Newspaper Page Text
i .. tZr
7 - - ?f.v . . f. r
GREET B YEAR IN
Wise Celestials Know How to
Bring Flocks of Visitors to
NEW YORK, Feb. 5. Can it be, after
nil. as set forth m the unconventional
l.ut expressive lansuage of Mr. "Chuck"
onnon?. the oracle of Chinatown, that
the story of the Chinese adopting the
ronton of celebrating the Occidental
New Tear was pretty much "bunk?"
The adoption of the Western calendar.
If will be remembered, was among the
many Important clianses ordered by the
new government soon after the estab
lishment of the Republic ot China. Ac
cording to all reports, the Chinese of
America were delighted with the change,
and with all the zeal of recent converts
they celebrated their Njew Tear on Jan
uary 1. last.
-Of the fact of the celebration there
were many outward and visible signs
In the little district bounded by Pell,
Slott, and Doyer streets, know. as
Chinatown. The store fronts were pro
fuely decorated with the emblem of
the new republic. Intertwined with the
Stars and Stripes. And some of the
young Celestial "bloods" celebrated the
Wrth of the New Year in approved
Western fashion by eating chop suey
and drinking wine In the Oriental way
until almost the peep o daj.
In Same Old Way.
But It is e idently hard to break away
from a custom that is centuries old.
Today marked the beginning of Sun
Nln, or the old Chinese New Tear, a
season of celebration with the Chinese
long before republics and reform ad
ministrations were dreamed of In the
Flowery Kingdom. And in this fact,
perhaps, is to be found the reason why
liie local Chinese, in spite of queueless
heads and Occidental clothes, today
went about their preparations for a
fortnignt of jubilation in precisely the
same manner as they did before they
hung the .Caucasian calendar on their
The narrow streets of Chinatown are
bright with flags again, and preat red
placards bearing words of greeting are
pasted at the side of the doorways.
Within doors immense -pictures of the
ureat men of China, peacock feathers,
and bright colors adorn the rooms,
while immense quantities of nuts,
randies, and imported wines and liquors,
with generous pots of tea, are placed
where callers may help themselves.
Say They're Sincere.
Some of the jounser Chinese, when
questioned as to the double celebration,
w ere emphatic In their declarations that
their countrymen were sincere in their
adoption of the Occidental New Tear,
and that, only the .Did men and, the.
wotoejv"-weidher$ngi;to the cus)nfajfi
ineirreneraiea ancestors, a more saus
factory explanation probably lies Irt
the stateifleni of! one of the leading
Chinese mercnants, who expressed the
opinion that1 whlTe It might be more
progressive to par CO for a table at a
cafe on the night or December 31, It Js
better' business to celebrate in the old,
way on the wane of the twelfth moon.
Tor the" old-fashioned celebration with
flags and'.flrecrackers never falls to At
tract a multitude of visitors to China
town, j ,
Boz. I yc
Dried Lima Beans. 7JL
per lb 2t
Fancy Yellow Onions, 1 C
per peck wt
8 lbs. Buck- OC
Tail cans Salmon. '
per can O
Quaker Matches, per 1 Ap
dozen boxes 1 UC
Tea, any kind, per A (r
lb., 29c and "v
25 Nut- Cr
Boneless Breakfast 17
Bacon, per lb I .
Large Smoked Of
Bloaters, per dozen... 3t
1 gallon cider Vine- OP
gar and jug tJ
Fruit Puddine. 7C
per pkg 2W
Choice Seeded Rai- fJir
sins, per large pkg 4
3 loaves Star of the -A
East Bread for I vt
J. I. 0. Pyles
MOVING, PACKING, STORAGE
MOVE. OR SHIP
QUICKLY. SAFELY, CHEAPLY
KS H at. X TV. Phone SI. S)10
PADDED irana, tltli Id.: 5-h. wacon. U Id.
Pnoru- Slain ISU-UU.
