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.^MSTERDA^f .a London, September 20.?The Berlin Tages Zeitung says that the emperor has conferred the order Pour le Merito on tho following: generals: Gen. Maxmillan von Laffert. army commander in W urttemberg. Gen. Oskar F. von Walter, commander of the army corps in V urttemberg, and Gen. Otto von Hugel. commander or the reserve corps. VZZBZZBZZZZZZZZZZL Do you want China?? Consider the Exceptional Features of these China Bargains? First *econ< Third Fourth The present REGULAR prices of this china are 15 to 25% more than the OLD MARKED prices. The reductions of from 40 to 60% from these old prices enable practically a double saving?the 15 to 25% advance in values and the 40 to 60% reductions. This clearance sale includes a num ber of the finest makes of china, such as Royal Worcester, Lenox, Haviland, G. D. A. Limoges?patterns in incomplete as sortments to be closed out of our regular stock. The fall season. When the housewife wishes her china service complete, finds here and there a piece missing. Look these bargains over?you'll no doubt find the wanted pieces?and the price saving is worth while. Here are a few of the money-saving opportunities $10.50 NOW. $10.00 Breakfast Plates, doz $6.00 $11.00 Dinner Plates, doz 7.50 $12.00 20-in. Meat Dish. 5.C0 $5.50 15-in. Meat Dish. 3.00 $16.50 20-in. Meat Dish. 6.co $12.50 18-in. Meat Dish. 5.00 $8.00 16-in. Meat Dish. 4.50 $10.00 Soup Tureen.... 2.50 $14.50 Soup Tureen 4.00 $8.75 Soup Tureen 2.50 $1.50 to $3.00 Meat Dishes 1.00 $9.00 Royal Worcester Covered Dish.. 3.00 $16.00 French Bouillons, doz 10.00 $14.00 French Teas, doz. 8.50 Floral Decorated French Dinner Plates. J3.00 to $4.50 values cents each. NOW. Covered Vege table Dish 5.00 $6.50 Salad Bowl 2.50 $12.00 Covered Vege table Dish 5.00 $35.00 Incrusted Gold Border Teas. . .25.00 $37.00 Encrusted Gold Border Bouillons.25.00 $15.00 French Soup Plates, doz 5? to 75c Odd French China Dinner Plates, floral and g^old $1.50 to $3.00 Covered Casseroles $ro.oo Royal Worcester Meat Dish..... 3.50 Choice, 5.00 25c 1.00 Dulin & Martin Co. 1215 F Street Through to 1214-18 G Street PISTOL SHOTS END LIVES OF COUPLE Mrs. Blanche Hamel and John W. Chism Are Participants in Double Tragedy. ONE SHOT ON STREET; OTHER IN ROOMING HOUSE Coroner to Determine Whether It Was Murder and Suicide or a Double Suicide. Mrs. Blanche Hamel, thirty-five years old, who lived with her mother, Mrs. An nie Anhoit, at 1011 M street southeast, died in an ambulance on the way to Casualty Hospital shortly after 10 o'clock last night, from a bullet wound in her neck. A few hours later John W. Chism, also thirty-five years old. who was with Mrs. Hamel when the shot was fired that ended her life, ended his own life with a bullet in a room at the home of Mrs. Mary Deal, 760 6th street south east. A note left by Chism stated that Mrs. ) Says Shoe Powders t j Not 2% Efficient; | Foot Powder Is 100% ( Chemlnt point* oat remarkable /difference between a neutralizing: ) powder applied to the foot and the } common Noapstone powders nprinkled ' ) in the Mhoen. \ You cannot judge a foot powder by its > ( appearance. The powdered sugar you eat r has exactly the name appearance at* certain i ) powdered poisons that would cause instant ' | \ death. Various powders for the feet look < | v alike, but are as different as day and , I / night, so far as medicinal value i* con ) cerned. It appears that on account of the ; \ coarseness of the common soapstone pow- c ( ders, advertised under various names, you ) ) are advised to sprinkle them in the shoe? ) ) N*OT on the foot. Probably not 2% gets \ \ through the stocking, and that little reaches ( i only the sole of the \oot. And even if all ) / roaches the foot it can do little or nothing: ) ) to prevent or overcome swelling:. aching. \ * tenderness and bad odor if It contains no 1 ' incredient to neutralize the poisons of the ( perspiration, which are the cause of bad i ) odor and nearly all foot discomforts. \ "Fastep," the fine medicated