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THE "WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1912.
FLAT BATE PEELS
POST SYSTEM' AIM
Zone Plan Adopted by Con
gress Meeting With
The parcels poat question was, op
, jiarently, far from settled when Con
gress provided laat season for the lone
system of parcels post under the liourne
bill and on the Bourne plan.
While the Postofflce Department Is
going ahead preparing to put this sys
tem Into operation January l, the fact
remains that there Is a powerful move
ment on Toot for a flat rate system of
parcels post and efforts will be made to
get Congress to legislate In favor of
that system next winter.
Whether those efforts will meet with
any success cannot be foretold. The
probabilities are they will not, so far
ns the short session of Congress goes.
That session Is not favorable for the
enactment of any Important disputed
law. But the agitation of the subject
In the short session and beforo the
session opens may result In so directing
public attention to the question that
legislation will result in the neur fu
ture. Flat Rate Advocated.
The truth Is there Is great opposition
to tho zone plan of parcels post among
many of the belleeni In a percels post
system. The number of adheients to
the flat rate system Is great.
It has been dltclosed that there Is
doubt, skepticism and even opposition
with- regard to tho xune system among
tome of the ofllclals directly charged
With the administration of tho new law.
Representatives of the Postal Progress
League, an organization which favors
the flat rata system, have been looking
It.to the situation. They find much sen
.tlment for thu flat rale system and will
endeavor to have the subject reopened
when Congress meets. They reullze that
It will be practically out -if the question
to get Congress to put through a new
parcels post proWslon, changing the
zene system to the fiat rnto system, bf
tween tho first Monday In December
and tho holidays. This would have to
be deno If tho establishment of the zone
eystem were to bo hutted uml that s
lem, before Ruins Into elTcct. wero re
placed by tho Hat rate ijsteni.
Commerce Commission Favorable.
Chairman Prouty, of the Interstate
Commerce Commission. Is credited with
being a convert to the Ideu of a Hat
rate up to cloven pounds. This Is un
derstood to bo tho general attitude of
'tho Interstate Commerce Commission.
.Commissioner Franklin K. i.ano gave
utterance to sentiments favorablo to
the flat rate system In the order rela
tive to express rates Issued on July 15
of this year.
The Importance of the attitude of tho
rommUslou on this question Is realized
when It Ir. recalled the new parcels
post measure authorizes the reform
of classifications, weight limits, rates
or zones by tho Postmaster General,
"subject to the consent of the Inter
state Commerce Commission after In
fiestlgatlon." From this It uppears the
pomnilKslon has the power to veto any
change In the rates, zones, or classifi
cations. Hitchcock Against Zone Plan.
Not only Is th? commission strongly
Inclined to thu (lut ruto system, but so
Is Postmaster Uencrul Hltchco-.k. He
opposed thu zonu s)stcm when befu.'u
tho liourne committee, of the Senate last
November. Ha said so Intricate a sys
tem could not be carried out except nt
n "very lilKh rate of cost." Moreover.
the Hughes commission doubled thu
practicability of the zone system.
Under the circumstances, thu Postal
Progress Leuguo s no; entirely pessi
mistic about the matter of getting Con
gress to udont a flat rate oareed ut
ystem Secretary James U Cowies, uf
tlio Postal Progress League, Is hero
nnd was recently heard by the Intur
i.tate Commerce Coinmlralon. It was
after that hearing that Chairman
j-rouiy etpresseu mu personal view on
the question. Mr. Coules In nn tmthusl-
list for the flat rute syttem and he Is
going to make n great campaign to
iirouse public sentiment In Its faor be
tween now and the tlmo Congress ne-
semuies in uecemuer.
Nearly One Hundred Alexandria Cases Set for Trial on
Criminal Indictments Thirty Cases N
in Police' Court.
WABMNOTON TIMKfl BUnnAU,
AUBXANDMA, VA., OCT. It.
This Is a busy day In Alexandria
courts, tho heaviest dockets of the yeur
being disposed In both the corporation
'and police tribunals. In the former
court the docket was called, and nearly
a hundred cases which have been pend
ing for some time, were set for trial.
