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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912.
GREAT FALLS LINE
Attorney Asks Surgeon-General
Blue, of Health Serv
- ice, to Make Inspection.
Attacking the condition of can on
the Qrcat Full" line of tho Washington
and Old Dominion railroad as "contin
ually moat unsanitary," declaring "that
the cars are never cleaned or fumigated
and that the arrangements for ventila
tion are a disgrace to civilisation.'.' At
torney John II. Dalsh today asked Sur
geon General Dluc, of the Public Health,
Hervlce, to begin a sanitary Inspection
of these cars.
The request follows tho announce
ment by the Public Health Service that
It will Investigate the conditions on
trains engaged In Interstate commerce,
an announcement made at the close of
the hygiene and demography congress
Mr. Dalsh's letter asking for an Inves
tigation aaya that he "calls attention
to the unsanitary condition of these
cars" at the request of clients of his.
These clients a few days ago formally
aDDealed to the Interstate Commerce
Commission for relief from Increased
tarlfls and for a betterment of the ser
vice, which la declared to bo Insuffer
When the case comes up for hearing
tho complainants will Introduce
evldenco that local rates between
Washington and many points on tho
Great Falls line are much higher than
they were; that no commutation,
monthly or family tickets are sold to
Washington from many of these points,
n nd that as a result of withdrawing
the commutation tickets between Wash
Ington and other points an additional
fare Is required on each trip.
Change Hide July i.
One of the complainants on the peti
tion died with the Interstate Commerce
Commission who lives In McLean, va.,
Is a mechanto In tho Navy Yard. The
change In fare will cost him an extra
$1.60 a month, while his house, which
tost him 13,600, is depreciated In vnluo,
he alleges, by the Increase In rates.
How service on the Great Falls line
has deteriorated la told by Walter W.
Burns, an examiner of patents In the
Patent Office. He lives at Franklin
"Prior to July 1. the service was
good." says Mr. Burns. "We Itsd the
K .. am t,A 11m nn tiBtlfll trlns old
ears being employed only for special!
inps 10 ureal rlis lo carry cur
slonsts. But July 1, nearly all of the
beat cars were put on the Bluemont
branch ana our line had only the
smaller and older cars. At Georgetown
station seldom a day passes without
cars being stuck on the the switch and
the cars are always crowded.
Cus Seldom On Time.
"Very often the cars are not large
enough to hold the people who wish
in get on and some are left to wait for
the next scheduled car half an hour or
more later. The result Is a mad rush
to. get on ana e jam ai.me aoors oi
AN ACOSTI A M A YGET
'Citizens' Association Told Plans Are Under Way For
Building at Minnesota Avenueand Eighteenth Street.
Favor Toronto Plan of Regulating Traffic.
WASHINGTON T1HE8 DUItKAU,
ANACOSTIA. D. C, OCT. 10.
The eroctlon of a modern pumping
station for service tn the southeastern
suburbs Is proposed at Minnesota live
nuo and Eighteenth street, according to
the Information received by the Ann
costla Citizens' Association.
Tho District government Is consider
ing the purchase of two acres of land
at tho point named, which, If obtained,
v ill' be the sits of tho pumping station.
When this pumping plant Is built then
there will follow consideration of the
claims of tho residents on the heights
about Anacostla for an extension of
the District' liter tystem.
Favoring the Toronto, Canada, method
of regulating traffic on streets where
car lines are operated, the Anacostla
Association voted last night to once
more ask tho Commissioners to take
action on Its proposed police regulation,
submitted five months ago, to this end.
Albert E. Beck, the originator of the
plan for the city's adoption, criticised
the delay that has been apparent
throughout since the matter was first
referred to the Commlsslqners.
Traffic on Bridge.