foot powder, ( now sold by all druggists, contains the ; ( most efficient neutralizer of the poisons of i j ) perspiration. "Fastep" is sprinkled on the < i \ foot and rubbed in. Thus you reach every I ( pore, so as to neutralize every particle of ) 1 ( the poison before It can cause burning, ) ; J swelling, etc. "Fastep" prevents all bad \ i ) odors. It is a doctor's prescription that / ( proved 100% efficacious, and therefore was , ) put on the market in a standard package, ) under the trade name of "Fastep.'5 There 1 ) is nothing else like it. Your druggist will i1 ( supply you with a large sprinkler-top can ) for 25 cents, and return the money if you ) are not more than satisfied. One applica \ tion in the morning grives foot comfort all ( day. Agents, E. Fourera A Co., Inc., 90 1 Heekman st., Xew York.?Advertisement. Ham el had shot herself, although the police, after investigating the killing of the woman, had concluded that she had been slain by Chisra. A coroner's inquest is to be held tomorrow to de termine whether the tragedy was ^ double suicide or a murder and suicide. Shot While on Street. About 10 o'clock last night Mrs. Hamel and Chism, who evidently had met some where else, reached the corner of 10th and M streets southeast, only a few doors from Mrs. Hamel's home. Willie Hamel, eleven years old, son of the dead woman, hearing the voices of the couple in con versation, went to where the two stood. The boy was sent home by Chism, and a few minutes later the shot was fired that ended Mrs. Hamel's life. Immediately after the shot Chism ran north on 10th street and disappeared. Police and. oth ers attracted to the spot by the sound of the shot found Mrs. Hamel on the sidewalk bleeding from a wound in the neck. She died before reaching Casualty Hospital. From the little Hamel boy the police learned that Chism had been Mrs. Ham el's companion. It was also learned that Chism. who lived at the home of An drew Norton, 340 13th street southeast, had been told to keep away from the M street house, and that he had met Mrs. Hamel away from her home on several occasions. Investigation showed that Chism, who was a driver, was not in his room at the Norton home, and it was not until about 1 o'clock this morning that the police learned the man was at the home of Mrs. Deal. According to the latter's statement. Chism called there, and, telling her he was to start to work this morning at the National Capital brewery, engaged a room. Chism seemed nervous, Mrs. Deal told the police. Shot Ends Chism's Life. Chism went to his room and nothing more was heard of him until the report of a pistol shot, followed by his body falling on the floor. Detectives Bur lingame, Berman, Kelly, Springman, Mullen and Cornwell and Precinct De tective Wise and Policemen Waters and Sergt. Davis were not far away when the shot that ended Chism's life was flred. They were on their way to the house to arrest him. . The policemen entered the house and found the lifeless body of Chism stretched on the floor. The pistol was on the floor between his legs. On a dresser in the room was found the note Chism had written to his mother. It reads: "Dear Mother: I have gone to resting place. Blanche shot herself last night. God knows I did not do it. John W. Chism. Good-by." Coroner Nevitt visited the house of Mrs. Deal shortly before 2 o'clock this morning, examined the body of Chism and heard statements of his visit to the house and the subsequent shooting. He also was informed of the killing of Mrs. Hamel and of the talk she had with Chism only a few minutes before she was shot. Pistol Fired Twice. In .view of the statement contained in the message left by Chism, a mes sage that was written when he un doubtedly expected he soon would be dead, the coroner withheld action in Mrs. Hamel's case. The police today are trying to trace the weapon with which they are certain both lives were taken. Two cartridges in the pistol had been discharged, and a supply of cartridges of the same size and make was found in the trunk that