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Invitation Extended to Wash
ingtonians by "Chief Wan derluster" Boyle. "HIKE" UNDER AUSPICES OF LOCAL "ALPINE CLUB" To Follow Trails Where Flowers Grow and Where Birds Sing Sunday Afternoon. ing a meeting: of members of the Alpine Club and other persons with a "wanderlust" who are interested in taking walks in the country around Washington. John Boyle, who was re elected "Chief Wanderluster" by <tje club for the purpose of getting up W "community walk," today issued a proclamation inviting the citizens of Washington to join the big. public walk party being organized for next Sun cay afternoon. At the meeting, which was held last night at the New Willard Hotel, Mr. Boyle, an official of the patent office, was given full authority to act for the club and the other "hikers" present, in getting up the proposed "walk." which is to begin in the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The meeting place and the route to be taken. Mr. Boyle stated today, have not yet been fully decided on, but he is working on these details and expects to be able to announce them shortly. Text of Proclamation. The proclamation <?f the "chief wan derluster" is as follows. "To all wanderlusters? "From wheresoever the may come, Hiding whatsoever hobbies they may ride. "Believing whatsoever beliefs they may have, ? Kegardless of howsoever they may >pend the other six days of the week, "L?raw near and listen to? "The proclamation of the chief wan ? iwluater, duly and solemnly elected by i .e primary of the Alpine Club. "To lead the people into the woods i.ne day in the week and acquaint them vv i t h? The beauties of nature, as manifested in the trees, the birds, the rocks, the running streams, the steep hills, the de?i> valleys, the flowers and the ani mals and all else that goes to make up the grandeur of nature; "To teach them the health-giving MUalities of fresh air and outdoor ex ??r is.- and thereby make them happy ? itizens; "Hear Ye: "There are so many beauty s;.?ots in ili'- vicinity of Washington that a ? hoi. e of which one to visit on the coming 'hike', to begin Sunday after noon. April 19, at -:30 o'clock, is hard t make, but those now under con sideration are: "1. Upper Rock Creek valley, follow ing' Hock creek- at the upper end of the park and continuing on past the park boundary into Maryland, possibly to Forest Glen, or turning west Into Chevy Chase Circle, a distance of five miles. The upper Potomac river on the Virginia side, to Prospect rock and TMfficult run. a distance of about two miles from the car line to the river front, and thence three miles to Gfeat Falls. "3. Burnt Mills. Md., the northwest branch at this point beiner fully as rugged as Rock creek, a distance of five miles, the location being about three miles east from the District line on Georgia avenue. Decision Subject to Conference. "Considering these three points of inter est, the chief wanderluster will take coun sel with all other experienced wander lusters and duly announce the time and place of rendezvous, as well as all other details. "So. all ye who would be wanderlusters prepare yourselves mentally and physical ly for the first 'hike' next Sunday after noon. and remember that I have nothing to sell, nothing to give away, for every thing is free as is the air we shall go fortli to breathe." The "Alpinos." as the members of the Alpine Club call themselves, designated their meeting at the New Willard Hotel Monday nipht a "camp fire," and those present announced themselves as being eager to introduce their fellow-citizens to the glories of the country around Wash ington. The club urges Washingtonians to for swear their automobiles and other char iots of conveyance for one day, next Sunday, and to take a street car to the rendezvous to be appointed by the chief wanderluster. Mr. Boyle, and there fall in with the members of tho club for a physical and intellectual walk. Not a Commercial Venture. They emphasize the fact that there is no money to be made, there are no axes to be ground, nothing to be sold. The men and women promoting the idea feel that they are public benefactors in of fering to show the people of Washington when and where and how to enjoy a walk In the country- The proposed "hike" will probably come to be known as a "community walk,'' and It is the "com munity spirit" that is behind it. Representatives of suburban develop ment schemes have offered