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TJ1K WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, NOVEMBER i, 1912.
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"THE DAY IN HISTORY.'
It looks as if Adrianople, the stronghold of
reaction in the Near East, might fall tomorrow.
Republicanism, the citadel of reaction in this
nation, will go down to its last defeat on the same
November 5, 1912, is likely to be writ "large in'
the "day in history" tabloid chronicles of the future.
OPENING THEIR EYES.
Senator O'Gorman of New York, who has 'just
returned from a speaking tour of the West in sup
port of Wilson and Marshall, says that the Demo
cratic candidates will carry Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Iowa, and Michigan, but that Roosevelt will run ahead
of Taft in these States.
Three months ago it would have seemed to the
political prophets just as improbable that the Pro
gressive" party, then organizing, would gain a
majority in the Electoral College as that Colonel
Roosevelt would defeat the Republican candidates
in these strongholds of Republicanism.
They are ready to concede that he has already
done what to them a few weeks ago seemed impos
Eible. The signs of the times indicate that there h
another and greater surprise in store for them.
MORE EQUAL SUFFRAGE STATES.
Six States will vote on Tuesday whether to estab
lish suffrage for women on equal terms with men.
They are Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas,
Oregon, and Iowa. Of these Kansas has had school
suffrage for women since 1861 and municipal
suffrage since 1887, so she may be regarded as about
ready to join the sisterhood of full equal suffrage
States now formed by Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wash
ington, and California. Oregon has several times
rejected woman suffrage amendments, but Pacific
coast sentiment has changed since the last masculine
"No" was uttered. Powerful influence is enlisted for
the cause in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The equal suffrage movement until this year
made its gains slowly against stubborn resistance.
fWith the prestige and propelling force of the Pro
gressive party behind it the advance must be more
FACT AND FICTION ABOUT WASH-INGTON.
that the promoters of the huge merger of local
service companies had influence enough to stave off
meetings and action.
If that was true last session it will not be true
again, because the merger is now out in the open
and the daylight, and no committee of Congress will
dare follow a course which would give color of
truth to these charges.
But there is one very important matter which
docs need attention.
Before any public utilities measure passes, it
should be very certain that it covers exactly the
ground where the present danger lies.
Is'thc Corporation Counsel, arc the District Com
missioners, certain that the' bill now pending would
reach so far as to give the commission full authority
over a holding-company plan of merger?
There is room for grave uncertainty. Without
doubt, the pending bill would empower the proposed
cqmmission to interfere with a REORGANIZATION
of any local company .which looked to inflation of
its capital or. to actual consolidation of two or more
But that is very different from giving a DISTRICT
COMMISSION such authority over a VIRGINIA
CORPORATION. There is no proposal, so far as
has been announced, to reorganize any' of the local
corporations, over which . the Utilities Commission
would have unquestioned authority. It is merely
proposed to have AN ALIEN CORPORATION buy
up the stock of the local companies, and CAPITAL
IZE ITS MONOPOLY at a gigantic figure. The
holding company', however, would stand in a very
different relation toward the local commission from
that occupied by the local, operating companies.
There is serious uncertainty whether the measure
now befbre'Congress would reach this present situ
ation. It would be a grim travesty if, after all the
struggle for proper supervision of our local utilities,
we should get the legislation and then find that it
failed to confer the particular powers necessary to
prevent the rankest job in inflation that, even this
town, with all its' experience, has known.
This aspect of the matter should be investigated
without delay, and the local authorities should be
prepared, the very day Congress assembles, to inform
it whether there is need of changes in the pending
measure, and what those needed' changes are.
ON THE EVE OF THE BATTLE
CAPITAL TO HEAR
IN MANY PLACES
Clubs, Hotels, and Theaters
Will Have Special Wires
The Day and the Man
Every now and then the popular ignorance of
Americans concerning their Capital City is driven
home to the minds of Washingtonians in startling
lashion. Not more than two years ago the governor
of one of the States addressed a letter to "the mayor
of the city of Washington." Not earlier than yes
terday there appeared, as the leading feature in one
of the syndicated Sunday magazines, an article
entitled "The Municipality of Washington," osten
sibly undertaking to set forth important facts about
the Capital City, but, upon examination, found to
contain a strange mixture of fact and fiction, or
rather error, and little of important fact.
Here is a short quotation from this illuminating
Etory about "The Municipality of Washington:"
Until recently thoro was n Seimto Committee)
on tho District of Columbia, but as tills was In
the nature of too many cooks, tho Sonato abol
ished Its committee, and now contents Itself
with making a feeblo and occasional kick when
tho District appropriations are in conference,
Tho Houso committee is naturally very much" k
Influenced by tho recommendations of the three.
Commissioners, and, as they always present a
united front, what thoy say generally goes.
That is only one of the examples of inexcusable
and absurd "information" contained in the article.
