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THIS V.ASilJLNUTOiN TIMES, SUIVDAV. AUGUST 1, 1915.
BLAZE IN SUBWAY SEARS PASSENGERS Short Circuit Electrifies Car and Seats Four Persons in Rush-Hour Crowd Burned. NEW YORK, Aur. 1. Fanscngcra on a northbound Dyckman expresu train In the subway were thrown Into a panto during the rush hour yesterday after noon, when a short circuit developed In the front enr at the elevated Manhat tan street station. Four men wero burned, one of them seriously, by the flames which shot out of tho control box on tho rear rilatform, and many others escaped only by scrambling Into tho Interior of the car. Tho Injured are: Albert V. Rltter, twenty, a clerk of 219fi Lagontalno avenue, the Bronx, face, neck and head seriously burned. Valerie Braquehals, sixty-three, Park r avenue. Fort Lee, N. J., face and arms burned. Amozo Cacsazep, forty-three, 69 Grove street, left hand and face burned. The Rev. Qusta Bright, forty-five, of HUlcrest avenue, Tuckahoe, N. Y., hand and arm burned. Trampled in Panic. Rltter was sent to Knickerbocker Hospital when Dr. Padula reached tho oeno in an ambulance, and his condi tion last night was reported as serious. The others were treated by the physi cian, and were able to go homo within a few minute's. The front car was crowded with pas sengers, many of whom had just got on at the Manhattan otreut station, where the subway is In the open air. The four men who were Injured wero Standing on tho rear platform of the oar when tho short circuit developed. One of them screamed a the blue flames flashed from the control box and seared his face, and In an Instant the passengers of the first car wero on their feet, scrambling toward the exits. Many foil down, and several were bruised by the feet of the rushing crowd and from being pushed against the doors and sides of the car. Although the guards and Conductor George Mier shouted that there was no danger, the panic spread to the second car, and the piasongers there also be gan pushing toward the doors. In tho first car the steel of the car became electrified, and Hame burst out In sev eral places along the seats. The woodwork on the platform also began to smolder, and there was a large quantity of smoke. Th flro in tho first car and the smoke rolling1 back Into the Becond made the passengers more panic-stricken than ever, and It was only after much trouble that tho guards succeeded in culmlng them. Extinguish Flames. Guards in the rear cars managed to confine tho excitement to tho first two cars. The Injured persons wero quickly car ried out onto the platform of tho Man hattan street station and taken down the escalator to a drug store at Broad Way and Manhattan street, where they were given emeigency treatment before the arrival of Dr. Padula. The guards then ordered the passen llri out of tho first two cars and ex tinguished the fire with extinguishers from the regular equipment of tho train. No alarm was sent to the fire department. The short circuit tied up subway trafflo for about twenty minutes. Indignant at Store, She Sends Order for 2 Cents Weds "Love Wife" For Baby's Sake Mrs. Ida Sniffen Walters, Accused of Poisoning Two Children, Wife of Rogers. NEW YORK, Aug. l.-The unborn babe of Lorlys Elton Rogers, New York attorney, and IdaPSnlffen Walters, his love wife, will have a name. Late yesterday tho attorney and the woman who poisoned their other two children because she felt Rogers' love slipping from her, went across to the Jersey side of the Hudson and a jus tice of the peace made them legally man and wlfo. Rogers' legal wlfo, Mrs. Caroline Gld dlngs Rogers, sister of a prominent Co lumbia University professor, procured a divorce from him on Thursday. As soon as the third child comes, Mrs. Rogers will go on trial for tho murder of their other two babies. Her attor ney attempted to bring her to trial last winter, but becauso of her Impending motherhood, the courts refused to listen to It and she is now under $7,500 ball. MODERN SUBMARINE FLEET, CHINA'S PLAN Noted Chinese Here to Study Newest Types U. S. Will Get Order. BLACKWELL, Okla., Aug. 1. The smallest money order ever made out by the agent for an express company was given to a woman to pay on an account owed to a mail order house. The woman h.iu received a letter