belonged to Chism. Discussing the affair, a policeman sug gested that Chism's statement that he Two Specials in Hot-water Bottles 1, 2 and 3 quart sizes; white, red and maroon rubber: all guaranteed per fect; worth $1.00 and $1.50. pS^1*: 47c $1.75 Goodyear Hot-water Bot tle, 2-quart size; made especially for our stores; of Home of Cut Prices. heavy maroon rub ber: guaranteed one $1.39 Bargain in Toilet Articles 25c Arnica Cream 17* 25c Arnica Tooth Soap 17c 51.AO Aver's Hair Vigor 73c 50c Barnard's Violet Cerate. !!Oc Ifii- Barnard's Violet Talr-utn. 10c Benson's Peroxide Soap... Oc t Bon Am! S** Cut^x for the Nails 10c ~5c Conner's "Hair Success". .5?c T>. & R. Col l Cream 17e 'or Derma Viva 32c Danderine Hair Tonic....15c *>"/* Kuthvmol Tooth Paste... 13?* ??r:,. *.'rostnia 17c ??*? Wr*"vr"r?r>'s Face ^owder. .IJ^ Peroxide f'r^am.lO^ Honfv Almond .15" " ? TTarnirirfp H^'r Tcnic 35?* r~f Pni-TPr riOf T-. - ?> f'r.M rr<*5 '"I 10?* Koivw-* 'Cooth Paste....10c " ? T.ab'nrhi-- Powder. . .3!??? 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We Deliver Free Freely, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY Special Values in Fountain Syringes Made of the best red rubber; about 2-quart size; all j complete, with fit tings; guaranteed perfect. Worth one dollar. Special price.. Hershey's Cocoa, % lb.; 2 for 23* Eagle Brand Milk Arbuckle's Coffee, ground, lb i7e 50 Borden's Malted Milk Pure Honey, pounds siie 40c Purity Coffee, packed especially for our stores in sealed cans; whole bean, medium ground and pulverized. Give it a trial during this sale and prove its value. Pound 28c Goodyear Make 94.00 Senate Fountain Syringe; full 2-quart size; f /l?\ guaranteed two J)l fty years ^ Graham's Improved Beef, Wine and Iron A general tonic whose value in all debilitated and anemic conditions in uni versally recognized. Nourishes the blood; gives strength and builds nn up the entire system. Full pint jM/* bottles. Regular 50c size */?/V Guaranteed Bulb Syringes 35c lied Itubber SyriiiRf Tubing 23c 91.04) "O m * fc a" Bulb Syrlnice. extra heavy rub- j her; guaranteed perfect... 92.00 Il>K?*ia Bulb Syringe, soft bulb, three hard rubber -g a pipes; screw fittings; I guaranteed two years.. We have a full line of Syringe Fit tings, Tubing and Atomizer Bulbs. 91.50 Hyjgeln Blub Syringe, soft red rubber bulb with three hard rubber pipes, screw fittings; Good- ^\Q year make; guaranteed one yrHP year -5c White Rubber Syringe \ g\ Tublnic IVC 75c Rex So. 2 Bulb Syrlngf, made of best a white rubber; guaranteed perfect ? v w To Feel Fine? Every morn ing take a shower bath and a rub d o w n with one of these T u r It 1 h h Towel*. Turkish Bath Toweln, extra fine quality and a good size. Regular $1 value. This sale MILK MAGNESIA Antacid Antl-Dy MpepMla j* a * a tlve. Buy it by the pint, put up according to a standard formula containing 24 grains Hydrated Magnes ium Oxide to the ounce. An efficient corrective for acid ity of the stomach and a mild laxative, particular- ^ a ly adapted /4(T for children Bargains in Patent Mecidines 25c Ayer's Cherry Pectoral... 10c 35c Aromatic Ammonia, 4 oz. .19c 40c Aromatic Cascara, 4 oz...25c 50c Alkalol Antiseptic 35c 25c Aspirin Tablets. 12 5-gr..15c 40c Asafetida Tablets, 100 5 graln 25c $1.00 Absorbirie, Jr 7~?c ?5c Allan's Foot Ease 10c 85c Salicylate Soda Tablets. 100 5-gr r?0c 25c White Pine and Tar Couprh Syrup i.*jc 25c Bromo-Seltzer 17c 50c Bromo-Seltzer :t4?* 25c Brown Mixture. 4 oz 30c Brown Mixture Tablets. . . s 25c Bell-ans *'?? 75c Bell-ans r-"" 50c Baume Analgesique :iO'? 1 Oc Bicarbonate Soda, lb 5c 15c Twenty-Mule Team Borax, lb I Or 15c Blue Jay r*orn Plotter. . . 10c 100 ....!5o 50c r*alifornia Fig Syrup 30c 35c Castoria ("Fletcher's) 21c 50c Cystogen T^ithia 40?* 25c f'alomel md S^da Tablets. 100: any s'renarth >5?? 25c Cascara Tablets, ion 5-gr..mc 5Ac Cuticura Ointment 25c Carter's Pills n? 25c Cascarets !??? 50c Doan's Kidnev PiJN ?5c T>obeU'? Solution, pint. . . . 1> 5Or- Elixir Babek Jl.50 Fellow's Syrup os?. 50c Father John's 4?c 50c Glover's Mansre Remedy. 