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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26; 1916.
FIRE STOP QUESTION
Brownfow Not to Make Recom
- mendations to Board for
Week or Ten Days.
SIGNAL SYSTEM IS OPPOSED
Fire Department Objects to
Suggestion Made by William
'Before taking action, careful consid
eration will be given by tho Commis
sioners to the request of the. Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company that
all (Ire stops be abolished.
Commissioner Brownlow, who has
supervision of the Fire Department,
aid today that It probably will bo a
week or ten daya before ho will bo
ready to submit his recommendations
to the board.
Objection was offered by officials of
tho Fire Department today to tho sug
gestion of William McK. Clayton that
signals bo established at tho flro stops
as a warning to all traffic, on the
ground that It might cause an unneces
sary suspension of traffic on several
streets. Such signals to be effective,
It was pointed out, must be heard for
three or four squares.
Public's Co-operation Needed.
For instance, It was said, a signal
at Fourteenth and F streets would
bo heard In G street, c-auslnp a halt
In traffic, and If tho fire apparatus
turned Into F from Fourteenth there
would be tin uncalled for delay In O
Ax chaliwan of the committee on
public utilities of the Federation of
Citizens' Associations. Mr. Clayton In
planning to piocnt to the federation
plans for expediting street railway
service. The co-oporation of the pub
lic, he said, Is needed toward this end.
Much time, ho said, could be saved If
possenKcis would be In readiness to
move towatd the door us the car
comes to a halt.
Another suggestion Is that standing
passengers move toward the front of
the car thus saving the time lost In
Qiowdlng and avoiding the confusion
caused by tho efforts of the conductor
to prevent congestion near the rear
Danger of Collision Slight.
In abolishing tho (Ire stops the
Traction Company suggests that tho
Jregiilutions rcqulrrt the motormen
to exorcise rarnftil control of the carri
on approaching those crossings. Tho
Action would be justified, it Is arsucd.
by Improvement In tho service, and
the danger of collision, it, Is declared,
would be slight.
Officials of the Flro Department, a.i
announced by Acting Chief Fnglneer
James Kolihcr yenterday, aro opposed
to abolishing the fire stops, nnd point
to a number of accidents which rt
sultcd from collisions between flro
upparatus and the cars before they
Sir Edward Carson 111
As Result of Overwork
Grow Kinder With Age,
Creed Advanced By ft CREDITOR CITY
Great French Singer
No Time for Hatred of Any Nation, Asserts Prima
Donna Who Is to Sing Tomorrow for Benefit of
Soldiers in Trenches of Western Front.
By FLORENCE E. VODER.
'If one does not grOw kinder, as one grows older, what is the
use of age at all?"
Madame Emma Calve, foremost prima donna of France, who is
to sing for thp benefit of the French soldiers on the firing line, to
morrow at ,the National Theater, has dedicated her life and talents
for 'that which is the dearest thing in her life, La Belle France, yet
when asked last night if she ever sdng for causes other than her
own answered in the affirmative.
"When they are wounded, ill. they are not French, or German, or
English but just wounded men. You think that it is a great and
beautiful thing that I should sing to wounded German prisoners, but
that is only as it should be.
MORE KIND WITH AGE.
LONDON, Jan. 26.-Slr Edward Car
bon, attorney for the appellants In tho
appeal against tho verdict adiudglng
Teddy BJIngsby to be tho son of Lieut.
Charles R. Sllngsby, has been taken
111, ovcrcomo by the physical effort of
opening the case, in which he has been
speaking for several days. HIh associ
ates continued the analysis of the evi
dence or tno HrBt trial.
The least that could have been exnect
cd of tho great' Carmen was a refusal
to speak at all on the subject of that
country with which her own Is now nt
War. but with a partial apology for her
Kngllsh. a delicate reminder of her du
ties as a neutral person while In Amer
ica, and a flutter of her hands, she ex
plained her position. '
"The Red Cross, when thev came to
mo to ask me to sing. I favor the fact
that In aiding this great organization I
help my enemies does not concorn me.
Wounded are all wounded. It does not
matter. Whon I go to the hospitals and
stand In the wards to sing to tho brave
soldiers of France, I make no especial
query as to whether or not there are
German soldiers there."
The Interview was granted at the home
of Mrs. Christian D. Hemmlck.
Pride In Errand.
