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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDAY: JANUAKY 8. 1918.
NT EXPLA NS
The delivery of three tons of- coal
o a. house in the northeast section
aused a considerable sensation and
austic comments by the coalless ones
n the neighborhood.
An Investigation by The Times
rought to light that the coal had
een ordered since last August and
vas delivered to a. house whose occu
uants were shivering from a lack of
The house Is a large one and the
tnnual consumption of coal there aver
ages twenty tons. That amount was
rdered before winter set In, but. In
he face of the shortage, delivery had
nly been made In one-ton lots, with
hilly Intervals between.
The receipt of a larger Quantity
'han ona ton was the result not of a
desire to get a large supply, but of
the efforts of three people, each of
whom was striving for one ton of
oel which the other two bad been
unable to obtain.
By coincidence all three succeeded
in their efforts at the same time, and
attempts to cancel two of the orders
were made, only to And that the coal
had already been delivered.
Tha owner or the house staiea urn
the fuel obtained today Is all that he
kaa and Is willing to prove It by
showing his coal bin to the doubters.
ONLY 2 CASUALTIES
AT U. S. AIR SCHOOL
D. C. COAL DEALERS
ADOPT RULES FOR
N 6 WEEKS
it YVITK THE AMERICAN- AK11V IN
f-r FRANCE, Jan. 8. One split Up and
s one cracked elbow this is the cs.su-
ally list ior six weens i uuc
biggest American flying schools in
The suspicion that embryo ffyera
were killed off like Spartan weak
lings in learning to use their wings
Is being erased by bloodless facts
from the flying centers.
In this eix weeks' period at this
school a dozen machines crashed to
the ground. In everi case the filer
Dulled himself together after the
shock and walked out of the tingle
of wires and splintered wood, fear-
." inr most to face the commanding
officer and explain how it happened.
N'one of the machines fell from any
gr'eat height. Most of the accidents
ware landing mishaps In which In
experienced flyers hit the ground too
hard or at too great an angle, and
dumped over. Soma flyers fell a few
yards, but coming down nose first,
were not la danger of being pinioned
under the engine.
The man whose lip was split was
tossed headfirst into the kindling
wood of his wings after a bad land
ing. The camp surgeon took three
stitches in the Up and in three days
the youngster reported again for fly
The owner of the cracked elbow
got hurt in a similar accident when
his arm came down kerslam on the
TURKS PROPOSE LENINE
FOR NOBE PEACE PRIZE
AMSTERDAM; Jan. 8. The philo
sophical faculty of Constantinople
has proposed Nichols! Lenlne, of the
Russian Bolshevikl for the Nobel
peace prize, according to word re
Be Careful in Using
Soap on Your Hair
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali, which Is very
Injurious, aa it dries the scalp and
makes the hair. brittle.
The best thing to use is just plain
mulslfled cocoanut oil, for It is pure
and entirely greaseless. It's very
cheap, and beats the most expensive
soaps or anything else all to pieces.
Tou can get this at any drug store,
and a few ounces will last the whole
family for months.
Simply moisten the hair with water
and rub It in. about a teaspoonful Is
all that Is required. It mak.s an
abundance of rich, rrmv lather,
cleanses thoroughly, and rins.g out
easily. The hair dries qulcklv and
evenly, and is soft, fresh looking,
bright, fluffy, wa. and ea to han
die. Besides. It loosens and takes uut
every particle of dust, dirt, and dan
25c IN TUBES 50c
ea-Ver Catarrti 3'Ur n totws) Is the
suum ef prrrestloa which U worth
aaoaA et fruitless efforts to aSera Icstsst
rettst from cold Is the bee.
Ter sal fcy Prole's Dnc tares.
CDenneirs Drag Star, aad the
Co-ordination of the coal Business
of Washington is today a fact. In
response to the ultimatum of John
L. Weaver, Federal fuel administra
tor of the District of Columbia, a
central exchange, with offices at 1413
O street, has been created to con
duct the pofl of equipment and fa
cilities of the local coal dealers.
Plans for the conduct of the pool
were submitted to Mr. Weaver last
night by the committee appointed
by the coal men on Friday to draft
the" co-ordination rules, and were ac
cepted by him. Except for three
minor changes suggested by the fuel
administrator, the rules stand as orig
An executive committee of five was
appointed to take charge of the cen
tral exchange, with C. F. radeley as
chairman. A representative .of the
fuel administration is to be appointed
to co-operate with the executive com
mittee. Edward B. Eynon will be
Mr. Weaver's choice, H Is understood,
though the final appointment has not
The central exchange will be in
operation as soon as the necessary
Loffice details can be arranged.
ilules and regulations under which
the new central exchange will be
operated are as follows:
First. The purpose of there rules
and regulations Is to facilitate the
distribution and prompt delivery of
coal, co-ordinating the business of the
yards and iiulpment of the local coal
dealers for that purpose.
