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COMPLETE AFTERNOON EDITION With 1:30 Will StrMt. WEATHER FORECAST: Rain or Snow Tonight C"ull Report on Page Two.) on tme NUMBER 10.103. WASHINGTON. TUESDAY EVENING. MARCH 13. 1917. .PRICE ONE CENT. wdmt URGES LINKING OFPLAYGROUND AND GARDENING Mrs. Susie Rhodes, Supervisor, Has Comprehensive Plan to Further Movement. PRIZES TO BE STIMULUS Products Would Be Placed on Sale at Markets, to the Profit of Yard Farmers. A playground market, model gar dens, competent Instructors, com munity lnapectors of gardens, weekly prizes for amateur gardeners, a monetary return from the products of the soil and continuous Interest are part of a community gardening pro gram outlined today by Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes, supervisor of play grounds of the District of Columbia. In an Interview with The Times. Mrs. Rhodes stated that "she believed tho playground the one organization competent to conduct and maintain in terest In a community gardening cam paign." According to Mrs. Rhodes, an effort will be made to focus the Interest In the garden project of all organizations now working toward that end. Would Create Districts. I wish to place at the disposal of those wishing to take up gardening seriously all the machinery of the playground department," she said. "The city could be divided into twelve districts, in the center of which could be a municipal play ground where a garden might be maintained which would serve as a model. "Of course, this would involve the expenditure of a. considerable amount of money which unfortunately cannot be provided out of funds appropriated for playgrounds by Congress. It is safe to say, however, that those pub lic spirited persons who are forward ing the community gardening project will provide the necessary funds. "The amount of money spent by nine cities for gardening In 1915. when there was practically no food shortage problem in the country and when the matter was taken up, not so much as a community movement as a purely educational matter, was as follows: "New -Toilr Uly. 120,000; Philadel-; phla. $19,893; Los Angeles, Oil., ?li. 000; Cincinnati. $8,100; Pittsburgh, 5.700; Kansas City. Mo, $5,000; Chi cago, $4,000; St. Paul. $3,130; Portland, Ore, f2,500. To Spend More Money. "There is no doubt that the money spent during the approaching sum mer will many times exceed that which has been devoted to gardening during previous years. This is due to the fact that the matter of garden ing has ceased to be a mere item on an educational curriculum, but has become a pressing need because of the exigencies of the present food situ ation. "In order to carry on a gardening compaign it will be necessary to have a far-reaching organization which will endure throughout the entire summer and which will keep in touch with amateur gardeners in every part of the District. "I believe that the playground or ganization Is the only one which can adequately handle the situation. If this department should be called upon to conduct a campaign of this char acter It would proceed along the fol lowing lines: "Instructors, whom I believe tin Department of Agriculture stands ready to furnish, would work In co operation with the various playground directors and make at least one model garden in the vicinity of each play ground. At this model garden in (Contlnucd on Page Fourteen.) CAMINETTI PARDON ASKED Petition in Behalf of Two Young MetL-Sent to President. An appeal for the pardon of Maury I. Dlggs and Drew Caminettl, convict ed in California for violation of tho Mann white slave Ian. and whose case reached the highest court in the land, where conviction wan upheld, has been made to President Wlli-on. The appral comprii-es a petition in cluding written support by ten of the Jurors who heard the case. Judge DcVrics, of the Vnlteil States Court of Appeals: Senator Phclan. the district attorney of Napa countj. the nuyor of Napa, and ecores of ritizms. GERMANS HOLD HILL 185 Berlin Reports French Paid Dear For Minor Success. BERLIN (via Sayvlile wirrlos), March 13. "The much disputed Height 1S3 was maintained tenacious y against a numcrii-ally superior force," declared today s official state ment detailing the western front fighting. "The enemy psid with sanguinary sacrifices for a locally limited and narrow gain of ground on the south west slope." TO ANNOUNCE BREAK TODAY Peking Government Expected For mally to Sever Relations. PEKING, March 13. The Chinese government was expected formally to announce China's break in diplo matic relations with Germany today. Doth the senate and house have voted overwhelmingly for such a UYcrancc In. relations. $100.00 In Gold For the Best Gardens The Times for the purpose of encouraging the growing of vegetables in back yards and vacant lots offers $100 in gold for the best gardens in the District, as follows: For the best garden... $50 For the-second best. . . .