nnd
fl!1C Crt for
Suits of AU-wool
or light. tan
ground, with pin stripes, in col
ors; collar and cuffs of ' French
linen, cither In Copenhagen blue
or tan. Junior and misses' sizes
dJIC e( for Suits of navy and
iDJ-J0J tan wool cloths, with
trimmings of cardinal silk.
and misses sizes.
for Holy Thursday
51 9Q for lrave'' Book and
iDXtuU Hymnal combined. Full
leather binding, round corners, full
gold edges, large clear type. Each
Book of Common Hrayer. togeth
er with the Psalms. Flexible cloth
binding, gold stamp, large clear
Amethvsts. garnets, crystals and
emeralds set In rolled gold chain,
guaranteed for five years. Suit
Beautlfull hand-tinted Post
Cards, usually 5c each 2 for 6c.
Dr. R. M. Samnel
Dr. It. -Martin Samuel, the son
of Professor H. Samiiel, who for
nearly nfty years ivaa one of
tho moat eminent authorities of
his day, may le gaid to he an
optometrist horn und bred.
Or. R. Martin Samuel is today
famous for his Bifocal aiainex.
Ofllce in Balcony, first floor. No
charge for consultation.
Girls 14 to 20 years of age these
$18.50 and $25
Suits at These Prices
and navy serge and whipcord Suits, S
20 years of age
fl?Q QQ for
jr the new Red Norfolk
louses, with which a
white skirt Is generally worn. The
wnite wasn Skirts are nere at Jl
and $2. Junior anil misses' sizes.
(?r nil for tha new
jlnen Dresses. In white.
light blue, pink and Copenhagen.
Note the Irish Crochet Collar and
Putcnt Leather Belts Sizes 6 to 14
Q-1 (f for Ileal Scotch Gingham,
DJLUU Llnene and Rep Dresses,
white, light blue, pink and tan. In
plain colors and combinations.
Sizes 6 to 14 years.
hats; the "gems" of the milliner who
best produces smaH hats; the college girl's
milliner has her prizes, so has the one
who best understands the making of hats
for elderly ladies.
Be sure of this that you'll find
hats at $7.50, $10, $14, and $25 very
much more attractive than usual at these
Double breasted. as pictured
above; also Norfolk style, In gruys.
browns, and tans. Cut generously
full and reinforced throughout
Sizes G to IT. Note two
pairs of punts
Hats, caps, shoes, shirts, blousen
collars, ties, suspenders, bells etc
A complete llovs' Shop ije
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