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AT NAVAL ACADEMY Sweeping Inquiry Into Reports Affecting the Honor of Seven Midshipmen. HINT THAT INSTRUCTORS MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED Allegation That Cadets Had Advance Copies of Examination Papers Brought to President's Attention, i Followine a conference with Tresl- | rlpnt Wilson yesterday Secretary j Daniels appointed a court of inquiry to ' investigate specific charges that seven J midshipmen at the Annapolis Naval j Academy had secured advance informa- J 'ion on examinations. The court will: '"ake a sweeping: inquiry, however, j into reports that other midshipmen and ; possibly some instructors were in- i volved In the irregularities. No attempt was made at the Navy I Department last night to minimize the j gravity of the situation. Secretary j T ?aniels authorized the statement that j the court of inquiry would make a thorough i? vestigation and seek to get at the bottom of all charges. ' The annual practice cruise of the | midshipmen, which was to have begun next week, has been indefinitely post Red Top Rye-High Balls hre good because of the supeiior quality of the Whisiey. poned in order that students at the academy may testify before Uie court of inquiry which will be convened at Annapolis tomorrow. Approval of Dismissals. During: his conference with Secre tary Daniels President Wilson ap proved recommendations that three cadets at the academy, charged with irregularities in connection with re cent examinations, be dismissed from the service. The Secretary refused to make public the names of the mid shipmen. all of whom were lower classmen. One of them was charged with having offered a bribe to a civilian employe of th?? academy for advance information on an examina tion. while it was alleged that the other two broke into a professor's room to ascertain the standing they had attained in an examination. The court which will investigate the situation is composed of Capt. R. L. j Russell, former judge advocate gen eral of the navy; Capt. A. T. L?ong, Commander L. R. de Steiguer and Lieut. Commander W. C. Watt, who will act ak judge advocate. The seven midshipmen whose cases will furnish the basis for the investi gation have already been recommended for dismissal by the academy board, bin Secretary Daniels, following a per sonal investigation of the situation at the academy this week, decided that it was best to go thoroughly into all charges involving others. Specific Charge Made. One midshipman recommended for dismissal is alleged to have had ad vance copies of all examinations to be given in French and Spanish, and it is claimed that the other six received the information with the full knowl edge that it comprised the examina tion in question. It is further claimed that fragmentary information concern ing the examinations came into the possession of many other midshipmen as "dope." After the discovery that the subject matter of the examination had leaked out, new examinations were prepared and held. The cadet who is said to have re ceived the advance information and passed it on to others is understood to have claimed that it came to him anony mously through the mail. The inves tigation brought to light, however, a report that it was sent to him by an I instructor, and this is one of the phases | of the situation arousing the greatest I concern, because of intimations that I When Your Eyes Tire or Ache | or Require Bright Light $ It is a warning that glasses are needed. And it is better to consult an optometrist who is the recognized spe cialist of the eye. and is familiar with all its peculiarities, than to trust your precious sight to the unskilled. As an optometrist 1 invite you to call and consult me. 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This fact is understood to have led the Secretary to doubt the claim of some of the midshipmen that they did not know the information they had received was. in fact, the examina tions they were to take. Cause of Sensation at Annapolis. ANNAPOLIS. Md., June 5.?The an 1 nouncement that Secretary Daniels of the Navy Department had appointed a : court of inquiry to investigate alleged irregularities at the Naval Academy, together with the order from Washing ton holding up the departure of the practice squadron, caused a great sen sation here. Most of the visitors who came here for "June week" had departed, how ever. leaving behind their sons and friends on the ships which were to have sailed tomorrow. FOE BROOKLAND CELEBRATION. Citizens' Association Arranges Fey tivities for Fourth of July. Plans for celebrating the Fourth of July were considered at a meeting of the committee of the Brookland citi zens* Association in charge of arrange