A sworn report was sent In by Benja
min M. Mundell, who represented the
association In the matter, arter he had
observed for one day between 7 o'clock
a. m. and 6 o'clock p. m, the amount
of traffic crossing the new Anacostla
bridge. His report listed the number of
wagons and carriages at IT1U, the num
ber of automobiles as 2S4; and tlfe num
ber of street cars as 269. Maurice Otter
back told the cltlsens. the report has
been sent to Engineer Commissioner
everv leaving car,
-'Tin are seldom on 1
Georgetown during tfteirush hours, and
Inithe morning the Great Falls cars
l.iiln. TTrnnltlfn Park at 8:05 and S:24
are usually slda-tracked at Rosslyn for
Intervals varying from one to ten mln
ufesi but. usoally about five minutes
delay ensues. ,
"Bates have been increased to make
them about the same as on tho Blue
mont line, it Is said, and .yet the Great
Falls line carries no baggage, while
the Bluemont )lne does."
To Have Luncheon
The Retail Merchants' Association
will hvrluncheon in the gold room of
the Ebbltt on. October 17. Tho date was
et at a 'mdeling"of 'the "board" of gov
ernors in tho Chamber of Commerce
last night. Membership of the associa
tion baa, Increased from 83 to 1S3 since
The governors adopted the report of
the committee on conauiuuon ana dj
laws. The new constitution will bo pre
sented to the association for ratification
at tho next meeting. The committee
was composed of M. Felhclroer, Boss P.
Andrews, and Harry Frank.
P r e s i d e n t's Commission
Hopes To Improve Con
duct of Bureau.
A general Investigation of the Patent
Office, Us facilities, and methods of
doing business, by the President's Econ
omy and Efficiency Commission, Is un
The Commission Is to report to Con
gress' and recommend changes In the
patent laws. Increases In appropria
tions, and What additional rulldlng ac
commodations, may in Its Judgment be
necessary to the office to discharge Its
functions In a thoroughly economical
and efficient manner.
The Commission is also, to .give an
opinion as to what extent Increasedd
expenditures recommended can be met
by an Increase In patent fees.
A report t)rt all these Questions Is to
he tn the hands of Congress by De
cember 10, and the Commission Is hard
at work. Congress appropriated a max
imum of 110,000 far tho. work, to pro
ldc for the employment of experts,
and accountants outside of the Gov
ernment sorvlce. These experts, how
ever, can not be paid more than Slt.11.
a. day, the maximum per diem all al
lowance, mndo by Congress for s'ich
experts. An opinion on this ques
tion was asked of the Comptroller of
the Treasury by Corml Thompson, Sec
retary to the President. Mr. Thompson
set forth that the Commission desired
to get expert reports from foreigners
on the manner and methods of doing
patent office business by other world
powers, and that owing to the short
time they would be occupied J11.il u
day was loo small pay for the work.
Tio Comptroller held. howeer, that
this was the maximum to be allowed.
Judson as a part of the record In the
efiort to nave me soutnem causeway or
the new bridge Improved, tha trolley
wires Installed undflrvrnllnri at lti BAmi.
time and the widening of Nichols avenue
begun, sir. uuernacK aroused the en
thusiasm of tho citizens last night hy
telling them that favorable results
along theso lines aro expected now as
the consequence of the interview with
Colonel Judson by the committee of
The extension of the Capital Trac
tion Company to Anacostla, was tho
subject of an Interesting discussion.
John F. Earnahaw, of the street rail
way committee, has been tn communica
tion with President Hamilton, of the
-p-nnany, concerning- the . additional
railway facilities that Anacostlana are
demanding, and a time for an Inter
view will be named soon, Maurice Ot
terback was (n favor ot having a bill
Introduced In Congress to compel the
That the budget ot the District Com
missioners will contain two streets to
i roved with asphalt Thirteenth
street and Pleasant street wss the In
formation obtained at the Municipal
Offer of Land.
A letter was read from Col. W. C.
nncfltt, which he has sent to Oscar
C. Brothers. Jr., an Anacostla property
owner, who has offered to donate by
deed tho water front to his land along
the Anacostla river, provided the United
Rintes engineers will proceed at once
with the reclamation of tha Anacostla
flats In that part of the stream.
