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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912.
LEFT TO DISTRICT
BY THEIR FINDS
Board of Charities Scores
, Employes Who Make Qld
v Folks Public Charges.
., Declaring there are numerous cum of
Ipenons In rclpt of good salaries Who
refuse to pay for the eara of their
impendent relatives at the Government
(Asylum for the Insane, the Board of
(Charities. In Ita annual report submitted
ito ,th Commissioners today, recom
mends legislation to eorreot thla condi
tion of affairs. A search of the records,
Jit la stated, baa revealed tha fact that
Ja number of persons maintained as
'.Indicant patlenta and paid for by the
(District, were owners of estates, and
tneaas Were taken to secure reimburse
'meat ;i"lurln tha year IM0.5 waa collected
through the Board of Charities, and
the of flee of the Corporation Counsel
nd a number of caaea are still pend
ing In tho courts.
1 "in some Instances It has been found
Impossible to secure payment from
enons who are able, and who ought
lo im, ' says the report.
It "fAttaml,iimiB lna.anM a(,A.fil
teases of the members of the families of j
government employes, in some in
stances such persons In receipt of good
tMIarlea have neglected and refused to
a yfor tho care of their wife or child
lit thj hospital, and the board has been
Unable to enforce pament because tho
Jaw provides that the ralarles of such
persons shall not be attached. We sub
Jilt tto Congress tho necessity of such
.legislation as will remedy this condition
Recommendation la made for the
establishment of an Intermediate sen
tence and parole system at the work
nouse at Occoquon. Prisoners, the
i!For flaky pi craft
Laid soaked pies have caused
i world of indigestion, and pies
iherefore have been wonderfully
mused. and in somecases tabooed,
when properly made with Cotto
W and eaten at suitable times,
)ieaare no more indigestible for
I normal person than are many
jther foods which so far have
(scaped this criticism.
i makes Yoht srnrl rUH.
ate oust rich, butnot greasy
WBoveaome, uigeauDie, nutrmous.
There is no hog fat in Cottolene.
I is a vegetable productmade
pom purest and choicest cotton
liL It is a product of Nature,
ban either but
er or lard.
St Use one
hird less than
ither lard or
(utter, and ob
am better re
tax K. K. FAIRBAJ1K COMPANY
J. D. T. PYLES'
19 in All
Granulated Sugar, per C
Fancy Cabbage, per I
3 loaves Star of the 1A
East Bread for IUC
Pure Lard, per 1 QJLf
Fat Back, per -JO
White Corn Meal, OA
per peck s4Ut
Fancy Layer Figs. IE
oer lb 131
Eagle Brand Citron, .r
per lb IOt
New Hominy, per OJL
Fine Apples, eating OP
or cooking, per peck... J t
Fruit Cake, per fiC
Pound Cake, per
Fancy White Pota-1) A
toes, per peck tJ
Fancy Yellow Onions, -J r
per peck 1 1
reports state, should be committed
undec an indeterminate sentence for
n period not to exceed two years and
a board of paroto should be establish
ed with power to release urlsoner
when It appears that they will lead a
reputable life when free from re
straint. The need of a municipal hospital for
the care of Indigent patients is amain
emphasised. "The Washington As) turn
Hospital Is utterly unfit to rare for
our sick poor," aays the report. "The
administration has done the best It
could under the circumstances, but
many of the objections to the hospital
The opinion Is expressed that It would
be unwise to expend tfl.TO In remode ng
the od workhouse building for hospital
purposes, and that the money should
be used In creeling a new building on a
site already owned by the District.
Attention is directed to the need of a
new municipal lodging house. The
present building In Twelfth street, be
tween C and D streets. Is declared to be
unsanitary and generally unsatisfac
tory. With reference to the suggestion
that surjervlslnn nf thA TuhretifAala
Hospital be transferred from the Board
of Charities to the Health Department,
the board doea not express a positive
opinion, but suggests that, as the has-
filtal is now conducted, Is restricted by
aw to the care of the Indigent classes.
no ma element 01 enemy couia not
be eliminated without a change In the
ACTOR IS IN CHE
OF MOVEMENT FOR
MIS ON SUNDAYS
Twenty-five Thousand Peti
tions Will Soon Be Sent to
Hanna to Be Heard.
John H. Hanna will deliver a lecture
at the next meeting of the Washington
Society of Engineers, In the Cosmso
Club, December J 7. F. W. FlUpatrlck
(poke on "Fireproof Construction" al
the meeting held last night.