As for omissions, it need only be stated that nowhere
in the six long columns of type is there a word about
the great McMillan plan for the development of
Washington; not a word about the strides made under
that plan, and not a word about the proud Capital
City-to-be when that plan has been executed.
"Very few persons outside of Washington know
how the Capital is governed," says the writer at the
outset, and before one has read a column he is con
vinced that the writer is not among the "very few."
The Board of Trade may well extend tho scope
of its educational campaign to awaken national inter
est in the parks of Washington by preparing a text
book of facts that persons outside of Washington
ought to know.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE.
Four weeks from today Congress will meet. By
unanimous consent, the people of Washington will
unite in urging immediate attention to the problem
of our public utilities.
The Senate has passed what seemed, at the time,
It may be set down with confidence and all as
surance that Governor Wilson will not be elected
President tomorrow if he does not carry New York.
This, not because New York is necessarily so
important in and by itself; not because it is math
ematically impossible for a majority of the Electoral
College to be made up without New York.
But the great cosmopolitan, composite Empire
State is the most accurate reflection of the national
mind. Despite the provincialism with which it is
so often and justly charged, the fact remains that
New York is not a single provincialism, but an
aggregate of a great number of provincial groups,
which, in the aggregate, expressing themselves
through one vote to one man, give a most accurate
summary of the community sentiment of the nation.
"As goes New York, so goes the nation," was
true in the time of George Clinton and Aaron Burr;
it has been true ever since.
Not because New York is a locomotive that drags
the rest of the nation after it, but because New
York is a political barometer beyond compare fcr
Therefore, the things which New York presents
to the observing eye and the analyzing mind in
these last hours before the voting, must be accounted
as of the utmost significance in their bearing on the
result of tomorrow's polling.
If New York, the most highly organized political
unit in the country, shall break away from BOTH
the traditional organizations and give its support to
the Progressive party, that fact cannot be isolated,
studied, and appraised alone. The causes that would
produce such an effect would be at work in every
other community. They would product like results
If New York does not go to Wilson then cither
Roosevelt will be elected or else there will be no
election in the College of Electors, and the decision
will be thrown into the House.
On the brink of the election New York is conceded
byall the authorities to be in a state of profound un
certainty. The Democrats are in a condition approx
imating panic. The Republicans would be if there
were enough of hope left in them to make panic pos
sible. The last fortnight has seen a precipitation of
sentiment in favor of Roosevelt which has admittedly
wrecked all calculations. Nobody knows what will
happen. The great mass of plain voters have fairly
lunged toward the Progressive party. The metro
politan newspapers, even those which are most hostile
to Coloqel Roosevelt, have admitted this without qual
ification;,or' reserve ,in the last few days. The Demo
craticimahagers have conceded that if there were two
more weeks of the campaign ahead, nothing could
stop Roosevelt". They are trembling lest, in the last
hours, th'e crystallization in his favor may be accom
plished despite all hjs efforts.
Thendicatjons of this condition in New York arc
so plain that they cannot be missed. Last week a
group of'hewspaper men polled the workmen on a
skyscraper that has recently been inclosed and is
being rushed to completion by a small army of work
ers. -There were .over 1,000 men in and about the
place plumbers, gas fitters, electricians, carpenters,
glazers, teamsters, all classes of plain workers. They
were polled with great care, and Roosevelt received
more than three times as many votes as the next can
didate, Debs running third and Taft fourth.
Such incidents might be multiplied indefinitely.
Varying in degree, the tendency indicated by all the
straws is the same. The wind everywhere blows
The figures in the betting, the forecasts of man
James Cardinal Gibbons, who delivered his quadrennial sermon on the
national election In his Baltimore cathedral yesterday, was horn in the
Monumental City, July 23, 1S34, was taken to Ireland at an early age, and
received his education there.
tie entered St. Charles College, Maryland, in 1S55, and was ordained
a priest June 30, 18B1. After serving In Baltimore for a few years, he was
private secretary to Archbishop Spalding uud chancellor of the archdiocese,
and was made vicar apostolic of North Carolina in 1SCS. Ho was created
coadjutor archbishop of Baltimore May 20, 1877, and presided at the third
national council at Baltimore In 1884. lie was Invested with tho insignia
of cardinal June 30, 1886.
He Is the author of "The Faith of Our Fathers," "The Ambassador of
Christ," and other noted works. He Is one of the most powerful Influences
In the Roman Catholic Church.
CAPITAL TO CAST
BALLOTS AT HOWIE
Today and Tomorrow Will
See Exodus of Voters to
Army and Navy
I'list l.lcutcmnt JAMES C. TAYLOR.
Eighteenth Infantry, detailed for
service In tin-, Signal Corps, vice
First Lieutenant WALTER
JONES, Signal Coips, rilli'ViMl
l.Wnilenant TAYLOR will pmeMiI In
Kurt Wood. N Y.. iih utllrcr III
rhifKa of tho Klunal Corps Ki-noinl
What's on the Program in
I ho following Mnnonlr firKHnlzationi
will iiK-i't lonlKht I.mlKes I'oloinac.