from the mall order house notifying her that she owed the firm 2 cents. Indignant and unable to realize tho spirit that would prompt any one to mall a bill for 2 cents, tho woman decided that a postofilce stamp would not sufflco and that only a money order would do. The fee for the order was 3 cents and the postage necessary to carrv tt cost 2 cents more, so that with tho 2-cent postage stamp that carried the bill to the woman 7 cents was expended In collecting a 2-cent debt. NEW YORK, Aug. 1. China Is soon to have a submarine fleet that will compare favorably with those of other large nations, It has lust been learned here. Headed by Admiral Wei Han, chief naval constructor of the Chinese navy, a party of twenty-one Chinese naval men and engineers left New York last night for New London, Conn., wnere the United States has under construc tion elcht submarines of the latest type. They will make an exhaustive study of the new machines, under special per mission of tho Navy Department. Fol lowing tho Now London trip a tour of the Government naval yards will be taken, and tests and studies made. The United States Is to profit by her courtesy, as It Is undersood the entire fleet will be built in this country. U. S. Won't Pay for Mineral Waters DRUG STORE GLIDE CAPITAL'S LATEST Dancers Are Now Invading Soft Drink Emporiums to Enjoy One-Step in the Evenings. But Comptroller Downey Allows Tips to Chambermaids in Paris and London. Uncle Sam cannot be made to pay for mineral water on shl pboard, even though this water Is considered neces sary to prevent tea sickness, under a ruling by Comptroller of the Treasury Downev. The benevolent old gentleman will foot the bills, however, for baths In European hotels, for payments to chambermaids, tips to steamship stew ards, and exceptional exchange rates caused by the war. All of these questions were deter mined by the Comptroller In passing upon an expense account voucher by Wrlsley Brown, special Investigator and assistant to the Attorney General. The Comptroller held that the neces sity for mineral water on shipboard was occasioned by the traveler's physl- when the ship water was wholesome cal condition and was not allowable. On this score ho upheld the Auditor for the State and other departments, but ho reversed the Auditor's refusal to allow amounts paid to chambermaids In London and Parts, as a legitimate travel charge against the Government. Mr. Brown paid a London chamber maid $2.60. and a Paris chambermaid 40 cents. It has been held by the Comptroller's office that such gratuities are not al lowable, but as It Is the custom abroad, an exception was made for foreign travel. The drug store glide la here) During these torrid evenings, with the Fahrenholt thermometers vlelng with Bethlehem stocks In the battle for as cendency, the popularization of the mod ern dances goes upward and onward with tho speed of a Teutonic ndvance In the eastern theater of war. With the time of the evening ball and the the dansant. either past of future, young Washington hss adopted the soda fountain cotillion, which Is nothing more or less than a dane In the emporiums devoted to the disposition of confection eries and sweet beverages. Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights led off, but other sections have been enveloped In the fad and now prac tically every residential section has one of these retreats where youthful couples ma ydance while awaiting tho prepara tion of their perspiration-producing pro scription. It has even traveled down town. Floors Are Good. All of these places have either highly polished wooden or tile floors, which make excellent gliding surfaces. The music comes from a vlctrola or. If ad joining a cafe or a hotel or exclusive apartment house, the music Is furnished by the regular orchestra. The formula Is simply to order the drink and, while the dispenser Is draw ing, shaking or shoveling, according to what the order might De, the couple glides off In a two-step, hesitation, lox trot or some other glratlon. The drink served, one-half Is drunk, and then comes on Informal Intermission. Dur ing this hiatus another dance is en gaged and when the glass Is drained a parting whirl is enjoyed. Resume the Glide. The girl politely declines a second drink. But after a short walk , the