The moat prominent of theso was tho
case of Lewis Hooff, former treasurer
of tho Mercantllc-nallway Pudding and
Loan Association, which failed In Janu
ary, 1911, and against whom nine Indict
ments are pending for embezzlement In
connection with both tho building asso
ciation and the Virginia Safe Deposit
and Trust Corporation. The case will
come up for trial dt the November term
In the police court, about thirty cases
were heard, of which the greater
percentage were for misdemeanors com
mitted Saturday night and Sunday. Wil
liam Jones, colored, was fined HO for
carrying a revolver, and William Levell
was fined HO for destroying tho properly
of Allco Ileddlck. The case of Joseph
Uncklev and Milton Lanaley. two young
white men, who are charged with a
serious assault on Walter Longbeam,
was continued until Wednesday's ses
sion, until the extent of the complaint
ant's Injuries can be determined.
It Is alleged that In tho course of a
light on King stieet lato Saturday night
that Longbeam was shoved through tho
glass window of the office of W. A.
Smoot & Co. The young man was badly
cut about the face and neck nnd Is con
fined to the Alexandria Hospital.
New York's First
Water Supply System
The first general water supply sys
tem for New York city was Inaugurat
ed with u great public celebration sev
enty years ago, when water from tho
Croton aqueduct was turned on In tho
city fountain In City Hall Park. Do
mestic Installation of the new water
required several years. The aqueduct
from the Croton river to New York
cost 12,60O,0O0 and Is forty miles long,
The Catsklll mountain system, now
under construction. Includes the glan
Ashokan reservoir and an aqueduct
ninety-two miles In lenirth. The tunnel
has been brought under the Hudson
river at great expense, and the "sand
hogs" are now digging far under New
York. The aqueduct will deliver G00.O00,
COO gallons dally. The total cost of the
project is estimated at J170,000.oo.
Today Is also the fifty-third annlver
sary of the completion of the water
works at Glasgow, Scotland, which sup
plies water to the Scotch metropolis
irom i-ocn ivairine.
At a meeting of the local branch of
tho Holy Name 8oclety, held yesterday,
plans were made for participating in
the parade of that organization In
Washington next Sunday, James U.
Martin was chosen marshal of the Alex
Tho marriage of Miss Marian J.
Ayrea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Oeorgo Ayres and Edward O. Cum
mlngs, of Baltimore, took place In the
parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South at 10 o'clock this morn
ing, the ceremony being performed by
the Ilev. Harry M. Canter, pastor. Fol
lowing the ceremony, a reception was
held at the home of the bride's par
ents, after which the couple left for
their future home In Baltimore.
The funeral of little Dorothy. May,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ie Lyons,
was held from the family residence, 60S
Wilkes street, at 3 o'clock, this after
noon. The services were conducted by
the Ilev. P. Parker Phillips, rector of
St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Lena James, a twenty-year-old War
renton girl, who la said to have been
paroled from tho Western State Hos
pital for the Insane, at Staunton, was
turned over to the police by relatives
In this city, charged with Insanity.
When brought before Police Justice
Caton today, the girl wa very profane.
A commission In lunacy will be called
to examine Into her case today.
Mayor T. A. Fisher has vetoed the or
dinance recently passed by council, pro
viding for the laying of a sidewalk
on Washington street, on the ground
that no penalty was attached for the
failure of property owners to conform
with It. '
Distinguished Scientists En
tertained by Librarian
An elaborate luncheon at the Cosmos
Club, at 1 o'clock today, under the
auspices of George Otis Smith, .director
of the Geological Survey, was the feu
urn of theentertalnmcnt furnished mem
bers of tho party of geographers now
visiting the city. Covers were laid for
fifty. Sixteen members of the party,
headed by Prof. W. M. Davis, of Har
vard University, were guests of JJora
rlan Putnam for luncheon at 'The
Sightseeing provided amusement for
tho party during the forenoon. At 11:30
a visit was mado to the Congressional
Library, where the visitors were enter
tained by officials there. Following
luncheon, a visit was made to the Geo
logical Survey. Thls evening the entire
party will bo entertained at an Infor
mal smoker at the Cosmos Club.
Entertainment yesterday Included a
visit to Great Falls by automobile.
where a study was mads of the scenic
rapids of the Potomac. Luncheon' was
served at the Great Falls Hotel. The
topography of tho falls was explained
by Dr. Henry Gannett, of the National
Geographlo Society, and Dr. N. H. Car
ton, of the Geological survey, In brief
talks. Addresses also were made by
Prof. W. M. Davla, of Harvard Univer
sity; Prof. Gottfried Merzbacher, of
the University of Munich, Germany,
Arrangements have been made for en
tertaining the visitors tomorrow with a
luncheon at the Carnegie Institution
and at the National Geographlo Society.