$25 For the third best $15 For the fourth best $10 Those who wish to contest for these prizes should write jo the Garden Editor, Wash ington Times, giving name of contestant and location of prospective garden. The board of judges will be chos en from well-known agricul tural authorities. LABOR FAVORS ARMY SERVICE Organized Workers' Represent atives Formally Pledge Mil lions to National Fealty. Organized labor of America today virtually declared for universal mili tary service. The doctrine has been formal)) sub scribed to, not only by the millions of members of the American Federation of Labor, but of the -100.000 or more members of the four brotherhoods of railway employes. Subscription to the doctrine was an nounced In a 2,400-word pamphlet Is sued by the labor council which, un dcr the presidency of Samuel Gomp- crs early today, concluded a session of a day and a half here. The significant phase of the labor council's ucllon. it was declared b one of the highest authorities in planning national defense, is the fact that Gompers is a member of the of ficial National Defense Council, and sits In conference with members of President Wilson's Cabinet and the nation's biggest capitalists, when that body meets. Close To Fundamentals. "We speak for millions of Amerl cans, the pronouncement begins. "We are not a sect. We are not a party. "Wc represent the organizations held together by the, pressure of our com mon needs. We represent tho part of the nation closest to the fundamen tals of life. The power and use of Industrial tools is greater than the tools of war and will In time super sede agencies of destruction "A world war is on. The time has not come when war has been abol Ithcd. "Whether we approve it or not. w e must recognize that war is a situa tlon with which wc must reckon. (Continued on Fourth Page.) PRESIDENT.KEPTINBED Dr. Grayson Reassures Public, Alarmed by Rumors of Relapse. President Wilson was kept in bed again today by orders of his physt cian, Dr. Cary T. Grason. At noon Dr. Grayson authorized a statement that the President's; cold was decidedly bf Iter, that his tem peratuie a normal, and that his general condition was satisfactory. Dr. Grayson .--aid the President would be ablt to .sit up this after noon. The statement b I)r Gruson set at rest rumors that the President had suffered a scnoii-, relapse by return ing to work before he had fully re. covered from the after effeets of a cold contrail I during the Inaugura tion rercmonie. ANNUAL TAX SALE BEGINS Delinquent Taxes Amounting to $300,000 Affected. The annual fix ale began today in me owiee .11 inn i I'rince. col lector of taxes. Ileal estat upon vv li i.-Ji taxes and special n5e.sMiientK nniimntliiir to ap proximate s.-.imi.oiio arr unpaid will he sold at auction The nmoiint due In real estate taxes ;i((ne is ?:m:mH)0 7.'..000 less than last year. ine three w liiltal huxcis are Charles If. Wlltsle. of Rochester. N. Y.; John Faust, of Cleveland. Ohio, and T. II. llont. of Philadelphia. Where no bids are offend the prop erty is bough) by the District. The sale will end March I'll Own ers may redeem their property with in two j cars from the date of the sale upon payment to the buyer of the purchase price, with Interest at the rate of 11' per cent a year. C. M. Towers, deputy eollector of taxes, Is acting as amtloneer. FOOD UP 30 PER CENT t Labor Bureau Statistics Show Rise In Four Years. I'ood puces hao soared 30 per cent In the past four years, the labor sta tistics bureau estimates, with 10 per cent of that amount in the year end ed Januar 13. The Increases range from T and h per cent on steaks to 57 and 8"i per cent on potatoes and onions. Department of Juntlcc probers were scheduled t. discuss today further work on Investigating abnormal in creases, s. WILSONTOACT TOAVERTTIE-UP OF RAILROADS Expected to Take Steps Within 24 Hours to Prevent Threat ened Strike. CRITICAL SITUATION SEEN Difficulties With Germany Add to Danger If Walkout Is Called. I1ELLEVUE, Ohio, .March 13 Strike orders calling for a strike on the Klckelplate railroad have been printed and are In the hands of brotherhood men. It became known definitely here today. The order calls for a strike at 6 p.m Saturday. President Wilson is expected within the next twenty-four hours to take ! steps to prevent the threatened na tion-widc railroad strike, scheduled In the ultimatum of the brotherhoods to begin at 6 o'clock Saturday night, un less the railroad companies yield Just how the President will act Is not known. Weakened from an attack of the la grip, the President is confined to his room in the White House. By tele phone, however, he has been In com munication with Secretary of Labor Wilson and other agents of tho Gov ernment through whom he might act The Federal Hoard of Mediation and Conciliation met Informally at noon. and simply reviewed the situation. The board feels powerless to act un less directed by the President. Situation Critical. Official of the Government regard the situation as extremely critical, not alone because of the threatened tic up of the nation's business, but particularly in view of the threaten ed war with Germany. Even though the brotherhoods have signified to the President their Inten tion to support him to the fullest in the event of war, officials fear that the strike. If called now, will have a demoralizing effect both at home and abroad. Thus far the Federal Government is without anv official know-ledge or . torccment sent from Aleppo and c,Se';rl U?I?" 