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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SUNDAY. SEPTE3EBER 30. 1917.
S TO OPEN DANCE
SEASON ON THURSDAY
GThe opening dance of the season.
2der the auspices of the dance commit
Se of Washington Lodge, R P. O. E..
csiill be held at Elks Hall, 913 H street
iStirthwcst, Thursday evening next.
tf3n altracl'e Program has been ar-
JOjincea. and tne commute nu nwoo
Upeclal plans for the decoraUve lca-
gilie committee In charge Is ompossd
i Joseph Balderson, chairman; Arthur
53(hltcomb, vice chairman: George Van
JSJfcn Berg, secretary . Herman Richards,
jSiasurer. and Lieut. Walter Mack, re-
cxsption committee, chairman.
Soldier Boy Gives
His Blood for Girl;
Then Goes to Camp
HAGEBSTOWN. Md., Sept. 30.
' To sa e the life of Miss Edith
Snyder, his neighbor and friend,
Thomas E. JIcGowan baa sacrificed
aguart of his blood at the Wash
ington County Hospital here.
Miss Snyder waa critically III,
but when McGowan, who was
drafted In the army, left for Camp
Meade, a day after the operation,
she waa much improved. Mc
Gowan's arm contains five stitches,
and he carries it In a sling.
LIBERTY MOTOR PASSES
EVERY TEST HADE
- The Liberty motor, the standard
aeroplane engine developed In Wash
ington for the great aerial fleet that
Uncle Sam is to send to France, has
passed every conceivable test of ser
An ordinary atock motor, after
being put through every service test
of continuous running under various
loads, temperature and barometric
conditions, has given, continuous oper
ation test that exceeds any conditions
that It will be called upon to meet in
service. Officials of the Automotive
Board and the Government generally
are highly satisfied with these tests
which have just been completed, it
was learned today.
illlll jFw the October Bride. . a
Never Was Our-Stock of Appropriate
and Serviceable xGifts So Extensive,
Never the Prices More Inviting
Sterling Silver Pie Knife ' ;$2.00
Sterling Silver Game Set , . $3.50
Six Pearl Handled Fruit Knives; Sterling Silver mounted' . 5.00 N
Sterling Silver Sugar and Cream; in case IS.": . :.", ! $13.50
Sterling Silver Flower Vase '. -.,. , $7,50
Six Sterling Silver Cocktail Glasses in case . . . .$22 .50
Cut Glass Marmalade Jar; with enameled top and Sterling'
Silver Spoon ..-... $6.00.
Six Cut Glass Ramekins $1350
Cut Glass Oil and Vinegar Dressing Bottle; Sterling Silver
Six Sterling Silver Goblets; in case.-. . .- $55.00
Six Afterdinner Coffee Cups and Saucers; in case $2250
Three-piece Sterling Silver Carving Set; in easel --. : $6.00
Sheffield Silver Cheese and Cracker Dish $350
Sheffield Silver Vegetable Dish ". ..$10.00
Sheffield Silver Cake Baskets '. $5.00
Sheffield Silver Tea Set; 5 pieces $2750
Sheffield SilverJKayonnaise Bowl and Ladle $2.00
SheflpfrSflyeig&rge-size Platter. . ."" , ,'$11.00
Sheffield SilverBread Tray. . . . : ". $3.00
Y doz. Ice Tea Glasses and Ice Tea Spoons .. . . $2.50
A Wide Range of Beautiful Cut Glass Bowls, Dishes,
Mayonnaise Bowls, JamJars and the like ,.,,
- .' at$1.00
Fairfax Silverware in Innumerable Choices
R. Harris & Co.,
Seventh & D Streets
Should the Incurable and the
Defectives Be Killed?
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From a. cold blooded, economic
standpoint, every pauper and imbecile
and hopelessly-incurable -person In
the United States ought to be put
to death painlessly by the State, ac
clrdlng to Dr. Harvey W. "Wiley,
former chief of the United States
Bureau of Chemistry, but the Idea, is
Impossible under our present national
psychology, he believes.