Second A central bureau, repre
senting the coal dealers of the Dis
trict of Columbia, shall be established
for the purpose of facilitating the dis
tribution and delivery of coal. This
bureau shall be uader the supervision
and control of the executive commit
tee. Third Concerns shall no later than
8 o'clock a. m. on every business day,
and from time to time during such
day, as occasion may Justify, notify
the general bureau of the number of
teams or trucks which they can spare
and time for which they be so spared.
An Information so received by the
central bureau shall be tabulated and
recorded. All records shall be open
at all times to the Federal adminis
trator for the District of Columbia
and daily reports made to him on
forms provided by htm.
Fourth A concern having on hand
more coal than it is able to deliver
with expedition shall request the
plant or plants nearest to lta location
for the use of such teams or trucks as
can be furnished by such plants to as
sist the requesting concern In mak
ing deliveries for that day. If the
requested concern Is unable to fur
nish the desired assistance, the re
questing concern shall Immediately
notify the central bureau, which shall
notify the owners of unemployed
teams- when and where to report for
assisting work. And It shall be the
duty and obligation of such requested
concerns to Immediately pla?c at the
disposal of the requesting concern
such numbers of teams or trucks as
the central bureau may have directed.
The decision of the Federal Fuel Ad
ministrate for the District of Co
lumbia aa to whether a concern has
on hand more coal than it is able to
deliver with expedition to be final.
Fifth The rate of compensation for
such teams and trucks, to be paid by
the requesting concern to the assist
ing concern, shall be fixed by the ex
ecutive committee, and no other rate
of compensation than so fixed shall be
charged or paid.
Sixth Concerns shall, aa soon as
track or dump deliveries are made
to them, distribute and deliver such
shipments as expeditiously as possi
ble. Seventh Concerns shall report dally
to the Federal fuel administrator of
the District of Columbia their dally
shipments from the mines, daily re
ceipts, dally sales, and amount of
stock on hand at end of business day.
Eighth The executive committee
are authorized to take up. Investi
gate, and report with recommenda
tions all reports or charges made
respecting violations of the regula
tions of the Federal fuel admlnls
trator or these rules and regulations.
Ninth This organization, having
no control or authority over what Is
known In the trade as "hucksters"
and grorerymen selling In small quan
tlti's, snumtii no responsibility for
Tenth These rules and irgulatlons
shall be enforced until terminated on
written notice by the committee
formulating thm, and due notice will
be givn of any changes In or amend
ments thereto Such changes to take
effect unly up--n tho approval thereof
by the F-ipral fuel administrator of
the District of Columbia.
I.ast night's meeting was called to
order by W Hamilton Smith, chair
man of the coal mm.
f I" I'adrley. chairman of the com
mittee appointed to draft the pooling
rules, arilvcd shortly after the melt
ing ua railed to order and was
granted the floor. Mr. radeley called
to the attention of the meeting the
full page advertisement appearing in
The Washington Times of yesterday
signed by "The Centralization Com
mittee of Ten of the Coal Dealers of
the District of Columbia "
As chairman of the committee Fade
ley repudiated the Imx-rtlon ol the
advertisement. The advertisement,
he vaid, mi neither discussed by the
committee in it deliberations nor
He then read to the meeting a let
ter received from the Fuel Adminis
trator, calling upon the committee
for a full explanation of the adver-
tlsement before the pooling rules
could be considered.
The letter follows:
-Jan. 7, 1918.
"Mr. Fadeley, Chairman.
"Coal Merchants' Committee.
"Washington, D. C,
"Dear Sir: Ydur communication con
sisting of the minutes of the meeting
held January 5. 1918. and then con
tinued January 6. 1918, and a draft of
rules and regulations to govern the
operation of the general coal trade in
the District of Columbia, has been
"Before I consent to consider the
communication as presented to me by
you I must ask for a full explanation
from the coal merchants of tha facts
and circumstances connected with
the publication in The Washington
Times of todav of an advertisement
signed, "Centralization Committee of
Ten of the Coal Dealers of the. Dis
trict of Columbia.'
"You communicated with me ihls
afternoon repudiating any respon
sibility for this advertisement on the
part of your committee.
"Tou then eald over the telephone
to Commissioner Brownlow that you
would prepare a statement of repudia
tion and give it to the Washington
Post and the Washington Herald for
publication In the morning.