inducements, such as the free use of automobiles, un limited buttermilk and so on. to lead the populace their way, but the members of the Alpine dub have been proof against these blandishments, and intend to fol low the trails where the flowers grow, and through the pines and woods where the birds sing. WILLS FILED FOE PROBATE. E. W. Emery Leaves Cash to Chil dren and Remaining Estate to Wife. The will of Ernest W. Emery, dated February 27, 1911, has been filed for probate. He leaves cash bequests to his children, Frances S. Brigham and Ernest W. Emery, jr. The remaining estate is devised to his wife, Alice E. Emery, who is also named executrix. A number of friends are remembered in the will of Carolyn E. Porte, dated December CO. 1909. The residue of the estate is given to the trustees of the Church of the Covenant in trust for the benefit of the pastor. By a codicil executed December 17. 1913, directions are given to send her body to Indiana. The American Security and Trust Com pany is named as executor. By the terms of the will of Eorinda A. Allen, dated November 30, 1900, her entire estate is left to her daughter. Belle Allen. The latter is named as executrix. By his will, dated August 14, 1909, Judge Frank L. Campbell gives be quests of $2,000 each to his grandchil dren, Helen C. Buell and Arthur C. Buell. His Masonic emblems are left to the grandson. His jewelry is to be dis tributed among the granddaughter, a son. Edgar Campbell, and a son-in-law, Willard E. Buell. The remaining estate is devised to the son and daughter of the testator. Willard E. Buell is named as executor. To Proclaim Himself King. LONDON, April 16.?The Times says that Prince William of Wied, who has accepted the throne of Albania, and who arrived at Durazzo last month, intends to proclaim himself King of Albania as soon as certain technical difficulties are overcome. ' EFFECTS OF SMOKE POL LOTIOH. In size and tempo the modern city has gone forward faster than its builders could fit themselves to its requirements. It has swallowed its hundreds of thou sands, distributed them throughout dark cells and cave dwellings within its pre cincts, provided them with routes under ground to its grimy factories, its giant business buildings and developed net works of streets into which the sun can seldom shine. It has crowned the whole with a pall of sepia, a thick enveloping dome of smoke, the sign of its industry. It has grown layer over layer, up and down, making the space formerly neces sary to the health and happiness of one serve as a sufficient arena for the life history of thousands, and its restric tions of room, sunshine and air go on, ratios of these primal needs steadily re arranging themselves for the individual city dweller, his home subdividing and resubdividing, his share of sunlight diminishing as his city grows upward, and his proportion of fresh air dwindling before the eternal Inrush of others to share it with him. This modern rapid reconstruction of man's environment has not allowed nature time to remodel her system to the new demands, to recast man into an animal with the characteristics of the mole, make him independent of the sun light, independent of polluted air, or, to make a virtue of necessity, to reorganize his physiology so as to enable him to thrive upon the city's excessive supplies of carbon dioxide, taking up this in gredient as food In like manner with the plants. In other words, the preservation of health is one of the city's most vexing the modern bedlams which man has formed, innumerable students are engaged upon investigations of various means for so modifying the city that it may be come healthful to human beings as now constituted. They have determined that two of the main aspects of their problem are those of insufficient sunlight and pol luted air. Smoke pollution is a large fac tor in both. Where thousands of mills, their tire less industry running through every hour of the twenty-four to avoid loss upon enormously costly equipment, and in the struggle to keep abreast of a world that is consuming many hundreds of times what it consumed the other day, belch forth continuous storm clouds of smoke, dust and poisonous gases, with thinner col umns of smoke and gas streaming from a hundred thousand smaller craters, air pollution becomes a mighty problem, and the modern bedlam completes its isolation from the outside world. Arching over its turmoil it builds a concave roof of smoke, dull, heavy and