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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1913.
J Carusl tan ted to know "how. then, can
such a company Increase Us reserve
without the sale of stock?" and the ex
pert said this was about the only way.
unless stockholders subscribe additional
Mr. Easby-Smith began to ask ques
tions concerning the Equitable anJ
other New York companies. Congress
man Redfield Interjected the statement
that he was a director in the Equitable,
and would be glad to furnish the at
torney all the Information desired. Mr.
Easby-Smith said he was "testing" the
expert's knowledge of the business.
Mr. Best left for New York when he
concluded his two days' testimony, and
Walter English, a Washington lawyer.
nas called to the stand. He testified
briefly concerning a conversation he
had had with Mr. Carusl last Novem
ber in which he sought Information con
cerning the Insurance companies involv
ed in the pending Inquiry. "
O'Donnell's fess Drug
RELATIONS OF OIL
904 f Street N..W. Branch Store 13th and G Sts. IM..W. .
The store that buys and sells in carload quantities. The immense volume of business enables us to
sell standard goods at from 25 to 40 per cent less than any other drug store in this city.
SPECIAL CUT PRICES MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Companies Notified They
Must Wait Several Days
'. , " to Begin "Defense."
Senate Committee May In
vestigate Charges of
PLANNING TO PROBE
IN BEE QUIZ
further expert testimony regarding
the affaire of the Insurance companies
under investigation will be heard wheti
the House District Committee resumes
Hs xrobe of the office of the superin
tendent of insurance and three local
When the committee made ready to
adjourn at the session late yesterday
attornejs for the Fir&t National and
Commercial Fire Insurance companies
and Tuttlt. WiKhtman & Dudley, In
dicated thw desired to begin the tes
timony In behalf of these companies.
Chairman Johnson said the committee
already had subpoenaed a sufficient
number of witnesses to keep the House
Investigators basy for several daya,
end the Insurance companies must wait
to begin their "defense."
Alfred 1L Best, the New York in
surance expert, concluded his testi
mony yesterday afternoon, following
a long cross-examination by Charles
y. Carusl. general counsel for the In
surance companies, and James Easby
Smlth, attorncv for George Ingham,
superintendent of Insurance. During
Jhs afternoon session the testimony
-rn-Rg again largely technical, dealing
with Insurance statistics, underwrit
ing costs, profits and loss, risks and
-"Wot a Vaudeville Performance."
Mr. Easby-Smlth.was "in bad" tem
porarily with the committee members
when he, by Inference, asked Mr. Best
to make good on the statement that
he was an expert. Mr. Easby-Smith,
during the course of questions regard
ing the expert knowledge of the wit
ness, asked Mr. Best if he had ever
heard of the expression, "a liar, a d
liar, and an expert witness."
Before Mr. Ticst could reply. Con
gressman Erouty declared the ques
tion was an Insult to the committee.
and,-to the witness and Mr. RedtleM
interposed a pointed objection also.
J4r, Easby-Smlth explained that his
Hucstion was meant as a pleasantry,
and should not be taken literally.
-'TWs Is not a vaudeville perform
ance; we are engaged in a serious in
quiry." snapped Congressman Proutj.
Mutual explanations followed after ad
journment, and amicable relations were
restored all round
Acknowledges Small Surplus
Resuming the cross-examination. At
torney Carusl attempted to show that
Mr. Best was Tjlased In his attitude
toward the Commercial and First Na
tional, and that his reports had been
unfair to the companies. The witness
fiaid his chief criticism was directed
at the literature circulated by the com
panies, which he regarded as somewhat
misleading and deceptive.
He again acknowledged that the Com--raerclal
had a comparatively small sur
plus, even eliminating the Southern
building -valuation, which has been the
bone of contention in the present con
ftroversr. , ,
Mr. Best said that fire Insurance com
panies generally regard District of Co
icmbia risks as not especially hazard
ous, and with this admission as a
basis. Attorney Carusl drew out the ad
ditional acknowledgment that this
should be taken Into consideration, be
fore any one passes Judgment upon a
'company which puts a portion of Its
reserve in real estate. This was done
Tqr the commercial:
- "Testing" Expert's Knowledge.
Mr., Best adhered to his view that
small companies have a hard time competing-
with their larger rivals, and he
asserted that small fire insurance com.
panics should automatically cease to
.write policies after assuming risks pro
portionate with their reserves. Mr.
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Walter M. Pumphrey Had
Vivid Recollection of City
Long Before War.
One of the old guard of Washington
residents passed away In Walter Mont
gomery Pumphrey. who died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. OlI
phant, HOG Chapln street northwest,
yesterday. For sixty-nine years he had
resided in Washington, and was one of
the very few "6ld timers" whose recol
lection of the city for two decades be
fore the civil war was clear and vivid.