Ihey will remain as geusts of the city
until Wednesday night.
Arrested at Gates
Of Occoquan Jail
After completing a term of 180 days
In the workhouse at Occoquan for lar
ceny, George F. Long, sixty-five years
old, on being released yesterday, was
Immediately arrested and has now been
taken to Baltimore to answer to the
charge of larceny of 140 from Mrs.
George Snyder, S10 North Calvert street
Long was arrested on Information
furnished by the Baltimore police and
presented with a warrant for arrest as
he was leaving the workhouse. He was
taken to Baltimore by Detective Bcrney.
Corporal's Death Not
Blamed to Individual
The report of the board of Inquiry
at Fort Myer as to the death of Corporal
Alonzo Gray, killed Friday night by
street car while returning on horseback
from Edsalls, Va was made today.
The report shows .that the corporal
came to his death from an accidental
cause, and does not attach blame to
anyone connected witn the ratanty.
VICTIM 0E- PELLAGRA
FOUND IN CAPITAL
Examination of Assistant Public
Health -Surgeon Halted by
Some one In Washington has pellagra.
Word of this camo out today when Dr.
It. M. Grimm, assistant surgeon of the
Publlo Health Service, arrived In lbys
city today to take tho examination TTr
promotlon. Dr. Orlmm had Just begun
to answer the questions of Surgeon
General Blue, Assistant Surgeon Gen
eral Tlucker, and tl) other Inquisitors
when the telephone rang.
Tho message over the wire ended tho
examination for the day. The physician
of tho District's pellagra victim was
calling on the Public Health Service for
help, and Inaamuch na Dr. Grimm has
been South on tho special pellagra com
mission ho was sent out on tho case.
Tho examining board proceeded with
Dr. Paul Preble, another assistant sur
geon seeking promotion. Dr. Preble is
stationed at the Immigration bureau at
The young married people's mission
that was held at St. Vincent de Paul's
Catholic Church last week came to a
closo last night. The mission for all
married people began this morning at
B:30 o'clock with mass. Another mass
was held at 8 o'clock. A sermon will
be preached each night this week at
HONOR PAID MEMORY
OF LEAGUE'S FOUNDER
Life and Work of Father Doyle
Praised at Meeting at Cath
"To live as he would wish them to
live," and to keep ever present In their
minds his great aim, the conversion of
America, Is the tribute which the Cath
olic Convert League will pay to the
memory of Its founder and spiritual
adviser, the Ilev, Alexander P. Doyle.
A memorial meeting was held yester
day afternoon at the Catholic Univer
sity, at which the chief address waj
rnide by( the Ilev. Walter Elliott, who
succeeded Father Doyle as. head of the
Apostolic Mission House. ' Father El
liott declared hi predeceaaor was the
most untiring worker he had ever
known. Others who spoke were the
Bev. Louis J, O'Hearn, recently ap
pointed assistant superior of the mis
sion house: E. A. Kldd, one of Father
Doyle's converts: Mrs. J. 12. Colton.
who recited a poem In memorlam, and
It was announced at the close of the
memorial meeting that sessions of thi
lrague will hereafter be held on the
fourth Sunday of every month. The of
ficers of .the organization are the Bev.
Walter Elliott, C. S. P.. spiritual ad
viser: J. E. Colton, president; Dr. WII
kerson. J, I Holland, E. II. Andrews.,
and Mrs. M. L. Coope. vice presidents;
11. 8. Bagley, secretary, and M. B. Kcc
non, assistant secretary.
Washington Association to
. Hold Sixty-second
The nlxt -second meeting of the
Washington Association of Congrega
tional Church. s will be held at the Mt.
Pleasant Congregational Church Wed
nesday. At 2 o'clock u song and devo
tional service will be held, conducted
by the Bev. LewlB K. Purdum. assist
ant pastor of tho First Congregational
The llv. Dr. J. W. Frlxzcll, pastor
of the Inurum Memorial Church, speaks
at 2:15 o'clock on "Social and Economic
Demands of Christianity, as Discussed
In Bouck White's 'The Call of the Car
penter.' " After the address of Dr.
