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X THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1917. COLONEL HAfiBING VISITS WASHINGTON Former Engineer Commissioner on Trip Here From Pana ma Canal Zone. WILL EXPLAIN ESTIMATES Successor to Colonel Coethals Inherits Difficult-Task in Assuming His Duties. Bronzed by his stay in Jjie Canal Zone, erect and military in bearing-, slightly slim, bjit not a bit older look ing than when he was Englneer,Com tnlssioner of the District, Col. Chester A. Harding', just named by the Presi dent governor of the Panama canal, is in Washington. If there are two places Colonel Harding looks upon as home they are Washington, D. C, and the Canal Zone. In these two places he has spent much of his working life. "The slides? Tes, that is the proper leading question for an interview," he laughed today, as he squirmed about In his chair at the office of" the Panama Canal Commission. A swivel chair most distinctively does not fit his wiry frame and active body. "Well, the slides are still with us, but they are causing us no trouble now," he went on.- "You see. we had them well under control before the rainy season was over. That is the 'time when they are most bothersome. Now that the dry season has set.tu there is little trouble with them." Explain Canal Estimates. Colonel Harding came to Washing ton to explain to Congressional com mittees the estimates for the canal. There is no particular portion of them over which any struggle Is antici pated. They simply provide for the continuance of some construction work, principally dredging, for main tenance and for fortifications. They are little more than the amount ap propriated for this year. For the coming year, $25,145,062.35 Is asked, as compared with $21,87200, last year. "There are still about 25,000 em ployes in the zone," Colonel Harding said. "It Is a little hard to separate these into the number doing construc tion work and those needed for oper ation. But I do not see how the num ber can be reduced greatly for the next few years." The commissary department Is to be continued in the zone; and the hy gienic conditions remain excellent. Bli Job la Hard. To the former District Commis sioner will fall one of the hardest Jobs in the United States. Preceding him was Colonel Ooethals, now a national hero, and the work of -pitting the canal through Its development period, commercially. Is considered little less important. If not bo spectacular, as its construction. It has fallen upon Colonel Harding to step in and carry out the work conceived by other man on several occasions. He followed Col. William V. Judson (then Major Judson), as engineer commissioner and carried on many of the big engineering projects launched by Major Judson. 3Ionnment to C1one! Harding. The District has one monument pe culiarly Colonel Harding's own. That is its municipal building. Back In 1S31 he was assigned, to Washington as as sistant to the Engineer Commissioner and was put in charge of the construc tion of the District building. He was sent to the Panama canal for the first time in 1907 and remained there until 1913. I: March of that year Colonel Hard ing was recalled to Washington to step into the Municipal building, and occupy the big office tm the southeast corner assigned to the Engineer Commission er, in the building which Captain Hard ing had constructed. Began Utilities 'Work. Jfot so tangible, but farther reaching, was his work as Commissioner in launching the work of the utilities commission. The law creating such a body here had Just been passed, and fell to Colonel Harding, as an early chairman of the board, to Interpret the meaning of the rather complicated law creating the commission. Colonel Harding's particular work in connection with the canal during its construction was the building of the Gatun locks, the Point Toro break water, and preparation of the termi nals. "Of course I am still Interested in Washington." he said, "but when it comes to what you have been doing here, well, I have been pretty busy. I want to find out for myself what has been accomplished. I hear rapid strides have been made toward a more beau tiful Washington." NAVAL OFFICERS PROMOTED CHICKEN THIEVES JAILED Colored Connoisseurs of Poultry Convicted on Theft Charge. One chicken, one mouth; four chick ens, four months. This was the decision of Judge Mul lowny In Police Court yesterday when Percy Brown, Arthur Brown, and Thomas Stewart, all colored, were charged with the theft of a dozen chickens between them two days be fore Christmas. The chickens, twelve In all and val ued at 80 cents each, were In a coop in front of the store of Philip Krup nlk, according to the testimony of fered In the case. Policeman Lawrence told the court ha met the three colored men going W the street each with four chickens. They were sentenced to serve four tcontbs In iall. PHONE QUESTIONS FOOLISH. One-sixth of the questions asked daily by subscribers of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, of the telephone girls, are "foolish," ac cording to J. O. Martin, an official of the company, who described the work ings of the local system -to the Nation al Association of Stationary Engineers, last night "The phone girls." Mr. Martin says. "are asked 18,000 questions dally. , Of this number, more than 3,000 are foolish." - Knight and Sims Made Admiral and Rear Admiral, Respectively. Rear Admiral Austin M. Knight and Capt William F. Sims, the two officers whose testimony before Con gressional committees Induced Con gress to authorize construction of the first American battle cruisers, have been promoted to admiral and rear admiral of the navy, respectively. AcTmiral Knight has been assigned to command of the Asiatic fleet, vice Admiral A. G. Winterhaltcr. Rear Admiral Sims