Mr. Pumphrey was born in Mont
gomery county, Md., eighty-six years
ago, and came to Washington when
seventeen years old. He entered the
contracting business, but retired thirty
cne years ago to enter the sen-ice of
the Washington Aqueduct office. He
was married twice, his first wife, who
was Miss Elizabeth Reed, of this city,
dying In 1S67. His second wife, who
was Miss Mary Hyers, of Mechanics
burg. Pa., is still living. He is also
survived by two sons, Walter H. and
Charles W. Pumphrey, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. A. E. OHphant.
Funeral services will be held at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
home, and the Interment will be In
Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Samuel
A. Bower, uastor of Northmlnster Pres
bvterlan Church, of which the deceased
was a charter member, will officiate.
BRIG. GEN. C. G. SAWTELLE.
Funeral services for Brig. Gen. Charles
G. Sawtelle will be held at 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon at St. John's Epis
copal Church, the Rev. Roland Cotton
Smith officiating. A military escort
will accompany the body to Arlington
General Sawtelle died at his residence,
1925 N street northwest, from a compli
cation of diseases. He was born May
10. 1834. and was graduated from the
West Point Military Academy In 1S5C
He served In the Indian campaigns
and '"'as appointed quartermaster gen
eral of the army In 1896. He-was placed
on the retired list a year later.
Pair Held in Death
Probe Keep Silence
Willie Lewis and Annie Tyson, both
colored, who are being held by Central
Office detectives In connection with the
death of Jacob Moon, colored, who was
found on a vacant lot In Georgetown,
near Rock Creek, with his skull frac
tured, both refuse to talk or give any
The police have no direct evidence
against the man and the woman, but
feel they can give information that will
lead to a solution of Moon's death.
Both will be held pending further inquiry.
Thi Senate committee, of which Sena-
.,. winmm Alden Smith Is chairman.
nin invtl?at( the charges that tho
Standard Oil Company and other big
American Interests advanced money w
the Madero cause about the time of tne
revolution against Diaz, It was learned
It Vs alleged that Standard Oil and
other interests In this country financed
the revolution in reium iui i ..
Manual U Lujan. formerly secretary
of Chihuahua, and representative In tnis
country of General Orozco, charged be
fore the committee that the Standard
OH Company gave financial aid to ttj
Madero family In return for trade rights
and for the killing on ol .urcy.
mi.- r.nHi (mfarnnipnt wnen esiau-
llshed was to cancel concessions to the
... caa' rwi the com-
compeuior gi ouuiu.v. -.
pany known as El Aguiia.
The famous Kuppenheimer
Overcoats and Suits
Sale Continued Monday With
Grosner's. of 1013 Pennsylvania ave
nue. had the appearance of a Christ
mas rush yesterday -when men flocked
to this establishment In response to the
factory sale announcement of the re-
nnwnri TCunnenhelmer Overcoats ana
This clothing stands out pre-eminently
as the best to be found anywhere, and
Is well known and liked by men who
have a reputation for being good
Splendid opportunities are offered
those who.come Monday to purchase, at
a considerably lowered price, this re
nowned make of clothing In the sea
son's latest, and best styles.
Included in the sale are overcoats of
the fashionable- chinchilla, cloth made
with shawl collar and belt, the plaid
back English effects In many striking
colors, the convertible collar, 55-lnch
coat In the much wanted cloths, or the
conservative dress overcoat In styles
and fabrics that stamp them as favor
ites of fashion.
The claim Is made, and judging by
the values offered, substantiated, that
the sale will eclipse previous ones made
by Grosner from the standpoint of
variety and lowness of price.
Special arrangements have been made
to insure all buyers prompt and courte
ous service. It will be to your advant
age to stop at Grosner's, 1013 Pennsyl
vania avenue, as early Monday as possible.
"The Bank for All the People
There's strength in numbers
Particularly is this true when applied to the stability of a bank.
Do you realize that the patrons of our institution comprise
more than one-sixth the entire p opulation of the District of Co
lumbia? A following of such enormous proportions can be won onlf by
furnishing a service so satisfactory that the customer has a con
tinual feeling of appreciation and at-homeness.
Our institution is equipped to render every form of service
coming within the province of b oth a bank and a trust company;
and we wish to assure you that every officer and every one of our
100 employes will cheerfully strive to give you the full benefits of
all that can possibly be offered.
We are serving more than 55,000 people strong testimony in
favor of our methods and business policies. You'll find no better
guide in the selection of a bank your bank.