"I cheerfully accept your explana
tion rln tt.h.lf nt Vrttie Committee. &nd
jam now convinced after your state
ment to me that your committee haa
nothing whatever to do with the puo
licatlon of the advertisement In ques
tion. "However, any organisation of coal
dealers that will serve the public In
this emergency must be able to com
mand the loyalty of the coal merch
ants of the city. This publication
signed In this manner without your
knowledge or the knowledge of your
committee states that as yil your or
ganization does not command the nec
essary and adequate loyalty ana sup-
"In view of these considerations It
Is Impossible for me to consider tho
communication you havo presented
until I have received from you repre
senting the coal merchants, the run
explanation asked for above.
"I will an ait your reply to this
communication In my office, "33 Fif
teenth street. That reply should tell
me the nam of the roan who inserted
the advertisement in The Washington
iTIma. It should also- tell me aen
1 nltely whether or not the comrounl
' cation presented to me today govem
I im ih nrranlzatlon of the general
coal trade has or has not the sup
port of the entire group ol coal mer
chants of tho District of Columbia.
"Tours very truly,
"FEDERAL, FUEL. ADMINISTRATOR
FOR THE DISTRICT OP COLUM
BIA." lie fuses to Sign.
Members of the committee were
called upon to sign a formal dis
avowal of the advertisement. They
all compiled with the exception of
W. Hamilton 8mlth.
"I am Informed that the advertise
ment was inserted by J. Maury Dove,"
said Smith. "I refuse to sign the pa
per; my loyalty and fealty to Mr.
Dove forbid it. I am now going to
stand by him."
Mr. Smith offered his resignation
as chairman of the meeting, but it
was not accented by the coal men.
A motion that the committee send
word to Mr. Weaver that the coal
men stood by their committee as a
unit was carried, and also a repudia
tion of the action of Mr. Dove. Mr.
Fadeley then left to lay before tho
fuel administrator the committee's
explanation as called for.
Enter J. Maury Dove.
J. Maury Dove, Jr.. entered the
meeting whlla the coal men awaited
the arrival of the fuel administrator,
and requested permission to make a
"The advertisement In The Times
was drawn up on Saturday by my
father and myself," said Mr. Dove.
"I .assume full responsibility for It.
It should have been signed by the
J. Maury Dove Company. The ad
vertisement was to have been sub
mitted to the committee. The proofs
were brought me yesterday morning
for my approval. Mr. Smith was 111
at his home, and I was so rushed with
work that I did not hav time to
bring It before them, and hastily ap
proved the proofs without making
the change In the signature. I havo
nothing to retract."
Escorted by Mr. Fadele, j0h 1,.
Wcaxer, and Commissioner Brownlow
made their appearance In the hall, and
wer" sieeted with prolong"! applause.
Veaer announced his acceptance of the
rules drafted by the committee and con
gratulated the coal men on Its prompt
action and workable plan. Commis
sioner Brownlow also congratulated the
coal men on their attitude, and nledrcri
the hearty co-operation of himself and
his fellow commissioners. (
HEARS RENDITION OF
By J. MaeB.
A splendid rendition of "The Ma
slah" of Handel that was also a com
munity event of unusual Importance
served last evening, even through
sleet and snow, to fill tha large au
dltorlum of the Central High School
to capacity. That the vast assembly
sat absorbed or enthusiastically ap
plauded throughout almost three
hours of this great sacred work was
the tribute to Sydney Lloyd Wright.
son. director of the Oratorio chorus
of 223 voices, to the soloists, arid to
this large, body of singers who have
labored so successfully to present free
tn the tieoole of Washington a Pr
formance of greater magnitude than
this masterpiece of Handel's has everi
received here before.
In bringing as bass soloist for Use
oratorio, Robert Mai Hand, of England,
Mr. Wrightson conferred another
great benefit upon the people, for
Robert Maltland la pre-eminenuy
great aa a singer of oratorio, and
his full, resonant voice delivered tha
noble lines of holy writ with an au.
thorlty and a. full dramatic slgnl
flcance that was ever near to gran
To Washington belongs the cradll
of the other soloists. In the clear
and beautiful soprano of Netta Craig
the recitatives and airs found a spir
itual touch that was full of feeling.
A young contralto. Mary Jacobs,
gave the tender music for this voice
a aualitv of appeal and mellow sweet
ness of tone that was round and
lovely. In the tenor role, Richard
Backing sang with sympathy, but he
was not In good form and his vole
was too restrained.