will succeed Admiral Knight as head of the Navy War Col lege at Newport. The two officers jumped Into the limelight a few months ago by giv ing detailed accounts oftthe sea fight off Jutland by the British and Ger man fleets. The Sims report for a time was suppressed, because naval officials felt publication of the frank views of the relative strategy of the two fleets might be embarrassing, but later the report was given out when discussion of the suppressed report reached the floors of Congress. Rear Admiral Sims has been com manding officer of the Nevada, one of the fleet's newest dreadnaughts. His successor in command has not been named. DISAPPROVES D. S. MAKING ALL ARMS Board of Army Officers Reports Manufacture of Entire Sup ply Is Not Feasible. URGES COMMITTEE ON HOSPITAL SITE Senator Gallinger Agrees With ' The Times on -Its Suggestion. PLAN ONCE WAS IN BILL Lawmaker Thinks Institution Should Be at Fourteenth and Upshur. It is not desirable and not feasible or practicable for .the Government to engage In the business of manufactur ing all Its arms and munitions of war. according to the report cf a board of army officers which was appointed un der the provisions of the army re organization act The report was trans mitted to the Senate by Secretary Baker. For the Government to en race In this business exclusively, the board holds. Is not in the Interest of economy or preparedness General Crozler, chief of ordnance, prepared estimates for the Information of- the board showing It would cost the Government for plans and equipment for sftch manufacture in peace time $32,000,000. For war time, the cost would be P27.000.00a This would provide facilities additional to those- the Government has now. The board was headed by CoL F. J. Kernan, of the Twenty-eighth Infantry. TWO STAR8 CONTRACTED. Announcement has been made by the Mutual Film Corpotation of the en gagement of Gall Kane and Edna Goodrich on long term contracts for the production of Mutual pictures. Miss Kane will be a member of the American Company and will be featured in special productions. Miss Goodrich will be given special feature work, however. It Is stated. Girls! Lots of -Beautiful Hair 25 cent bottle of "Danderine" makes hair thick, glossy, and wavy, Removes all dandruff, stops itching scalp and fall ing hair. a'BSSSSB v''iBSSSSSSSSSCSSSSSSSB sPTl' 5 $ Bsssssssssssssssm Kv&NI' w 'S5.$sssssssssssssssssss sYx& iv S yiiiiiiiiHHLHiiiH S i'-Xl-CfW '- -ssssHsssssssssA " i. . 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It Is easy and inexpensive to have nice, soft hair and lots of It Just get a 25 cent bottle of Knowllon's Danderine now all drug stores rec ommend It apply a little as directed and within ten minutes there will be an appearance of abundance, fresh ness, fluffiness and an Incomparable gloss and lustre, and try as you will you can not find a trace of dandruff or falling hair; out your real sur prise will jc after about two weeks' use, when you will see new hair fine and downy at first yes but really new hair sprouting out all over your scalp Danderine Is, we believe, the only sure hair grower, destroyer of dandruff and cure for itchy scalp and It never falls to stop falling hair at once. Tf vmi want to nrove hour nrettv nnri soft our hair really la. moisten a cloth with a little Danderine and care fully dravj it through your hair tak ing one small strand at a time. Your hair will be soft, glossy and beauti ful In Just a few moments a delight ful surprise awaits everyone who tries this Advt, The proposed municipal hospital should be built at Fourteenth and Upshur streets. In the view of Senator J. H. GalUnger. whose name the Institution was to bear. In referring to an editorial In The Times suggesting the appointment of a committee to select a site for the hospital. Senator Gallinger today In formed The Times that he favors such a committee. Galllnger'a Letter. Senator Gallinger's letter follow: "I noticed In a recent Issue of The Washington Times an editorial sug gesting that, considering the great need of a municipal hospital. It might be well for a commission to be appointed to select the site. In-that connection I beg to enclose an amendment that was placed In the last bill by the Sen ate proposing that very thing, but which was rejected by the conferees on the part of the House. "My personal opinion Is that the hos pital ought to be built on the site at the corner of Fourteenth and Upshur streets, but the people of that section of the city managed to make a large proportion of the Senators believe that It would be an outrage on those who had built In that section of the city so that It became utterly Impossible to pass the bill in that form. Provision Repealed. "In our great desire to secure action that wbuld result In the construction of a municipal hospital you wJU ob serve that the committee inserted language repealing the provision con tained in the District appropriation act for 1015, which provided that the SMS! BECOME hospital should be constructed on that site. "As the needs for a municipal hos pital are growing greater every year, I am hopeful that an appropriation may be secured in tho pending Dis trict appropriation, bill for that pur pose." The amendment referred to In Senator Gallinger's letter provided the site for the hospital "be selected by a commission constituted of the surgeon general of the army, the sur geon general of the navy, the En gineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, the municipal architect, and the superintendent of the Capi tol buildings and grounds. In accord ance with plans and specifications pre pared under the authority contained in the District of Columbia appropria tion act for the fiscal year 1015, $100,000; and the limit of cost of (the construction of said hospital