We wish the checking accounts of individuals, firms, and cor
porations, and on such allow a liberal rate of interest.
To the savings depositor we offer 3 per cent compound inter
est, with unquestionable assurance of the safety of all money placed
in our keeping.
United States Trust Co.
ELDRIDGE E. JORDAN, President
N. E. Cor, 15th & H Sts. n. w.
Pa. Ave. & 10th St n. w.
Seventh & G Sts. n. w.
N. E. Cor. 14th U Sts. n. w.
Pa. Ave. & 20th St. n. w.
1 136 Connecticut Ave.
35c Fletcher's Castorla, 0 p
the original, cut to tdX
50c Canthrox 35c-
60c Spurmax 33c
tl.OO Sanatogen ....Sac
$1.90 Sanatogen 1.65
J3.G0 Sanatogen $3.25
50c Usterlne '. 32c
J1.00 LIsterlne 5Sc
1.00 Russell's Emulsion 79c
$1.00 Pierce's Golden Medical
H. S. Wampole's Preparation of
Cod Liver Oil 9c
35c Steero Beef Cubes 25c
50c Lelblg's Extract Beef 33c
w)c Cudahy'8 "xtract Beef S3c
60c Seven Sisters Hair Grower.. ..23c
51.00 Seven Sisters Hair Grower..69c
10c Bromo Seltzer 5c
10c, Le Pago's Glue c
10c Royal Glue 7c
$1.00 S. S. S... 79
$lid S. S. S.. ....... l.w
60c Phillips' Milk Magnesia 33c
25c Glyco-Thymollne 18c
60c Glyco-Thymollne 3Sc
71.00 Gl7CO-ThymolIne 69c
25c Borolyptol ISc
3.00 Borolyptol 63c
23c "Woodbury's Hair Tonic 12c
Sc "VVooCjury's Scalp Cream 12c
toe Mentholatum 12c
25c Dioxogen ISc
25c Usterlne 13c
23c Danderine 15c
60c Danderine 36c
$1.00 Danderine c
60c Parisian Sage 35c
DUc Alkalol 35c
$1.00 PInkham's Compound 79c
$1.00 Ovoferrln 73c
Speiser's Eczema Lotion
Of the thousands of remedies sold
and recommend for the treatment of
eczema, there Is none which we can
recommend with greater certainty of
giving relief. "Speiser's Lotion will
not only give relief, but will cure
any case of eczema or we will re
fund your money. Two size battles
50c and $1.00
Stop That Headache
you can t
vent It Mod
But you can
stop that Ir
r i t a 1 1 ng,
and know It
Tou should keep a bottle on
hand, then you don't have to dread
the result of theater parties, dances,
and other social enjoyments. Stoplt
Is put up In two size bottles.
40c and 20c
Try a bottle at our risk.
And all other renal troubles cured
Case of 1 dozen 4! C 0 C
Composed of gums and extracts
or great medicinal merit. As a
curative for lame back (acute or
rhronic). Inflammation of "the kid
neys, and. in fact, all kldnev com
plaints and disorders of the urin
ary organs, bladder or liver, they
have no equal. The regular - fr
26c "plasters cut to Xol
10c, 3 for
Mustatrd Plasters, 10 In a fQ?
tin box XVI
For la grippe, colds, headache,
chiiTs, neuralgia, fever and all ma
larial trouble-; superior to sulphate
of quinine In every way. The -I Sp
25c boxes cut to AtV
These suppositories are excellent
for relieving constipation, temporary
or rhronic. They are more conveni
ent and fully as reliable as an "I Qp
enema. One dozen In a bottle AtV
Pompeian Pure Olive Oil
HI Vvv 111
Hfl " NMM" III
II yy II
H COUOH4COL05 I
B 's(MMHfTl8 I
I "yfrr. "-- I
HI MMM MM H
Reft-olar Slse, 33c.
The Cause of a Cold
Or cough cannot always be traced. It is sufficient, however, to
know thai you have, one and ought to get rid of it. Too frequently
the slight cough of today is the pneumonia of tomorrow.
Is the best cough insurance in the world) As a remedy for coughs,
hoarseness, difficult breathing, etc., it is without a peer. It soothes
and heals the inflamed throat and passages and restores the voice
to its natural tone, all in a very short time.
Cures the most stubborn coughs, fry a bottle today.
Extra Larse hot-
A Clean Skin is Easy
Merely a matter of applying.
23c Jars, cut to - 19c
ICfgars, Cigarettes and Tbaao
Robert Burns, box of 25 11.35
Jergen's Benzoin and
for preserving the skin; hcalin?,
soothing and whitening. A per- O-! g
fectly harmless toilet cream,.. UX.