Nothing can approximate the pride
with which the diva explained her
erranA to Washington. If the sight of
her flashing black-brown eyes, her
quick smile, and her manner as she
said: "I am a French woman," was
Inspiring what Indeed will be the ef
fect of her rendition of the "Mar
sellalsc" when she sings it at the
With all of her love or France she
has had no time for hatred of any
other nation. Her creed of kindness
can be seen in her face. Black hair,
brushed up pompadour fashion from
a wide white forehead guiltless of
llncB, wide set. heavily fringed black
eyes, straight white teeth, and a kind
ly, but Inscrutable smile this is
Madame Calve today. Hor cheeks were
a faint pink, which heightened as she
talked, and with her black evening
,. i ron nt her waist, and a
lacy black scarf she looked indeed a
Carmen. ... ,
Although tne close association ui
Madame Calve with the rolo of Car
men has made many think that she
was Spanish, the truth is that she
was born In the French Pyrenees. She
Is In her full prime today, and the
marvelous technique which has made
It possible for her to give out her
glorious voice for over a scoro of
years. Is more perfect than ever.
Her Early Memories.
Educated at a convent, her early
memories, nslde from the routino of
convent life, aro of the happy days in
that picturesque country. Then she
went to Paris, and, while sho studied
munlc under Roslua Laborde, whom she
later made famous, she came to love
the life of the French capital.
After continental, and then American,
and then world tours, during which sho
conquered all sorts and kinds of peo
ples y tne wonaor ui nci !,, ..-
WASHINGTON RATED SIB W PROVES
SOCIALISM 1 P,
Reoeives More Than Million Dol
lars More in Money Orders
Than Is Paid Out Here.
born, and there supervised the culti
vation of her own vineyards, on the
sides of the three mountain peaks on
her estate, whimsically named "Car
men," "Cavallcrla," and "Navartalse,"
after three operas In which she has
attained hor arreateit triumphs.
Though her castle Is far fronf the
scene of fighting, the opening of the
war found Mme. Calve coming out of
ner retirement to volunteer for hos
pital work. While doing that she real
ized that the chief need was for funds
ana equipment; the volunteers were
numerous, but the material to aid the
wounded was far, far too scarce.
The chief need was motor ambulance
service. Mrs. Edith Wharton, American
writer, and scores of others have helneil
place before this country the need for
tne amoulanccs. Mme. Calve took part
in wio nrsi concert given ror tne bene'
lit of the French flotilla eommlttro
through which money Is being raised
for the ambulances.
More Arc Needed.
Two flotillas, of five cars each, al
ready have been sent to France bv
the people of this country. But n-nny
more are needed. That Is whv Mine.
Calve Is going to visit Washington and
other cities to sing in the concerts for
One flotilla cares for a whole auny
division of 16,000 men In action. Tha
French army alone counts moro than i
aivisions, and tne number of theae
formations, as yet. arc few.
Each of these flotillas, or fleets, Is
made up of live small light motors. Oiik
car carries parts of a portable operating '
room, another has a powerful electric i
lighting .and heating Installation, a third I
bears a laundrv outfit, a fourth Is tho
drylnc van. and n fifth convey thn in.
stallatlon for sterilization, destruct'on of
vermin, and cleansing.
Only three hours nrc required to set
up' these Installations to render efficient
hospital service to an cntlro division.
Washington In a creditor city In .tho
money-order business -or the country.
Residents, or rather business men, ot
the Capital received last year $1,337,6:.4
more In money orders than they paid
out In money orders.
(Statistics prepared by a special com
mittee appointed by the Postmaster
Ueneral to make a survey of the" postal
money-order system for the purpose ot
ascertaining Its condition and advan
cing Its cRic'-ticy and economical ad
ministration, show that the Washington
PostofTlce annually pays out mora on
money orders paid than It takes In on
money orders issued. This means that
the balance of money-order business,
which is largely mall-order business,
Is In favor of Washington merchants.
Washington ranks sixteenth among
the cities of tho country In the amount
of money-order business transacted,
being led by such mall-order centers as
Chicago, which heads tho list. New
fork. Boston. Kansas City, Philadel
phia, and Pittsburgh.
Tho committee says that It Is hard
to determine the factors or cost In the
system, but tho balance sheet given 'in
dicates that for the fiscal year 19H. all
receipts exceeded all disbursements or
uaomiies ay about fio.ww. .
All postmasters of the country nave
been asked for suggestions 'for bettor
monts to the service, and these replies
are being canvassed and considered.
The survey. It Is believed, offers an
Intelligent basis for consideration of
betterments and improvements.
Sues Traction Company.
For Injuries alleged to have been sus
talncd when a Chevy Chase car ran off
the track at the terminal. Madellno M.
Lannlng. an Infant, through William L.
