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Take a glass of Salts to flush
kidneys if bladder
bothers you.
Eating meat legularly eventually '
produces kidney trouble in some
l'orm or other, ay? a well known ;
authority, because the uric acid in !
meat excites the kidneys; they be- )
come overworked: get sluggish; j
clog up and cause all sorts of <Ii-- .
tre.-s. particularly backache and
misery in the kidr.ey region; rheu
matic twinges, severe headaches,
acid stomach, constipation, torpid
lher, sleeplessness, bladder and
urinary irritation.
The moment your back hurts or
kidneys aren't acting right, or if
bladder bothers you get about
jour ounces oi Jad Salts from any
good pharmacy: take a table
spoonfu! in a glass oi water before
breakfast for a few days and your
kidneys will then act fine. This
famous salt- i- made trom the acid
of grapes and lemon juice, com
bined with lithia. and has been
used for generations to Hush
clogged kidneys and stimulate
them to normal activity: also to
neutralize the acids in the urine
>0 it no longer irritates, thus end
ing bladder disorders
Tad Salts cannot injure any one;
makes a delightful effervescent
lithia-water drink which millions of
men and women take now and
then to keep the kidneys and
urinary organs clean, thus avoid
ing serious kidney disease.
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Commissioner Newman Hopes Pres
ent Board Will Inaugurate
Their Purchase.
Tin; hope tbat a beginning will he made
.1'ivins till' preset.1 administration of the
Si.v.'.'iiment of the District of Columbia
tonard elimination of private ownership
and private gain from publie utilities was
expressed l.v ' 'oniniissloner Newman, last
night, speaking before the Fine}- Branch
Citizens* Association. Municipal owner
ship was his them*'.
Ownership of all publi.' utilities by the
government of the District of Columbia
?a< strongly advocated by Mr. Newman.
\< an obieet lesson in the advantages of
piunieipai rsl.i,., he analyzed the
v. "T Kings of ti.e waterworks of tie Dis
trict. , .
-.Vashlnatoi has the best waterworks
,h. lowest rate -f any elty ... tie
i Hit.'.| Stat.-. ' h. stat-d. ? nils .s dm
to p.ii.lic ownership. I hop.- we w.ll
j a start to elin.inat.' private owner
-1,1'. in tie- gas, light and railroad cor
I ,,orations and other public utilities during
I ?u- tint.' I would wish to make their
operations as free from inconvenience to ,
! the users of gas. light and railways as
! is til.- working of the water system.
Capital's Water Purest.
The waterworks Commissioner New-j
man described as supplying the purest
water in the United Stat, s, confident that
analysis would demonstrate this to be
fa t. No citj in the I'nited States ob
tains a water supply at cheaper cost.
All the water needed for the city use, be
?nrtlier said, was supplied. It was not
operated at a loss, despite these superior
Hi- daily duties of a t ommisstoner or
the District of Columbia wvrc desenbed
by .Mr. Novman. As an example of the;
governmental difficulties made by private
ownership of public utilities, he cited the
fact 111at the hoard of Commissioners
had been tied up all day as the public {
utilities commission . j
General discussion of the unexpeditious
handling: of cars at the Piney branch
barns followed the address of Commis
sioner Newman. The assertion was made
that the life of President W llson had
been four times endangered at that
localitv. Criticism was aimed at the
length"of time that cars are held in front
of the barns before being allowed to pro
ceed to Piney branch,
School Problems.
A more progressive management of the
child that is below the average mental
capacity and the child above the aver
age should be given." was the sense of a
report by the school committee. The
committee recommended that "a coach
be provided in every school building, to
whom the pupil may go for the necessary
"Five thousand years of child life is
sacrificed annually in the public schools."
the report declared, by failure to con
sider the educational capacity of the
individual child. This estimate is based
on the fact thatV children remain
behind the classes advanced at promotion
time every year, in February and Sep
No teacher can do justice to a class of
forty or more pupils, the report further
asserted. Only those of average intelli
gence and those of a more than average
mental development receive instruction
in a class of such size, and the child that
is slow of understanding will not be per
mitted to retard the advance of the
others, and lags behind.