couple either returns to the original place or seeks out some similar estab lishment where the same courtesies are understood and extended. Some particularly shy and demure maidens were rather loath to accept the Invitations of the management offered through signs which .limply read "Dancing." But now It has become rather conventional nnd them Is little hesitancy In Joining the others on the floors. If you have not been enlisted In the army of the fountain cotillon woll 5 cu have missed the latest dancing Innovation. plunged Into the water unexpectedly moans that the victim of the accident will lose 75 per cent of his swimming efficiency. Mr. Longfellow declared that China Is tho only nation which took tho Titanic tragedy to heart. Tho Chlncso government, he declared, since the loss of the big liner now furnlRhes each passenger on Its steamers with a life boat ticket. Pearl Crushed by Car. LOUISVILLE, Aug. 1. A pearl nnd Ave diamonds which were lost the other day by Mrs. E. H, Ferguson wero found between street car tracks by Miss Elisabeth Gathrlght. The pearl was crushed by a car wheel. The diamonds were not Injured. EDITOR IN GERMANY BANISHED BY KAISER Sent to Scandinavia for Indeter minate "Vacation" Because of Expressing Opinion. LONDON, Aug. 1 Maximilian Har don. eminent German author and editor of Die Zuliunft, Is under tho Kaiser's extreme displeasure and has been ban ished to Scandinavia for an Indeter minate "vacation," according to a spe cial agency dispatch received here to day from Copenhagen. Tho dispatch stated that Harden passed through there, under an as sumed name. Harden, it Is said, Incurred official wrath over his recent editorial. In which he Intimated Italy was Justified for attacking her arch enemy, Austria. Smitten by Bees. OWENSRORO, Ky., Aug. 1. The Third Regiment. Kentucky National Guard, met a decisive defeat In tho bat tle of Bon Harbor, the attacking army being made up of the First and Second Regiments. During the battle several of the soldlsrs thought that they had been hit by shells and fell to the ground. Members of the hospital corps examined the wounds and discovered that the men had been stung by bumblebees. Mother Sells Bedsteads To Keep Her Boys Home KANSAS CITY. Mo., Auk. l.-A South Side womAn who has raised a family of eight boys still has two younger ones at home. Recently tho boys have been taking to staying away from home at night. She hit upon a plan to bring tho boys home every night. She In serted an advertisement offering for sale two twin beds. The beds were sotdt and when the boys returned they had to sleep on th floor. "If you boys want to sleep at home now buy yourself a bed," the mother told thorn. "And when you want to leave you can take It. I cannot af ford to have my money fed un In fur- nlturo that Is standing Idle." LI - III TO BE DEMONSTRATED Wilbert E. Longfellow, of Red Cross Corps, Will Show Sys tem at Canoe Club. Wilbert E. Longfellow, field agent of the Red-Cross Life-Saving Corps, will this aftornoon Klve a demonstration of life-saving from the float of tho Wash ington Canoo Club. Last night ho addressed the members of the club, discussing the organization of a volunteer corps of life-savers who will patrol tho Potomac river on week ends when tho stream Is thronged with boaters. The actual organization of this corps, together with several others, will como August MS. after Mr. Longfellow returns from the Boy Scout Camp, at Chesa peake Beach, where he will give In structions In swimmlnK. Already fif teen members of a patrol are promised from Dempsoy's Roathouse, fifteen from the Washington Canoe Club, and many from other organizations. Everyone who travels on tho water should be prepared for accidents, the speaker told the canoeists, and to bo BERMAN'S GREAT ANNUAL AUGUST Price-Smashing Luggage Sale All Trunks, Bags and Cases Participate in This Annual Event Each year we go through our immense stocks and assemble the season's selling luggage, cutting down the prices one-half and less in order to have an immediate disposal. The items given below are only a hint of what await you in this store reductions cover every article and this year they are bigger than ever. BAGS SUIT CASES Fibre Grass Suit Cases with good lock and catches; $1.00 values TRUNKS 0c None Delivered Full