President Burr reported thst Anacos
tla's town flag has been turned over to
Capt. C. W. Hopkins, of the Anacostla
section ot the Fire Department, for
A numher of flagstone crossings will
be laid on Minnesota avenue, the ape
oiflo nlacea to be Qood Hope road. Six
teenth, street, Seventeenth street and T
Ask for Extension.
Request will be made of the Com
missioners to causo extension of Mt.
View place from Morris road to Tal
burtt street to be made, also the ex
tensions of Lincoln street and Johnson
street. They will be asked to have the
old shade trees In Thirteenth street sup
planted by new ones.
On motion of Mr. Graff, who feared
the $3,000 designated tn the District bill
for Anacostla s streets, will not be ex
pended here, the Commissioners will be
told that the association has In view
some hl3hnays that need Improving.
James Earnshaw was elected as the
Kecretary of the association, the Incum
bent, Albert E. Beck, resigning.
SEA BAH CASE
Will Decide Who -Will Pay
Attorney General Wlekersham has
been asked by Treasury Department of
ficials to give a hearing to Inspectors,
steamship officials, and others Interest
ed, before giving his opinionon tho
question submitted to hlm'for final de
cision as to whether the baggage ot
steamship passengers constituted cargo,
The question atlglnally arose over tho
night unloading ot the big ocean liners.
Tho law provides that the Treasury can
collect from the steamship companies all
overtime allowed Inspectors and others
for nlgbt work. In supervising the un
loading ot cargo. The Treasury Depart
inent never considered baggage as cargo,
and on charge was made for baggage.
The Bollcltor of the Treasury however,
held that baggage was cargo, and the
Suestlon wss put up to the Attorney
leneral for final determination.
Since the request for an opinion was
submitted however, . conditions i have
changed considerably at h result of the
Tltanlo disaster, Fewer of the big ships
are making the port of'New York and
docking at night. This Is In part due
to the longer route some ot them are
taking. i - i
Tho questions remains as to whether
passengers on a shl docking late In the
evtnlntr shall ba held, or whether thev
or tha steamship company shall be taxed
io pay overtime lor tne customs orn
clal.s ' '
SAWS BARS OF CELL
IN ALEXANDRIA JAIL
Wesley Howell Discovered By
Keeper With Freedom Almost
With freedom almost within his grasp,
Wesley Howell, thirty-five years of age.
was detected last evening In the act ot
sawing away the bars of his cell In the
Alexandria county Jail at Courthouse
Station, Va, Jailer Harry Johnson ac
cidentally discovered tho broken bar
while plaotng Amos Jefferson, just re
ceived at the Jail, In tho same cell with
In two weeks Howell succeeded In
sawing through one of the bars. Ha
drove tho lower part of the broken bar
down Into the caslne of -the window and
replaced It with a broomstick covered
Howell had an accomplice. It Is ssd,
who slipped a saw Into his cell. It Is
probable he will be Indicted on the
charge of attempting to break jail.
Assemblyman Williams Appears as
Witness' Before judge ,. t
"Tha cltyof Alexandria' went Into this
annexation proposition too precipitately,
In my .'judgment," said Assemblyman
Julian T.' Williams, of Alexandria -city,
on the witness stand today in the'pro
ceedtngs before Judge lfolt'at Alexan
dria county court house, whereby Alex
andria city is seeking to take over a
strip of Alexandria county and' Fairfax
"Mr. Williams .made It. was agreed,
one of, tho strongest witnesses the de
fense has yet called, andf residents of
Alexandria city, most of whom are said
to favor annexation, expressed Indigna
tion at his appearance on the, stand
aglnst the city ot which he Is one of
Superintendent of Schools M. D'. Hall,
of Alexandria county, was another wit
ness today, .i ,
Electric Railway -
Board Meets Today
The District Electric Ilallway Com
mission will meet this afternoon, and
one ot tha matters which, may come up
Is the question of 'all night car ser
vice to Anacostla. ' i
A number of. complaints also will be
Cured at Horns
Pyramid Pile Remedy Has Made the
Many a bad case ot piles has been
cured by Just a trial package of Pyra
mid Pile Itemedy. It always proves Its
value and you can get the regular size
COrCent box from any druggist,-but be
sure you get the kind you ask for.
