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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2G; 1916.
Brownfow Not to Make Recom
mendations to Board for
Week or Ten Days.
SIGNAL SYSTEM IS OPPOSED
Fire Department Objects to
Suggestion Made by William
before taking notion, careful consid
eration will be Riven by tho Commis
sioners to the leanest of the. Washlng
ton Railway and nlectrlc Company that
all Hi o stops be nbollshed.
Commissioner Biownlow, who has
supervision of thb FIro Department,
said today that It probably will be a
week or ten days before he will bo
ready to submit his recommendations
to the board.
Objection was offered by official? of
the Fire Department today to the sug
gestion 0f William McK. Clayton that
signals bo established at tho fire stops
ns a warning to nil traffic, on the
ground that It might cause an unneces
sary suspension of traffic on several
streets. Such signals to be effective.
It was pointed out, must be heard for
three or four squares.
Public's Co-operation Needed.
For Irtftnncc. II n suld, a signal
nt Fourteenth and F Hlreets would
bo heaid In G street, causlnc a halt
In truffle, and If the (lie apparatus
turned Into F from fourteenth there
would be tin uncalled for delay In (J
Ac chaiiman of the committee on
public utilities or the Federation of
Citizens' Associations. Mr. Clayton is
planning to picsent to the federation
plans for expediting sticet railway
mirvice. The o-oooraUon of the pub
lic, lie sulci is needed toward this end.
Much time, he said emild be saved If
possengcrs would be In le-idiness to
move towaid the door us the car
comes to a halt.
nother suggestion is that standing
pnrsengora move toward the front of
the car thus saving the time lost in
iiowdlng and avoiding the confusion
ca.ised by the efforts of the conductor
to prexent congestion near the rca
Danger of Collision Slight.
In ibolishlng the fire flops thn
Traction Company suggest", that tho
regulations icqtilrd the motormen
to excicise careful control of the curs
on npprnucliing those crossings The
Action would be justlliod, it I. argued.
by improve'iiont In the s.'ivlcc. and
the danger of collision, it is declared,
would bo slight.
Offii lals of the Flr Pepm tment. as
announced by Acting Chief Fnginecr
Jaws Kellhor ventcrday, arc opposed
to abolishing the lire stops, and point
to a number of accidents which re
sulted from collisions In tween flic
apparatus and the i urn before they
Grow Kinder With Age,
Creed Advanced By
Great French Singer
No Time for Hatred of Any Nation, Asserts Prima
Donna Who Is to Sing Tomorrow' for Benefit of
Soldiers in Trenches of Western Front.
By FLORENCE E. YODEk.
'If one docs not grow kinder, as one grows older, what is the
use of age at all?"
Madame Emma Calve, foremost prima donna of France, who is
to sing for the benefit of the French soldiers on the firing line, to
morrow at the National Theater, has dedicated her life and talents
for that which is the dearest thing in her life, La Belle France, yet
when asked last night if she ever sang for causes other than her
own answered in the affirmative.
"When they are wounded, ill. they are not French, or German, or
English but just wounded men. You think that it is a great and
beautiful thing that I should sing to wounded German prisoners, but
that is only as it should be.
MORE KIND WITH AGE.
WASHINGTON RATEDlSAVS W fflHB
as cn CITY
Receives More Than Million Dol
lars More in Money Orders
Than Is Paid Out Here.
SOCIALISM IS R 6H
Sir Edward Carson 111
As Result of Overwork
LONDON, Jan. 2fi-Slr Kdward Car
jon, attorney for the appellants In tho
nppeal against the verdict adludglng
Teddy SJIngsby to be the son of Lieut.
Charles It. Sllngsbv, has been taken
111, overcome by the physical effort of
opening the case. In which he has been
hpeaking for several days. Ills assocl
ntos continued the aniilyt-N of the evi
dence of the first trial
Sir Kdward was extremely weary at
the end of lnt week and spent Satur
dny and Sunday In bod. When ho re
sumed th ne on Mondnv his volco
was almost ton weak to continue. It is
estimated that he has spoken so far In
the case 252,000 words.
The least that could have been exnect
cd of the great Carmen was a refusal
to speak at all on the subject of that
country with which her own Is now at
war, but with a partial apologv for her
F.ngllsh. a delicate reminder of her du
ties as a neutral person while In Amer
ica, and a flutter of her hands, she ex
plained her position.
"The Red Cross, when thev came to
mo to ask me to sing. I favor the fact
that in aiding this great organization I
help mv enemies does not concern me.