85c Denatured Alcohol, gal. ..65c $1.00 I?isterine r?lb* 25c Menthblatum 15c 75c Mellin's Food ^ 35c Pluto Water 25c 50c Philips' Milk Magrnesia . . ,33c $1.00 Wampole's Cod Liver Oil (H. S.) 40c 25c Blaud's Iron Pills, 5-grain Glance With a Keen Eye For What You Want?Then Phone" or Write, if Unable to Call. Orders Faithfully Filled and Delivered Free. White Enamel Fountain Syringe $1.50 White Kn aihcl Foun tain S y - ringe. all ? o m plete with fit tings; will last you a life-time. Special Price, Thl? Sale. $1.00 S. S. S., for the blood.... 7.*m? $1.75 S. S. S., for the blood... .$1,24 75c Xujol 50<* 91.50 (>rah;iiu*m Bloosl Tonic, a pure vegetable preparation, which puri fies the blood and tones up the system; a safe remedy to t;t k<? any time 98c 91.00 \utra Vim. a tonic wine; cod liver oil, with hypophos phites. Just the tonic if you J q, want to gain weight 91.(Ml Syrup HypophoMphltea, builds up the nerves and acts as a tissue builder. FuU pint ^IfC bottle Ladies' Spray 89c Drink Grape Juice and Be Healthy There is deliciousness and health In every bottle of Naboth and Concord King Crape "Juice. It is not only nourishing, but scientists say that it has a great tonic ef 9 feet. Excellent to take olive oil with. We recommend Naboth and Concord King because they are pure and unfermented. 25c Size, Pint#.. 50c Size, Quarts. Lcate Your Order-?Free Delivery. This Ladies' Revolving Spray Syringe, made of all rubber; no metal or valves to get out of order. The most effective syringe made ; guaranteed 1 year; regular $3 value. Bargain Price, This Sale >1 | i t ^ u 1 (11 $1.40 \ had not shot Mrs. Hamel probably was I due to a possible struggle between them [ for the possession of the weapon. He j suggested that Mrs. Hamel tried to take the pistol from Chi sir. when he drew it, and that it was discharged during the struggle. Coroner Nevitt examined the body of the woman at Casualty Hospital. The position of the wound, he stated, did not j I suggest that the woman shot herself. ! WILLIAM CALHOUN DIES; FORMER ENVOY TO CHINA Succumbs to Paralysis and Compli cation of Ailments?Lawyer and Diplomat. CHICAGO, September 20. ? William Calhoun, former minister to China, died late yesterday at his residence here. Mr. Calhoun was sixty-eight years old. He had been in ill health for some months, having been stricken with pa ralysis, and thereafter a complication of ailments followed. Special Mission to Cuba. President McKinley appointed Mr. Cal houn a special commissioner to make an important investigation into condi tions in Cuba in 1807, which led him, after the investigation, to declare that the Cubans would never submit to Spanish rule. With*"full knowledge of the situation in Cuba, he returned to Washington, where he passed several .months in conference ^ith President McKinley, advising him in the tumul tuous days that attended the beginning of the Spanish-American war. Mr. Calhoun was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He practiced law at Danville, 111., and in Chicago. He was a member of the interstate commerce commission from 1806 to 1000; was special commis sioner for President Roosevelt to Ven ezuela in 1007, and from 1000 to 1013 was minister to China. Mr. Calhoun was twice married. His second wife survives him. Worked for McKinley?s Nomination. Mr. Calhoun and William McKinley were boyhood chums and fellow stu dents at I'nion Seminary in Ohio. When the republican state convention met in 1800, Shelby M. Cullom was the favor ite son of Illinois for the presidential nomination. William McKinley was his opponent, and Mr. Calhoun accept ed the commission to lead the forces working for his friend. The light that followed was one of the most memorable in the history of the state. It resulted in the instruc tion of the Illinois delegates for Mc Kinley, and incidentally it made Cal houn a dominant factor in the politics of Illinois. It was expected the young lawyer would have a cabinet position, but he remained in the practice of law until President McKinley