ments at the home of the president of the association, M. M. McLean, last night. It is planned to invite the Uni versity Heights and Rhode. Island Ave nue Suburban Citizens' associations to join in the celebration, as they have done in past years. The celebration will be held at Fort Bunker Hill. The committee of the Brookland Citi zens' Association is as follows: Presi dent McLean. E. C. Saltzman, K. B. Hutchinson, G. L. Clayton and F. T. Howe. Chairmen of subcommittees were ap pointed as follows: M. M. McLean, finance; Leo F. Stock, music; F. T. Howe, fireworks; T. L. Curran, athlet ics; J E. Brown, public order and com fort; C. P. Judge, program; E. B. Hutchinson and D. H. Oertly, refresh ments. A special committee for new features for the celebration was appointed as follows: F. T. Howe, T. L. Curran and Frank Roach. Those present were C. P. .Judge, pres ident- of the University Heights Citi zens' Association; Charles F. Tansill, J. C. Brown. Frank D. Roach, E. B. Hutchinson. M. M. McLean, jr.; Leo F. Judge. R. E. Hutchinson. T. L. Curran, J. C. Brown. F. T. Howe and M. M. Mc Lean, president of the Brookland Citi zens' Association. MISS ATTIEWAY LEWIS DIES. Was Descendant of Distinguished Family of Virginia. Miss Attieway Lewis, a native of King George county, Va., died Friday night at the Louise Home, where she had lived for the past twenty years. Miss Lewis, who was eighty-six years old, was the great-great-granddaugh ter of Col. Fielding Lewis, who married Betty Washington, sister of George Washington. Funeral services were held at Louise Home yesterday afternoon. Rev. J. Henning Nelms of the Church of the Ascension officiating. Interment is to take place at the family burial ground at Marmion, the homestead of the Lewis family in King George county. Miss Lewis is survived by an older brother, Henry Bird* Lewis of Cleve Manor, King George county, and a number of nieces and nephews. SECRETARY WILSON SPEAKS. Will Address the Brookland Brother hood Tuesday Night. Secretary William B. Wilson of the Department of Labor is to deliver an address at the entertainment given by the Brookland Brotherhood Tuesday night (ladies' night) at Lord Memorial Hall, 12th and Newton streets, Brook land, it is announced. President George L. Clayton will pre side. The program arranged for the entertainment includes Hawaiian mu sic by W. K. Gilman and Leo C. Terry; piano and violoncello solos, songs and recitations. At'the conclusion of the program refreshments will be served in the banquet hall. ISIS ON SURVEY TRIP. With Department of Commerce .Offi cials Aboard, to Return Tonight. On an inspection trip with officials of the Department of Commerce aboard, the United States coast and geodetic survey service steamer Tsls left yes terday for the lower river and Chesa peake bay. The Isis Is scheduled to re turn to this city tonight. It is under stood she will remain here for a week or two longer and will then be sent to the capes of the Chesapeake to make surveys for the correction of existing charts if errors are found in them. The Isis is a handsome and able steamer, but before she can be placed on deep sea survey work, as is the in tention, considerable changes will be made in her interior arrangements. These will not be made until later in the summer. When ready for ocean work the Isis will relieve the smaller steamer Bache, which will then take up survey work along the coast, in place of the old steamer Endeavor, recently sold by public auction at Baltimore. STEAMER TO BE LICENSED. Frederick de Bary Undergoes Her Annual Inspection. The steamer Frederick de Bary, of the fleet of the Potomac and Chesa peake Steamboat Company, yesterday underwent her annual inspection by the United States steamboat inspection service. Having met all requirements, she will be licensed to do a passenger and freight business on the Potomac for the coming year. Inspectors Mul len and Tyler conducted the boiler and other tests and made a close examina tion of the fireflghting and Jife-saving appliances aboard the steamer. The inspectors were aboard the steamer from early yesterday morning until late in the evening and gave her a most thorough going over. The regu lations governing the equipment and operation of steamboats are becoming more rigorous each year, both as to condition of steamer and its equipment. Diplomats Going to Summer Home. Baron Von Schoen, secretary of the German embassy, expects to join the other members of the staff at the sum mer home in Cedarhurst, I>. I., early next week, leaving the ambassador in sole possession of the chancery on Massachusetts avenue. The building will remain open all summer, but the work of the embassy will be done at Cedarhurst. Count von Bernstorff will divide his time between