To the chorus and to Mr. Wrlght
sons handling of It unstinted praise
The "Hallelujah Chorus" concluded
the oratorio and tha audience and
chorus were then led In a full-hearted
singing of "America."
NEED WILL COME
FIRST THIS YEAR
An "American first" poller has
been adopted by the Fuel Administra
tion for 1918, according to Fuel Ad.
mlntstrator Garfield, who announces
that coa exports will be materially
reduced during the next; twelve
Exports of coal will be limited to
shipments for war purposes and
and those necessary In exchange for
commodities the United States must
Supply American Industries first
and then take care or ro reign de
mands, eays the Fuel Administrator.
The war trade board has been ap-
crlsed of the amount of export coal
available for 1918. but the figures
have not been made public
NEWTON WILL SEARCH
SHIPS IN SPY HUNT
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. Byron R.
Newton, collector of the port of New
York, Is today taking steps to have
every vessel entering or leaving the
harbor carefully scrutinized and over-
.1.H nv cnialtv lCtet IQULdl
of men, with a view to leaks of war
information to the enemy.
It may be necessary to search each
passenger. The new ruling applies
to vessels for entente allied ports as
well as to neutral ports.
SMALLPOX AT FLORENCE
CHECKED BY AMERICANS
FLORENCE, Italy. Jan. 8. A
smallpox scare prevalent during the
payt fortnight has been considerably
abated by the arrival of vaccine rush
ed from Rome by the American Red
Cross, which fortunately had suf
ficient on hand to respond to the
appeal of the Florence authorities.
The contagion originated among
fugitives from the Invaded region,
twenty-five of whom were taken III.
All the schools were at once closed.
Including the convent where Trincess
Marie, daughter of King Albert of
Belgium, Is being educated.
Or Stomach Pain
In Five Minutes
'Tape's Diapepsin" makes
sick sour, gassy stomachs
100 DROWN WHEN SHIPS
COLLIDE IN YANGTZE
SHANGHAI. Jan. 8. One hundred
Uvea were lost, including the captain
and rhlef officer, when the China Mer
chants' Navigation Company's steam
er Poochl was sunk In a colllrlon with
the same company's steamer Heln
Change In the lower Yangtze.
The Poochi was of 1,019 tons
Time If In five minutes jour
sour, arid stomach feel fine. No
Indigestion, heartburn or belching
of gas, or eructations of undigested
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul
breath or headache.
Pape's Diapepsin is notsd for Its
speed In sweetening upset stom
ach. H is the surest, quickest and
most certain stomach antacid In the
whole world, and busld?r. it is
Millions of men and women now
eat their favorite foods without
fear they know Tape's Diapepsin
will save them from such misery.
Please, for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent case of Tape's Diapepsin
from any drug store and put jour
stomach right. Don't keep on be
ing miserable life is too short
you are not here long, so make
vour stay agreeable. Eat what
vou like and enjoy It. without dread
of acid fermentation In tho stom
ach. Pd' Diapepsin belongs in your
home anywaj. Should one of the
family eat something which don't
agree with them, or In case of an
attack of Indigestion, dyspepsia,
gastritis or stomarh derangement
due to fermentation and aridity, at
daytime ur during the night. It Is
handy to give the quickest, surest
is li-JSr SAVINGS
Are You Ready
Your 1917 Income and Profit Taxes
Are Due and Payable to the United States
Governmenkon June 15, 1918.
IF in the operation of yoiit business 'during the first five an& at
half months :of 1918 you shouldlose the profits you made io, '
1917 you will pay your taxes due the Government' out of your
capital. ; " ' ; j
GETBUSYNOW. DO MORE BUSINESS AND THEN
MORE BUSINESS. MAKE MORE PROFTTS AND MORE
PROFITS EACH MONTH.
The President of the United States took over the railroads not;
only to assure the stockholders the safety of their investment and.:
the income thereon, but for the great big broad purpose of mak
ing it possible that the railroads be operated in such a way that .
no legitimate business be hampered for lack of transportation,
either over, the railroads themselves; or over waterways and high
ways as adjuncts.
The railroads under the direction of the United States Gov
ernment must be so efficiently operated as to eliminate embargoes
and priorities affecting business. """ ."'
The United States must assist in winning this War.
WAR IS OUR BUSINESS NOW AND BUSINESS IS OUR
No legitimate business is a non-essential if it can make
money because money is the most important munition of war.
Business must make more money this year than last year.
The Government is going to need more money and still more
money until this War has been won.
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this year we are going to manufacture and sell even more. Our
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ARE YOU KEEPING PACE WITH THE TIMES?