offered him appointment as a member of the inter state commerce commission, which he accepted. TWO AMERICAN SAILORS SAVED FROM STRATHTAY State Department So Advised by I Cable?U. S. Citizens Claim Xel vinia Was Torpedoed. ! | Consul General Skinner at London .cabled the State Department today that two American sailors, William Wooton, 104 North 30th street, Harrison, N. J., and Bernard Sweeney, 21 East 23d street, Bayonne, X. J., were saved from the British steamer Strathtay, tor pedoed by a submarine September 6 in the English channel. Whether the Strathtay was attacked without warning was not stated. Defi nite information on this point will be sought before any inquiry is addressed to Germany. It is assured by officials that affidavits were taken from the American seamen to be forwarded to the State Department. The Strathtay sailed August 22 from New York for Havre and earlier reports of her sinking said the entire crew was saved. Affidavits from the American mule teers who claim tho British steamer Kelvinia was torpedoed were received today at the State Department. Official reports have left in doubt the question of whether tho ship was torpedoed or struck a mine. Cumberland (Md.) bakers decided to increase the price of cakes. WILLIAM M. BECK DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Member of Diitrict Bar and Civil War Veteran Succumbs in Lewisburg, Pa. William H. Beck, member of the Dis trict bar since shortly after the close of the civil war, and owner of large realty interests in various parts of the country, died Monday at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Valeria R. Myers, Lewisburg, Pa., according to news which reached the city today. He had been ill for over a year. He was sev enty-three years old. Funeral services will be held at Mrs. Myers* residence, in Lewisburg, tomor row afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in that city. Born in Lewisburg in 1843. Mr. Beck was born in Lewisburg in 1843, and studied at the Lewisburg Academy, which had as its headmaster at that time John Randolph, who now resides in this city and who formerly was connected with* the United States Court of Claims. Mr. Beck later stud ied at Bucknell University, graduating with the class of 1862. Immediately after his graduation Mr. Beck joined the Union army and was assigned to the 131st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served as a private for some time, then was marie a sergeant. After leaving the army he studied law. His Surviving Relatives. Mr. Beck was never married. He is survived by his sister,- Mrs. Myers, and two brothers, Samuel and Thomas Beck, also of Lewisburg. He was a member of the "Phi Kappa Psi college fraternity and the Cosmos Club. Bev. A. Stapleton Dead. Rev. A. Stapleton. pastor of St. Paul's Church in Williamsport, Pa., died at his home there Monday morning. Fu neral services will be held tomorrow morning in Williamsport, and in the afternoon of the same day in Greens burg, Pa. Dr. Stapleton recently visit ed Washington, returning to Williams port in time to preach in his church last Sunday. Dr. Stapleton, Rev. W. W. Curry and Judge Luke Strider of Washington, all are descendants of Rev. Anthony J. Henkel, the first Lutheran minister to preach in America. Frank C. Coudy I. 0. 0, F. Grand Sire CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., September li??. ?Frank C. Coudy of Denver has been elected grand sire of the Sovereign Grand I^odge of Odd Fellows, at the annual meeting of the lodge here. Other offi cers chosen were Henry C. Borst. Am sterdam, N. Y., deputy grand sire; J. B. Goodwin, Atlanta, grand secretary, and William H. Cox of Louisville, grand treasurer. WILLIAM H. BECK. Parker, Bridget & Co., MEN have taken to these $4 TECK Shoes like ducks to water. You'll like these really distinctive models in Tan and Gun Metal, and you'll be surprised at the low price. The Avenue at Ninth A The Best People in ^ Washington Intrust Their Dental Work to Me Because they know I am gen tle. careful and : cause them little pain as posible. If your teeth need attention see me at once 1 will make thorn sound and beautiful without hurtinr you at all. My chaifen are sS reasonable you will be surprised at their lownesa. Gold Crowns and Bridge Work $3, $4, $5 Per Tooth Fillings, 50 Cents Up anchor suction Fit snug and will slip or drop; light weight teeth not $5 Opposite Wool worth's 5c and lOe ?tore. Hourai Dally, 8?30 to I. Wed. and Sat., until 8 p.m. Sunday* 10 to 1. Phone M. 19. Dr. WHITE PAINLESS DENTIST 407 7th St N.W. CAED OF THANKS. SACREY. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Young wish to extend to their many friends and relatives their heartfelt 1 [ thanks for the expressions of sym pathy and floral tributes on the occa sion of the death of their granddaugh ter. ELSIE MAY SACREY. ? BORN. Mil.Ill KN. On Tuesday. September 19. 1916. to Mr. anil Mrs. Samuel B: Mil burn. a son. SAMUEL* THOMAS. ? MARRIED. KKK \?BROWN. On Thursday, Au Kust 24, 1916. by the Rev. James M. Wallace, GERTRUDE M. BROWN and JULIAN F. KERN. ? DIED. ItltOWN. On Monday. September 18. 1916. ELEANOR T.. widow of S. Lock wood Brown of Chicago. 111., and daughter of the late Mrs. Mariett X. Chester of Washington, D. C. Funeral Thursday. September 21. Inter ment in Graceland cemetery, Chicago, 111. BHOWV. Departed this life suddenly September 17. 1916. at 2:15 a.m.. at her residence, 1236 4th street northwest. Mrs. SARAH BROWN (nee Bally). Funeral Thursday, September 21. at 1 p.m., from People's Congregational Church. Friends invited to attend. ? COUSINS. On Tuesday, September 19. 1916. at 7:4T? a.m.. at 5911 Dix street northeast. ERNEST L. COUSINS. Jr.. infant son of Ernest L. and Sallie M. Cousins. Funeral services at above address Thursday. September 21, at 1:30 o'clock. Interment at Harmony ceme terv. Friends and relatives invited. 21* DRAKE. On Mondav. September 18, I 1916. at 11:20 p.m.. H. F. J. DRAKE. | beloved father of Lillian, Horace and Walstein Drake, aged seventy-four years. Funeral from his late residence. 3306 Holmead place, Wednesday. Septem ber 20, at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment at Elizabeth. N. J. (Elizabeth. N. J., papers please copy.) 20* (il'.OKfii;. Suddenly, on September 19. 1916, at Camden. N. J., ELLEN M. GEORGE of Washington. D. C. Interment at Camden. N. J., on Friday. September 22. ? fill,I,. On September 20, 1916. at 2:35 a.m.. JOHN C. GILL, beloved husband of Elizabeth C. Gill <nee Wehausen). Funeral from his late residence. 1247 I street northeast, at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 23. thence to Holy Name Church. Interment at Mount Olivet. Friends and relatives invited to at tend. (New Bedford. Mass., papers please copy.) 22* CAUTIONED AGAINST LAX CARE OF CHILD Health Officer Says Many of Them Died in 1915 of Pre ventable Causes. More than half of the children be tween the ages of 5 and 9 years who died in the District in 1915 succumbed to preventable causes, according to a statement today by Health Officer Wil liam C. Woodward. There were ninety-two deaths of chil dren between these ages, and forty ! seven of the number are attributed by ! the health officer to preventable causes. Diphtheria, he states, easily curable if I treated in time, caused thirteen deaths; j tuberculosis, another preventable mal j ady, killed eight; pneumonia, commonly due to bad ventilation, improper cloth ing or exercise, or a sequel of measles, whooping cough or the grip, killed fourteen more. Heart disease, due al most invariably at this period of life to ! infectious disorders, resulted fatally in five cases, while seven children were buried to death. ! "Vfty the prevention of such deaths. ! and* of the vastly greater number of cases of illness r.r.d injury of which they are merely the end result, no one has quite the same opportunity or re sponsibility as the parent," states the health officer. Within Individual Control. "Contact, direct or indirect, is neces sary for the spread of some communi cable diseases. Droplet or spray infec tion. due to