this city and Cedarhurst. Sale of Intoxicants Denounced. KAN FRAN'CISCO, Juno 5.?The synod of the Norwegian Evangelical Luthern Church of America today adopted Res olutions condemning the management of the Norway building at the Panama Pacific exposition for permitting the sale of intoxicants. Destruction of 105 Illicit Stills. NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5.?There were 105 illicit stills destroyed in this di vision, including Tennessee and Alabama, in May, according to information given out at the internal revenue agent's office here today. This is said to be a new record. % Atlanta Assemblage Protests Against Outside Interference in the Frank Case. ATLANTA, Ga., June R.?Appro*! mately 700 persons assembled on the state capital grounds tonight in re sponse to advertisements calling: a meeting- "For the purpose of defending and preserving the right of trial by Jury." At 8:30 o'clock no speeches had been made. While waiting for the meeting to be called to order the Frank case was widely discussed by ! those in attendance. The crowd was orderly, and very | few police officers were present. There j were calls for Solicitor Dorsey, but he did not appear. Address by Rev. A. C. Hendley. Rev. A. C. Hendley, who introduced himself as a Baptist minister, delivered an address shortly before 9 o'clock, in which he declared the audience had as sembled as law-abiding citizens and not for violence. Mr. Hendley said they had met "to uphold the laws of Georgia and the decisions of its courts," and to protest against outside interference. The minister protested against com mutation in the Frank case. He men tioncd the letter presented at the prison commission hearing from the late Judge Roan, urging clemency for Frank, and said there were intimations that it might not have been authentic. The crowd which attended the meet ing had increased in numbers when the minister began his address. Resolutions of Protest. Before adjournment the meeting | adopted resolutions "protesting against | outside interference with the courts and laws of Georgia."' Mr. Hendley was the only speaker. At the close of his address the crowd dispersed quietly. TWO SHOT BY CHAUFFEUR. Restaurant Owner Killed at Newton Center. Mass., and Waitress Hurt. NKWTON, Mass., June 5.?Walter G. Green. a restaurant proprietor of New ton Center, was shot and killed, and Ruby Stewart, a waitress in his em ploy. was probably fatally wounded today. Charles E. Warren, a chauffeur of Boston, is under arrest charged with murder. The shooting occurred in Green's res taurant. which was crowded with pa trons at the time. According to the stories told the police by witnesses Warren entered the dining room, ap proached Miss Stewart and pointed a revolver at her head. Green sprang in front of the young woman just as the weapon was discharged, and was shot through the temple. Miss Stewart ran into the kitchen and Warren, it is al leged, followed her, shooting as he ran, one bullet lodging in the girl's head and another in her body. Warren then walked to his auto mobile in front of the restaurant, where he was disarmed by John Fay, a letter carrier, and held until the po lice arrived. "DANISH DAY" CELEBRATED. Exercises at San Francisco by For mer Residents of Denmark. SAN FRANCISCO. June 6.?Danes from all parts of America gathered to day before a reproduction of Kronborg castle at Elsinore, which is the Danish building at the Panama-Pacific exposi tion, and celebrated "Danish day." The exercises marked the forty-ninth anniversary of constitutional govern ment in Denmark. A singing festival will be held tomor row. FINED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. Bank Cashier at Athens, Ga.. to Pay $500. ATHENS. Ga., June 5.?Robert W. Woods, cashier of the Citizens' Bank j and Trust Company here, was fined $500 | tonight by Judge Brand, in city court, ife was found guilty of embezzlement, j but. the jury recommended that he be punished for a misdemeanor. All the indictments against W. H. , Shelton, president of the bank, were nol j pressed on payment of costs. The case against Bookkeeper Weatherly of the same bank was dismissed. I BASE BALL POOL ARRESTS. Two More Accused of Lottery Of fense in Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS. June 5.?Two more j arrests were made today in the police campaign to stop the sale of base ball j pools in Indianapolis. Robert Hamil ton, thirty-five, was charged with manufacturing a lottery, and Charles E. McGinnis, forty-two, with operating a. lottery. Roth were released on bonds an<1 will be given hearings in police court Monday. The police allege that Hamilton em ployed ten girls to make out the lot tery slips at his home, in a fashion able residence section of the