Swan Down Face Powder,
Vanity Face Powder, usual
ly sold for te, cut to
Vanity Rouge, cut
Java Rice Powder, cut
15c Oakley's'Cbrylopsls Tal- 11.
im. rut to................ XJ.V
cum, cut to
Squlbb's "I Cp
Borated Violet Talcum, In "Q
1-lb. cans J.i7C
23c Creme -De Meridor.. ......... ...ISc
E0c Creme De Meridor ,..3Sc
60c SImpre Glovlne 38c
Za Habanera, box of 25 tt.75
Somerset -box of 25 11.75
Somerset.' box of 50 J3.25
Rossini, clear Havana, box of
Adellna Pattl, Havana, box
t of 60 J3.00
El Testo. Wilson's Special, box
of 50 W.00
Robert Burns, box of 50 H-C9
La Garclta, box of 25.,
La Garclta, box of 50 J2.75
La Carolina Purltana, Import
ed, box of 60 23
Garcia Purltana, box of 50 J6.2S
Lovera Imperlales, box of 100. .17 JO
Lovera Diplomatlco, box of 50..H50
Romeo and Juliet. Perfecto,
box of 25 n.73
La Carolina. Perfecto, box of
., , $4.75
L-2 Carona, Perfecto, box of
Box of 3 Clears. 75c.
Box of 50 Cigars, JLE0.
Box of 50, JL50.
25 In box, S5c
60 in box, JL63.
THEATRICAL COLD CREAM.
In half-pound cans 23c
In one-pound cans 7c
D. & R. COLD CREAM.
10c tubes 7c
23c tubes 18c
35c Jars 29c
60c Jars J55
85c Jars ''5c
Nelson's Hair Dressing. Cut
Liquid, Paste or
60c Sozodont Outfit 39c
Lyon's Tooth Powder 15c
Colgate's Tooth Powder 15c
Calox Tooth Powder ISc
Sanltol Tooth Powder 13c
Graves' Tooth Powder He
Rublfoam Tooth Wash 15c
M. & B. Mouth Wash 15c
23c Kolynos Paste 16c
Mc Pcbeco Paste 33c
Gillette Safety Razors
The $5.00 Razor Cnt to
1 dozen in metal box S5c
Half dozen in paper box 43c
25 In box, K3c.
60 In box. H.65.
Bex of 50, J1.50.
Box of 25, 75c
Prince Albert. 1-lb. glass 75c
Prince Albert. Mb. tin 63c
Prince Albert, -lb. tin Sc
Bohemian, 1 lb c
Bohemian, U. lb ""'rsc
Lucky Stripe Roll Cut. 1 ib'.'.".'"..
Tuxedo. 1-lb. tin gnc
Velvet. Mb. glass . ...V.TSc
Tuxedo Gl-ns Humidor 75c
Twin Oaks. 1 lb. 75c
ALL 25c CIGARETTES CUT TO 20c.
Cut to 20c
ALL 15c LITTLE CIGARS
rrriT to lie
fiouman Mouse .Magnum
Prime Puffs. 12c
Little Cigar. Cut to 20c
This popular Cigar at 7 for 23c
Box of SO. JL75.
Clean-up Soap Sale
Sweetheart Soap. 7 cakes 25c
Sunny Monday Soap, 3 cakes .lie
Life Buoy Soap, 3 cakes 12c
10c Lana Oil Buttermilk and Gly
cerine Soap, 3 cakes 16c
Pure Castile Soap, lb 15c
Pumo Soap (for automobillsts),
10c Hand Sapollo. cake 7?
10c Kitchen Sapollo,. cake 7c
Physicians. Surgeons, and Den
tists Soap, 3 cakes 12c
10c Flash Hand Cleaner, can 7c
Williams' Shaving- Soap, cake ...5c
Colgate's Shaving Soap, cake ...5c
25c Reslnol Soap, cake 17c
25c Packer's Tar Soap, cake 14c
25c Woodbury's Facial Soap,
cake .. 18c
Boehm's- Imported Soaps, highly
perfumed. Regular price, 35c A Q
cake. Special, cake. 18c Box.. ?!
Harmony Glycerine Soap, 1A.
violet and rose large bars.... Ivv
Pears' Unscented, cake 10c
Pears' Scented, cake .TSc
Colgate's Cashmere Bou
quet, large size; 3 cakes
Colgate's Vloris Soap, regu
lar price, cake, 15c Special 1L.
