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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1912.
GIRL FLYER SAYS
;SHE NEVER FEELS
FEAR IN SOARING
;Not a Bit Afraid," Declares
Miss Miller Mouse Has
1 No Terrors, Either.
1 By. JULIA MURDOCH.
At straight as an arrow, and as tlen
der, with a graceful carrluge a regular
Gibson, irl, In fact la Miss Bemetta
Miller., the, Lady Ulrd, aa alia has been
nicknamed by aviation cnthuslastlnts.
who yesterday made 'a fllBht of fifteen
minutes at College Parle. It Is something
unusual to near a woman dlscussmu
chlnery. Still mors unusual Is It to see
a tal hanldsome blond girl reach her
hand In among greasy bearings and
wires, .and valves and wheela and
things, and discuss them In a knowing
way quite' beyond the ko"n of the ordi
nary woman, but apparently as simple
su.A B C to her.
Miss Miller became a full-fledged
lady bird In less than four months.
Bhe kn6wa 'as much about the relative
merits of monoplanes and biplanes aa
any man Dira wno ever new. Yester
day while the wind blew nor blonde
hair about she drew her pongee duster
arouna ner tan, nine, ana grucerui ne
ure, and declared to me that through
all her experience aa an aviator, sho
, had never felt one single tremor of fear.
Underneath this duster she wore Just
about the cutest thing In the way of an
Svlatlon suit It, has ever been my pleas
re to see.
She's "Not i Bit Afraid."
First of all, it was made from cordu
roy velvet In a shade of golden brown
that jexactly matched her hair. There
waa a Norfolk Jecket, fastened with
bronze buttons, and a pair of trousers
which reached below her knees, where
they were met by leather puttees. It
I was all strictly tailored and quite man
nish, but the eternal feminine Was dls
closed In the tiny V shaped opening at
the throat, from whence peeped a
dainty and lacy yoke, fastened with a
pearl pin, and an amethyat necklace.
"Not a bit afraid," she repeated, as
she strolled across the aviation field of
College Park, while numerous specta
tors pushed nearer to obtain a glimpse
of a real girl aviator. "There Isn't the
slightest particle of feeling of that sort,
once you have conquered the air. Of
course, I am excited when I hear of
come terrible accident, but If one Is
careful, and If the machinery works all
right, there Is as little danger as there
Is. In one of those," she said, pointing
to the motor car.
iMJut there's always the 'If,'" I
"Tea, but you take the same chances
when you embark upon a voyage, or
even step Into a street car."
Then I asked her If she had ever had
antf 'serious accidents herself.
'tNot serious," was her answer,
."though I hays had some pretty bad
.cratches. That was In the beginning,
"when I was learning to fly. After I
had oncej learned the rudimentary prin
ciples, all the rest was easy."
Easy to tote' One's Self.
Then the fair aviator told me an as
tounding things "Unless you have ever
been up In the air, you haven't a shad
ow of an Idea how easy It Is to lose
one'sself. Tou entirely forget the
points of the compass when you are
flying; and everything below looks so
'queer and strange that It Is almost Im
possible for one to find the way back."
"My machine Is a monoplane." Miss
Miller said. "It Is a Molssant model,
and while It doesn't really belong to
me I hPe to own It within a very little
while, and then I shall christen It. I
haven't named It yet, but I have a
name all picked out for it, and win i
have something to be proud of when 1'.,
Is really mine."
During the comparatively short tltrve
that Miss Miller has been a lady blyd,
he has made so many flights Into 'he
blue that she has ceased to keep crunt
of them. She Is the only American wo
man owning a license Issued by theAero
Club of America, and she Is tremend
ously proud of this little leather-covered
book, which doesn't In tYje least
Indicate by Its appearance whs.t a rare
and muoh coveted thing It Is. There Is
a little space In the book Trhere the
picture of the owner Is placet',! and It Is
all ound In dark blue leathfr, and let
tered In gold. '
while pursuing her practlro at College
Park, Miss Miller will ma'e her home
near the aviation field. She likes to take
her flights early In the nxornlng, before
the sun has arisen, an?, late at night,
.when the moon shines .he most bright
ly. She frankly admll.a that she is In
the flying business f,r the money she
makes out of It.
