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THE WASHINGTON TDIKS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
EOT INJURED IN
STREET CAR CRASH
iWilliam Mallory Had Leg
, Crushed in Collision Near
; Benning Track.
William Mallory, colored, of Fifty
fourth and E streets northeast, Is In
Casualty Hospital today with a badly
Injured leg received last night In a col
lision betwoen two street cars. In which
even other persons wero slightly hurt.
The accident occurred ouposlto the
Venning race track. An castbound car
had slipped Its trolley and was at a
standstill when another car crashed Into
the rear of It. A short-circuit following
Uie collision caused both cars to take
fire, and It was necessary to call No. 1
chemical company on a local alarm to
extinguish the names.
Mallory's left lee was crushed be
tween tho knee and ankle and a part
of the coif was torn out. it was neces
sary for the surgeons to take about
fifty stitches to hold the flesh In place.
The others who wero Injured, but who
declined hospital treatment, wero:
Louis Fisher, lllllbrock, D. C, severe
It shaken up and bruised.
Jerome A. Auldt, Seat Pleasant, Md
Walter J. White, Capitol Heights,
right hip Injured.
Joseph Meslln, of Maryland rark, In
juries to right leg and side.
Irfe Gardner, colored, Fairmont
Heights, left hip Injured.
Charles E. Fayno. colored. Fairmont
Heights, sprained ankle.
Stewart Lewis, colored Fairmont
Heights, side and ankles lacerated.
SCOTCH WHISKY WINS
OVER WOMAN'S CHARM
However, St. Andrew's Society
Will Hold Second Banquet to
Console Fair Sex.
"Scotch or women" was the alterna
tive before the St. Andrew's Society of
the District last night. Scotch won.
Scotch whisky will grace the boards at
the annual banquet and women will not.
Dr. George McDonald, almoner of the
society, which hold Its annual meeting
at the New Ebbltt last night, told his
confreres that It was Impossible to have
a bottle of Scotch at the banquet and
women also. Thereupon a protracted
debate followed, with William J. Gat
her, the newly elected president of the
society, and William F. Small leading the
battle In favor of the wives, daughters,
and sweethearts. Dr. Thomas Wllllairu
suggested that a second banquet be
held on Uurns day, to which the women
should he Invited, and this Idea met
with favor. The first banquet will prob
ably be held on St. Andrew's day, No
vember 30, although this matter has not
been determined. There were only four
dissenting votes on the question of fa
voring Scotch at the banquet Instead of
William T. Galllher. president of the
American National Hank, was elected
president for the coming year; James
A. Watson and C. C. C'alhound wero
re-eelctcd vice presidents; Wlllam F.
Small., was re-elected treasurer;
M. N. K. Ollmour nas re-elected secre
tary, and Dr. George McDonald was re
BIDS FOR CARRYING
MAIL ARE SOUGHT
Postoffice to Let Contracts for
Service on Star
Bids for the carrying of the mall on
Star routes for four years beginning
July 1 next. In the States of Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, New York, and the Now
England States will be opened by the
' Postoffice Department January 27.
Star routes ure a survival of the
pony express, and tho stage coach of
the early days of the republic. They
ure really migon, or vehicle transpor
tation routes for the mulls, between
smull towns where there are no rail
To Go To Baltimore
A large number of Washington pas
tors, church, and missionary workers,
will go to Baltimore November 13. to
attend tho "Washington Day" sesxlnn
of "The World In Baltimore," a mis
sionary exposition now bolng held In
The Rev. Joseph M. M. Oray, pastor
of the Hamllne M. K. Church, Is
fhalrmun of the committee on uirunge
ments for "Washington Duy," and bus
arranged with thu Baltimore and Ohio
inllroad to operate special trains on
"The World In Baltimore" Is a lru
matlc prestntutlon of what Christlni.