Simply- send your name and adreis to '
Pyramid Drug Co., 4 Pyramid Bldg.,
Marshall, Mich., and you will receive a
samplo package of the great Pyramid
Pile Remedy, In plain wrapper, by re
turn mall, all charges prepaid.
Save yoursslf from the surgeon's
knife and Its torture, the doctor and his
bills. Pyramid Pile Remedy will do It.
and thousands of testimonials tell you
emphatically jt Is tha world's remedy
for piles. ,
is strangely Impressive. It is worth tbe pile of wocld-tonr to see
the Inspiring views that Nstur unfolds. In id ioJIm ol wonderlsnd in
Oregon and Washington
Let yoor Autumn or Winter Tour ioclsd tbj famous Butts
Besides aJghr-seetaf;, every form of oot-loor recreation mey be enjoyed-
Hooting, golfing, motoring, horseback riding, driving sad tramping.
Oo by way of the beet constructed road, tbt
Standard Road of the West
Heavy ballast, dust-free road bed. Double tract, smooth and pro
tected by Automatic Electric Block Safety Slgnsls.
Comfort and' Safety are prominent toaroras of this long established
System. Send for beautiful. book M Tbe Land That Lures."
Through Trams from Chicago and St Louis
Porbooklrt. frt.ltrt umbiiIiii
IM Iniormtuon, ppir
S. C. Milbourne, G. A.
Ml Chestnut Street
LViU spent for
blends than for
any other cigar
ette in the coun
of 20 will tell you
and please you.
of the inexpen
sive package, the
Tbe highest point of woman's
happiness Is reached only through
motherhood. Yet tha mother-to-be)
is olten fearful of nature's ordeal
and "shrinks from the suffering In
cident to Its consummation. a
Mothor'a Friend Is to bo found a
mcdlclno of great value to every
ozpoctant mother. It la Intended to
prepare tho system for tho crista,
and thus relieve, jQ great part, tho
suffor'lng through which the mother
usually passes. Tho regular uso ol
Ifothor's Friend will repay any
mother In the comfort It affords be
fore, and the helpful restoration to
liealth and strength If brings about
for salo at
Write tor our
freo book for expectant mothers
which contains much valuable in
formation, mDnELD REGULATOR CO.. A&sU. Gs,
Great List of Remnant Offerings at Record Low Prices
Women's Kid Gloves
75c Value 59
Women's heavy quality one
clasp English Walking Gloves, In
assorted shades of tan a remark
able value at 69c pair.
All sizes, every pair full cut and
perfect fitting. The correct gloves
for now. Friday at 69c pair In
stead of 79c,
"IT PAYS TO DEAL
AT 'GOLDEN BERG"
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SEVENTH AND K
THE DEPENDABLE STORE
Odd Lot of Popular Corsets, 63c
Broken sizes In various popular trade-mark brands of corsets
to be closed out tomorrow at t3o each. Made.of fine quality striped
coutll, with extreme lone hlpi, medium bust with draw-string-, fin
ished with heavy hose supporters. Perfect nttlng models.
(Third Floor, Corset Department.)
Odd Pieces of China
Friday at 3c
Values worth up to 15c
Clean-up of all the odds and ends
of White China culled from regular
stock. I.srce assortment of pieces,
Including Pistes In various sizes.
Vegetable Dishes, Meat Platters.
Cups and Saucers. Pickle Dishes and
many other odd plecel. Values worth
up to 15c for 3c each.
(Basement Housefurnlshtngs Dept.)
Women's $19.75 Tailored
Suits on Sale Friday at .
We have a lot of fifteen new fall Tailored Suits left from one
of our regular $19.75 lines. We have marked them at a price that
will make them go quickly tomorrow. They are fashioned of black
and navy blue wide wale Diagonal Cheviots, in the prevailing 4
button coat effect with long reveres; skirts with wide panel front
and back and foot plaits.