COLU1IEIA TRANSFER Ct STORAGE CO.
C N. V. Ave. K. W.
actio and Shipping. Sioruct. C van load
OKTOUR ESTIMATES en absolutely Ore-
proor storage, usovlne, packlnr UMTBO
STATES STORAGE CO.. U-S ICtb at. N. IT.
Phcne xi. ua. t
WE DO FACKIXO-HotueheM roods fat
fclpro-iit: atorare In private- iDvtnnit
rrretaolinc to our storage. L1TTLEFTELD,
ALVOKD CO, H7 lit y air. -
NEW TRAFFIC LAW .
Board of Trade Subcommittee Protests Rules Which Require
Chauffeurs to Stop Behind Street Cars to Allow
Passengers to Alight Safely.
Unless the Commissioners again re
fuse to grant them a hearing, represen
tatives of the Board of Trade will ap
pear before the city authorities at as
early a date as possible-nIth detailed
objections to the new traffl regulations
which tool; effect Februarv 1. Thc
will ba accompanied by William P. Eno,
who has studied the traffic regulations
of New York. London, and Paris, and
who is exerting eqry effort to hae
the traffic regulations of eery city In
America made uniform.
There is little probability that the
Commissioners will grant the hearing.
Requests from the Board of Trade nnd
other organiiations and' individuals
hae been repeatedly turned down by
the city authorities, who hae an
nounced as an ultimatum that they will
be glad to receive suggestions as to
amendments of the new regulations.
provided these suggestions are submit-1
ted in writing, but that no personal
hearing will be granted the Board of
Trade or cnyLody else. But this ulti
matum Will not keep the Board of Trade
from making another attempt.
As a result of the public hearing on
the matter'in the Board of Trade rooms
yesterday afternoon. Chairman Lc Roy
Mark "was authorized to appoint a sub
committee to advise with Mr. Eno,
simplify the new regulations which arc
claimed to' be ambiguous in many cases?
and unnecessary In others, and present
tKe amended form to the Commission
ers. Mr. Eno. F. U Siddons. of the Na
tional Civic League; Henry H. Ward,
N. Landon Burchcll, and two profes
sfonal chauffeurs, appeared at the
hearing and took up the new regulations
secUon by section. The clause which
compels vehicles to stop fifteen feet be
hind a street car when the car stops
came in for severe condemnation.
"That clause is not only unnecessary,
but If enforced will result in the great
est congestion In streets where there
are car tracks." said Mr. Eno. The
chauffeurs testified that in driving from
the WHIard tp the Union Station that
day he had been forced to stop at every
corner between Thirteenth street .and
Fifth street, and that as a result he
nag ' late he had to violet the police
regulations and drive through the park
to reach the station on time.
It's mighty expensive for us but every coat we're selling now means
the .permanent patronage of the man who buys it. We're teaching the
' finest trade in Washington that superior clothing may be had at bargain prices.
Come and see!
Take Your Choice of Scores of Our
$40, $35 and $30 Overcoats
There is still a complete line of sizes all the stylish models in plain
and belted backs chinchilla and other popular materials a variety of
shades and patterns.
Although last in our ad today, yet our Shoe Depart
ment has been given equal consideration with our Clothes
Department. We handle the best made men's shoes in
America. Here you will find the famous Burt & Packard
Korreet Shape Shoe
m AmMmmWj&' m
This Hhoe xli7WPWWiB
ib a ivor- wUBttfA y t " J'' f. 7t ' v wL
lCt 5liatiO" 0SKLiS CIf?vViBilBBBBl
Gun Metal iSgWMM&mmlmWM
Calf Blucher, 22!PNsIJ''bbEbbbbT
16S toe. mtmmmmmmtlfKm&KS
PRICK, H50. -mmmmmmm0
Car Type Criticized.