almost impene trable to sunlight. With a life of its own. a plan of its own and a romance all its own, the city also has a sky of its own, a turbid brownish-black or a greasy slate color. It has cut adrift from this last point in common with country life. The city, jealous of its individuality, now com pares in no respect with the rest of the world's broad surface. Beneath this sheath of smoke, breath ing air laden with toxic body wastes of a million or more unnaturally herded liv ing beings, the poisonous gases of in dustry, soot particles and dust, the dweller in the up-to-date city is forced to responfl to the imperative demand of the monster of his creation for a keener, more bitter and tense competition than has ever been laid upon the sturdier inhabitant of the town, village or country. Health, then, above all things is requisite to do the city's work and be able to stand the city's life. By Frederic J. Haskin. * ? * Care of Health Vexing Problem. problems, and, as nature lias neglect ed to form a bed lamite to dwell in * * * There are almost as many facets to the problem of maintaining: the healthfulness of city populations Air Pollution as there are to the r tit richly phased life of Source of Ills. the ^ In alr pollution, however, many students of city hygiene are convinced, the greater ele ment of the problem is to be found. The narrow, wedge-formed chest, of insuffi cient capacity for the vital body, the jaundiced skin and poison-saturated sys I tem are, they declare, placeable to the i account of a vitiated air supply. In their studies of the smoke problem they have sought to show that this evil affects health through direct poisoning of the lungs and other internal tissue, and. in directly. through the exclusion of sun light, lessened self-control and the de struction of mental equilibrium. The average adult consumes about thirty cubic inches of air in each inhala tion, or possibly 804.000 cubic inches every day. Therefore the population of a mod ern city, crowded upon a few square miles of land, built up with vast honey combs foi* habitation, and containing its million Individuals, would consume each day 804.0C0.000,000,000 cubic Inches of air, while the city's furnaces probably con sume a still greater mass of air, replac ing it with soot and smoke. For this rea son students of city health regard the' problem of a city's poisoning itself through the discharge of its waste prod ucts into its atmosphere with serious apprehension. Th*se investigators suggest that as many persons are devitalized, disabled j and poisoned by the impurities contained j in smoke-polluted air, as by all the lm- I pure foods upon the market, together j with the noxious water supplies. Al though there has never been a thorough, scientific attempt to make accurate esti mation of the amount of harm done by the polluted city air to the bodily and mental health and productive capacity of the city dwellers, the fact has been established that the constant Inhalation of the soot-laden, poisoned atmosphere of manufacturing cities diminishes the body's reserve strength, impairs the pro ductive efficiency, both of body and mind, and causes specific diseases, among them acute pulmonary troubles, such as pul monary tuberculosis. * * * The smoke pollution of the air consists of solid and vaporous ingredients. Among its destructive ele Noxious Compounds ments are noxious . . , compounds of car m Atmosphere. bon, Pulphur. nltr0_ gen, chlorine and arsenic. Thus pol luted. the air irritates the sensitive mem branes of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It causes and aggravates inflamma tory diseases of these organs, and it in creases susceptibility to such diseases as bronchitis, pneumonia and sub-acute forms of phthisis. The poison, further, enters the gastro-intestinal tract, caus ing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sys temic poisoning. Recent investigations in Pittsburgh, the city where a million factory wheels are never idle, have shown that pneumonia increases with the den sity of atmosphere smoke, irrespective of the density of population or of poverty. Moreover, in late years, there has de veloped in the smoky cities a very acute and fatal form of pneumonia. The solid particles of smoke, the soot in the polluted air, work a detrimental irritation upon the living being. This irritation tends to impair the efficiency of the visual, naso-pharyngeal, pulmo nary, gastro-lntestlnal and