city. Roy McDaniels was arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing and oper ating a lottery. WOMEN TO DISCUSS WORK. Convention of Trade Unionists to Meet in New York Monday. NEW YORK. June 5.?Plans for the fifth biennial convention of the Na I tional Women's Trade Union league of America, which opens here Mon day with a mass meeting in Cooper Union, were completed today. The league, which has a membership of more than lOO.OOO, will discuss at the convention the subjects of organiza I tion of all workers into trade unions, equal pay, eight-hour working days, j living wages and full citizenship for women. ,,, , ^ , Delegates will be present from vir tually every large city In the United States. Nearly thirty trades employ ing women will be represented at the convention, which will last until Sat . urday. Held on Manslaughter Charge. BOSTON. Mass., June 5.?John F. Evans, proprietor of a West End lodg ing house, died, tonight after a fall. The police held Merlie Hartshorn, a sailor on the battleship New Jersey, re sponsible and charged him with man slaughter. " alleged that he struck Evans during an argument. Tobia E. Robey Dies. Friends in Washington received word last night of the death of Tobia E. Robev, aged eighty-seven years, in Merrifleld. Va.. yesterday. The funeral is to be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Funeral of Gen. Cooke Tomorrow. The body of Brig. Gen. L/orenzo W. Cooke, U. S. A., retired, who died Feb ruary 15 at San Hiego, Cal., is to be buried with military honors at the Ar lington national cemetery tomorrow at 2 p.m. Chairman of Honorary Commercial Commission Makes Announce ment in New York. ? NEW YORK, June 5.?Chinese and American capitalists have united to form a Chinese-American bank to be capitalized at approximately $6,000,000, according to an announcement tonight by Cheng Hsun Chang, chairman of the honorary Chinese commercial com mission, now visiting this country, at a dinner of the Chinese Merchants As sociation. The shares of stock, it was explained, are to be sold in equal parts in America and China. No announcement was made as to the identity of the American financiers in terested in the new institution, but it was understood that they are leading capitalists of this city and of San Francisco, where the chief branch of the bank will be located. Mr. Chang has been in conference frequently with representatives of lo cal financial interests since his arrival here early this week. For Better Trade Relations. He would not discuss the bank project further than he touched upon it in his address, in which he declared his belief that such an institution would facilitate better trade relations between China and America. He pre sented to the Chinese merchants at the dinner, however, a draft of a prospectus of the bank, printed in English and Chinese. This gave the name of the bank as ' The Sino-American Banking Corporation, Limited," with its head office in Shanghai and its chief branch in San Francisco. Establishment of branch offices or agencies in the various treaty ports of China is to be left to the dis cretion of the managing committee. Control of the institution is to be di vided between the two countries rep resented in the founding of the bank. SAID TO HAVE ASSISE IN KILLING JUNK DEALER Delavan J. Rodger* Arrested in Jer-. sey City for the Boston Authorities. NEW YORK, June 5.?Delavan J. Rodgers, wanted by the Boston police for connection with the murder of Samuel Cohen, a junk dealer in that city, was arrested in Jersey City today. Rodgers, according to the police, con fessed that he and a companion, Frank Tracy, evolved a scheme to rob junk dealers and rented a cellar at 116 West Springfield street, Boston, for the pur pose. They first lured Morris Taint ler, a Junk dealer, to the cellar and robbed him of $16. They then locked him in a closet. Story of the Murder. Later Cohen was led to the cellar, presumably to Inspect some junk, and Tracy, handling a revolver, told him to throw up his hands. Cohen thought it a joke and laughed, but a bullet went through his head. After robbing the body. Rodgers is quoted as Tracy buried it in the cellar and the two men fled. _ . ? . A woman in the house later released Talntler. The rest of Rodgers state ment the police say, details the move ments of the pair up to last Sunday, when they separated in New York. ELECTION FRAUDS CHARGED. Forty-Two Texans, Including Many Officials, Under Federal Indictment. CORPlvS CHRISTI, Tex., June 5.?j Forty-two persons, including United States Commissioner T. B. Southgate, officials of Nueces county and the local chief of police, were indicted here today , by the federal grand Jury on charges of ?conspiring to corrupt an election. ' The grand Jury has