coughing, sneezing or forcible talking, is responsible for others. The avoidance of communi cable diseases appears, therefore, to lie more nearly within the control of the individual than when the air-borne theory of transmission was accepted, and a few simple rules of personal cleanliness, carefully taught by the parent, will g<> a long way toward the accomplishment of the desired result. "The avoidance of accidents also is to a considerable extent a matter of training, and the fact that seven chil dren between five and nine years old burned to death in one year is a ter rible indictment of our habits of living. Some Timely Precautions. "To always wash the hands before eating; to eatv or drink out of no com mon cup or glass and out of no vessel of any kind of dpubtful cleanliness; to keep fingers, pencils, marbles, jacks and similar articles out of the mouth; to avoid picking the nose; to love fresh air; to let matches alone and to dread any open blaze. These are some of the things that should be so thoroughly taught and ingrained into the child as to have become second nature before even the kindergarten age is reached. The parent alone, by precept and ex ample, can best teach them. "And when even these rules fail. oi^~ seem to have failed, as they will some times. then it is for the parent to see that early and efficient aid is obtained, so that prompt diagnosis may be made and proper treatment be instituted and kept up until health is completely re- I stored." BERLIN PAPER ADVOCATES J\IEW COALITION MINISTRY Thinks Revival of Enemy's ''Fight ing Lust" Means Prolongation of the War. AMSTERDAM, via London, Septefnber 20.?A coalition government for Germany is urged by the Berlin Tageblatt in a long leader by Hans Sivkovich, a member of the reichstag. "Never since the beginning of the war," he writes, "has the German people awaited with S*uch tension and apprehen sion the forthcoming meeting of the reich stag. The period since the last meeting has brought us successes, but also many difficulties, military setbacks and new enemies. "After two years of fighting, bloodshed and self-denial the peace for which every heart longs is still at an immeasurable distance. The fighting lust of the enemy has been revived by Russian successes and the entry of Rumania. The whole peo- t pie stand at the gate, waiting and asking. "The feichstag leaders will have to lis ten to speeches stronger than ever on the events of the last few weeks. Therefore it were wise to consider carefully whether the leaders of all our great parties should not be called together to form a coalition ministry." r DIED. GILL.HAM. To Coachmaafr XTnlon ant Aid Association, No, 1.?All members requested to meet Thursday. Septem , ber 21. 1916. at 9 a.m.. Odd Fellow^ ! Hall, to ailend funeral of Brother EDW. GILLHAM. By order PRESIDENT NORVEL SMITH. ? i | HAR>dk\. Suddenly, on September 1 19. 1916. at his residence, 1445 Massa chusetts avenue northwest, FRED ERIC HARNDEX. formerly of Read ing and Boston, Mass. (Boston papers please copy.) ? JOH\SOX. On Monday, September 18. 1916, at 8 a.m.. at his residence, 152R 3d street north\cest. DENNIS JOHN SON. beloved husband of Grace John son and devoted father of Lulu A. Johnson and Roberta Green, grand father of Edith Forrest. Funeral Thursday, September 21, at 1 ? p.m.. from Third Baptist Church, cor ner 5th and Q streets northwest. Friends and relatives invited. 20 I KKLLY. On September 20. 1916. at 2:T0 ' a.m.. at her resider?ce, 511 8th street southeast. PEARL M.. beloved daugh ter of Patrick and Katherine Kelly, after a lonp illness. Like a lily in the atorm. How she faded from our aiRht; Ne'er a (Inwcr yet was Inirn Half no pure as our delight. Now she has gone to that heavenly home. Where an*el* watch o'er her and keep; There she waits until we come. Our dear Pearl has gone to aleep. Funeral from her late residence. 511 ' 8th street southeast. Friday. Septem ber 22, at 2:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment at Congressional cemetery. 