Twenty-five thousand petitions con
taining twenty-flvo names each will
soon be sent Into the Postofflce Depart,
ment as the result of a movement
started In Detroit In October to have
restored the Sunday delivery service to
hotels, traveling men and theatrical
folks. Billy B. Van, the comedian ap
pearing at the Academy Theater this
week, was the sponsor of, the crusade.
In the Hotel Ponchartrafn Sunday Oc
tober 6, several travelers Including Billy
B. Van Inquired for their mall only to
And that tha postal service regulation
for closing on Sunday prevented. The
drummers and theatrical men were
"peeved." Billy B. Van's press agent
thought he had the chance for a good
yarn so he had Mr. Van start a peti
tion to tho department asking the re
storation of the delivery service for
tho traveling public on Sundays. The
story went big with tho Detroit papers,
but soon Mr. Van and his press agent
found that the crusade was oh In earn
est, and they must carry It through
or bo Jeered at Consequently, every
fnull Is bringing In requests for the pe
Itlons, and hundreds of signatures are
pouring Into Van's dressing room.
They're bona fide, too, for he produced
them for a reporter today.
Now the Postofflce Department seems
to be gett'ng lust a little anxious, for
Mr. Van has had several letters from
the powers that be, saying that the
petition crusade had come to their at
tention, and adding that tho depart
ment, desiring to accommodate Its pa
trons as much as possible, will cons der
tho papers when thev me presented.
The commercial Travelers' Associa
tion, the hotel men, the theatrical i ro-fesson-al
are getting Into Van's cru
sade, and the fight Is getting hotter
every day. Letters come from drum
mers who have lost their positions
through non-receipt cf orders from their
firms on Sundnys. Other letters come
from actors who are Incensed at not
'getting their mall before making a start
for the next town on their route.
Women Hold Fancy Sale.
The Ladles' Beneflclent Society of the
First Presbyterian Church are holding
a Christmas sate of fancy articles this
afternoon In the new Ebblt Hotel from
I o'clock until 10 o'clock tonight. Home
made candy and refreshments will be
sold as well as Christmas presents.
WANT MRS. BUTLER
TO REMAIN HEAD
United Daughters of Confederacy
Will Demand That President
Continue in Place.
Demand of all the chapters of the
District division, United Daughters of
the Confederacy, that Mrs. Marlon But
ler servo another year a pres.d.-t,
will be voted at the annual meeting of
the District dlvlalon at the confederate
Home In Vermogt avenue tomorrow af
ternoon. The meeting begins at 1 p. ra.
Mrs. Butler, however, will not accept
another term, although the chapters
have formally MXfwrt&
her to servo again. ".fiutUr s work
the past year Included the making of
arrangements for t.,0",neJmIa
monument unveiling at Arlington dur
Ing the general convention of the
Daughters. The Rev. C. Ernest Smith.
of St. Thomas Church, will lve the
opening prayer tomorrow' afternoon.
Tn the evening, at the same pUce .the
annual presentation of orlses to ch Idren
will taxe place. Congressman Blayden
of Texas making the address.
Choice Home-Grown Flowers
and beautiful blooming planta. Order
early for Christmas. Qude. ItH F.-Advt
To Thank Firemen
A testimonial of appreciation for the
ervlces of members of Engine Company
No. 24 will be presented by the Petworth
Citizens' Association at a reception to
"e given Wednesday evening, December
IS, at the new fire house, Georgia ave
nue and Rock Creek road.
Inspection of the new fire apparatus,
specially of the new motor trucks, the
nrst to be Installed In the District, will
be made. Refreshments will be served
nd other entertainments provided.
Clapp Board Call
Is Still Uncertain
Uncertainty prevails as to the exaot
time of resuming hearings on campaign
contributions before the Clapp commit
tee. Senator Clapp has set next Tuesday
as the tentative date for the next meet
ing. It will be preliminary to map out
a course of action. Testimony may not
be taken for some time owing to the
absence of a quorum. Senator Oliver
Is In a Baltimore hospital. Senator
Jones Is detained at home, and Senator
Paynter Is also absent.
Opens in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4. - Sociolo
gists, health officers and civic welfare
workers from many cities gathered her-i
today to attend the second national con,
ference on housing In America, which
concludes Its sessions Friday.
Questions relating to health and sani
tation, overcrowdlna In lodging houses,
worklngmen's houses and their financ
ing, the planning and building of gard
en cities, and the work of teaching the
housing gospel to newly-arrived Immi
grants are among the subjects for dis
cussion by the members.
When Yo ThlHlc of Fwrnltwe Think of Jackaom'a
''- T ?msj n ss sea ? ISA
w, ASTONISHING VALUES IN
5keS9 Store 915 to 925 SevenfU Street
Early Bayers Will Reap a Harvest of Bargains This Week
Furniture gifts tring the most happiness to all because they are useful and lasting, and will be in your home years after
the little tawdry, fancy articles are thrown away. The best values are being snapped up. Hurry in and make your selections.