Itv Is doing throughout the world, and
Vkal remains to bo done
Charges Wife With
Attempt at Suicide
A charge that when his wife was dis
covered by nollco officers In company
with a strange man she attempted to
commit suicide by sh allowing poison,
Is made In a petition for on absolute
divorce filed In the District Supreme
Court, by Theodore F. Hehumachor, a
railroad man, against Mrs, Esther K.
An additional charge Is made that
Mrs. Schumacher smokes and Is ad
dicted to the use of Intoxicants. Schu
macher asks for custodj of his Infant
daughter Tho couplo nere married
December 31, 1501 Attorneys C. Selden.
Jr., and Sleman & I.erch represent
Rainfall in October
Lightest in 16 Years
nalnfall In October was unusually
light this jear, according to the meteor
ological statistics kept by the Weather
Bureau. But .63 of nn Inch was record
ed ror tlia entire month.
This Is the lowest rain fall for nlx
teen yeais. or sonco 1S9 when the re
cording Instruments shoned but .31 uf
NEW PENAL CODE
URGED IN CAPITAL,
Citizens' Associations Take Active Interest in Health,
Morals, and Public Improvements as Planned
Resolutions affecting the future of Oc
coquan, the workhouso and farm where
violators of District regulations are con
fined, and of the prlsonors, wero
adopted by two cltliens' associations of
the city last night, while a third, the
Brookland association, began an Inves
tigation having In view tho protection
of the health of the thousands of chil
dren In the kindergarten classes of
Before the Park View Cltliens" As
sociation, V. H. Whlttaker. superin-
tend of tho Occoquan Institution, plead
ed for support In the proposition to
revise the District penal code, and
permit Police Court Judges to Impose
Indeterminate sentences. At the month
ly meeting of the Citizens' Northwest
Suburban Association, opposition to the
establishment of a municipal garbage
plant at Occoquan was otccd.
Tho Brookland Citizens' Association,
after listening to an address on tho
harmful directs of permitting children
In kindergarten classes to play on dusty
floors, decided to InsUtute an Investi
gation and determine whether the chil
dren of Washington should b allowed
to continue Indoor games In tho school
The Federation of Citizens' Associ
ations wilt meet In the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce tonight, when It
is expected that the proposed merger
of nubile utilities will bn tatten up. It
will be tho annual meeting of the fed
eration. Tho Federation of Citizen's Assoocla
tlons will hold its annual meeting In tho
Chamber of Commcrco tonight at
8 'oclock. Tho election of officers
amendments to the constitution, and
possible changes in the policies of the
federation are some of the Important
matters to be brought up.
It la expected that the federation will
discuss the proposed merger of public
utilities and the Indications are that
some resolution will be passed opposing
the merger. Ground for this prediction
Is furnished by the fact that the federa
tion recently approved a plan to estab
lish a public utilities commission, and
those who favor this plan am of tha
opinion that the merger should not be
allowed to go through until the pro
posed commission has been established
and has passed upon the merger propo
sition. Representation of tho District In the
House of Representatives; more ade
quate requirements for teachers; legis
lation proWdlng for universal transfers;
use of public school buildings for citi
zens' meetings and other matters of
public Interest nre likely to come before
The special committee from tho Cham
ber of Commerce to consider the propo
sition of Oscar Hammersteln to erect a
home for grand opera In Washington at
a cost of about J700.000. will meet Friday
at noon In the Chamber.
Asking for their support In the move
ment to revise the District penal code
so that police judges might Im
pose Indeterminate sentences and adopt
the parole system, W. H. Whlttaker. su
perintendent of the workhouse at Occo
quan. addressed the Park View Citizens'
Association last night In the Whitney
Memorial Church. During his address
Mr. Whlttaker told what had been done
at Occoquan under the present system,
and showed that much greater results
might be obtained if the reforms were
The Park Viow Citizens' Ahsoclatlon
Is a progressive body, composed of resi
dents In Park View, the object of which
Is to better conditions In every way
possible. Mr. Whlttaker appeared be
fore them to enlist their aid In his fight
for the two proposed amendments.