'TCf b.y ' Smyrna, Eagdad could hold ou? Indcfl brotherhoods. Secretary of Iabor . ntoIy Wilson was at work all morning try- u ,3 pcct,d hcre that one r the Ing to get in touch with the brother karly result of the occupation of hood leaders who have been here at naRad b ,,, BrltMl t w b tending the National Defense Confer- ,,. .. of .. Turklllh -nn,i..,t ence, but up to a late hour he had not I been able to get In touch with them. or to get any more Information as to . . i . """" """-" ....... ...,. ,, .....v.,. .... .i.-i.un. mi'H were auie iu supply. Same Lnrk of Informntlon. The same lack of official Informa tlon handicapped the White House and members of the Hoard of Media tion and Conciliation. "Conditions remain the same this afternoon as they wtre last night." W. S. Stone president of the i:roth erhood of I-ocomotive Kngiiiecrs, said this afternoon. "We are discussing definite action, but the meeting has done nothing of importance as ct. We can sav nothing now." With the i onstitutionality or the damson Ifflit hour l.iw up before the Supreme Court, the various ngenries of the Gow rnnient. which is a part j to the ...un proceedings. feci they cannot undtrtake any steps unless the Pr-sldcnl himself should initiate them There Is runiriei,iha resM.tmmt nianlfettted in AdriuiilHtratlnn nrcl over the plttiatlon. dvi.er of the President hn- no hesitancy in char;? inp the leader of tliu brotherhood with had faith in falling a strik" bf foro the ISuitrcinu Court Jiaii rendered it dciflon. Not a few officials r!oe to th "resident declared the attitude of th brotherhoods, in ho far an ft tmd'd (Continued on Fourth rase ) MUST DIE AT OWN EXPENSE Sailors on Furlough Cannot Be Buried by U. S. Sailors in the United States nay who die while on furlough without pay cannot he buried at 5o eminent expense, according to a decision by Comptroller of the Treasury War wick. The Comptroller holds that whin a sailor is on ftirlouirli uitlinul n.'iv his obligations to the ;ierniiiHnt t' in- ' porarily cease, and vice versa the Government's obligations to him. which include ilirrnt burial in euso I of death To n le Coverniuent Inn - I lal provided for lilui by law, a sailor on furlough stricken with fatal ill- ncss must end liih furlough. McCORICK TO BE ENVOY? To Be Offered Ambassadorship to Japan, Is Report. Vance JlcCormlck, chairman or the Democratic national committee, is to be offered tho post of ambassador to Japan, according to a well authenti cated report today. It Is understood that tho Pcnnsylv.i nlan Is not keen for tho appointment, but that It will be urged on him by the President, who Is anxious to have tho post filled by a man of more than average tact and executive skill. In event df Mccormick's declining, there will be a boom in tho prospects of Edwin V Morgan, ambassador to Brazil, who Is at present In this coun try on business. SIXTYU-BOATS TAKENORSDNK IN SIX WEEKS First Authoritative Statement Issued on Campaign of Allies. GERMANS ARE HARD HIT Exparts Think They Canot Long Continue to Lose on This Average. About sixty German submarines wcro captured and destroyed between January 1 and February 15, according to reports reaching here today. This was the first authoritative word of the entente's success in cop ing with the undersea boats. At this rate an average of one-and-one-half submarines a day tho success of the German submar ines In tho long run is doubtful, It is believed here. No Information is available here as to the number of U-boats Germany has available, al though unofficial reports have claim ed that she had from 300 to 500,. Experts here think, however, that If the entente can continue at the rate shown 'between January and February 15 and can Improve there on, Germany will soon feel the strain upo ntbls weapon, and that ultimately she w!l Ibc forced to give up Its use. Incidentally, It became known to day that the allies aro taking more effective means in arming their ships than they have heretofore done. For instance, the French liner Ro chambeau. which arrived at New York armed fore and aft? has licr guns so placed as to get a wider sweep and a longer range than cve before. Her armament is such that a U-boat has no chance with her If she gets one fair shot at the subma rine. BAGDAD FALL jSTIRS BERLIN Teutons Relied