.cake , ... AlfV,
' Colgate's 1 0c Toflct Soaps
3 Cakes in a
We Cut the Price B H tie
Liquid Soda Mint, pint bottle. ...Be
Rhubarb and soda mixture, full -pint
Dobell's Solution, pint bottle .ISc
Distilled Extract, Witch
full pint bottle 13c
Tincture Benzoin, i ok. bottle.. 36c
Glycerine and Rose Water, 4 oz.
Castor Oil, i oz. bottle.. 10c
Brown Mixture, pint bottle ..23c
Pacific Coast Borax. In bulk, lb.. .6c
Epsom Salts, lb ...5c
Salammonlac lb. ... 10c
Chalk and Orris,
frice, 4 ounces..
the best dentl-
Compound Licorice. Powder, 4
Rose Water, Glycerin, and Ben
zoin, 4 oz. bottles J3c
Aromatic Spirits Ammonia ior sick
headaches, 3 oz. bottles J3c
Aromatic Cascara Sagrada, 4 os.
Lavender Flowers; 4 ounces .ttc'
Senna Leaves, 3 ounces...... Mc
'Henna Leaves Tor the hair, 3
Household Ammonia, bottle Ss
Denatured Alcohol, pint bottle.... We ,
The most powerful antiseptic,
disinfectant and deodorant known.
Absolutely harmless for internal
or external use tor cuts, bruises,-,
and sores: an excellent
mouth wash, pint
BROWN MIXTURE --
Brown Mixture and Muriate Am
monia Tablets, the regularise
bottles, cut to ...:
3 bottles j, 13c
Pure Castile Soap.
15c Colgate's Pine Tar
Made Fresh Every Day
The old-time laxative 1C
that still holds eood. Box.. Uv
Denatured Akshol For BanMg
There are many inferior grades of
this article. Some dealers sell as low
a ntoof as 50 per cent.
Tho Denatured Alcohol that we sell
Is 93 per cent. 10c pint. 65c gallon.
In 6-gallon lots, 50c gallon.
An excellent toilet luxury for
chapped hands and lips, sunburn,
tan, and all roughness of the skin.
Weak, Rundown Systems
Wo recommend to you (and we
guarantee every bottle). Your
money back if jou aro not bene
nted. Particularly at this time of the
year, need a nourishing TONIC
This tonic Is agrceablo to the most
sensitive stomach. The system read
ily absorbs every dose It creates
new blood. VInol is a strength
maker for both old and young.
Try it. and you will thank us for
IF YOC CANT GET YOUR STOM
ACH REGULATED TRY
hhhhhhu & ks BHBlflK
Tien-i-eat aaythiaar yo Mt.k
A dose gives relief In five min
utes: a few bottles usually effect
a curcPut up in large bot- KA
We guarantee it
Tablets and Pitts
at Physicians' Prices
Calomel Tablets, any strengths
bottle of 100. J5c
Strichnlne Tablets, any strengtn
bottle of 100 19c
5-grain Aspirin, bottle of 100 .59c
5-graln Asafetida, bottle of 100...2SC
3-grain Asafetida. bottle of 1C0....20C
5-graln Cascara. bottle of 100. 21c
3-grain Cascara. bottle of 100 JSa
5-graln Blaud's Iron Pills, bottle,
of 100 J6c
1-graln Saccharine Tablets, bottle
of 100 , J58
U-graln Saccharine Tablets bottle
of 100 19o
Phcnacctine and Salol Tablets,
bottle pf 100 39c
bottle of 100 .....
Pure Cod Liver Oil
Prepared in Norway with great
care from Kle finest se
lected livers. Full pint .OC
It Brings the
The Great 20th Century Remedy for the Whole Family
Take one after meals for a day or so and you will smile again.
E-Z TABLETS will relieve all cases of Bad Breath, Sour Stomach,
Constipation, Headache, Heartburn, Biliousness, Insomnia, Lazy
Liver, Dizziness, and Dyspepsia. If a 25c package (100 tablets)
doesn't cure or relieve you, we ,return your money. Do you rtvant
a better guarantee?
Just Paint It Or
3-graln Quinine Pills. 100
in bottle ...i
3-grain Quinine Pills, 100
2-graIn Qutnlne Capsules, doz..... 5c
3-grain Quinine Capsules, doz.... 7c
5-graln Quinine Capsules, doz..... 10c
North Carolina Pine Tar
2-oz. boxes Sc
4-or. boxes 6c
Vrb. boxes 9c
1-lb. boxes 15c
and M. Catarrh Cream
"J3flPr -i ' lu,rt:"
A prompt and ef
fective remedy for
Hay Fever. Catarrh,
and Colds. Clears
the head with sur
p r 1 a ing quickness
and is guaranteed
to give satisfaction
in every way. Easy
Sc tubes -with thla