In speaking of tho Occoquan work
house, Mr. Whlttaker stated that In
stead of, as they would have been
forced to do under old conditions, the
bhort-term prisoners remaining Idle in
Jails, they have been put to work on
the farm, and have been taught how to
do something useful. In the course of a
)car they have at Occoquan, cleared
600 acres of farm land, built houses,
barns, stables, and all manner of struc(
tures, and raised vegetables enough to
fed themselves. The farm will soon bo
Mr. Whlttaker wants the Indetermi
nate sentence for the man himself,
however, not for the farm. He said he
wanted time to clean the tramp and
put ideas of respectability Into his mind
and then when lie was ready to become
u useful self-supporting citizen to send
him buck Into society. With the Inde
terminate sentence It would he possible
to make him work toward decency,
wherenu with the fixed sentence the
petty criminal knows tnat no power can
Keep him In jail when his sentence Is
ended and he does not care what hap
pens until then.
Mr. Whlttaker concluded with the
hope that before long we would read
instead of the news Item "John Doe
has been sent to prison for five years,"
tho far mora modern Item "John Doe
bus been adjudged a criminal and sent
District Commissioner Cuno. H. Ru
dolph also spoko l.rlefH. saying that
ho was heartily In favoi of the work
being done by the association and w'us
rendv to do all 'he could to further It.
E. 8. Martin delivered n short lecture
on pUgrounds and offered his services
to the citizens of Park View when the
t.mo came for th) establishment of a
playground In that locality.
Resolutions Introduced by Charles C.
Lancaster, president, opposing the crea
tion of a municipal garbage plant at
Occoquan, Va., wero adopted at a meet
ing of tho Citizens' Northwest Sub
urban Association In Maionlc Hall,
Tenleytown, last night. The associa
tion went on record as favoring thu
establishment of Incinerating plants In
tho District on the plan adopted by
New York, Milwaukee, and other large
Tho Commissioners will be urged by
the association to amend the police
regulations bv rjlaclmr tho snoed limit
of automobiles and motorcycles on bust. I
ncss streuts at eight miles an hour. I
Frederick J. Ilelder, who Introduced the
resolution, and Dr. J. W. chappell, who
upheld It, declared the present speed
laws are frequently violated.
Opposition to the proposed change In
the District code of laws giving the
Jury In murder trials the right to qual
ify Its verdict of murder In the first
degree by adding thereto tho words,
"without capital punishment," was ex
nressed In u resolution Introduced bv
Dr. J W. Chappell, and adapted by ,
the association. The law should not ;
bo changed. It wns declared, unless the
penally or capital pumsnmcni IB udoiisii
cd In the District.
Resolutions advocating tha use of
public school buildings by the various
civic associations as a place In which
to hold their meetings were adopted, on
motion of Charles W. Hurley Action
on a letter from the District Delegates'
Association asking for the support of
the association In u movement to se
cure legislation providing for a District
81.35 Baltimore and Return, Baltimore
& Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday,
flood to leturn until 9 00 a m train
Monday, All trains both was. Includ
ing tho Royul Limited. Advt.
dolegate In Congress was postponed un
til tho next meeting to permit of fur
Charles C. Lancaster, president, and
I. K. Shoemaker, vice president, wero
elected delegate and alternate to .tho
Federation of Citizens' Associations.
The following new members were elect
ed: C. D. Boyle, n. II. nice, A. P.
Slier. W. E. L. Johnson, S. 8. Dulton,
Harry W, Sessford, Jesse D. Iluther
ford, and William Allison.
Pointing out that tuberculosis and
other diseases of the lungs and throat
are often started from tho Inhalation
of dust and the placing of dirt-laden
hands to tho mouth, Dr. R. V. FrlSch
korn, at a meeting of the UrookUnd Cit
izens' Association last night, urged
Miss Catherine R. Watklns, superin
tendent of the kindergartens of tho
city public schools, who was present at
meeting to discontinue all floor
games participated In by little tots In
Dr. Frlschkom told tho members of
the association Prof. Sand Ely, of the
Mrookiand School; Dr. Louise Taylrr
Jones, of the board of school inspectors,
and Miss Wllklns that tho ancient
practice of permitting kindergarten tots
n sit on the Moor and roll balls was
dangerous, that children often place
their dlrt-ladcn hands to their mouths,
which In many cases might ba tha
means of putting dangerous germs Into
the system, and that cold air currents
that Imarlably hover over tho, floors of
the best heated buildings are also dangerous.