on Re-enforcements Sent the Turks. GENEVA, March 18 (via Taris. The fall of Bagdad caused the great est surprise In Berlin and Vienna, ac cording to nen received here from those capitals. Recently the Austrian land Gcrnuii "papers amioUneed"thal. fiwlni. In" t)A Ib.ih fa. 1-1.1. v... flR,ltln5 at ,,, various fronts. ufaat ,,,, ,n0 former TurkiBh ambaa,ior at ,.ar ,en hcrP today for Constantinople He says he con alders the situation serious. T. R. TO HUNT DEVIL FISH Colonel and Danville, Va., Man Will Go to Florida. I.A.NVILLI. Va., March IX Col. Theodore Uooscvelt within two weeks will be on his way to Punta Gorda, Fla. to hunt the eltiivc devil fish and any other outlandish things he can uncover. It was Named today. Roosevelt will make the trip with Itifscl J. Coles, of this place, who is a devil fish enthusiast. Thej will take a erew of picked men from More head City, N C experienced men 11 Mis lintel nd mti n i is d 'jiIau -t ,.. ',..... f.a .,. pef,Itloll ... ,.,,.,., ., ,.,, ... r loday ., mfet a't lchlnon(i; CoIm has fiivrnttM, a sppclal ppadc atirc for spnrin tho devil Uh It will be used for the first time on the coining trip. ROBBER ATTENDS TO STORE Rings Up Sale While Pals Bind Cigar Clerk. Ni:V YUltK. Maich 13.- While three bandits were busy In a United Cigar Stores' shop here, binding and gagging the ilerk and going through tl isli leglhter, the w ere disturbed by the entrant e of u customer. They wero game though. One of I them stepped behind the eountcr. h 'tided out a puek of cigarettes and rang up the sale and the customer went out without noticing anything wrong. Til. n lhc .'.leaped with $100. DRIED DUCOGOOlT'SMOKE' Especially Attractive to Those Who Are F(Jnd of Opium. Nl-" H'ltk. Mar. h 1.1. - A new example of Oriental cunning, to wit.i hiileli of dried ducks stiHTe.l wlthlcep the peace. smoKiiig opium, was discovered here b Ucxcuui' Offliers Yancey and Dohhs. This strange haul was made tn the elaborately tlttid store of IJuong Sun Chong at .'ID Mott street, where tlie officers also found a collection of prepnred opium pills and "hop toys." containers for the drug, lying on. a shelf among some pieces of costly Jade and clilnawnre. Lum Suey, a Mttesman, was ar rested charged with selling the opium, and was held by United States Commissioner Hitchcock In e.000 ball. SHACKLETON GOING TO FIGHT. LONDON. March 13. Sir Ernest Hhackleton. the explorer, who Is now at Sydney, Australia, says ho is go ing Into active war service, accord-j ing to a dispatch rrom mat. place. .10 Delaware avenue." and that no po says this Is the only courso for any llceman could drive him away. He man who Is frco and able to light. J was held under 4500 ball. NORMAL NUMBER OF CARS OPERATED ON NEARLY ALL LINES, COMPANY CLAIMS STRIKERS AND CO. BOTH FIRM Situation Not Yet Put Up to President Because-of His Illness. SEEKS SETTLEMENT IN VAIN Conciliator Makes Unavailing Effort to Bring About an , Agreement, Owing to the continued illness of President Wilson, the local street car strike situation was not submitted to him today. At the Department of Labor, how ever, It was said that Secretary WI1-' son and William P. Blackman, concil iator for the department, still Intend ed bringing the strike to the atten tion of the President "If an agreement between the Washington Railway and Electric Company and Its employes cannot be otherwise reached. "It Is known that further effort made by Conciliator Blackman today to bring about.an agreement and sus pension of the strike were unavailing. In the meantime the strike cnn. tlnued with both sides grimly deter mined io stand nrm. "Exceedingly Slim." The unionists said the patronage on the cars operated by strike break ers was "exceedingly slim," and that each hour they were receiving pledges from Individuals -and organisations not to patronize the lines. 1'residcnt King stated today that the primary object of the company during the strike would be to keep the cars operating. Irrespective of tho number of passengers carried. Meetings of union men picketed at the various barns -and at Important street car crossings were held today. wiin ueorgo.-A.-wjiBurt, president- of the local, division of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Kmpioyes of America, pre siding. Wilburt Viade a tour of all the barns In an automobile, and said afterward that he found "conditions satisfactory.' Tho meetings, held whenever Wilburt arrived, were called to order in lunch rooms or other es tablishments near tho barns. Urges Them to Stick. The president urged the unionists to stand firm and not weaken. These remarks were invariably greeted with loud cheers and assurances from the men that they would "stick" until the equator and'other warm places froze over. Wilburt said the union was satisfied with conditions as they existed today and that he was satisfied tho men would remain on strike until their organization was recognized