been investigating the elections held here last November. A member of Congress was elected at that time, thus giving the federal au thorities jurisdiction in the lny^stiga Those indicted, it was said. Included thirtv whites, eight Mexicans and four negroes. Their names were made public as they were arrested and taken to court 'Vames made public included those of District Judge W. B. Hopkins Countj ! Tudee W F. Timpson, City Attorne} Russell Savage. United States Commis sioner T. B. Southgate. State rax Col lector E O. Oliver. Chief of Police Claude Fowler, Constable I-ee Riggs. Sheriff Michael Wright and former County Commissioner TV. H. Hull. JURY STILL UNDECIDED. May Pass in Sealed ferdict in Sully Hammondl Suit. The jury in the oile-million-five-hun d red-thousand-dollar damage suit brought by Daniel J. Sully, former "cotton king' of New York, against John Hays Hammond on trial in Circuit Division 2 of the Dis trict Supreme Court, was locked up over night, and possibly until Monday morn ing They have been given permission by Justice Stafford to bring in a sealed verdict If they can reach an agreement, and if not they are to be locked up until Monday. The jury returned to the courtroom at 11 o'clock last night, after having been out since noon yesterday. They reported that they were in doubt on several ques- \ tions. Justice Stafford gave them in structions and they returned to their room at 12:30 o'clock. 1 Mr. Sully charged that Mr. Hammond i illegally broke a contract with him to finance and exploit a cotton ginning process and for the warehousing of cot t0The case has been on trial for three weeks Attorneys Gittings and Chamber lin and C. M. Stadden represent Mr. Sully, while Philip Walker of the local bar and W. W. Baldwin of New York ap peared for Mr. Hammond. STUDENTS TO AID WOUNDED. Six Volunteers to Join American Ambulance Corps at Paris. NEW YORK. June B.?Six volunteers for the Ambulance Corps of the Ameri can Hospital at Paris were passengers on the French liner Espagne. which sailed today for Bordeaux. Four were Dartmouth students, R. N. Hai.. George B. McClary, Philip H. Smith and L. \. Tefft. ? , , Leonard Ober, a Princeton senior, and Prof. Garver, a member of the Yale faculty, also were volunteers. Fishing Schooner Burned. GLOUCESTER, Mass.. June B.?The Ashing schooner Alpha was burned to the water's edge in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, according to word, received here tonight. Capt. Cole and his crew of eighteen men reached shore Jn dories. Mrs. Nora Edgar Dead. Mrs. Nora Edgar, widow of Capt. James M. Edgar, died la?t night at her residence, 1532 ^street northwest. AN ARMY OF MILITIA. Progress Making in the Training of the National Guard. From the New York Sun. Gen. O'Ryan's description of the work going on in the training of the citizen soldiery of this state must have produced no inconsiderable amount of astonishment in many minds. The casual spectator, who sees the forces of the National Guard only on parade, is naturally inclined to regard them as the traditional "tin soldiers" of twenty-five years ago. The men who served in militia regiments in those i days would perhaps be more aston ished at the recent progress in ef ficiency than the layman, for they would better understand its meaning. Gen. O'Ryan's opinion that the thor ough training of the National Guard throughout the country will be the solution of the army problem may not be the final word on the subject, but it is a view to be received with re spect. The country has never inclined toward the support of a large regular i army, and there are many cogent ar guments against one. On the other hand, the untrained volunteer is Just what the German officers call all sol diers, namely, "cannon food." He goes out merely to be shot down. That is, of course, assuming that he reaches the place where shooting is going on. But if he does not know how to take care of himself In the field he may never arrive at the scene of action. Th* burden of war falls most heavily on the infantryman, and he has to make much of his progress toward the fighting line on foot. The Care of his feet and the care of his stomach are two of his most essen tial duties; and the untrained soldier usually proves to be lamentably ig norant of them. Gen. O'Ryan's publication of the fact that the state troops now have their own camp cooks, instructed by the men who instruct the cooks of the regulars, is gratifying. So, too, is it good to know that artillerymen are learning their duties scientifically, and that similar training is going forward in all branches of the service. This work cannot be carried too far, and there is room for the employment of many varieties of skill. Men who can drive and care for their own