SotIon .2 of the new regulations,
which provides that "A driver shall not
drive in a street a vehicle which Is co
constructed .as to prevent the driver,
while driving the same, from seeing
traffic In. the street. In the rear ami
front and at each side of the vehicle."
caled forth the condemnation of Mr.
Eno and others. Mr. Eno declared that
the regulation would eliminate every
limousine and manv automobile touring
cars, as well as trucu? and wagons
loaded with hav or other commodities
that obstructed the view to the rear.
He said the regulation was impractic
able, and could not be enforced,
Paction Sff. which prescribes that in
crossing from one side of the street to
the other, a driver must first drive for
ward at least twice the length of his
car. Mr. Eno ana other members of the
committee said this would be Impos
sible when mere was anotner car im
mediately In front of the car seeking
to cross the street. Another provision,
that a driver shall not run his car back
ward in turning about or crossing from
one side of the street to the other,
would make it absolutely Impossible
for a car to move unless the car imme
diately In front wanted to move, said
Mr. Eno and other members.
Favors New York Law.
Other less Important defects in the
new regulations were discussed, and
Mr. Eno pointed out that the New York
tcgulatlons cover the points fully but
briefly and without Inconsistency.
"A mistake has been made." said Mr.
Eno. and the sooner It has been rec
ognized and rectified, the better for all
Le Hoy Mark said the committee on
strcA traffic had existed before the
new regulations were promulgated and
that he had been promised by Commis
sioner Johnston that his committee
would be shown the new regulations
before they were published. This, he
said, had not been done and every ef
fort made to have a hearing before the
Commissioners since the promulgation
of tho new laws had proved fruitless.
No more hearings will be held by the
Board of Trade, but the subcommittee
to be appointed by Mr. Mark will, with
Mr Eno's assistance, prepare a new
code which will be much shorter and
more simple than the code now in ef
fect and will urge tho Commissioners to
adopt tho new code.
This will be done as soon as pos
sible, for the sentiment of those attend
ing the hearings was that the drivers
of the Pistrin should not be forced
to learn two sets of regulations.
1319-1321 F Street
at 4.50, 5.50. 6.00
Every new idea that has ENDURING
lltlMERIT is t0 be found
bit of material inside
perior quality and in up-to-dateness
of style they are always "IT." We
are now showing
of the New Spring Models
in all leathers and finishes.
No 1912 styles in stock.
THE WASHTNGTOX TDIES,
DAY AFTER REYELS
Rex and Consort Leaders of!
Mardi Gras Dance at Na
Rex. king of the Manll Gras revels
at National Pnr,k Seminary anl his
fair consort made triumphal entry
befor their subjects at the ball at
the Forest Glen school last nvening
which brought to an end the prc
Lenten festivities. Today, King Hex.
who, except at Mardi Gras. is Miss
Leila Budd, of Duluth, Minn., and
his (or her) Queen, who Is Miss
Harriet Hespenhelde. of Pittsburgh,
are attending classes just like tio
other school girls and going to
chapel for Ash Wednesday servlco.
the pomps and vanities of this world
have given over to sackcloth and
But there was no thought of the
services of today when Rex. tho
queen, and tntir train entered the
hall of the school last night. A
throng of about '600 beheld them. The
Gt( fnnlnriA1 rlrf ftf thn nrhnnl lnri
young men, especially invited for 1
the dance from Washington and
When the King and Queen had
swept around the hall in royal proccu
slon and their admiring subjects ha-1
kow-towed and salaamed their obols
nance, the dance was begun and until
midnight the 600 two-stepped and
waltzed. Occasionally some daring'
young couple would "Boston" during
the reverse turn in a waltz, but nonn
over ventured to turkey-trot, becauso
the turky-trot was under taboo, ban
and Indictment and anathemas were
all ready to launch at the heads of boy
and girl who did anything so indecor
ous. The ball was a pretty one even If
the modern gowns worn by the young
women were not so lovely as the
Eighteenth century French coBtumes
seen the night before at the fete
galante when Watteau shepherdesses
and Greuze ingenues appeared on the
Webb Calls on Taft.