Capt. R. K. Doyle of the tenth police
precinct received the thanks of the or
ganization for reassigning Policeman
Bradley to duty in Piney Branch Park.
Would Take Over Telephones and
Street Cars and Develop
Great Falls.
Public ownership and operation of the
telephone system in the District of Co
lumbia was strongly urged by the North
east Washington Citizens' Association at
a meeting last night at Northeast Tem
Following several addresses in which
the speakers attacked the telephone rates
in'the District, resolutions were adopted
requesting the public utilities commis
sion of the District of Columbia to take
immediate steps toward investigating the
rates and eventually having public own
Resolutions urging the public utilities
commission to recommend to Congress
that the government take over the two
car companies, consolidate them and
thereafter operate them as a municipal
utility were also adopted.
The committee on sanitation, of which
James M. Wood is chairman, gave a long
report in which it recommended the
municipal collection and disposal of city
Secretary Roscoc Jenkins read an Invi
tation from the Washington Railway and
Klectric Company for members of the
association to take a ride on the new
double-deck car. The association accept
ed the invitation and will arrange for a
date to take the ride.
The association also adopted resolu
tions recommending that the public utili
ties commission take immediate steps to
acquire and develop the power of Great
Low Water in River Harbor Aids
Raising of Lighter.
The heavy northerly winds caused low
water in the river and yesterday for the
greater part of the day vessels lying in
the shoal docks at the oyster wharf were
on the bottom. Advanage was taken of
the low tides to raise the oyster-shell
carrying lighter belonging to Herbert
Bryan't Son of Alexandria, which has
been lying sunk in the dock at the fish
wharf for the past week. Until yester
day the greater part of the scow was
under water, but when the tide fell off
her decks were exposed and, using hand
pumps and the steam syphon of the tug
.lames O. Carter, she was. after several
hours' work, raised from the bottom. It
stated that the lighter is not damaged,
and she probably will load oyster shells
here before being taken to Alexandria.
The sinking of the lighter was caused by i
her being left aground on a shelving
bank on a low tide when loaded so that
\% hen the tide started to rise thel ow
i end of the lighter did not lift with it,
! and the water coming over her deck
s caused her to ill! and remain on the bot
i torn.
Only Those in Tributaries of the
Potomac Are Tied Up.
j Ice in the river docks here is not heavy
! enough to interfere in any way with the
| movement of vessels. While the cold
| weather has affected the river but little,
reports received from tributaries of the
Potomac state that ice varies from a
quarter to half an inch, and vessels lying
in the creeks will have to remain in
them unless their hulls are well protect
ed. as the thin ice cuts wooden hulls
badly. Even should the weather become
very cold and there be thick ice, the
rivermen say the season is so far ad
vanced that the freeze would be of very
short duration.
iwTj>0(N)T WOI^Y D?Afe, \ APO P^BPAI^EO r"
Treasury Department Rules on Mer
chandise Importations
From Mexico.
Secretary ihiniliu lhat. in view of the
exceptional rate of exchange prevailing
between the United States and Mexico
that the currency of Mexico is depreci
ated as com par td t?? the proclaimed
value of $0.4'.)S for tlie standard gold
The existing tariff law provides that
invoices of purchased goods should bo
made out in the currency actually paid
therefor. It is the practice of certain
Mexican sellers ? to invoice their mer
chandise in Mexican currency, although
the merchandise is actually paid for In
United States money. In such cases the
invoices. Acting Secretary Hamlin di
rects, shall be stated in United States
money in accordance with the law.
Invoices covering merchandise import
ed into the United States from Mexico
which are made out in Mexican pesos or
dollars must hereafter be accompanied
by a certificate of depreciation, showing
the value of such currency as compared
to the value of $0.40S tixed for the stand
ard peso of Mexico.