Following Is the scale of slscs: N'AVY nr.UE 2 size 1 yesrs: one
size 31; 3 size 33; one size to. BLACK One size 18 years; 3 size 34; 4 size
40, and 1 sta 42.
Very stylish and serviceable Suits, thoroughly well tailored and lined
with good quality satin.
Women's Suits Worth up to
$25 and S30. Reduced to . .
A lot of about 45 Women's New Fall Suits, representing an
accumulation left from various popular lines that have been quick
sellers this season. Suits in fashionable mixtures, as well as wide
wale diagonals, serges, and whipcords.
Sizes are broken, and they are mostly In one-of-a-kind at) les. Some are
fancy trimmed, and others are plain tailored.
Included In the lot are three extra size suits for stout women, two
in size 47 and one In size 49.
Mned In satin duchesse and silk serge. Choice at J 1 3.75.
We've Received Another Shipment of
$3, $3.50 and $4 Velvet Hats
And They Are Offered at
Women who know the present vogue
for Black Silk Velvet Hats will be prompt
,10 appreciate the unusual character of
this offering of untriinmed shapes at
They are the hats .of the hour fine
quality Black Silk Velvets in the jaunty,
becoming shapes fashion has stamped
correct. In a complete assortment of
smajl, medium, and large shapes, showing the new flat effects for
under-brim trimming, as well as the smartest and newest styles in
Walking Hats, Continentals,, Flare Hats, and Rolled Brim Styles.
Values worth S3.00, $3.50, and $4.00, at $1.98,
VjJ' vIjt '
ODD LOTS Of
Values Worth Up to
50c, Offered at
Women's M u a lln
have become soiled
from display on
forms. Some have
They consist of
Muslin Skirts and
trimmed In various
atyles. Choice Fri
day at Utto each.
"Mill Remnants" of Velvets and Velours
Qualities Sold Off the Piece at $1.50 to $5.00 Yard
Lengths from 1 -quarter to 3-quarters of a yard lOp
We obtained several hundred sample ends and remnants of finest quality Silk Velvets and
Velours from an importer to sell at a fraction of their regular worth. Women who can find a
need for these small pieces, which range in size from one-quarter to three-quarters of a yard,
should be on hand early Friday morning for best choice.
The lot consists of fine Silk Velvets, heavy lustrous high pile grades, in black and new fall
colors. Qualities sold in the regular way at $1.5o to $5.00 a yard. Tomorrow at 19c for choice
of any length.
Reduced to $1 .59
Oood quality soft satin-face Men
saline Petticoats, all pure silk kind.
Made with flounce of accordeon
Only a few colors left. Choice of
fered Friday at 11.59.
Children's Outing Petticoats
Reduced to 15c
Ttemnant lot of Children's Outlns;
Flannel Petticoats. Muslin Petti
coats, and Percale Dresses, In small
Slightly soiled. Choice at 15c. (3d
29cWindow Shades, 15c
Lot of CO dozen Opaque Cloth Win
dow Shades, size 3x8 ft.: mounted
on strong; spring rollers. Subject tn
sltrht Imperfections, such as an ol
spot, crease or other trivial fault.
In white, ecru and several shades
of green. Friday at l&c each.
75c and $1 Tapestry
at 29c a yd.
Lot of mill remnants of Tapestrj,
containing from 1 to 3 yards each.
Many are of the same design and
will be useful for portieres, draper
ies, couch, table and furniture cov
ers. CO and ,te Inches wide. Choice of
plain silk mercerized and oriental
etrlpo designs. Friday at 2Sc yard.
$1 2 to $1 5 Fall Suits
For Men and Young Men
Offered Q jr
Friday at q0C J
We are giving you the benefit of the low figure we
obtained on this lot of Men's Fall Suits, where other
stores would be apt to put the lot in regular stock and
mark them at tile full prices they were meant to sell
There are 65 suits in the lot, every one a new fall
model. Made of pure ALL-WOOL Cassimeres and
Worsteds, in neat dark patterns and fancy blue ef
fects. Sizes 32.ta 40 for men and young men- Well
tailored, perfect fitting suits thnt cannot be. equaled
elsewhere for less than $12.00, $13.50, or $15.00,
offered tomorrow at $8.25.