Senator Webb, newly elected from
Tennessee, called on President Taft to
day In company with Senator Luke Lea.
It was the first visit of Senator Webb,
who succeeds Senator Banders, to the
courts cause headache: a grip.
IAXATIVE BXtOMO Quinine remove the
cause. There l onlyone"BROMOqUININE."
Lookfor denature of E. W. GROVE, ISe.
in them. Every
or out is of su
a complete line
WEDjSTSSDAY, FEBRUVUY 5,
FOR STREET CARS
Commission Notifies Electric
Company That Ventilators
Must Be Operated.
Ventilating apparatus Installed In the
roofs of the new cars of the Wash
lugton Hallway and Electric Company
Is not there for ornament. In the opln
Ion of the District Electric Railway
Commission, but must be used, accord
ing to an order of the commission, ap
proved today by" the Interstate Com
It is otJercd that "from November
1 to April 1 any arch roof car In service
which is equipped
with a ventilating
device shall have
such apparatus In
The reason for the order Is that the
apparatus Is not beinK used much or
the time, conductors being much more
willing, according to the commission, to
turn it on than on.
The apparatus consists of four vents
In the roof, which are the outlets of a
false chamber. In this false chamber
are suction fans, whloh draw the air
from the car chamber beneath. Fresh
air enters th car when the roof h&-
paratus is working through ducts in thel
flooring. These ducts lead over the
heaters, so that the air is fresh btn
nut chilly when It reaches the pas
The apparatus works like a charm,
according to the commission, when It
is allowed to work at all. Hereaftor It
must be working all the time the car
An order for Improved service on tho
Brightwood line, from Ninth street and
Pennsylvania avenue to the District
line, was handed down today. The
change is from a five and one-half-mlnute
headway from 4:22 to 5:22 p. m.,
to a flve-mlnutc headway.
King Eats Penny Pudding.
LONDON". Feb. 6. Kx-Klng Manuel or
Portugal ate 2-cont pudding In a Drury
Lane lodging house, and when he
praised the fare the manager offered to
board him for a quarter a day.
OPEN SATURDAY UNTIL P. M.
February Furniture Bargains!
Whatever Furniture- you need jn your home you can count on
getting it here during this sale at money-saving bargain prices. Have
your purchases charged and settle the bill a little at a time.
February Bargains in Parlor Suites
Handsome Three and Five Piece Parlor Suites One and Two of a
T StyieAre inrThis Saleat a Fraction of
THREE-PIECE SUITES FIVE-PIECE SUITES L
$28.00 Suite, $1 7.95 $45.00 Suite, $26.75
$32.00 Suite, $20.75 $50.00 Suite, $28.95
$35.00 Suite, $22.50
lAIIW iBW U Tss & ssV sssssk. ask sssa, sW jLsllllB MM ask M 1 W R
This BED OUTPIT
Ijmmmmmmmtmmmmmmtm Including Brass Mm It r lA
VjfmSmn Trimmed, AVhlte 1 Jl
n bHHIIIIIIIIIIbIIIIM n a m c ' ned $ xh, MJ x
W ssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaail woven wire I ll a XitW Un (Km
AasfMfHBHl spring, nnd 5rlJ5S-l.VaIf
tf f IDH ton-top fC nr iiflflsali if11sV
I II. I IIsBbU """.: J"- rBHHHssV
' .tffilD . B $7.95
lBr t (f Tarw T saHsMTaaflsasarrTT J WiiAWKtBBtmWmWm
1 XfMwilg&mYmw&? v ) ft nmWJJrf1 't; v
H II wjh w pus-
THE STANDARD SANITARY STEEL
DAVENPORT COUCH BED
Including Genuine Felt Mattress
Only one pull of the lever
one turn of the mattress
is needed to transform this
Sanitary Steel Davenport
into a comfortable double
bed, and one motion restores
it to an attractive Davenport
Couch. The price includes a hr
genuine icu uuuucss.