and accessory buildings Is hereby fixed at 500,000: Provided, that the conclusion reached by said commis sion on the question of location of said hospital shall be final and conclusive." MARYLAND MINES CHROMIC IRON ORE OLD DOMINION SUIT DECISION EXPECTED Is One of Four States in the Union Producing This Material. FIX CENTRAL DEDICATION CRANKS ON HOT WATER DHINKINO Hopes every man and woman adopts this splendid morning-habit. Why la man and woman, half the time, feeling nervous, despondent, wor ried; some days headachy, dull and un strung; some days really Incapacita ted- by Illness. If we all would practice inside-bathing, what a gratifying change would take place. Instead of thousands of half sick, anaemic-looking souls with pasty, muddy complexions we should see crowds of happy, healthy, rosy-cheeked people everywhere. The reason is that the hu man system doe not rid Itself each day of all the waste which It accumulates under our present mode of living. For every ounce, of food and drink taken Into the system nearly an ounce ox waste material must be carried outs le It ferments and forms ptomaine-like pois ons, which are absorbed into the blood. Just as necessary as It is to clean the ashes from the furnace each day. before the fire will burn bright and hot, so we must each morning clear the Inside organs of the previous day's accumulation of Indigestible waste and body toxins. Men and women, whether sick or well, are advised to drink each morning, before breakfast, a glass of real hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in it, as a harm less means of washing out of the stom ach, liver, kidneys and bowels the In digestible material, vAste, sour, bile and toxins; thus cleansing, sweetening and purifying the entire alimentary canal before putting more iooa into me stom ach. Millions of people who had uwir turn at constipation, bilious attacks, acid siomzu" - - - ' nights have become real cranks about the morning msiae-Dam. a quarter pound of llmeston phosphate will not cost much at the drug store, but Is suf ficient to demonstrate In any one. Its cleansing, sweetening and freshening ef fect upon tno system. jyavu f Iii SIGHS' f I Eg Eil555iB ttoeSloKSVvWickcety. 1218-1220 F Street Telephone M. 7604 jfifl, LOANS dr HORNING rtelM. Vs. (.outh end of Hlxhway Brldco. FT automobllta from ttb and D its. nw. Exercises at New High School to tfe Held February 15 and 16. The dedication of Central High School has been set for February 16-16. The first day of the celebration is to be devoted to the formal dedication, while the second will be left to the alumni and students. A musical program and a number of addresses have been announced Members of the Board of Education are to be among the speakers the first evening. Hundreds of alumni from all over the country are expected to be present at the exercises. The student body is working on a program 'to be presented. Maryland Is one of the four States In the Union which produces chromic iron ore. California and Oregon boast the largest mines, but Mary land .and Wyoming are next. Two years ago there was one small mine in the United States, situated in, Shasta county. Cat. The output In 1014 was less than 1,000 long tons. The output foe 1016 Is well over 35,000 tons. Even in the face of large imports, SS.C01 long tons in the first ten months of the. year, the home prod' uct has Increased. It Is interesting to note that the J price abroad for the imported mate Irlal averages $12.66 a ton, while the home product, ore containing 40 per cent of chromic oxide,' has for some time been quoted at $13 to $16 a ton. Chromic ore Is used chiefly In 1 chemistry and metallury. It la used extensively In the manufacture of colors of dyes. It also Is an efficient refractory material for lining, fur naces, making chrome Crick, and steel alloys, for which tCere is a largely increasing demnd. Defendant Attorneys Await Finding of Virginia Court of Appeals. operation .of the road was not begun until December. -1012. . Tho Old Dominion claimed that be cause of the delay It was forced to rent steam locomotive and .trains and v...i.- ..nA a Inn AT Sai.227. which, it was claimed, offset tae bal ance due the wesungnouso .-. The Westinghouse company is being, for $81,652, with Interest from Attest 7.1012. " The Court of Appeals of Virginia at Richmond la expected to hand down an early decision in the $100,000 suit of the Westinghouse Electric and Manu facturing Company against the Wash ington 'and Old Dominion railway. Final arguments were made Wed- reEday by Attorney Wilton J. Lara-1 bert and Senator Thomas S. MartJnN aided by C. v. Meredith and Judge C. r NIcoI. for the Old Dominion, and Edward Garrett, of Leesburg, and Eppa Hunton, of Richmond, aided by E. E. Jackson, 'for tho Westinghouse company. The suit was begun in the 'Loudoun county court, at Leesburg," by tho Westinghouse company more than a ear ago, being based on the alleged failure of the Old Dominion to pay InvfulUfor $122,087 worth of material bought from the Westinghouse com pany 'for the electrification of the steam road between Bluemont, Wash ington, and Alexandria. It waa al leged that the Old Dominion actually paid only $40,435 of the $122,087. The Old Dominion alleged the Westinghouse company had contract ed to deliver the material so that elec tric operation of the road could be begun July 1, 1912, but on account of alleged failure of the Westinghouse company to deliver on time, electric HELPFUL HAIR MMS Worthy the Attention of EreryeM Who Would AtoM Dandruff, Itching Scalp, Gray Hairs,' and Baldness. "What will stop my balr. coming outf Reply: Parisian Saie Is th bM remedy foS hair aid scalp trouble: said to prevent bald ness, irayneaa and dandruff. m.- - fc. ia. 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