Wounded are all wounded. It does not
matter. When I go to the hospitals and
stand In the wards to sins to tho brave
soldiers of France I make no especial
ciuery as to whether or not there are
German soldiers there "
The Interview was granted at the home
of Mrs. Christian I Hcmmlck.
Pride In Errnnd.
Nothing can approximate the pride
with which the diva explained her
erranJ to Washington. If the sight of
her flashing black-brown eyes, her
quick f-mile. and her manner as she
said "1 am a French woman," was
it,iiriticr u-hnt. indeed will be the cf-
.,, -l.....o ......
tfft nf her rendition of the "Mar- I
sellalse" when she sings it at the
With all of her love of I-ranee she
has had no time for hatred of any
other nation. Her creed of kindness
can be seen In her face. Black hair,
brushed up pompadour fashion from
a wide white forehead guiltless of
lines wide set. lieavil fringed black
eyes. M might white teeth, and a kitul
1, but Inscrutable smile this is
Madame Calve today. Her cheeks were
a fulnt pink, which heightened as she
talked, and with her black evening
dress, a rose at her waist, and a
lacy black scarf she looKeo inoeeu a
lthough the close association ui
Madame Calve with the role of Car
men has made many think that she
wax Spanish, the truth Is that she
a born In the French Pyrenees She
1p In her full prime today, and the
marvelous technique which has made
It possible for her to give out her
glorious voice for over a score of
years. Is more perfect than ever.
Her Early Memories.
IMucated at n. convent, her cail.v
memories, aside from the routine of
convent life, aic of the happy days in
that picturesque country. Then she
went to I'arls, and, while she studied
music under Roslun. Laborde. whom she
later made famous, she came to love,
tho life of the French capital.
After continental, and then American,
and then world tours, during which she
conquoied all sorts and kinds of peo
ples bv the wonder of her singing, she
went back to France to spnd her lat
ter ears, and made her home at the
Chatc.iu Cabrlercs. near where she was
born, and theie supervised the culti
vation of her own vineyards, on tho
sides of the three mountain peaks on
her estate, whimsically named "Car
men," "Cavallerla," and "Navartalse."
after three operas In which she has
attained her greatest tilumphs.
Though her castle Is far from the
scene of fighting, the opening of the
war found Mine. Calve, coming out of
her retirement to volunteer for hos
pital work. While doing that she real
ized that the chief need was for funds
and equipment, the volunteers were
numerous, but the material to aid the
wounood was far, far too scarce
The chief need was motor ambulance
service. Mrs. Kdlth Wharton, American
writer, and scores of others have helned
place before this country the need for
tnc amnulances. .Mine. Calve took part
In tho first concert given for the bene
lit of the French flotilla committee,
through which money Is being raised
Jor the ambulances.
More Arc Needed.
Two flotillas, of five cars each, al
ready have been sent to Trance bv
tho people of this countrv Hu n nnv
moie are needed That is whv Mine
Calve Is going to visit Washington and
other cities to sing In tho concerts for
One flotilla caies for a whole aiinv
division of 16,000 men in action. The
Ficnch army alone counts moro than
100 divisions, and the number of thcae
formations, ns vet. Hre few.
Each of these flotillas, or fleets, is
made up of live small light motors (ne
car carries parts of a portable operating
room, another has a powerful electric
lighting and heating installation, a third
boars a laundrv outfit, a fourth Is tho
drlng van. and a fifth convoys the In
stallation for sterilization, destruct on of
vermin, and cleansing
Onlv three hours are required to sot
up these Instal'atlons to render efficient
hospital service to an entire division.
Washington Is a creditor city In the
money-order business of tho country.
Residents, or rather business men. of
the Capital received last year tl,VJ7fiMM
more In money orders thnn they paid
out in money ordors.
Statistics prepared by a special com
mittee appointed by the Postmaster
llenoral to make a survey of the postnl
money-order system for the purpose of
ascertaining Its condition and advan
cing Its erfic'cy and economical ad
ministration, show that the Washington
J'ostofTlce annually payi out more on
money orders paid than It takes in on
money orders Issued. Thin means that
the balance of money-order business,
which Is largely mail-order business,
Is In favor of Washington merchants.
Washington ranks sixteenth among
the cities of tho country In the Amount
of money-order business transacted,
being led by such mall-order centers as
f'hlcago, which head the list. New
York, Hoston. Kansas City, Philadel
phia, and Pittsburgh.