neural mechanisms. They may be more or less disabled by its action. Thus, the smoke polluted air plies its destruction upon sensory, motor, intellectual, affective and emotional functions of the human animal, who has devised for himself a fate mak ing necessary a sea of smoke belching funnels above a solid glare of eternally seething furnaces and a surrounding in fernal environment of noxious gases, poisonous fumes and soot. * * * Premature decay, untimely death, exag gerated fatigue, frequent sickness, in ' stability of at Expert Outlines tention, malcon Effects of Poison. ?rrit*h,,it>'. lessened self-con trol and psychic disequilibrium are among the things written upon the account of the industrial city's polluted air by one of the expert investigators of city health conditions, J. E. "Wallace Wallin. What makes this enumeration of still greater interest is that the stress of city life is such?its demand of individual energy to rise to comfort in its cauldron of con centrated endeavor is such?as to make an unusually strong, tough and self-re generative physical machine a pre-requi site to a hopeful entrance upon its arena. Not only, however, does the smoke-be grimed air of the manufacturing city slowly poison the human system by in sidiously mingling its poisonous products with the vital tissues and breaking down the body's functions, but It shuts out the necessary sunshine, interposing a con stant dull, cloudy sky in place of the clear expanse of blue to the serious de pression of the human beings under It Further, it produces a condition most favorable to fog. decreases the tempera ture of winter, and lowers the electrical potential of the air and luminosity. The health-giving germicidal rays of the sun being excluded, the deadly micro-organ ism, the miasma of the dark city morass, is able to flourish and destroy. It has been estimated that seven-eighths of the sun's power is shut out by the smoke in the manufacturing center of London, a city whose wealth and magnificence has a shadow side, its districts of the most miserable, spiritless, helpless people to be found under the banner of western civilization. The city, since its determination to be come the rymbol with the opening of the industrial age, the age crazed with pro duction. has been a headstrong law unto itself, and out of its boiling sweat, din and struggle must evolve methods now to conform to nature's fundamental inex orable laws for its continued existence. BUOYS DISCONTINUED. Marks in Potomac Removed to Per mit Fishing With Nets. In the last issue of the publication re garding changes in lights and buoys, which is sent out weekly by the light house bureau and the coast and geodetic survey, is a notice that the buoys in the Potomac river, known as Dogue creek buoy. No. 43 A, Marshall Point buoy, No. fW>, and Mount Vernon buoy. No. 45 B, have been discontinued for the Ashing season of 1914. These buoys are located in the berth covered by the big haul seine at Ferry Landing, and each spring are removed in order to per mit the hauling of the seine. At the close of the fishing season they will be replaced in position. April 24 Is the date set for the in creasing of the intensity of the light at Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbor from 160 to 480 candlepower. No other change is to be made in the lamp. The change, it is stated, will make the light visible at a much greater distance and it will be more easily distinguished from surround ing lights. Special Tango Outfit $50 ?at $5 a month and on free trial To satisfy the tremendous demand for the modern dance music we are offering a special, popular-priced, easy payment outfit. This outfit includes the COLUMBIA Grafonola, "Jewel,'' with 34 different dance selections on 17 Columbia Double-Disc Records. Made under the personal supervi sion of G. Hepburn Wilson* M. B., master of the modern dance. Here is the detailed description:? 