Lannlng. has filed suit for $20,000 dam
axes against the Capital Traction Com
pany. The petition was filed by Attor
neys Ralston and Richardson.
Lecturer Explains How Powers
. Have Adopted Principles of
Dwelling upt.n the European war ns
tho most powerful argument In fuifor
of BOClallsm( Mr. Koso Pabtor 8tol.es,
whose husband, J. G. Phelps Stokee, Is
president cf tha Inlorcolloglato Social
ist Society, addressed a large gathering
at tho Public Library last nltfht
It has been In times of grc.iteit stress,
sho declared, that tho governments of
tho. powers have taken refuge in th
principles of toclolleh, government own
ership In particular. In support of this
claim Mrs. Stoks tedtcd severM devel
opments of tho present war, Including
the taking over by tho British govern
ment of certain Industries as a mean
of insuring thu output, and the sweep
ing abolition of nlcohol iir Russia, by a
fctroke of tho pen, as Mr, Slokvs ex
pressed ft. Bhn olo declared that the
establishment of tho parcel post In this
tttit tn lonicai ouironc 01
utes l.y i:i ess companies
The subject of Mrs. Stokw talk wus
BABY RUNS AWAY
TO A CRUEL DEATH
Mother in Hospital, Cil of Threo
Toddles Out and Is Killed
'.NEW Vottk. Jan. :. Whon her
father was engaged In making her bed
ready last night, three-year-old May E.
Crowley, whoso mother Is In Flower
Hospital, expecting the arrival of
another child, wandered from her homo
in seventieth street.
It was the first llmo the child had
gone unguarded upon tho street. 8he
toddled along Second avenue to Sixty
seventh street, where fancy decided
her to cross. A large automobile grocery
truck, rumbling north, came upon her.
Sho was felled and hfcr skull crushed.
About the time that her lifeless body
was being lifted from the street and
carried Into a drug store, her father,
missing the girl, started for tho East
Sixty-seventh street police station, a
block and a half from tho place of
the accident. Qolng by way of Third
avenue, ho learned nothtng then ot4
tne trageay. jio was on his way home
when he met women bearing his little
DIDN'T GO TO BOTTOM
LONDON. Jan, M. The Dominion
liner Norseman, reported In yesterday
Liverpool dispatches to have been sunk,
did not go to the bottom, but was
beached. It was learned today. There
were no casualties among her crew.
The Norseman, formerly In service
between Liverpool and Portland, Me.,
and Canadian ports, made her last v
ago from America law In November,
carrying a war cargo to Liverpool, She
was then commandeered by the British
Sternburg's Brother Dead.
"BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvtlle),
Jan, 26,James Alexander Speck von
Hternburg, younger brother of the for
mer German ambassador to the united
States, died today, at the ago of sixty.
One of his sons fell at the beginning
of the war, A second Is a prisoner In
"What the EocIallitH Want and Why
They Want It." .........
The meeting was held under the aus
pices of the Washington alumni ehM
ter of the Intercollegiate Socialist So
ciety of America
To Hold Mass Meeting.
The united peace and antl-mllltarlst
organizations of Washington have ar
ranged a mass meeting of protest
against preparedness, which will be held
In Poll's Theater next Sunday after
Congressman Warren Worth Bailey
of Pennsylvania. Congressman Calla
way, Slayden and Dies of Texas, Gor
don of Ohio, and Tavenner of Illinois
Glide's American Beauties
like all of Gude's homo-grown flowers
are perfccly beautiful. 1SI4 F st.
W hava vrj known device
and appliance for the manufac
ture of OLABSES as they should
be made. This equipment la
but one of the many features of
C 1 UITCITP OPTICAL &
u L. nUDrvEi photo CO.
Removed to 12 It. South. Hide.
Sir Edward was extremely weary at went back to Franco to spend her lat-
tho end of Inst week and spent Satur
any ana Sunday in bed. When he re
sumed tho case on Monday his voice
was almost too weak to continue. It Is
estimated that ho has spoken so far in
the case 252,000 words.
Charlie ChapMin Today, In "Mabel's
Strange Predicament." Va. Theater.
Soon, Charlie in "Carmen."
Tho Sunday Evening Times Gives
tellable advertisers a last minute talk
ltn over forty thousand homes.
Rectifier of Wills.
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Phone Your Want Ad to The Times,
a.- ... nnrt mnnn npr noiuu tn iiio
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Recent tests show a great
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When electrically cooked, a roast beef of seven pounds lost but
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Many other tests were made and the per cent of saving due to
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