Dr. Wiley made this statement today-
in commenting upon the action
of Dr. A. W. Guild, of Ia Moines,
Iowa., who made a plea before the
annual convention of the American
Association of Progressive Medicine,
at Chicago, la which Dr. Oulld urged
the adoption of legalized eOthanasla
for the disposal of' all aged, infirm
or suffering- persons who longed for
"Such "an Idea Is only possible un
der a system similar to German kul
tur. The existence of Imbeciles and
incurables Is undoubtedly a burden
to the State, but It Is not an unmixed
eviL The mere fact that the State
will carry such a burden shows that
numanltarlanlsm is stilt active In our
la Already Practiced.
".Euthanasia is already practiced
to the greatest permissible extent.
It Is legitimate medical practice to
ease the pain of an Incurable even
though the easing of his pain will
hasten death. I believe; though, that
as long as human life la regarded aJ
precious. It is Impossible to put into
operation such an Idea.
"Every reputable practitioner In
the United States believes in this
form of euthanasia. It Is perfectly
proper, when physician has satisfied
himself that a patient cannot get
ur1l avtrf whn ,1i n.H.nt la In an
I extreme moribund condition. to ad
minister an onlate or a. narcotic of
j some sort, even when the doctor
j knows that the administering of that
narcotic will pass the patient into a
sleep that precedes the aleep of death.
"But at the same time, society faces
a terrible responsibility when It at.
tempts to take the life of the Indi
vidual without the proper process of
law. The mere fact that several pr-
J aons, among- them the principal, come
I to an agreement to bring- about the
! death of an Individual la not sufficient
j ground for causing- the death of a hu.
1 man being, no matter how great the
DIsagTeea With Gain.
"Dr. Guild says, I understand, that
a man would mercifully knock a
horse In the head, and that the same
thing. In effect, should be done to a
human being wjio Is in a hopeless
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j Such things tend to produce cold-
I bloodedness in a. nation. It Is that
J same coldblooded, calculating efflc-
lency which has made the German
conduct of the war so terrible and
which we are now trying to wipe out
for the peace of the world.
"Dr. Oiler, In advocating the chloro
forming of men after they had passed
the age of sixty, made the mistake
or fixing a time limit, just as the
military service mistakes in re
tiring officers at a certain age. 're
gardless of their efficiency. Accord
ing to Osier's theory, I've been dead
for thirteen years, whereas I've done
my best work in that time.
"Hindenburg, the great German
general, is seventy-one, and the Presl-
The Idea of euthanasia is bitterly
opposed by. Dr. "William Tindall,
former secretary of the District Com
missioners, ane one of the most
prominent of the older element of
"I am unqualifiedly against any
such idea," said Dr. Tindall. "It is
not only a horrible Idea and an In
human one, but I don't believe thaV
It would be possible to enact such a
law without paving the way to a suc
cession of appalling crimes.
"I see In" such & law an unusual
opportunity for persons to dispose of
old individuals who, by retaining
their hold on life, are depriving oth
ers of an Inheritance. There would
be too great a temptation to trump
up causes and reasons for legalized
dent of the United States has passed
Oadesued by Mcr. Tkemas.
Euthanasia, in Its suggested form.
Is condemned by slgr. C. F. Thomas,
pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic
Church, who holds to the theory that
nature has her own euthanasia, And
that man should not be deprived of
the last moments of life when he
should be preparing himself for the
world to come.
"Euthanasia, the giving of anesthetics
to deaden pain, so that the patient is
rendered generally or permanently In
sensible, seems rather extreme and in
defensible." sald-Mgr. Thomas. It might
be readily admitted as Just and proper
to administer drugs for temporary re
lief of the sufferer, or when a serious
operation is to be performed,. It is nec
essary to put the patient Into a condi
tion where he will not feel the pain.