New High School Urgently Need
ed, Is Declaration of Grad
uates and Educators.
'Alumni, of Central High School, mem
bers of the Board of Education, and
'school officials united today in express-
ing regret at the death warrant for the
j appropriation for the new Central High
School building, which was signed in
the House yesterday when Chairman
Johnson, of the District Committee,
made a point of order against this item.
H'mllar regrets are expressed over tho
similar fale of the appropriation for the
desired now M street-high school build
ing. Capt. James F. Oyster, president of
the Board of Trade; Vice President
Henry T. BFalr, and John B. Lamer
are among theboard members who say
that the outcome ot the 'appropriation
proposition Is most rcgretable.
Money Tied Vp Two Years. x
"Congress," satd-Jtfr. Blair, "has had
a quarter of a million dollaru tied up.In
the site for the new Central High build
ing for two j ears. The need of the new
school building is admitted 6J- everyone.
The subcommittee of the District Com
mittee, which specially studied the
question reported unanimously that the
need for the new building Is most ur
gent. The need for the new M street
high school building Is equally great."
"Anything which happened to prevent
tho consummation of the Dlans tar- the
new Central High building Is most de
plorable." said John B. Lamer, the at
torney who recently was named to the
board and who has particularly
studied this question. "Central High Is
TO PROVIDE FUNDS
1, l- - llb ttlHW . -, .J ,x II I
n - efl r
now housed in a building erected more:
than thirty years ago. anu, wniie it is.
safe and possibly sanitary, yet It was
built long before tho modem high,
school was dreamed of. and the lack of
convpnii.nci.ii or manv kinds Is the cause.
of an every-day loss of time and energy
by pupils and teacners anise.-'
Modern Facilities Lacklaj. "
It Is pointed out fii support or MrC
Lanier's remarks that the" old Central,
High building, which 1,108 pupils attend
daily, never had provision, for locker
rooms, for rest rooms for tflrl pupils
has" no place for a lunch room, for art
study rooms, and for many other things
needed in a modern school. '
in addition to tnis tt ft powtea.ou
that the location of the school Is usde?
slrable In many ways, within, a ratuus
of two or three blocks are forty saloona.
The Board of Education Is meetlng
this afternoon, but It la not likely, that
the death of the appropriation for the
new high" school buildings -will b 0v
cuKnvoinerwiH man uuomwi
"Georgia Cyclone" Compares'
Excise Law With Jones
Works BtH Now in Confress.'
A comDarlson between the present ex
else laws and the. Jone"s-"Works excise
bill which is'now before 'Congress, was
made by Mrs. .Mary Harris Arraor, fthe
"Ceonria Cyclancv" 'In thj fifth at a
series of temperance lecture In Pet-
trnrth M. E. Churcb'last night, atrt.
imnr illustrated her points with a.
..."- 7-- .. - a .w t
map of the city wracn wmwi -tin
nt vprv saloon by a dot and.
every school with a' red marlc ,
Mrs. Armor stated thatone of the
beet features of the Jonea-Tvorlorxneaa-ure
Is that It will keep, women away
from saloons. She thought that It
would be beneficial for this reason If
for no other- . .
i . A-mnr- wilt ba rranted a hear
ing before the committee which haa
the bill under consideration some day
this week. x
$55.00 Suite, $32,251
Polished Oak Chiffon
ier, with French plate
mirror; dust-proof draw
ers, and new-stle wood
Corner Seventh &
D Streets N. W.