This is the construction given by Act
ing Secretary Hamlin of the Treasury
Department to the executive order of
March 10, 1002, req&ring that if currency
paid for purchased merchandise is de
preciated a currency certificate must be
attached to the invoice showing the
percentage of depreciation as compared
with the corresponding standard coin
currency, and the vaiue in such standard
coin currency of the total amount of the
depreciated currency paid for the mer
chandise included in the Invoice.
Then- seems to be a difference of opin
ion, making necessary this determination
of the Treasury Department, as to
whether Mexican money has or has not
depreciated. The Mexican government
and bankers, according to the American
consul gerferal in Mexico City, insist that
the high rate of exchange in that city is
due to lack of ready money to meet the
demand and not to a depreciation of the
currency. Importers in the United States
have tiled letters from various financial
institutions to substantiate their claims
that Mexican currency is depreciated.
Bate of Exchange Varies.
The rate of exchange, it is set forth
in these statements from importers, on
Mexico City in early September of last
year varied from 3G*? cents to 37cents
for the Mexican pesos. While rate of
exchange between nations does not neces
sarily, under normal conditions, represent
a depreciation, it is the opinion of Acting
Bureau to Be Formed Under Aus
pices of Retail Merchants.
Last evening saw the formal establish
ment of the credit men's section of the
Retail Merchants' Association, recom
mended in the annual report of President
R. P. Andrews. Alfred Mayer was elect
ed as chairman of the new committee,
thereby becoming a member of the board
of governors of the association as well.
The chairman's first official act was the
appointment of a subcommittee of three
to consider plans for the organization of
a credit bureau, which committee is to
make its report tomorrow. Representa
tives of twenty-five firms were present at
the meeting and all gave assurances of
the full co-operation of the firms they
represented in the work of the section.
25c. and 50c. Honrftal Size. $W
Parker. Bridget & Co.?''Qualify First."
Outfitters to Men and Little Men.
Exercise Good Judgment
By Buying Now at the
P-B Sale of Suits and
pRICES are reduced on
P-B Hand-Tailored Suits and Over
coats twice, and twice only, each year.
At those timQs genuine and generous price
reductions benefit your purse.
^LSO we guarantee satisfaction abso
lutely. That means self satisfaction,
without which low prices are nothing.
Prices that pulsate with economy:
"I CZ. Suits and <? f Suits and \ Q "7
Overcoats.. > \j+J 3 Overcoats... J) > 0?/ O
<C1 J? Suits and "f "2 Su*ts and $0"! *7/T
J) \ O Overcoats., Overcoats... > ?/ CD
Suits and -J A IE Suits and ?Zf\
Overcoats.. Overcoats..
Clearance Sale in P-B Boys' Shop
pXTIRE line of Boys' ?-*.25 and $2.50 (? 1 sr\
E Overcoats and Suits,. / AU-w?o1 Sweaters * *
blue serge nort'olks ex- /X Slightly Soiled Shirts, CO
cepted, reduced ^ 77?c and J1.00 values W
JVJEAT, .novel, nobby and new?
That describes the new Balmacaan Hats
now shown for the first time in our Hat Department.
They are designed to go with the popular Balmacaan
Overcoats. A variety of color mixtures at, <g2 QQ
each..........................t............ I
The Avenue at Ninth
Project Indorsed and Other Topics
Considered by Association.
At the February meeting of the How
ard Park Citizens" Association bun even
ing, at the Church of our Redeemer. *th
street northwest, near Howard I'ni
rersity. resolutions were adopted favor
ing: the repaying: of 7th street up to
Florida avenue, and the secretary was in
structed to communicate the action to
the Commissioners.
The association also ret^iueJ 'its ap
proval of the project to ?*lar?- the refuse
*nd garbage collection and disposal plant
'?ompletely under the m&lgtKcmcnt of ti>
District authorities, in accordance v. iih
Lhc proposition submitted '?> th-'* clean
riiy committe* .