by Presi dent King. He ijiM the object of the Impromptu meetings toda was to reassure the strikers that the situation was good from their standpoint and to receive reassurances from them that they were sticKing together in a unit. A general meeting of the union will be held in the Lyceum Theater Thursday morning, according to an nouncement today by Garth Calder luad. financial secretary of the organ ization, t Officials of the Amalgamated As sociation and the local division went to the American Federation of Labor building today to prepare a reply to what unionists call "President King's rotten apple argument." What King Said. In a statement Issued by President King he said the union was like a bad spot on an apple, nnd would ruin tho entire company If not cut out. At union lieadiiuartei 1 It was said t,K reply would be made public this afternoon, nnd would be "a complete anwer to rresldent King. 1 11c union loMay gratefully ac knowledged receipt of support from the Central Labor Union and Its forty-six allied labor bodies. The secretary of the Central lbor Union said John E. Colpoys, former president of the organization, and Henry .Miller, business ngent for the ISreu-ery Workers' Union, had been appointed at a committee to call upon the Commissioners and demand that each of the strike breakers now- in Washington be put under bond to SAVES CHIEF'S LIFE Policeman Knocks Knife From Man's Hand as He Tries to Stab. PHILADELPHIA, March 13. Hid ing on horseback. Sergeant Lash, of the traffic mounted squad, with one blow of lils club knocked a knife from the hands of William Kelly, colored, of Twelfth and Pino streets, as he was in the alleged act of at tempting to plungo It Into the body of Lieut. Charles Iliichler, commander of tho squad, at Delaware avenue and Walnut streets. He then arrested Kelly. The lieutenant had ordered a crowd of strikers to leave the corner, but cciiy, 11 was said, refused to go. pro- claiming that he was tho "kaiser of STARTERS' REPORTS OF CARS RUNNING Car starters at the six principal barns today claimed the' com- panytvas maintaining the fol lowing percentages of its serv ice under normal conditions: Car Line's: East Capitol, F street and Georgetown ............... 05 Capitol and Mt. Pleasant.... 05 ML Pleasant Thirteenth and 4 street 03 Columbia Line (U street) ... .100 Bladensburg ., 100 Ninth Street, Brightwood, Four-and-a-half street 100 Takoma Park, Forest Glen, , and Soldiers' Home 100 Eleventh street and Anacos tfa 75 Georgetown, Tenleytown, and Rockvllle 100 Great Falls, Massachusetts avenue, and Bradley Heights -.100 ML Ranler, Laurel, Rlverdale, and Hyattsville 05 Treasury-Brookland ......... 08 Le Droit Park, Wharves, Bureau of Printing and En graving 100 Cabin John, Glen Echo, and Georgetown 75 George A. Wilburt, president of the local car men's union, esti mated that "seventy-five per cent or more 'of the normal cars are in operation . AN APPEAL TO THE STOCK- HOLDERS OF THE WASH- INQTON RAILWAY AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Times believes that you are vitally interested in the disagree ment which has arisen between your company and its employes.. Various of your number have informed The Times that they do not approve of a continuation of the conditions which have existed since yesterday morn ing. Mr. King is your salaried rep resentative, but you are the re sponsible people. Your approval, if you do approve, ought to be added to his acts. Your disapproval, if you in a majority do disapprove, should be made known to him so that he may act according to your wishes. The Times believes that a meet ing of your members should be held at once and a definite and public statement of your position be made. In suggesting this action, The Times is actuated only by a desire to see the public which pays you its money get what properly belongs to it in service devoid of delays and dangers. The authority which Mr. King possesses is a conferred authority, conferred by you. Inferentially, then, you are equally responsible with him for whatever he does or fails to do. Your duty to the public is greater than your allegiance to any official. A meeting of your members and a vote on Mr. King's attitude would allow the public to know where YOU stand. REPORTS COLOMBIA TREATY Commlttee Modified Language. Keep Same Payment. The Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee once more reported the Colom bia treaty at a meeting today. The treaty was mouifled In two particulars, but the amount of the payment to Co lombia was left unchanged, at $23,000, 000. The provision in the treaty, under which as originally drawn the United States is made to express regreat for the controversy was modified so as to make it appear that both the United States and Colombia Joined In express Ing regret. The Joint apology Is looked upon by the Democratic mem bers of the committee as not being open to ine oDieciion