automobiles, men who enjoy the excitement of aviation, those' who op erate amateur wireless plants, for ex ample, are material for military train ing, because their skill can be utilized in war. The further the ramifica tions of the National Guard training system reach, the more valuable the organization will prove to be if called into active service. And the more nearly the militia includes ready men of everv type the more closely will it be able to affiliate itself with the regular army, of which it must become part in war. The New Day. From the Dayton Journal. Many a broken-hearted man and woman and child is looking for the New Day. The earth is shaking under the tread of millions; the flaunting banners of principalities and powers now vex the airs of heaven; the agen cies of destruction seem to be untram meled; human passions are unleashed; ' we are feeling the reflex of this in our own beloved land; and we long for the New Day. The poet Dante lived in troublous times. His tremendous vision held more than scenes of evil omen and dread. Mournful Florentine, we have called him; for he, too. deplored the wneck and ruin of clashing destinies; but he looked with prophetic gaze to ward the dawning of the New Day. Once he wrote: "Lo! Now is the acceptable time, when arise the signs of consolation and peace. For a new day is beginning to break, showing forth the dawn, which even now is dispersing the darkness of our long night of tribulation; already the breezes from the east are spring ing up. the face of the heavens grow rosy, and confirm the hopes of the peo ple with*a peaceful calm. And we, too, who have long kept vigil through the | night in the desert, we. too, shall be hold the looked-for joy." Let this be our thought for today, and for all days, until the world finds peace. I^et us also apply it to our private lives, seeing the first faint rosiness of the coming dawn of the new day which j shall enable us to realise that we are ; living life as it should be lived, faith fully, nobly, loyally, sincerely, hum bly, gratefully, joyously. Substitute for Glass. From th* Indianapolis Newa. The glass used as windows in auto mobile bodies, particularly in the sedan and limousine types, has been a source of danger, due to the splintering in acci dents, and manufacturers have long sought an efficient substitute. Cellu loid and mica, while used to a large ex tent in touring car tops, have not been entirely satisfactory. A new mate rial called cellon. is, according to the i Scientific American, now being made by one of the large manufacturers of explosives. It is said to be practicably ! unbreakable. Sheets of it can be bent j backward and forward many times j without breaking and blocks of it can be subjected to heavy blows without fracture. It can be produced in any desired thickness up to half an inch and in plates of large size. A sheet of ! cellon may be ignited by an open flame, j but the burning portion will melt and a few drops fall to the ground. It will j not continue to burn. It can be fas tened down by nailing, or. in case of the thin sheets, by sewing, or it can be | glued. It can be put to any of the uses of celluloid, as, in toilet articles, switchboards, etc. It can be cut and trimmed with an ordinary knife, warm ed in hot water and molded to any de sired shape. No figures regarding its cost of production, which will deter mine its ultimate usefulness, are avail able. New Weapons, New Kules. From the Cleveland Ijeador. Plenty of precedents are being estab lished for the bombardment of unforti fied cities and towns, without warning. Airships and aeroplanes are making j commonplace what was considered en- ' tirelv forbidden to modern nations, be- j fore the great war began. Such attacks ! have been made by most of the great powers involved in the war, if not by all ' of them. There is always the excuse of j railroad tracks to be torn up. or de pots to be wrecked, or some factory or military storehouse to be destroyed, if possible, and the use of flying machines and dirigible balloons does not permit notice in advance. So new practices come with new weapons. but do the old rules still govern the use of old means of damag ing the enemy? Is it even now to be i understood that ships must not shell ; unfortified ports or any coast districts j occupied by civilians, especially by ( women and children, without giving no tice hours in advance of the actual bombardment? Can land batteries be turned upon "open" towns taken by surprise, and their citizens killed in /heir homes without warning? Many new and vital questions will have to he settled by the learned doctors of inter national law when the war is over and such proceedings again come to have living interest and an appearance of