21* Ll'MPKIXS. Departed this life Wed nesday. September 20. 1916. at 1 a.m.. at his residence. 4 339 Polk street northeast. Kenilworth. GEORC.R W. LITMPKINS. Sr.. devoted husband of the late Rowena N. Lumpkins. Notice of funeral hereafter. ? LV\rH. On Monday. September 18. 1916. at her residence. 668 Maryland avenue northeast. AGNES D., young est and beloved daughter of Michael A. and Mary M. Lynch. Funeral Irom her late residence Thurs day. September 23. thence to St. Jo seph's Church, where requiem mass will be satd at 9 a.m. for the repose of her soul. Interment, at Mount olivet cemetery. 20 >1 ERKIC'K. On September 9. 1916. at Pittsburgh. Pa., JAMES Rl'SSELL MERRICK. He is survived by his father and stepmother of Washington, I>. C.. and a sister. Mrs. Leroy B. Magruder of Harrisburi?. Pa. ? \KWMA\. On Tuesday. September 19. 1916. at 2:10 p.m.. WILLIAM E.. be loved husband of Lavtnia Newman (nee Rogers), son of Charles Newman and the late Louise Newman. Funeral Thursday. September 21. at 1 p.m.. from Ebenezer Church. 4th and I) streets southeast. Rev. Dean, pas tor. ? Pl'RVIS. On Sunday. September 17, 1916. at Casualty Hospital. J. ALOUJZO PL'RVIS. beloved husband of Mary L. Purvis. Funeial from James & Bro.W* chapel Thursday. September 21. at 1:30 p.m. Friends are invited. SANDERS, Headquarters Burnside Post. No. 8. G. A. It.. Washington, D. C., Sep tember 20. 1916. ?Our comrade, THOMAS B. SANDERS, aged seventy five \?ars. died Tuesday, September 19. 1916. His funeral, which comrades will attend, will take place from his late residence. 214 4 P street north west. Thursday. September 21. at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Rock Creek ceme terv. By order of H. B. SNYDER. Commander. WILLIAM EMERSON. Adjutant. In Memoriam. AM)KKSO\. In memory of my dear husband. LLOYD ANDERSON, who departed this life tiim* years ago to dav. September 20. 1907. BY HIS LOVING WIFE. TALIPHA AN DERSON. COLLI\S. In loving remembrance' of my dear wife and our mother. MARY A. COLLINS, who departed this life three years ago today, September 20, 1913. HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN. ? EDMON'DSON. In sad and loving re membrance of our beloved mother. BETTY EDMONSTON. who departed this life one year ago today, Septem ber 20. 1915. BY HER DEVOTED DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW. FLORENCE E. A 3U> CHARLES M. COLE. ?? A It \ Ell. In lovintr remembrance of our dear sister. VERNIE E. GARNER, who passed away ten years ago today, September 20. 1906. . We may all liavo our sorrows. Koine grief quickly dies away: Rut the loss of our dear Mister Grieves our hearts from day to day. BY BROTHER AND SISTERS. ? MII.LKH. In sad but loving remem brance of ny dear father. JOHN R. MILLER, who died one year ago to day. September 20. 1915. There is grief thnt ean't find comfort. And woun ?< that cannot !*? healed. And sorrow deep, in human heart. That cannot In* revealed. BY HIS DAUGHTER, IDA H. HOWELL f (NEE MILLER). j WAKE. In sad remembrance of my j dear brother. J. WILEY WARE, who departed this life three years ago to ! day. September 20, 1913. "You suffered much, you murmured not; We watched you day by day. t'ntil at last, with broken hearts. We saw you fade away." SISTER CARRIE. ? FUNERAL DIRECTORS. W. R. SPEARE, 940 F STREET N.W., Phones Main 4ZS0 and 4281. JOHN R. WRIGHT CO 11337 10th St. X.W. Phone N. 47. AITOMimm: SERVICE. f^Alal'lishcd di zly ifit^cars. !W. W. CHAMBERS CO., | Undertakers. Emltalmers. l'un r: 1 I>:r?-?-t??r; and Livery. Phone 4 '? > I : in I tin !3i'. Chapel and Funeral Parlors, nth st. eor. Cliapin nB'.w. Reasonable rat<s. Day and ui^ht s?rvi<*. I \ ??* Joseph F. Birch's Sons, 20}_1 \1 \ \\ Established 1841. ? piioue West 90. Automobile Service. Quick. Dignified ami Efficient Service. Complete Funeral as Low as $75. w. W. & CO.. 81A II STREET NORTHEAST. Aiitomohih- Service. Chapel. CARL A. OKI SKI.. 1 f ARRY V. ROSSE. HARRY V. BOSSE CO.. Undertaker and Kralialnnr. 401 East Capitol st. Phone Linen. 1987. ~ F. A. 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