Resolutions were adopted strongly pro
Letting against the e<-ntim/ed effort,on the
part of certain other citizens' fcssocrw
tions of the District to secure legislation
creating segregated residential sections
with reference to races in the District.
* V\ committee Was appointed to .draft
suitable resolutions ? -x pressing the appre
ciation by the association" of the line
public spirit of the late Miss Mattie R.
Kowen. whose services as a teacher ir;
the public schools extended over a period |
of forty years, continuing tip to her last
illness. . ?er demise took place la
Resolutions o< condolence v. cj ? aiso
passed with reference to the recent death
of .Meredith S. I>iggs. a m?mb? r of the
pssocial Ion.
.\. F. Iliiyer. chairman of th ci.nunit
tee on.streets, hiid before the association
a communication from i.ie Commissioner
of the District concerning the paving of I
;.th street between 1* and W streets I
: B. L. Haycock Assumes Kew Duties.
II. f.. Haycock. recent'* appointed by
! ^ rat. T* 1,. Thurston of the District pub
li'* schools, to 1"- supervising prine
third tli.ision. took <?*-i? th
' *i<?n tod:, i. AJr. Ilayeo'-k was 1't
(principal of the Httinc Industrial
and the. position h? now holds was tilled
1 I?>' the present assistant superintendent
of schools. Stephen !?>. Kramer.
I of
Washington county. Md.. is in
of a cold wave that has sent the
ine grip j
j down to within a few degrees of zero. Ice j
I several inches thick has formed.
j Popular High School Graduate and
Cornell University S.uueia.
Ki;n?ral services for KlVrt Tod?l Nash,
a student at Cornell Cniversjty, w... \\:?t '
cantain of the winning company in the
last cetitive *1; ill of .tbo high school!
cadets of Washington. and who died at I
j Cornell Sunday. were held .this afternoon, <
I Because of the r.a*ure of the disease to j
which he sueeutnlw-d the ;nr.ei*al was pri-j
vate. Interment-was in tJ'eawoofl c? me?
;terv- i
Memorial >cr\ ices arc r?e Jield at'
Hamlin* M. K. Ctiurch next S'm.j.iv
j.??vt-ninar at M o'clock. He was a mem! ??:
of i i.-t ' hi:reh. Company K of tli*> \l.? -
k'ill* y Manna] Training: School. of w:-.;.
M: Xa- v as captain last vcar. and
? which he lf'd to victory, will attend the
1 memorial services in a body, and it is I
? xjieett'd a laute number of other cadets -
will also attend.
Several addresses are to l?e made hy !
| members of the company and of his fia
ternity. "A. I"?. S " Miss Alice Deal w 1
i deliver an address on behalf of the fac
I' ulty.
Personal Notes of Rivennen.
< apt II. I. l.rown, chief engineer <?'
ihe Taylor tus Advance, who Las beei'
on-a short visit to Ids family at Balt;
more, returned to this city yesterday ar.d
rejoined his tU?.
4 "apt. Tin.mas Sek tmar. master of t! ?
tujc Kui'h ?? Winship. who was in tJv
city to se?* *o the annual inspection of
his l?oat. has returned to his home a:
Oecoquan. Va.. to remain until time fo
th^ Winshsp to ko into commission.
?"apt. Parker tiray. owner of the rive
t-caooner Oakland, has taken commtn't
of the vessel in the wood and lunibt
ti a lie between ;iv r point- and this cit.
Cant ?5ray kh\-- u> a?tive command ???
v? >els several >ear? ago. and this is li ;
;irst visit to t is citv in charge of a vt
-. ! for about four >a .: s.
f'oli -. man I*r*st?>n of t. e harbor ,-r
vnct. who has been con tin ed to his l.onn
lor the past six weeks by illness, ha.
rceovered and will return to duty th
w eek
VV. V. Morris, with H. K. l>u\*all A. t ?> .
has r? t imed from a business trip o
ai??'Ut t\\-? w.-?ks to North Carolina ntv"
. csierday was at his office on t *e lrtt
-treei wharf.
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