Miss Watklns spoke In defenso of tho
conditions In the kindergartens. She
said that If the school authorities
thought It best to discontinue Moor
games she would be glad to do so.
Dr. Frlschkorn said Washington needed
more school Inspectors; that the en
physicians and two dentists now doing
his work could not cover the District
as thoroughly as they should; and that
Newnrk, N. J., a city about Washing,
on's size, had thirty-six Inspectors. It
Is the Intention of Dr. Frlschkorn to
ask the school authorities to dlscon-
Inue floor games In the kindergartens,
not only In Brookland, but throughout
tho entire district.
Mary Anna White's
Will Is on Record
After leaving Mrs. Rebecca McLaugh
lytn t. the will of Mary Anna White,
dated November 2. 1911, devises tho re
maining estate to Benjamin Mack
Spauldlng, Andrew TliomJs, Sarah Jane
Freeman, and Amanda Moore. Mrs. L.
L. Ashton and Mr, Spauldlng are named
The will of Marv T. Hogan leaves the
premises at 1227 Irving street and 1S33
Fifteenth street to her children, Maria
Reglna, Anna Louise, and Walter Ho
gan. and the remaining estate to her
brother, Walter J. Torpey, to bo held
In trust for the children until they be
come of age.
ALL SOLD BUT 2
One Reason The Price Is But $2,150.
Another Reason Small cash payment only required (only sufficient to insure good faith).
Another Reason The terms are only S 19.75 per month.
Other Reasons are to be found in the fact that these homes contain six spacious rooms and bath, each finished in
hardwood and artistically decorated. The,n there are broad Colonial porches and terraced front lawns, with cement
steps and walks.
You Buy This Home
For Less Than It
Would Rent For
Don't underestimate the
importance of this fact. You
are cutting down your ex
penses right off and the
money that formerly brought
nothing but rent receipts is
now buying you a home that
will soon be entirely paid for.
Compare this home with the one you are renting or any other home for sale.
By getting people to do this is the way we have sold all of these homes and it is the way we expect to sell these two.
We sold five (5) last week, so you do not want to take any chances. Determine now to make an inspection and make
it this afternoon or tomorrow.
'S BILL AT
Hospital Reports Unpaid
Balance Along With Need
for New Buildings.
The District of Columbia owes the
Frcedmen's Hospital 178,745(7, as an un
paid balance for the care and treatment
of patients sent to the hospital by the
Surgeon-In-Chief W. A, Warfleld, In
his annual report to thn Secretary of
the Interior, declares that this sum will
probably Increase from year to year
unless the Commissioners can sco their
way clear to lncludo In future esti
mates to Congress a sum sufficient to
cover the contract price for tho care
and treatment of all patients whom they
send to the hospital.
The unpaid balance for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1912, was 13,700.14, the
smallest ever. This Is due to the tact
that the District paid during the last
fiscal year S34.O0O, Instead of $25.KX, as In
Two Pellagra Victims.
Three thousand and ninety-three pa
tients In all wero treated at the hos
pital, 110 of whom were white. Two of
these patients, colored women, w en
pellagra victims, one of whom died, and
the other was still under treatment
Julv 1. last. Tho death rutu for tho jcar
was 62 per cent.
There was a general Increase in the
volume of work In all branches of the
Institution. In the opinion of Surgeon
In Chief Warfleld, tho public service
could he Improved and conducted more
scientifically If tho needs set out In his
report wero met. The lark of u suf
ficient number of employes, he says,
causes all to labor with a ncvcr-ciid-Ing
ruch, which Is not always conducive
to the best results
"Salaries generally should be in
creased, so as not only to attract effi
cient employes to the service, but to
offer a proper inducement for them to
Need Research Laboratory.