"But it does not 'appear, to roe Just
right to deprive a sufferer of the use
of his reason In the hours preceding
"If man were but an animal, without
a soul or spiritual life, and If his going
forth from this life be no more than
tl)e passing of a. goat or a sheep, then
perfectly right or justifiable might be
the administering of such powerful drugs
to deprive him of sense or reason.
"1 do not know of any special decision
of the church on the subject other than
EXPECT AGREEMENT TUTS
WEEK ON MINE WAGES
With retail coal, prices to "be fixed by J
Fuel Administrator Gareld this week;
the Joint bituminous conference has
speeded up Its efforts to adjust wage de
mands of the country's soft coal Tnbtyr..
The jOpe,rators and miners hop to ar
rive" t t, compromise by next Thursday-.
Garfield's prices, expert to be -announced
tomorrow, will be only .tenta
tive. 'The wage Increase will advance
the price, to the-consumer.
Operators are gathering flnrresle
present to Garfield showing bow znea
a wax increase win add to the eostNif
1R. THOMAS SAYS f mm ; 1
EUTHANASIA SEEMS i lwgTi 1
the general teaching that In his last mo
ments a. roan,abould be left to as to pre
pare himself for tne 'eternity which Is
coming In upon hlnl Nature seems to
have a way of Its own' in those last mo
ments of deadening pain. At least, I
have often been told by physicians that
the pains which we -Imagine to be so
acute are nit felt so much by them.
Nature, if not grace, gives them strength
to bear what otherwise they would be In
capable of bearing.
"It Js heartrending W see people softer,
but It appears to be more heartrending
to see them made unconscious, kept un
conscious, and then die-like dogs, wrlth
"Our civilized instincts our Christian
feelings would condemn euthanasia, or
permanently depriving anyone of the use
of hts-factultles of mind and heart at a
time when these tnay mean so much tor
him, and the exercise or them would
bring so much consolation 'to the survlv-1
Jng relatives. - ,. j
' We do not like to witness anyone
passing away from this life- without the
possession of reason and Intelligence.
Even when nature itself deprives one of
the power we who survive think It a pity
and a hardship that we caught not ui.
last flickering- of the human Intellect."
Dr. Guild, in his statement to the
medical conference, told the. assem- g
bled doctors that there were 200.000
persons In the United States at. this
time who prayed for deatn., -L.ue is
often forced on these people," said
Dr. Guild. - '
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BULLDOG TEARS CUED -
OF 4 YEARS TO DEATH
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. Ml John T, sj
Michel, Jr.. aged four, was set upon and s
killed by a bull dog In his uncle's yard. !
T-h Antr ?trnl him rhsln and anranr
upon the child. His uncle attacked the
dog with hammer, and kinea iu dui
not before the chljd was dead.
Announcing an Advance Exhibit of
Comprising All. the 1918 Models';
FUR SETS and
We specialize in Fur GarmenU Ma!de to 'Order and
offer, for your selection, an unosoally- large collection of
choice pelts, whhh were bought early at very favorable
We shall be "pleased to nave yon inspect our offer
ingsall of which are distinguished by QUALITT of fur
and workmanship and very reasonable prices.
Fur Garments Remodeled and Repaired
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The Best SUIT
Values in Town
You can count on getting
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you make your selection at
Beautiful fall shades; -wide, full
taffeta ruffles with perfectly
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Sprrlal Imr this week
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Large Velret Sail
or, erosjrrain ribbon
A Word About
Prices are advancing. We
have a large stock, bought at
the old prices. At least come
in and make your selection
now. We will reserve it on a
small deposit and you will
save at least $5.00.
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There Is not enough actual cash in circulation
throughout the entire world to finance the great strug
gle for universal liberty which is being waged in
Europe. Without the extension of credit to the nations
engaged in warfare civilization would be trampled into
' When thegreat nations of the world look upon credit;
with favor certainly the individual has every reason to
feel the same way toward the system that enables him
to supply the comforts of home which are his privilege
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