Doesn't Few 'Mice, Either.
, "I was a self-supporting girl, any
way," argues Mir Miller, "and when
X discovered that there was more money
to be made In lying than In any other
work that a woman could do, I de
termined to ser j f I couldn't become an
aviator. I wjnt to Miss Qulmby, but
received llttlr encouragement from her,
but a numb(rr of friends Bald they would
do' all they could for me, and as a re
sult, I entered the training school at
Hempstead Plains, near Garden City,
last June. It wasn't any time at all
before T had passed the preliminaries,
and I was a proud girl whn I made my
first flight In the air."
It any one Imagines that It requires a
girl tit the masculine. Burfragette type
to dj eo daring a thing as ride through
theair, let him or her disabuse his mind
of this thought at once! Miss Miller Is
charming and feminine In every particu
lar.. She has no radical views on suf
frage or any of the other questions
that are disturbing the minds of many
women, Bho says she doesn't see why
women shouldn't vote If they want to,
and she also makes the proud boast
that she Is one of the very few women
who Isn't afraid of a mouse.
Three flights were made at College
Park yesterday, two by J, Ilurold Kant
ner and one by Miss Miller, In the Mots
ant monoplane. More than three hun
dred persons went out from the city to
see the aviators.
Kantner climbed up eight hundred
feet and sailed over the aviation Held
half a dozen times. Miss Miller at
tempted no fancy flying, but simply cir
cled the field.
, Miss Miller plans to fly again tomor
row afternoqp between 4 and S o'clock
If, the weather Is permlssable.
Woman Sentenced as
" ' Illicit Liquor Seller
CkAILKSDURa, W. Vs., Oct. 6.
Judge A. a. Dayton, who Jias been hold
ing federal court here. Imposed sen
tences ttx follows for Illicit sales of
liquor: 'Sumuel McKnlght, 100 fine and
thirty days In Jail at Klngswood; Mat
tlo E. Jones. 100 fine and thirty days
In Jail nt Rlklns; Mart Puller, J100 fine
and thirty days In Jail at Charles Town,
Jefferson county; 8. Kelly, alias Charles
Johnson. 100 line and thirty days In
loll at Klngwood, John Itemown, 100
line and sixty days in Jail at Keyser:
Jacfib Neary, of Ohio county, one year
ai'd threo months In Federal prison at
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Only American Woman to Whom
License Has Been Issued By Aero
Club of America.
TO PASS LAIS TO
Commerce Commission Stir
red Over Recent Disaster
on New Haven.
Highly Important legislation -by Con
gress aimed at the prevention of such
railroad wrecks, as the. nn that ha.
Just occurred at West'port. Conn., on
mo iorK, ew y.aven. and Hart
ford, Is likely tO result. In th nnlnfnn
of those who have been closely follow
ing the facts. The Tnterstate Commerce
Commission members are much tlrrtd
tipover.the wrcclr. and the fact that If
me recommenda.ions It made at the
time of the New Haven railroad disas
ter a year 'agj. near th nam ninn.
?.. b?.'n canfel ou' Thursday's wreck.
u .. If "''''"ng toss or life, would
have been prevented.
.... J"nflcance "en h In the
met In At J nlrtraf m rnm ,.. -..
mlssloner VlcChord has gone In person
5? ln.v'awate the causes of the wreck,
lie Is knwu to be Indignant that the
recomme.ujatlons of the commission
nave soemingly been Imiorrd nni h
proposej to probe the facts to the bot
The disposition of the Interstate
comirrce Commission Is not to rest
contcnt with the notion that the en-
,.uc.,r is io Diame primarily for the
wrt.;k. The Question It wants m nn.i
out Is how far regulations of the road
"7 inane io oe aanerea to ana now
fs.r they are made to be vlnlntnrf if
f.ecessarv to ret train in nn ,uti,ii.i
The commission la In n. frim. ,.f
i'mlnd to take action against tho hoods
i wie rutin or ai least to Diaine 'inem
oevcreiy u u nnas mat paper regu
lations are made and allowed to be
violated by employes with Impunity.