11 Hesitation Waltzes 9 Tangos 11 One-steps 2 Tango Mattchiches 1 Mattchiche Also a supply of needles. Vernon Castle, greatest modern dancer in the^ world, says Columbia Dance Records are the best he has heard. On easy terms of payment?the entire outfit delivered subject to three days' free trial In your own home. Colombia Graphophooe Co. 1210 G St. N.W. SHIFTS OT CIVIL SERVICE. Changes in Department of Interior Are Announced. Changes approved by Secretary Lane among employes in the Department of the Interior are announced as follows: Probationary appointment^Indian of fice: Charles E. Kline, Pennsylvania, and Mlse Ida Dennis. Kansas. $900. Reclama tion service: Henry W. Johnson, Montana, $1,000. Bureau of mines: Mrs. Jessie La mont, California, $900; Virgil P. Hawse. Virginia, $1,020. Reinstatements?Patent office: Frank Schmidt, New York, $300. Reclamation service: Harry L. Holgate, Oregon. $l,f00. Promotions?Indian office: Paul T. Hoff man, Ohio, $1,000 to $1*200; Thomas De Leach, Texas. $000 to $1,000. Geological survey: Marcus I. Goldman. New York, junior geologist. $3.50 per day, with actual expenses, to assistant geologist, $1,620; Frank J. Ullard. Virginia, assistant map printer. $1.25 per day. with actual ex penses. to messenger hoy. $420. Transfers (within the department*?In dian office: Luther B. Miller. (Borgia, from Fort Belknap Indian School, Mon tana, Patent office: Miss Blanche B. Clark. Illinois, from bureau of education. To other departments?Pension office: Robinson B. Lesh. New York, to Depart ment of Labor. Resignations?General land office: Ray mond H Satterwhite. Arizona. SI.**"* Reclamation service Dr. Joseph H. Shaw. Wyoming. $2,700; Dr. Norman K. Wil liamson. Illinois. Murphy Is Reinstated. NEW YORK. Arril lfi.?'The National Democratic Club's board of governors Tuesday niirht reinstated to membership Charles F. Murphy, Thomas F. Foley and George VV. Plunkitt. Bdward F. O'Dwyer, president of the club, and John R. Pun lap voted against the motion, it was said r* - * THE OUTER. A GARMENT SHOP 608 TO 614 ELEVENTH STREET! We Have Copied All of Oar High Cost Models to Sell at Popmlar Prices. As soon as the season was far enough advanced to prove con clusively Just what t!he season's successful models were we ar= ranged with our other stores to place these authentic popu!iar= priced copies on sale immediately $119 75 $25 00 $29.50 Dresses. after Easter. ]] It's one of the foiggest things we've ever done=and well dress- # ed women will appreciate this <> opportunity to huy authentic copies of the season's most ex- $ elusive and expensive models at /< these popular prices. x' The workmanship and qual ity off materials are up to the usual "Phillpslborn" standard= and we've never before offered such values right at the Eneigint off the season. Suits. $114 75 $119.75 $25.00 Coats. $112.50 $20.00 $25.00 Carnage Causes Consternation as Campaign Commences Grave Situation at State, War and Navy Departments?Forces of Secretaries Bryan, Garrison and Daniels Face the Enemy Attack Is Resumed on General Roach's Army (From the New Yori Evening Journal.) Washington.?Hostilities were resumed at the big State, War and Navy building today. The forces of Secretaries Bryan, Garrison and Daniels, led by Capt. Thomas H. Emerson, I'nired States army, comprised the attacking party. The enemy were roaches, some of them seasoned veterans. * * ' NEITHER DIPLOMACY, A FLEET OF BATTLESHIPS, NOR THE WHOLE U. S? ARMY CAN RID THE BUILDINGS OF ROACHES* BUT PETERMAN'S ROACH FOOD WILL. Washington Expects Every Family in the City to Do Its Duty and Help Kill Off the Roaches and Other Household Pests This campaign has a distinct bearing on public health and ranks in importance with the "Swat the Fly" campaign nationally waged last summer. To secure best results all premises should be cleaned at once. Let the Battle Cries Be: "Death to Roaches" "Death to Bed Bugs" Bed Bugs are known to convey disease germs by biting the un suspecting sleeper, and health boards have issued bulletins point ing out the dangers from such infection. 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I authorise any dealer to cheerfully refund the Pur chase price of any of the above preparations to tae purchaser who can show that under the above conai tlons the preparations have not rid the premises 01 hugs, and charge the sum to ??? It will be promptly paid. WILLIAM PETERMAN, President. WM. PETERMAN, Inc., 54 West 13th St., New York, ALWAYS ASK FOR PETERMAN'S Economical, Pure, Cleanly?in the Red Tin. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. Ask Your Neighbor About Peterman's. Kill the Pests Now William Peterman Inc., 54 W. 13th St., New York While Others Are Doing the Same Washington housewives have the insect enemy on the run. Don't let them retreat into your home. Remember, roaches and bugs Every Reliable Dealer's Store Is Stocked With Bright Red Cans of Peterman s. Look for Signs In the Shops. Let Them Remind You of Your Duty to Rid Your Home of Pests.