Frlszell, the Itcv. Dr. Oliver lluckel,
pastor of the Associate Church of Bal
timore, will talk on "A Common Sense
Answer to Christian Science."
L. r. Zln'tham. superintendent of the
Washington Asylum, will speak on
"Modern Principles of the Punishment
Other speakers and their subjects fol
low: Dr. Lyman F. Kebler, of the
Bureau of Chemistry. Department of
Agriculture, "Protecting the Public
Health Against the Drug Evil;" the
Ilev. Frank J. Ooodwln, pastor of the
Mt. Pleasant Congiegatlonal Church,
"Some Elemental Principles of tho
Protestnnt Faith:" the Ilev. Dr. Samuel
II. Wondrow, pastor of the First Con
gregational Church, "The Problem of
Amusements In the Modern City;" and
"A Hand I'D The Opportunity of Mod
The Washington Association Includes
the Congregational Churches of this
city, Baltimore. Frostburg. Monterey,
Pa.; Falls Church. Herndon, Begonia,
Va and Portsmouth, Vo.
Several Real Estate
A number of sales of houses and other
properties, varying In price from tfOO to
JJ.GJO. have been reported through tho
New York Real Estate Brokers, Among
them Is an eight-room seml-dctachcd
house at S26 Varnum street northwest,
which M. A. Harvey sold to S. Fenton,
the price being JS.OOO.
Three houses were sold by B. 8. Wolfe.
They ale on Vista street northeast,
and are five-room buildings. Thu two
brought P.'M. The other house was a
six-room residence on Twenty-eighth
and Monroe streets northeast. Mr.
Wolfe sold to B. N. Hawes a lot on
Bhode Island avenue, east of Ninth
street, and running through to Q street.
This property brought Jt.uOO.
J. I'cywer, through the same agency,
sold to W. 8. Ilyon. a seven-room semi
detached house at 431G Ninth street
northwest for 15.3S0, Mr. Byon giving In
part payment a lot at Twenty-ninth and
Evarts streets northeast valued at
A nine-room brick house at 1009 Mon
rco street northwest was sold by A. B.
Townsend to B. 8. Wolfe for the con
sideration of $5,230. E. A, Boeger sold
three six-room brick houses, at K0.'. HI:',
and UK C street northeast to Mrs.
Mary Harvey for J3.C50 each.
CUP ON TRAINS AND
Public Health Service Rec
ommends That It Be
The common drinking cup on trains
and vessels In the United States Is
loomed. A recommendation by the Pub
lie Health Service forbidding the com
mon drinking cup on all Interstate car
riers Is In the hands of Secretary of the
Treaaury MucVraKh and probably will ,
be promulgated uy the Treasury De
partment In a few days. Other rules re
garding the sanitation of Interstate cur
riers will rapidly follow.
Tho sanitary board of tho Publle
Health Service, has drawn up the drink
ing cup regulation and sent It to Mr.
MacVcHgh. The board Is now at work
formulating the other regulations which
it Is declared will tend greatly to Im
proe conditions on many trains ami
steamships and steamboats of this
country. How necessary these regula
tions are only those who heard papers
read at the recent hygiene nnd demog
raphy congress on present train condi
tions con fully realize, even though
trnvelers have some Inkling of the sit
uation. By coincidence a few minutes after
the recommendation was sent to the
Secretary of the Treasury today there
arrived at the headquarters of the Pub
lic Health Service a letter from a Dav
enport, Iowa, physician saying that he
Is convinced that the drinking water on
Mississippi river steamers Is spreading
typhoid rapidly, and that 75 per cent of
the cases of typhoid In the river towns
Is duo to bad water on the steamboats
Some railroad systems In the United
States have ubollshed the public drink
ing cup, but the cars where nojuiihcup Is
are Insignificant In number compared to
those where this menace to health still
The Government through the Treas
ury Department and the Public Health
Service has full power to enforco such
regulations as the ban on tho drinking
cup under the general Interstate quut
anttne act to prevent the spread of con
Hold a Conference
Two well-known Democrats, William '
F. McCombs, chairman of the Demo-1
cratlo natlonul committee, and W. CI.