Whllo It Is too early to tell wheth
er recommendations will ! mn.b m
Congress for legislation of Increased
nirijigcncy on account of tills wreck.
It Is freely predicted here this will
be the. result. In the commission
there Is strong sentiment that the
heads of roads must h hoi, .nn.t
strictly responsible, even to the point
ul i-riiiiuiHi nunisnincni, tor Wrecks
that occur as the result of careless
ness, and also that the provisions as
to Installation of automatic control
devices must be rigidly enforced.
The commission, a year ago. at the
time of the other wreck on the New
Haven, urged a speed of not to exceed
fifteen miles an hour at cross-overs.
At Westport the train went nt high
speed over a cross-over. It Is charged,
and the wreck resulted.
PLEADS FOR SUFFRAGE
Thomas E. Will Bitterly At
tacks Clayton Resolution.
"Alleged Americans" is tho name glv.
en by Dr, Thomas IS. Will In an open
air speech at Eighth and Pennsylvania
avenue to those residents of the Dis
trict who are opposed to the exercise
of suffrage here. Will bitterly attackod
the Clayton resolution, which has been
referred to the Chamber of Commerce.
The so-called Clayton resolution do-
cinres in so many words that suffrage
would be Inimical to the financial "con
tract" between ComrresH and thn nin-
trlct and that nothing must be done
which may Injure the status of that
Much of Dr. Will's speech was made
up of excerpts from Congressional re
ports and speeches which Join In as
serting that the people of the District
have the same right Io vote aff have the
Dr. Will and his associates are plan
ning to provide for an election In Wash
ington on November 5. at which the
people nf tho District may express their
choice ror Piesldent and Vice President
tnd also Indicate whether they desire
representation In Congress and self-
Deposits of Nitrate '
Will Be Valuable
' Though few of the known nitrate de
posits In the United States warrant
much outlay for development, they are
nono the less valuable, according to ex
perts of the Geological Survey. Condi
tions In the future may make them pro
fitable on a commercial basis.
At present practically all the nitrate
used. In this country something like, 117,
(.00,000 worth in 1911 Is Imported from
Chile and Is sued for fertilizing. Most
of the known deposits In the United
States ure In the nature of prospects,
according to Hovt H. dale, geologist of
the survey. These deposlsts In tho
Western States were used for the man
ufacture of gunpowder during the'cUll
win praise; for
Closing Talks Dwell on
Doom of the hygiene exposition, held
In connection with the International
Congress on Hygiene and Demography,
re closed today and exhibitors are pre
paring to move their effects away, for
the exposition came to an end last night
after having been viewed In the four
weeks of its life by more than 110,000
The exposition, which was presided
over by Dr. J. W. Bchereschewsky, of
the Public Health Service, has been
generally voted a success. The Jury
on awards, which had labored ardu
ously for a woek among the thousands
of exhibits, completed' Its work shortly
beforo the closing hour and announced
Its findings. '
The Census Bureau,. Bureau of Chem
istry, medical department of the United
States Army, Bureau of Mlnef, Sewer
Department of the District, the Bureaus
of Medlclno and Surgery, and equipment
of the United States Navy, and the
Woman's Clinic were among the win
ners of diplomas of merit or of suptrlor
Approximately 10,000 persons heard the
nnai lectures at me exposition yester
day afternoon and evenlnff. The con
cluding talks Included an address by
b. M. Ely. supervising principal of the
flfth division, who urged an open-air
school for tubercular children of the
District. Dr. D. Porcy Hlckllng, of the
uovernmeni nospitai tor me insane,
said that a psychopathic cllnlo Is bad
ly needed here.