Small lot ut llts'i Sllp-oa Ilaln
roats, rubberized cloth, fancy
back: made with storm-looped
oufts. Ilegular tt.00 fl- Or
US lllajh-Brade hastal - tanorcd
Suits, of finest quality materials:
tn new shades ot brown, hlue, and
fancy effects. Only one of a. kind.
Values worth 122 and (MOCK
"25. Itoduced to ... iPXO.OD
Lot of Men's and Young Men's
Odd Trousers, of cheviot and wor
sted materials; In. gray, tan, and
neat pin stripes. Sizes, 29 to 42.
VafOea worth 2.50 and fl- Or
3. ned,uccd to
Men's, and Vouhht Men's Hats, ot
fancy stitched cloth, silk lined,
also black derbies. Nearly all
azea. Worh 12. Reduced QCJo
24 t'les'i Top Coats, of , black
thlbet cloth and fancy gray rria
terlal and gray cravenette: extra
lone; odd sizes Worth (IJQ Af?
$16 and $16.50, Reduced to DO.'itJ
Lot of Men's ne quality New
Kail Caps, ROlf and Norfolk styles,
all the very latest shapes and
materials. Values worth 65c A Kn
and $1 each. Reduced to U '
About a thousand
yards of yard-wide
and Madras, In
rem nant lengths
from 1 to 10 .yards.
Light and dark col
orings. Suitable for cur
tains, d r,a p erles,
scarfs, and cover
ings for comrorts.
Friday at Cftc yd.
Worth 59c Each ... .
Clearance of a lot of little Chil
dren's Caps, of silk and other ma
terials, at 3c each.
Neatly trimmed with laces and rib
bons. (3d floor. Juvenile Dept.)
50c Matting Rugs
Reduced to 29c Each
Lot of about 300 Japanese Matting
Ruks, sine 3x6 feet, In floral, me
dallion, and oriental designs; Hint
and dark colorings.
Close woven, smooth finish straw.
Choice at 2Jc each.
$2 Wool-nap Blankets
for $1.25 Pair
Lot of heavyweight Wool-nap
Flecco Rlankets, In 11-quarter double
bed size; choice of white or gray
with pink and blue borders, also
plaids of various colorlrtes.
Bllshtly mussed from display.
Remnant price, $1.23 pnir.
20c to 30c Grades 1 ? j-r
A. lot of "mill ends" of yard-wide
Elnck Mercerized Sateens, rich, lus
trous finish qualities well liked for
Lengths from 3 to S jards. Frl-'dnyat-UVab
Remnants of $1 and $1.25 Dress Goods
Extraordinary Values at 44c yd.
If you aro looking for stylish material for a new skirt, suit or coat, by
all means attend this remnant salfl ot Fall Dress Goods tomorrow. We've
gathered all the short lengths and remnants of our most popular dress
goods and marked them for quick; selling, tomorrow.
The lot Includes Unfinished Worsteds, English Cheviots. Mixed Suitings. ,
Ratine Cheviots, Mohair Serge, Oray Mixtures, Btorm Serges, Camel's 'Hair
Cheviots, Striped Serge, Canvas weave. Melrose Suitings, etc. In black,
navy blue, and leading fall shades. Useful lengths for skirts and suits.
30c and 35c China and Jap. Mattings
Reduced to 1 9c a Yard
A lot of odd rolls and cut lengths ot heavy grades of Seamless 'Chtua
and ISO-warp Japanese Mattings, close. woven pulmed.flnlBh' straw, with
double-cordotl edge, Jn handsome carpet patterns, stripes and checks, also
plain white and Inlaid figures.
Colors of green, red, tan, and blue. The odd rolls contain Mjjards and
the remnants .range, from. 0 to 30 yards, ,
Usual 30a and 33c grades at 19o yard.