real force. The laws supposed to bind civilized nations will have to be ad justed to new facts or else the condi tions of war must be altered radically before the next conflict?and by what authority can that be done? The Telephone flirl. From the Memphis Commerrisl-Appssl. The telephone girl is no longer a ha^? oine of fiction. She is a flesh and blood heroine, who has played and is atil! playing an important role in life. Fic tion allures because o'f a gayer preface and because truths are embellished, but after all truth is stranger than fiction, and the truth about the courageous achievements of many telephone girls has never been told. The latest heroine of the switchboard hails from North Carolina. She held h?r place on the wire in a burning building until the very last. She saved the lives of a score of inmates, and only escaped by doing the masculine act of sliding down a telephone pole which adjoined the window in her office. Most women and many men would at the first smell of smoke and sight of fire hav? become panic stricken. They would have sought to save themselves, for getful of the safety of others. Here was a girl who thought of others first. Bravery of this sort enshrines a noble heart and "nature," according to Charles Pickens, "often enshrines gal lant atid noble hearts in weak bosoms; oftenest, God bless her, in a woman's breast." Parks and Playgrounds. From the Memphis News-Solmltar. Municipal playgrounds are tecomln# popular all over the country, and people are learning that there is much truth in the old saying that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Work must be provided in order that people raaF be continuously engaged in useful pur suits, but there are times when play is necessary, and recreation that rests the body and mind is an invigorating tonic that mates those who receive it capable of doing more and more work. Play grounds for children are indispensable, but playgrounds for grown folks, such as our park system, have a distinct and not easily computed value of their own. RCYNOkO'9 Pliny Remedy I mI U I Few persons need I ? be confined by t Gout or Rheumatism, if on the first approach of the paroxysm they have recourse to this rem ?dy: then, a single dose is often sufficient. All Druggists or E. FOFGEKA 4k CO.. Ina. 90 Beelanan SU N. Y. A Carload of the Highest Grade Refrigerators. Kitchen Cabinets and Fireless Cookers. Must Be Sold in Three Days, Monday. Tuesday and' Wednesday, At a Terrible Sacrifice in price. You never will have such a chance again to buy such high grade goods at less than manufacturer's cost. It will pay you to put aside all other engagements. If you want these goods come to Merchants' Transfer and Storage Co., 918 E St. N.W. SOME ENTER SOME PASS BY A $500,000 Gift To Users of Fortified Tires This is an actual gift, as these facts show: Nobody asked for better tires than Goodyear built last year. Nobody thought them possible. They were so extra-good that for years they've outsold any other tire. And this year?on February 1st?we gave you another big price reduction. It will save Goodyear users*about $5,000,000 this year. It was our third reduction in two years, totaling 45 per cent This Year's Extras Yet, despite this reduction, we have added new improvements which will cost us $500, 000 this year. Part are in extra rubber?all in extra wear. We have added these extras to the best tires built To tires that dominate because of super-service. And we've done it at a time when price reductions have led to considerable skimping. Total, $1,635,000 All the extras we give you in Goodyear tires will cost us $1,635,000 this asi Fortified Tires !Rim-Cot??by oar No-Rim-Cat feature. Blowouts?by oar "On-Air" care. I oo?> Treads?by tnany rubber rivets. Insecurity?by 126 braided piano wires. Paactarw mmd SkuMiac-by our double thick All-Weather tread. year, judged by current output These in clude five features which no other maker uses. It includes other uncommon features. Wfe could omit all these, yet build a tire which looks about like Goodyears. It would serve as well as many rival tires. Thus we could add to this year's profits $1,635,000. Tires Not Alike It's a vast mistake to think that tires are pretty near alike. Five of the greatest features known are found in Fortified Tires alone. And many a tire lacks all the extras that we cite. These extras combat rim-cutting, blowouts, loose treads. They combat punctures and skidding. They mean a secure tire. They mean more rubber, more fabric than some. They mean more mileage, less trouble, less ex pense. We pay the price to give you these extras, and save it by mammoth out put You should insist on them. Any dealer, if you ask him, will supply you Goodyear tires. m YEAR AKRON. OHIO X.