Pay a small deposit and have the goods laid aside for Xmas delivery.
Oar Niw Method Credit Plan Will Htlp You to Bridge Over the
Financial Strain of Christmas. Tfm.--A,k gSS" Bow
II IB. lllli' WlH El
1 1 us a Mil h
For Tbla Handsome 8-Day
20 inches high, 11 inches wide.
Actual Value, 13.60.
Only One to a Customer and for
ryrT "h I "tPssssssssssssssF
For Masdhe Imperial
Gifts bid Aafc far Xau m
Payaeat tf SmI Dtp
For This Elegant
Beautiful Mahogany Piano Finish.
Actual Vulur, 19.50.
For This Rich Mahogany Piano
Nice shelf below. An elegantly
finished desk. Actual $9.50 value.
This Fine $5 TELEPHONE
S1AND and SEAT Complete for
Solid Oak Earl) English Finish.
MADE TO OUK SPECIAL ORDER.
Phone For One Tomorrow.
For This Genuine fiQsf
FOB THIS HEAVT BRASS
WITH LIOXS' HEADS OF CAST
BRASS. VALUE, $L50.
All (his week (or benefit ot Xmas
buyers. Fine 9 ft. x 12 tt. Rugs
at almost wholesale mill prices.
o Phono or Stall Orders.
For This Dainty
Bamboo ud Mitlinf Waste Basket
Splendid Value at 89c
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fill Asia ml.L Riakk ssflsLJKsJssssHnsU
vjfPf h tdii n munim
-egLfl ' ' lU !SdissSHPsSsU
Biggest and Best Line of
In Washington at
)7.50 to $150
These nrlces Are From $5
I 'o $10 Under Those Quoted
Remember Our Brass Beds
Are the "Guaranteed
For Beautiful Mahogany Piano
Try to match It anywhere at $4.50.
J 3keg Store 915 o 925 Sewmtiv Street
THE SUSY CORNER
For Red Cross
LACE BED SETS
5 Pieces for the Price of One
Just i holiday special ta set the town talking. The bed spread alone is worth the price of the 1
enure sei me sets consist or spread, 45x45-inch lace table cover, two 30x30-inch Atn aq
shams, and an ISx48-inch dresser scarr. Al! reproductions of Mexican drawn work, &).. 70 1
closely woven. Actual $5 values; a limited lot, special tomorrow, set I
Sample Bed Sets
Of French net with Renaissance
S 10 Sets
SIS Setsl $20 Sets
10c Curtain Madras,
Pretty Colorings, cr
Yard .... OC
Limit 10 Yards to Person
Silk crinkle in greens, gold, rose,
red, tan, etc., also Silk Damasks
Drapery Store Third Floor.
Artistic Bamboo Furniture I
For Gift Purposes or
Large practical articles, consisting of novelty triangular chairs,
book cabinets with 3 shelves, center tables with 17 in. square tops.
These were secured at a price which enables us to offer nO.
$1.50 to $2.00 values at V OC
200 Tabourets with 10-inch matting covered tops; very pQ
strong and substantial; 50c values, special tomorrow, each. .."v
Furniture Store Third Floor.
A Blossoming Garden of
Pretty Neck Bows
There are no many friends that ou wish to give
some pretty Inexpensive little remembrance to, and
so many or ir.ese rnenas, ir they aro women or
iclrls, need, want, and wear these pretty little bowa
that you can buy a whole dosen of them to five away
and be sure that you are doliur the rlcht thins.
Bows, lth color
ed drop In pretty
pretty little Horal
lace. Crepe da
Chine Bows, com.
blned with lace.
Crene de Chine
with pearl bead.
Neck ear Htore Street Floor.
Dress Warmly During Christmas
Good Preventives Against Cold
Golns; In and out of stores, with tha system more
or less taxed by the unusual strain of Hniirfav
shopping, one Is more liable to take cold than at
other times. Be watchful, dress warmly, and keep
in aood trim rpr enjoyinjr your holidays.
WOMEN'S JERSEY RIBBED VEST8, fleeced
and bleached, hlch neck. Ions- sleeves: with ankle
length panta to match, finished with French OC
bands. A garment OtJC
WOMEN'S UNION SUITS, fleece lined, perfect
fitting, made of unbleached yarns, high neck, ("A-
long sleeves, ankle lengths, at OUC
Ribbed Underwear 8tore Street Floor.