George B. Wilson, secretary of the
Board of Charities, spoke on "Better
Provision for tne reeoie-Minaea,-dwelllng
on the Inadequate provision in
the District for such unfortunates. Ar
thur Li. Murray, of the Department of
Health, taixea on rues, ana ur, w,
C. Owynn urged the compulsory segre
gation or careless ana aangerous luucr.
Lnanges to viuard
Health in Capital
That the exhibition on hygiene and de
mography has demonstrated that Im
provements are needed In the Inspection
service of the Health Department of the
District, was the statement of Dr. J.
W. Bchereschewsky, director of the ex
hibition. "To my mind, the exhibition has es
tablished these facts as necessities for
every Washlngonlan." said Dr. Bcheres
chewsky "First, that every home In
Washington, as well as every other
building, ought to be Inspected pe
riodical aa to Its sanitary condition.
"Second, that every typhoid case
ougm io im (examined to maice sure
that no bacilli are -tarried to others.
"Third, that all milk should be treated
In a munlcloallv-owned naateurlzatlon
station, and In connection with this
there should be "a- thorough Inspection
not only of the' milk, but of all foods,
as well as of the places whens food Is
prepared, such as bakeries and Ice
"Fourth. Washington school children
should undergo medical Inspection every
"Fifth, we should have an adequate
number of school children dental
Lack of Inspection force Is riven bv
officials of the Health Department as
the reason for not carrying Into effect
cerium oi me reiorms urged Dy Dr,
"To lnsnact oerlodlcallv eveiv hulld.
Ing In the District would require a
urge lorce ok men. saia ur. John 1
Norrls. deouty health officer, today.
In 1804-95, during the time of the cholera
epidemic, a house to house Inspection
was ordered, and thirty men were em
ployed. The work, was not completed
within a year. Since then the city has
grown In every direction, so It can be
readily seen that a much larger force
wouio. do required now. -
Rudolph Declines to
Answer Criticisms of
District Labor Law
Commissioner Rudolph declined today
to make answer to the criticisms of
Dr. A. J. McKelway concerning the op.
eratlons of tho child labor law In the
District, which he declares to be a dead
In a lecture on "Street Selling In the
District," at the exhibition on Hygiene
and Demography last night, Dr. McKel
way, who Is secretary for the Southern
States of the national committees on
child labor, severely condemned child
labor conditions In Washington.
"The House passed the rule that no
child under fourteen years of. are
should be employed In the District! tne
Senate made an exceDtlon In Its nwn
favor with ithe result that the upper
body Is now the privileged employer of
child labor In Washington. Today It
can ana aoes employ any little Doy wno
Is able to walk." said Dr. McKelwar.
It was added by Dr. McKelway that
the Commissioners have something to
answer for, as, under the law which
allows them to Issue licenses for the
employment of children in theaters,
220 permits have been granted In the
last twenty months, five of which
were for the employment of little ones
"at one of the most notorious burlesque
theaters in tne city."
Will enable you to forget that
your hearing is impaired. You
owe it to yourself to test the
ACOUSTICON today; satisfy
yourself that relief is not only
possible but easy.
You have doubtless tried
various devices and various
treatments without success.
The ACOUSTICON cannot fail
to help you. Call for a deni
GENERAL ACOUSTIC CO.
402-3 Evans Building
1420 N. Y. Ave. N. W.
$1 Glace Kid Gloves
Women's Two-clasp Glace Kid
Cloves, In white, black, and tan; also
.black with white,' and white, with
black stitching. Regular 11.00 quality.
For a day, 9c
Open 8 A. M.
Close 6 P. M.
EttabSched in 1860
$1.00 Flaueletfe Gowb$,
Women's qpT?ni, made of splendid,
quality flanelette; double yoke back
and front; plan white. Pink, and blue
stripe; sites IS to 17. IUguIarty tl.OO.