In the needs of the hospital. Surgeon
Warfleld sets forth the necessity for a
building for pathological work, at a
cost of J25.000. The work bus hereto
fore been done In a room ton small, Illy
adapted to the work, and without the
necessary assistance to allow the path
ologist to do necessary research work.
An Increase In tho force of employes.
Is, he su)s, of equal Importance A
refrigerating plant to cost tt(KO, should
be Installed to preserve perishable foods
and to kiep the remains of deceased
patients. An ash convejor. costing
W.Ono, Is necessarr to complete the re
modeling of the central hentlnc and
power plant. A fence to Inclose the
grounds, adding 112.000 to the budget,
la also urged bv Dr. Warfleld. The en
tire budget totals IM.OOO
fi.35 to Baltimore and -.eturn. Satur
urdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania
railroad. Tickets good returning until
1.00 a. m. Monday. All regular trains
except Congressional Limited. Advt
". " 1 . S '
Sample Home 1524
H H ill TPK Kr S A CLVJ
Real Estate Loans
Pledges Himself in Letter to
Aid Campaign by
Board of Trade.
President Taft has aligned himself
with tho Washington Board of Trade"
In Its campaign to complete the park
Hystetn ubout tho city of Washington,
In a letter dated yesterday and re
ceived today by President Arthur C.
Avenue Heights - '
! "The Best Buy in Washington"
t The drive and sidewalks
I through the "Villa SecuWy
v are now open tm
II THOMAS J. FISHER & CO., Inc.
' General Sales Agent
I American Security and Trust Co. II
Amos H. Plumb, Trustee -
D Street Always
Moses. f,t tlia board, the President
"My dear Mr. Moses: I am strongly
In favor of any movement which will
enable the authorities and I do not
care which particular authority, ao
long ns the plan Is systematic ono
for the purchase of additional land
to make complete the park system
about Washington, Tho sooner the
matter la begun the better, and the
cheaper the land will bo.
"You can count on my assistance in
any auch movement.
"WILLIAM 11. TAFT."
The letter is In response to one re
cently sent to the President informing
him that the Board of Trade has un
dertaken a national campaign to arouse
Interest In tha execution of the McMil
lan Park Commission's plan for the de
velopment of Washington.
The President was told that tho board
Is advocating that authority b con
ferred upon the District Commissioners
to purchase from year to year auch
lands as are Included In the scheme as
.,....rv fnr the comoletlon of the
nark system whenever such lands can be
secured most advantageously to tho
A Home of the
This means the kind of a home
that wilt find a ready sale should
you ever desire to dispose of it in
the years that are to come. Do not
overlook this fact, when contem
plating the purchase of a home.
The more thoroughly you inspect
the construction of these homes,
the more thoroughly you will be
come impressed with their sub
stantial character and enduring
Open Inspect at Once
715 14th St. N. W.
Skin Easy to Have
(From the Clubwoman.)
Ynn miv bn as healthy as a bird In the
air and still have a poor complexion.
Changing seasons ana temperatures,
winds, dust and dirt, are apt to lnjvie
nnu utn. Avm thoUKh the aentril
health be good. When these externa! -.1
influences spoil xn complexion, me
natural thing is to remove the spoil by
external means. Ordinary mercollzed
wax will do MM. " win actually ao
orb the weather-beaten film-skin, a lit
tle each, day. In a week or two you'll
have a brand nw complexion, a. new
skin. The exquisitely beautiful and
youthful complexion thus acquired,
comes so easily, without harm or dis
comfort, there's no reason why any
woman should not adopt this simple .
treatment- Oet an ounce of mercollzed
wax at any drug store, apply nightly
like cold cream, washing (t off morn
ings. This will not fall in any case.
To quickly remove wrinkles, signs of
earn and age, bathe the face occasion
ally In a solution of powdered saxollte.
1 os,, dissolved In M pt. witch hard
The results will surprise you.