ntork Con hide Bob, leather lined and IS Inch $9.00 val ues, now at .... -1(1 Sample Leather Suit C some slightly scarred; former prices $6,00 to 9.00, now sell ing at NtflH r-in A I BiaBSsssg H llHBliB 18-lni'h fienulne Sole Leather Duki hand sewn on frames leather lined. reK sold at J12.o0, t,pe Genuine I.rnthrr Uiik", extra protected corner!, choice of sizes; (6.00 values, now at 3.00 Wrek-Und Krrn tol Tru waterpro ners, epe I Ladles' Hand Basra, 2 values, reduced to... ,c 41 HA a. Aaa -. Bounu Wardrobe '-'5-00 $2-96 tO $5-50 frtze-ln $1 J QC W T-W lU TJ special during this Y I CLO sale $5.45 $4.95 o$9.45 $3.75 D ;ularly P1JJ clul at v $3-15 ivellmr BnK, C1 Q of leather cor- P I 'V clal at Bv1-9SaaS"MBSBHBs1 95c S7.00 Cowhide Leather Suit Cnne brass with straps and s fold all around, now $10. (Ml Rxtra Deep CnNc. special during thlh big event ther f 1 pmm ihlrt tA ' $5.85 S25.0O Fibre Covered and Fibre sale Canvas Covered Dren Trunk two leather straps, heavily brass trimmed, 19.00 values... SI 2.00 Fibre Covered and Bound Steamer Trunks, special at $15.01) Drrsa T r u nk strongly bound (tw trays); fibre or canvas $0.00 Trunks, specially priced during this sale at , B we Lou special Attention to uur l.lnc of Wardrobe Trunks, HbIHLbbV ESTABLISHED 1892 ERMAN 934 F St. N.W. QUALITY BAGGAGE LOOK FOR "BIG SIGN 7th and Que SU. N. W. Vth and B Sts. N. E. 8th and E Su. S. E. 7th and H Sts. N. E. 1105HSt.N.E. 1632 N. Capitol St. 930La.Ave.N.W. 3113 14th St. N. W. 1440-42 P St. N. W. 1935 14th St. N. W. 726 7th St. N. W. 1778 U St. N. W. 3420 Ga. Ave. N. W. 3101 M St. N. W. GOOD THINGS TO EAT At reasonable prices, are to be had at all our modern sanitary pure food markets; also, laundry and kitchen sup plies. Here are a few of the many specials that will interest the thrifty housewives. These Specials for Monday s Is a Healthful and Economical Food. A Pound of Rice Contains More Nutriment Than Almost Any Qther Food, For the Amount of Money Expended. o I JAPAN STYLE, m I BROKEN HEAD, ff Ot 3 lbs.. 20c: lb V anv auantitv. lb O V RICE FANCY HEAD, Wz lbs., 25c; lb. SUGAR Any Quantity This Sale, Pound .... 6c Potato Salad, lb Old Dutch Cake, lb Corn Puffs, 2pkgs Puffed Wheat, package 10c 15c 25c 8c ARGO STARCH Reg. 5c A Package 1v SEA FOODS THAT WHET THE APPETITE Purchase a supply at these low prices, just the thing for cold lunches on a hot day. Tuna Fish .... large can 14c Dry Shrimp . . . No. 1 can 1 2c Red Alaska Salmon, 1 lb. tall can 14c Lobster, All Claw Meat, i lb. can 24c Columbia River Salmon i lb. can 1 3c Imported Sardines . i size can 10c Kippered Herring . . . can 8c .r SOUPS Readymaid Brand, all Varieties, special O f in this sale, can Ov Potted Meat, 2 cans Ginger Snaps, lb York Pretzels, pint cup Tomatoes, Blue Bell, 3 large cans. 9c 7c 5c 25c j SUPERFINE COFFEES The pick of the crop upland grown coffees from rich, healthy soil. Fresh, savory, and fragrant cup quality. TANGLE FOOT FLY PAPER 3 DOUBLE SHEETS 5c J Golden Santos, lb 19c Fancy Old Crop O O 4 Santos, lb tC Dinner Blend, lb 29c Fancy Bogota, lb 33c DUTCH BEAUTY BAKING POWDER gnXmllsult Try it Large Can 15C Small Can IOC Oleine Soap, 3 cakes. Globe Crystal Soap, 8 cakes. . Kirkman's Soap, 2 cakes Sal Soda, 6 lbs .... 10c 25c 9c 5c BUTTER We sell only the best creamery, churned from rich, heavy cream. Holland Belle Derrydale Dellfield . . lb. 32c lb. 30c lb. 28c Curtice Bros. Jams, bottle. Rubber Jar Rings, dozen Texwax, for seal ing preserves, pkg . . Ammonia, large qt bottle. . . . 14c 9c 7c 9c MASON JARS Full Half Gallon .... doz. 69c Full Quarts doz. 44c Full Pints doz. 37c STRICTLY FRESH d doz. UC Eggs FANCY SMOKED 14 FANCY SMOKED - -fl J- ib. Picnic Shoulders J- J. c lb. Pure Open-Kettle LARD The best quality lb. 10c KERMIS HAMS Whv Don't You Bake One? aVta. A T a a r L-l aaa 1 4t x Irn a a-a a a 4 a a- w a W ..a, ivei iiii5 nam luutta inviting wuu us cover of brown bread crumbs, with cloves stuck in, and it tastes better than it looks. ''Kermis" is also good boiled - Hy X or fried, its sugary T U B oC flavor wins your favor L'" " JT&l. 5V ft1 COLUMBIA BONELESS PICNICS No waste, real tasty lb. 14c JUICY LEMONS doz. 8c ONIONS, peck 7c; peck 25c SMOKED HAMS, fancy mild cured lb. 16c SLICED BACON lb. 25c , Sliced "Kermis" Ham . lb. 28c JERSEY POTATOES JSejn peck 15c