wnich was ine oDjectlon made to the original treaty, that the United States was put in a position of truckling to the South American re public. ARnother change In the treatv Is the addition of a new article to the oet that nothing in the treaty shall be held to cast any doubt upon the title of the United States to the Panama Canal. This tltlo Is affirmed. No other changes are made in the treaty. IN SESSION EIGHT MINUTES. Owing to the fact the Foreign Re lations Coramltteo had to consider the Colombia treaty, the Senate adjourned without transacting any business of Importance today. The session last ed but eight minutes. The nomina tion of Dr. Grayson was not considered. POLICE CALLED TO NEAR-RIOT Car Window Smashed and Bell Cord Cut in Clash With Strike Breakers. MAINTAIN USUAL HEADWAY King Calls Attention of Police to Lavs He Says Are , Violated. Whether cars Tf III b run to night will not be decided by President King an til late tkla afternoon. Service maintained on" the Wash-' Ington Railway and Electric Com pany's lines downtown was much Im proved today. The strike breaking crews were slow getting out on the cars .and during the .rush hours, be tween 7:30 and 0 o'clock, there were fewer cars on the various lines of the company than were in "operation between the same boars yesterday. As the morning passed, however, the number of cars increased, and ! shortly after 0 o'clock it was esti mated the company was offering 05 per cent normal service In number of cars In operation and schedules maintained. ncnervea Qnell Riot. Police reserves were called out shortly before 1 o'clock this after noon to quell a small riot near Ninth, and F streets northwest. Tho disturbance started when sym pathizers of the strikers boarded a. north bound Ninth street car between B street, and Pennsylvania avenue and got 'into an altercation with a strike-breaking conductor. In the melee the bell cord was cut and one window was broken on the ""car Crowds gathered about the scene of the trouble, but the car made Its way to Just north of F street, where a blow-out. occurred. ' When the traffic became tied up the crowd became so large that police men In the vicinity called for re serves, who responded quickly and shoved the crowds back on to the sidewalk. - The police made no arrests. The number of tie-ups was greatly lessened, as the men operating the cars were more familiar with the city after the previous day's experience. The number of passengers patroniz ing the cars was greatly diminished. Persons going short distances In the business district who usually patron ize the Washington Railway lines, walked. On Normal Headway. At Ninth and C streets and at Ninth and F streets the cars of the affected lines passed frequently, and seemed to be maintaining the normal headway. At these two points the bulk of the company's cars pass, as lines threading downtown from resi dential sections converge In the busi ness district. On the Eleventh street line, which passes down Ninth street behind, the Center Market on its way to Anacostla, a five-minute headway was maintained most of the morning. The cars from the barn at O street southwest, which run over the same track on Ninth street to Forest Glen. Soldiers' Home, and Takoma I'ark. maintained the same headway, giving a two and a half min ute service along Ninth street tor tho two lines. Tho F street service between Mt. Pleasant, Lincoln Park, ahd the Capitol. Georgetown and Thirteenth and D streets northeast, and tho Tenleytown F street line were run on a minute to a minute and a half headway between cars, giving what Is practically normal serice for these destinations. Street Cars Eten Faster. On G street the cars for Brookland ran about four minutes apart and the Laurel. Bcrwyn, Hyattsville, and Dis trict line cars ran from eight to four teen minutes apart. Cars from Le Droit Park to the wnarves ran on scven-mlnutc headways. On these schedules cars entered the downtown sections In some cases with more fre quency than under normal conditions for the 'lag-period" of the day. The cars did not. however, dis charge the usual number of pas sengers and frequently cars passed Important stops in the shopping dis- trtct without taking on or letting oil a passenger. One or two large sight- seeing automobiles were pressed Into service by the striking car men and operated along tho lines of the Wash ington Railway Company, which are not paralleled by the lines of the 1 Capital Traction Company and along 'which It would be difficult for patrons reach downtown points without using the lines being operated by the strike breakers. Jitney Lines Prosper. Jitney busses did a thriving busi ness this morning, and the sidewalks were thronged at an early hour with, a mass of ofTlcegoers, who walked to work In sympathy with the strikipg car men. The car service during the rush of those engaged In down town offices to their work was clalmed-tq