McAdoo, vice chairman, came to Wain
Ington today to testify before tho Senat'j
committee Investigating expendiures uf
campaign funds. A conference was held
at the Democratic national headquart-
crs, at which were present John F. Cos
tcllo, national committeeman; Henry,
E. Davis. P. J. Hultlgan, E. Southard
Parker. W. V. Cox, Charles A. Doug
las, and Joseph E. Letter, and other.
A Democratic rally will be held to
morrow night In the Biggs building, with
Ireeit M. KUlton. Janus Eastjy-sii'1111,
and Dr. Clurenco J. Owens as speukerp.
The Women's Natlonul Democratic
league will hold a meeting at the
Xlggs building headquarters Thursday
fancy New York
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TAKIi A I.I. YOU WA.NT.
I V Fef KivfhrloiT
of The Greater Palais Royal
Taft Will Open Rivers
And Harbors Convention
President Taft will open the national
convention of the Blvcrs and Harbors
Congress to be held In this city Decem
ber 4. 6. and 6, which promises to be tho
largest held bv the organization. Ills
address will be followed by those of
leading experts and public men con
nected with the movement.
That the rallroadt of the South are
opposing the Impiovement of Inland
waterways Is denied by President W.
W. Flnlcv of the Southern railway.
They are heartily In favor of It. bo
ruus all the lints are Interested In tho
development of the territory of tho Mis
sissippi valley, that Is subject to over
flow. He declares It would be a short
sighted policy to oppose the mainten
ance of the leveo system.
.William II. Mulligan und Isabella V.
Cook, both of Washington.
Itobert S. Jones, Jr., and Frances D,
Holmes, both of Washington,
I Carl Hoffman, of Washington, and
Iulse B, II. Vogler. of New York.
I P. Bonnard Bain and Margaret E.
1 Smith, both of Washington.
YOU'RE BILIOUS! YOUR LIVER AND
BOWELS ARE INACTIVE'CASCARETS"
Birthday Presents to Patrons
and the Opening of an Account Requested
Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indiges
tion, Sallow Skin, and Miserable Head
aches come from a torpid liver and con
stipated bowels, which cause your stom
ach to becomo tilled with undigested
food, which sours and ferments like
garbage In a swill bun el. That's the
tlrst step to untold misery Indigestion,
foul gases, bud breuth, yellow skin,
mental fears, everything that 1b horrible
and nauseating. A Cascaret tonight will
surely straighten you out by morning
u 10-ccnt box will keep your head clear,
stomach sweet, liver und bowels regu
lar und make you feel cheerful und
bully for months.
Don't forget your children their little
Insldes need, a good, gentle, cleansing,
J0i CANDY CATHARTIC '
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TbITMI AL3 M 8" T B0X' - BBBBBBBB
Round Steak, lb.,
Sirloin Steak, lb.,
Hamburg Steak, lb.,
Green Sausage, lb.,
Fresh Sausage Meat, lb.
Fresh Hams, small, lb.,
Old Dutch Market, Inc.
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You Are Invited
A momentous chungo in policy is in
augurated with this First Birthday An
niversary of The Greater Pnlnis Royal.
The opening of accounts is invited,
with the feeling that tho store and its
patrons will come into closer touch to
The new department has as its chief
one who -is both by temperament and
training especially fitted to fulfill the
equitable and agreeable policy to be
linked with "an account nt the Palais
Friends and patrons, old and new,
are invited to profit by this new phase
of business here. An interview with the
chief of the new department is request
ed, in private office, on fourth floor.
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From Department Chiefs
Enthused as we all are witli the suc
cess of a brief year, the First Birthday
of the Greater Palais Royal is to be as
sociated with Souvenirs that shall bo
worthy of tho occasion. The collecting
of tho "Birthday Presents" has been
going on for months past. It has not
been difficult with tho Palais Royal
nearly twice the size of tho past and with
the business in proportion, tho great
wholesale houses have been showing ap
preciation of the greater orders received,
and generously responded to our requests
for "Something for the Birthday Anni
versary." Hoping to bo honored with
a visit tomorrow, and promising per
sonal attention to every visitor ns far as
possible, we are
The Department Chiefs.
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Iht Market of
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In Our Business Opportunity Column ,
That a business is advertised does not Imply that It Is
below par value.
That some one offers a proposition for sale does not neces
sarily mean that its value is on the wane.
That it Is found in our "Business Opportunities" column
invariably does mean that it is worth your consideration.
&WIf You Have a Business Of
11 fer, Place it in The TIMES
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