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Kaiser Decorate lerman Generals.
.^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
Do you want China??
Consider the Exceptional Features
of these China Bargains?
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
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
$10.00 Breakfast Plates,
$11.00 Dinner Plates,
$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
$9.00 Royal Worcester
Covered Dish.. 3.00
$16.00 French Bouillons,
$14.00 French Teas, doz. 8.50
Floral Decorated French Dinner Plates. J3.00 to $4.50 values
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
$15.00 French Soup
5? to 75c Odd French
China Dinner Plates,
floral and g^old
$1.50 to $3.00 Covered
$ro.oo Royal Worcester
Meat Dish..... 3.50
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
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
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
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
"Dear Mother: I have gone to resting
place. Blanche shot herself last night.
God knows I did not do it. John W.
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
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
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and maroon rubber:
all guaranteed per
fect; worth $1.00
$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
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^
" ? TTarnirirfp H^'r Tcnic 35?*
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T-. - ?> f'r.M rr<*5 '"I 10?*
Koivw-* 'Cooth Paste....10c
" ? T.ab'nrhi-- Powder. . .3!???
T.von's Tn"?h Powder 1
"nnrpn'c Talfum 13*'
'tin VprTrioln Cre^m 3??o
*i f\d Otbtne. double strenertb . 7^?*
"r>n r?f,T,rVf5 v&nivhiosr ^'ream.1!>c
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We Always Sell It for Less
tre ALHurs sen. /r few less*
PEOPLE'S DRUG STOi
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"Phone and Mail Order Service. We Deliver Free Freely,
THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Special Values in
Made of the best
red rubber; about
2-quart size; all
j complete, with fit
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
94.00 Senate Fountain Syringe;
full 2-quart size; f /l?\
guaranteed two J)l fty
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
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
-5c White Rubber Syringe \ g\
75c Rex So. 2 Bulb
Syrlngf, made of best a
white rubber; guaranteed
perfect ? v w
To Feel Fine?
ing take a
and a rub
d o w n with
one of these
T u r It 1 h h
Turkish Bath Toweln, extra fine
quality and a good size.
Regular $1 value. This
MpepMla j* a * a tlve.
Buy it by the pint,
put up according to
a standard formula
containing 24 grains
ium Oxide to the
ounce. An efficient
corrective for acid
ity of the stomach
and a mild laxative,
particular- ^ a
ly adapted /4(T
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
$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
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
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,
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$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
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
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
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
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to get out of order. The
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Avenue at Ninth
A The Best People in
^ Washington Intrust
Their Dental Work to
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.
$3, $4, $5
Fit snug and will
slip or drop; light
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.
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. ?
Mil.Ill KN. On Tuesday. September 19.
1916. to Mr. anil Mrs. Samuel B: Mil
burn. a son. SAMUEL* THOMAS. ?
KKK \?BROWN. On Thursday, Au
Kust 24, 1916. by the Rev. James M.
Wallace, GERTRUDE M. BROWN and
JULIAN F. KERN. ?
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,
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.
Funeral services at above address
Thursday. September 21, at 1:30
o'clock. Interment at Harmony ceme
terv. Friends and relatives invited.
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
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*
LAX CARE OF CHILD
Health Officer Says Many of
Them Died in 1915 of Pre
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
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
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
"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
"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
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. ?
| 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
>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
Pl'RVIS. On Sunday. September 17,
1916. at Casualty Hospital. J. ALOUJZO
PL'RVIS. beloved husband of Mary L.
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.
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
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,
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. ?
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.
f^Alal'lishcd di zly ifit^cars.
!W. W. CHAMBERS CO.,
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.
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. SPEARE SONS.
1208 H Street N.W.
Phone Main 108.
Almus R. Speare. Willis B. Speare.
~ jT wi I.I.I AM LEE Funeral Director
and Emlialmer. Livery in connection. Commo
dious chapel and modern crematorium. Modeat
prices. 332 Pa. ave. n.w. Telephone call. 1385.
~ GEORGK P. ZURHORST'S
301 EAST CAPITOL STREET.
CHARLES S. GEO ROE P.
WM. H. SARDO & CO.,
40K H st. n.e. Phone Lincoln 524.
MODERN CHAPEL. AUTOMOBILE FUNERALS.
Frank Geier's Sons Co.,
1113 SEVENTH ST. N.W.
Modern Chapel. Telej?hone call. North 529.
Appropriate Floral Tokens
Prompt auto delivery service.
Qude Bros. Co., 112114 F St.
GEO. C. SHAFFER, ??
FURNISHES riNEST FDNCItALB. Plion?
FLOWERS at LOWEST PRICES. It. 2418.