You Can Buy for
All pure linen, one corner hand em
Hemstitched, with narrow line lace
Initial Handkerchiefs, hand embroidered.
In plain letters, fancy leltern. with
wreaths, box knots, and fancy designs, or
All pure linen, hemstitched.
Fine shamrock lawn, one corner
mbroldered. and trimmed with Armenian
Pine and sheer lawn, hemstitched with
tlie new side effect embroidery, chulca
tce edged Handkerchiefs, narrow and
wide laces and linen centers.
Handmade rrlnceas lace Handkerchiefs.
Fancy and plain Mourning Handker
chiefs, all linen. ,
Colored border Handkerchiefs, French
printed, fast colors.
The Prettiest Colorings in
BLANKET BATH ROBES, two
different styles, one has a lay-down
collar the other Is In Dutch neck
effect; finished with turn-back
cuffs; stitched satin folds; both
stlc hae pocket, and cord and
tassel. Colorings are skv and tan,
lavender and white, navy and red,
rose and white, pearl and pink,
Women's Wear Store 2nd Floor.
FOR FINAL CLEARANCE
Recently $9.95 On Special Sale
Choice $4.95 Tomorrow
10 of them left from our recent big sale
we need the room these occupy, for holiday
lines, so cut the price deep to dispose of them
in short order.
Fnrh one is a verv desirohV tvie and will
make a rich effect for evening wear. We
have them in white and eold. white and sil
ver, amber and all black, all made on finest
imported nets. Trimming Store, Street Floor.
Reversible Bath Robing,
Firm Heavy Quality,
Plain colors, two-tone effects. In
some pieces the color on one side
contrasts with that of the other;
In others one side Is Just a lighter
tone of the same color as the other
side. The effect made up Is very
firetty indeed. Combinations are
Ight blue and white, pink and
white, gray and red, gray and blue,
gray and lavender, etc. Material
Is 27 Inches wide, and only Sic a
yard. Buy enough to make a
prettv bathrobe for some member
of the family.
Flannel Store Street Floor.
Alex Smith's "Extra"
At Exactly One Half Price Tomorrow
An offer embracing the sample line of this fa
mous brand. People who aro rug-wise will recog
nise them as Smlth'B heaviest grade and come for
them before the lot Is picked over.
Alt 9x12 ft. Size in Choicest Patterns
Including Orientals, florals, all-over and medallion
designs, in all kinds of colorings.
Regular $30 Values, dft i T
Choice of the Lot at fp j
Rug Store Third Floor.
For One Day-and One Day OnlyThursday
China, Glass and House Needs
25c to 59c Values. Seasonable Items.
S rolls of "OEM" Toilet Paper,
large rolls good-grade perforated
Oyster Fryers of best Russian
Iron, separate wire drain basket,
family size, 19c.
Water Palls, best Indurated fiber;
will not become water soaked; 10
quart size, 19c.
Water or Utility Palls, best
three-coated (talv. Iron, strong
handles; 14-qtiart, 19c.
As the Price Is so Low We Limit Quantities to
Double Roasters or cereal Cook
ers; best seamless enamel, nice
. size, covered, 19c.
Pastry or Biscuit Boards, best
selected stock, In sanitary bag; 14
and SO-lnch size, lie.
Three Gas Mantles, Inverted or
upright styles, extra-grade stock,
Six cakes Olelne Laundry Soap,
Skillets or Frying Pans, best pol
ished steel, seamless, sanitary, 10
Incli size, 19c.
2 yards of "SECONDS" Tabln
Oil Cloth, assorted patterns, 5-4
Cereal Jars of best Imported
porcelain, prettily decorated, good
2 Hplce Jars, beet Imported por
celain, decorated, assorted namos,
good size, 19c.
Water Pitchers, rich colonial
glass, tankard shape, M-Kallon
One dozen Water Olasses, best
crystal glass, handsome colonial
shape, 9-ounce, 19c.
Jardinieres, best glazed stock,
dainty decorations, assorted shapes,
8 and t Inch, 19c.
Wash Basins, good grade plain
white stoneware, pretty shape and
good size, ltc.
Cuspidors or Spittoons, granite
Iron, removable tops, good sizes,
Sauce Tureens, fine plain thin
Syracuse china, pretty shape, cov
Yacht or Deck Mops, extra-grade
stock, long handle, largo size, 19c.
Dlshpans ot granite Iron, with
riveted handles, seamless, No, 10
Straight Saucepans, of granite Iron,
long handle und cover, seamless,
Berlin Kaucepans, granite, Iron,
long handle and cover, seumlcss.
0-plnt size, 19c,
Dusting Sets, comtarlHlng good
grade brush and heavy Japanned