The Side AD Washington Has Been WaitingFor Starts Tomorrow
rine Imported Lhition Broadcloths rOtC
Worth $1.75, $2,00, $2.25 and $2.50. 50 to 56
inches wide. . Black and all the wanted colors, at
See this morning's papers for full details of this wonderful Broadcloth Sale.
afc i V B H
Extraordinary Values Are Offered Tomorrow in .Our
Suit, Coat and Dress Dept.
$15 ENGLISH JOHNNIE COATS n 7e
Women's and Misses' English Johnnie Coats, in sizes 16 and P I O
1 8 and 34 to 40. A regular $ 1 5.00 value. For tomorrow's sale . . J
Women's and Misses' Coat Suits
We have arranged for an extremely busy day tomorrow in our Suit Depart
ment. Our suits are made of finest materials, in all the newest weaves and
colors. The styles are the very latest, and are copies of the foreign models
workmanship is the best, and perfect fit is guaranteed.
OUR $25 SUIT VALUES TOMORROW $14.95
OUR $30 SUIT VALUES TOMORROW $18.95
OUR $35 SUIT VALUES TOMORROW $22.95
$20 SATIN DRESSES' at
Women's and Misses' Soft Finish Satin Dresses, in black,
oavy, and taupe; sires 16 and 18 34 to 40. These are beautifully
made in the very latest fashion, and are real $20 values at
$1.25 Silkoline Com
Full Blxe SUkollne Comforts; bast
cotton filling; stitched all over;
Dlaln on One side, flrared on the
other; Urge variety of colorings'
ana comuinauons io select rrom.
Ilegulsr price, $1.25. Bpe- 1 AA
cjal .. OJL.WJ
$3.00 White, Gray or
Tan Blankets, $2.00
White, Gray, or Tan Large 8lz.
Blankets; madeon a German loom;
very close and felty; soft and
warm; dainty blue and pink bor
ders; standard slse; 13.00 0O AA
value. Special ?.UU
$7.00 California Wool
Extra fine, large, double-bed
White California, Wool Blankets:
each arid every pair thoroughly
guaranteed and already shrunk:
our name on them assures you of
their superiorly In quality, mak
ing, and finish; made of high
grade, long-staple stock: bound
with silk mohair. Our ffC AA
usual $7.00 grade. Special ou.wv
$7.00 AD-VVooI Com
Full Size All-Wool Con fort, cov
ered with a fine grade, of French
satlne, with a 9-Inch satin border:
figured on both sides. The wool Is
the best, and piaccj into the com-
fort In one solid sheet: thoroughly
scourea ana cicanea. uur
usual $7.00 grade. Special
$25.00 9x12 Full
I2C.00 9x12 Axminster Rugs, full
room size, perfectly matched; a
splendid hlsd-pUe floor covering
at an unusual price; small and
large effects; color blendlngs of
green, blue, red, tan, and brown.
The great Lansburgh t"C QC
Special at JDJLU.OU
8.3x1 0.6 la lIS-RSl Bit) la T.03
4.8x0.11 I (3.S3.
Special Sale of
Now is the time to buy Flan
nels. We have them in larger
quantities than ever and for
every purpose for which flan
neb are used.
Medicated Blue and Red
27 Inches wide; qvery thread pure
wool; fine, soft quality,
25c, 30c, 39c, 50c, 60c,
and 7.5c yard..
Plain French Flannels.
27 Inches wide. In all the leading
59c, 65c, and 75c yard.
'28 Inches wide; good heavy
weights;) some are all wool, others
wool and cotton mixed. A ynrd,
18c, 25c, 39c, 50c, & 59c
2U Inches wide, In a large as
sortment of nest stripes and
checks; nlso ope.n, plain colors.
These ate half wool and cotton.