. ' "' " " j " -v "
i iui nun nH iiaMM esat-
A vm .B-fc,i .
he IaH .May, Fvfe, ! rt I
WW Xrt, If Y-Mf te
xv rof Mwe.Mrt Cfet
fr 1m FaaT
IssssssssssssssssssHissssHisssssBsar ' Jissi
Br. W. 9. Batfciam f'A fee Is TMay , P j
' It only costs you 36 cents, to etfr4
of that bad,, aick, aotur btestedstaj.
ca. that mean.., WHoe Hver. kMy
trouble, constipation, and- tat MC
despondent feeHag frem;he4elie. " '..
I give you more for36- eeatstinsr "
any one' else-couM give "yow 'for M
and what Is 'more, you stpJy5iiKK
the 25 cents 'with any drufgfart; a4K
you are not satlaftedr he wHI -retara
yonr money.. Take 'me at 'My"WerA t
You take no chance tori yes will always-
feel, grateful towards"' me tor
thla offer; ,
Shake off the burden of. sickness; mr
friend. Do- It today. IS cents wlfi out c-
you on your feet. Reaeraber, the drng
gist knows that" for twenty-five 'years
lrbave kept my word.to let-yea ,he-the
judge. No cure your JBoeeyfbaekr for
the mcttf asking. Get" the, treatment,
today. Be sure to ask for and s,
that-you get Dr. JSurkhart's TegetaMe
LEADING LIQUOR DEALER,
616-818 F ST. N. W
Telepkoae orders glrea proniit atlea .
A tkm. 3aaia Ht
OUR. LEADER IS; ,
7fC PER QUART.
gaTlsfacUaa gnarasteed or sseWr i
j refaaded. r v
PROMPT AND 'POLITE
ksi yonr p
e rre jou
SEATS ON STANDS
BAICONT. IN WINDOWS AND ROOMS.
To View the Inaasural Parade.
JL BOOKLET ON DRUQLES3 HEATJNQj
READING IT will DISCOVER to. XOU Uwt
the SERIOUS DISEASES ot maxudad that
have passed- BEYOND the reaca-oT MEDI-'
CINE and TOUR'PHTSICTAN can. br" MOD
ERN METHODS ot HEALING without raetH
cia or surdcal procedure BE CUDED. LADC
BOOKLET and CONSULTATION FREE.
Ileum. 10 A. M. to P. 1L Snadar. 11 to U ,
PEOF. H. N. D. PAEKFiB,
10 Sth st. N. W.
GET- BOOKLET. IT WILL DO TOff GOOD.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN.
Stop In aaJ try ooa of our FAMOUa 4.
LUNCHES, U to S9 p. m. DEU- 4
CIOUS DINNERS. S to 7:30 p. nu-l
RMtauraot A LA. CARTE from T to
LUNCH c T
DINNER M- 75c T
t THE LINCOLN CAFE.
fCor. 19TH c H it N. W.
IU IIIM-IH !.! MllIII III?
A MONTH Suit pressed each week;
also cleaning at low rates.
CAPITA!. PRESSING CLVB
410 Itth N. W. Phono JL 131.
GENERAL houae repalnr. Is there aaythlna
you want done? Phone M. 7177., MR.
The CANDT for ererr occasion DOLLT
madison. All DODUlar kinds, made ot Bur
nt materlala and In cleaneit conditions.
Gallery of Art
will re-open to the public on Friday.
February 7th. 1913.
F. B. McGUIRE. Director.
SPECIAL MESSBtitt SOtYKf
Haa Bn Installed Br
THE MERCHANTS" TRANSFER
Special rate to Mercnants. Prompt
serlce. Reliable messengers. Courte
A TRIAL IS ALL WE ASK.
FlNK-lbiiftM 920-22 E SL N.W.
QEORGB W. JORSS.
Ml Muniey Bulldlnx;. Washlnstoo D. C M.
Stove: Latroba furnac work." Roof Re-
plrlnt.. Md. and SUth S.,W. M. 33.
YOU LOOK UP
THE TIMES' WANT ADS?
tl aSt -vwllarA m f rsA
i-C.y V? v . 1 Wayi.. -- . -.. -" (-