Tho committee says that It is hard
lo determine the factors of cost In the
system, but the balance sheet given in
dicates that for the fiscal year 19H, nil
receipts exceeded all disbursements or
liabilities by nbout J10.000. .
All postmasters of the countrv iave
been asked for suggestions for better
ments to the service, and these replies
are being canvassed and considered.
The survey. It is believed. offerB an
Intelligent basis for consideration of
betterments and Improvements.
Lecturer Explains How Powers
Have Adopted Principles of
BABY RUNS AWAY
TO A CRUEL DEATH
Sues Traction Company.
For Inlurles alleged to have been sus
tained when a Chevy Chase car ran off
the track at the terminal. Madeline M
Lannlng. an infant, through William I..
Lannlng. has filed suit for $20,000 dam
aces against the Capital Traction Corn
pan v. The petition was filed bv Attor
nevs Ralston and Richardson
Dwelling upen the European war ns
tho most powerful uiwmcnt In fiiror
of socialism, Mis. Rose I'nbtor Ftol.es,
whose husband, J CJ. Phelps S'okei:, Is
president cf the Intercollegiate Social
ist Society, addressed a large gathering
at the Pub.lc I.tbrnty list nlfflit.
It has been In times of greatest Kress,
sho declared, that tho ifovcrnments of
the powers have taken lefuge in the
principles of focinllfli, government own
ership In raitlcnlur. In support of this
claim Mrs. Stoks leellcd several devel
opments of the tsresent war. Including
the taking over by the British govern
ment of certain Industries as a mean
of Insuring the output, and the sweep
ing abolition of nlcohol Irt Russia, bv a
fctroke of tho pen. as Mrs. Stok.-s ex
pressed It. She alv declared that the
establishment of tho parcel post In this
country was "but the logical outcome of
exorbitant rates by expiess companies
The subject of Mrs. Stokes' talk wtis
"What the Socialist Want and Why
They Want it."
The meeting was held under the aus
pices of the Washington alumni chap
ter of thii Intercollegiate Socialist So
ciety of America
To Hold Mass Meeting.
The united peace and antl-mllltsrlst
organizations of Washington nave nr
r.inrcd a mass meeting of protest
ngalnst preparedness, which will be held
in Poll's Theater next Hunuay auer
noon. ... . ..
Congressman Warren vortn uaney
of Pennsylvania. Congressman Calla
way, Slayden nnd Dies of Texas. Gor
don of Ohio, and Tavcnner of UJInolo
Glide's American Beauties
like all of nude's home-gro? n flowers
- aio perfecly beautiful. 1214 F n.
Mother in Hospital, CM of Three
Toddles Out and Is Killed
NBW YORK. Jan. Zfi.-Wlion her
father was engaged in making her bed
ready last night, three-year-old May K.
Crowley, whose mother in In Flower
Hospital, cxpoctlng the arilval of
another child, wandered from her homo
In Seventieth street.
It was the first time the child had
gone unguarded upon the street. She
toddled along Second avenue lo Slxty-
soventh street, where fancy decided
her to cross. A laige automobile grocery
truck, rumbling north, came upon her.
tJhe was felled and her skull crushed.
About the time that her lifeless body
was being lifted from the street and
carried Into a drug store, her father,
missing the girl, started for tho East
Sixty-seventh street police station, a
block and a half from tho place of
the accident. Oolng by wav of Third
avenue, he learned nothing then of
the tragedy Ho was on his wav home
when he met women bearing his little
DIDN'T GO TO BOTTOM
LONDON. Jan. 2.-Tho Dominion
liner Norseman, reported In yesterday's
M vet pool dlspatcho3 to have been sunk,
did not go to the bottom, but was
beached. It was learned today. There
were no casualties among her crew.
The Norseman, formerly In service
between Liverpool and Portland, Me.,
nnd Canadian ports, made her lanA
ago from America late in November,
carrying a war cargo to Liverpool. She
was then commandeered by the- Hritlsh
Sternburg's Brother Dead.
BERLIN fvla wireless to Sayvllle).
Jan, 2C James Alexander Speck von
Htcrnburg, younger brother of the. for
mer German ambassador to the United
Mates, died today, at the age of sixty
One of his sons fell at the beginning
of the war. A second Is a prisoner In
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Recent tests show a great
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When electrically cooked, a roast beef of seven pounds lost but
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same amount of beef, the loss was over three pounds. The actual
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Many other tests were made and the per cent of saving due to
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A reduction in food bills can be accomplished if the food is
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