Will wash without fading or
shrinking. Splendid for men's and
boys' shirts and pajamas; also
woman's' tailored waists, skirts,
house gowns, and night dresses.
1'rlce, per yard,
25c and 40c yard.
We also carry a largo variety of
the celebrated All-wool VI- rjXn
yella Flannel. At, yard I tlU
Another Special Purchase and Sale of
36-Inch Colored Messaline Silk Qr
The Regular $1.00 Quality at JJ
These are all pure silk and-skein dyed; a fine, soft, and clingy quality, with a beautiful lustrous
finish, in all the new and wanted colors, including navy, brown, royal, Copenhagen, garnet, cardinal,
peach, myrtle, old rose, reseda, lilac, pink, light blue, Helen pink, gray, smoke, coral, purple, emerald,
nile, white, cream, ivory, and black.
$2.00 40-Inch Black
Channelise at . .
All pure silk; soft and lustrous; excellent wear
ing material; perfect black. The regular $2.00
quality, for a day, $1.50.
Crepe de Chine
Twenty-five colors will be included in this sale.
All pure silk and perfectly finished. Satisfactory
service is guaranteed.
Sale of Silk Velvet Shapes
Good $4.00 Values at $1.95
A fortunate purchase enables us to offer the best value presented this season to the public.
Velvet bhapes in 14 different designs, embracing all the wanted models, of good silk
velvet, gros grain edge, in black and all the new shades. Good value at $4.00. Spe
cial sale price
Genuine Ostrich Tips
Three Genuine Ostrich Tips to the bunch, with full
French heads; in black, white, emerald, taupe, king's blue,
navy blue, fuschia.
Ready-to- Wear and Tai- $0 QC
lored Hats, $6 Values, . . wJ
Smart shapes; new models; made of moire and velvet,
with wing ostrich band, fancy ostrich and feather effects;
$6.00 value. One-day price, $3.05.
$2.48 Marabout d1 AQ
Marabout (Holes, In black and
natural, full 114 yards long, and an
actual 2.48 value Special at
New Black and Whit Mallne
Huffs: regular S3.48 vol- flJO QQ
ues. For tomorrow's sale Wfci.iO
$1.9,8 Gingham and
Chambray dt AA
House Dresses, plTtT!
Illue and White Check Ding
hum and Plain Uluo Chambray
One-piece Dresses, made In sev
eral different styles; high and
round neck, ?i sleeves; sizes 34
to 14. Regular (1-98 value. Spe
Imported Corduroys wTdeCords-
Get yours while the color assortment is complete. You know
how hard it was to get the color you wanted last'season. This year
corduroys, are scarcer than ever. Our assortment of colors is com
plete at the present time, but we do not know how long it Will last.
Our advice would be for you to get yours tomorrow and (M PA
run no chances. Priced at, a yard ; vpI.DU
Special Values Again Tomorrow In
SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES
For Monday we will offer a full line of the best grade of Sheets
Cohassets known by all good housekeepers and hotelkeepers as
the best for wear and durability. In tfiis line wo have every width
and length in plain and several sizes hemstitched. You may choose
either the plain or" hemstitched at the one price:
04x90, cot size, plain. Special price Me
54x99, cot size, extra long, plain. Special price ,. ttOc
83x90, single size, plain and hemstitched. Special price eoe
63x99, single size, extra long, plain and hemstitched. Special price es
72x90, ?i size, plain and hemstttchod. Special price ,.67o
72x99, size, extra long, plain and hemstitched. Special price 70c
72x108, size, 3 yards long, plain and hemstitched. Special price, ,.83e
81x90, double Plze, plain and hemstitched. Special price 75c
81x99. double slzo, plain. Special price , K3c
81x108, tlnublo size, plain and hemstitched, Special price Wo
00x99. extra double size, extra long, Main and hemstitched. Special
90x108, extra double size, 3 yards long, plain and hemstitched. Special
100x108, extreme width und 3 yds. 1 ong, plain. Special price 11.10