N'o 5. liuMnps. llrnjniiiln Jl French,
No. ir, momoil.il pprvlcos, Anacotl.i,
No 51, V. A , I'cntnlpli.i, No a, Mt
I'lfrtn.int. No 3J. liiiHlnpn Knights
T'mnlar Orient Comniamlcry. No. 5,
r'ulnr order. Kastern Star Kuth
hapior. No, 1, memorial service.
supply depot. Lieutenant JONl'.H The following I, O O. K. organizations
nBclgned to thu Klghtinitli Infantry
Commander U. H. DlB.Mt'KLS, to In
spector of ordnance, works of Will
iam Crump & Hons' Company, uml
New York Shipbuilding Company,
Camden, N. J., November 11. 191-
Lleutenant Commander WILLIS Mc
IlOWL'I.L, U navy yard, 1'ortn-
nimilh. N. II.. Novcmtair 11. 1J1J
Lieutenant Commander C. I'. NIM.SON,
detached command Mayrant ami
third group, torpedo flotilla, Atlantic
fleet, to Illinois as first lieutenant.
Lieutenant Commander J. It. ItltADY,
detached New Jersey; home, wait
Lieutenant Commander ItAYMOM)
STONi:, detached navy yard, Ports
mouth. N. II., November 30. 1912. to
New Jersey ns first' lieutenant.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) II. T. DYIHl.
detached Drayton, to North Caro
lina. Ensign D. D. 1IAWLKY and Knslgn J
L. NIBLSON. detached South Da
kota, to Buffalo.
Ensign F. A. DAU11IN, detached North
Carolina, to Castlno for suhmarlno
Ensign II. V. D. DAVIS, detached May
rant, to Drayton.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrlvcd-Nashvllle nt Jllueflclds. Piomo
theus at Salinas Day. Hector nt
Hampton lloada, Celtic nt Lynn
haven bay, Virginia. Qerrgla, North
TVikntn. Routh Carolina. New I lamp
shire, Utah, at Southcin Drill
Grounds, Pontlac at Ndwport, Vlcks
burs at San Diego. Colorado at San
.man del ur, running ai incw i.uh
don, Hartford at Charleston. Prnlilc,
Caesar, at Santo Domingo, Strln.;
ham at Hampton noads, Ohio, Kan
sas, Ilhode Island, at Itocklsnd, Me.
Sailed Orion from Boston tor Newport,
Bultlmoro from Philadelphia for
Santo Domingo CPv, Arrthuaa from
Norfolk for "Port Arthur, Tex., Padu
cah from Portsmouth, N. H , for
Hampton Itonds. Supply from Hon
olulu for Guam, WheelluR from San
chez for Puertq Plata, Delawaio
from Rockland, Mo., for Hampton
Roads. Preble, Paul Jones from
Sausallto for San Pedr.o. Maryland
from Acapulco for forlnto, Idaho,
Vermont. Michigan. Mlr.nesota, Son
oma fioni Southern Drill Oroumls
to assistance of disabled vessels.
will meet tonight: Lodges Union, No,
11. Covenant, No. 1.1. Beacon, No. 1 1.
and Langdnn. No 31. business. Re-
liekah Degree Naomi Ledge, No. 1.
MeelltiB: gC Osage Tribe, No. S, I O. II.
M.. KirW and streets northwest,
The follow Inc K. O T. M tents will
meet tonight. Nuilonal, No. 1. Mt.
Vernon No 4: Anacostla. No 7
eeklv meeting of tho Central Labor
Union, Typographical Templo, C3-4.3
U street noruiw exi. p. m.
Concert by tho United States Soldiers'
Home llano, Stanley nan, j:sj p. m.
Lectin n to tho studrnts and graduates
by Dr. James Walsh, Holy Cross
Academy, Pierce Mill road. 1 p. m.
Pair and lunet.con by the Shrlno of the
Sacred Heart parlh. National Rifles'
Opening of tr-e PlBhniise tonight.
Meeting or the hoard of directors of the
Hoard of Trade, noon.
Lecture on citizenship for foreigners, by
Joseph I Tepper. l'lflh and I streets
Annual meeting of the Washington Ad
Club, Southern building, tonight.
Free stereoptleon lecture, chapel of tho
All Souls' Mission. Connecticut avenuo
and Cithedral street, bv the Itev. Ed
ward S. Dunlap, S p. in.
mi excellent measure for establishment of a public
service commission. That measure pends in "e agcrSi whose business is to forecast only one result
House. Boasts have been made of late that the real
reason why the House District Committee persist
ently refused to meet and act on it last session was
mean nothing. The people will get their say tomor
row, and only when we have heard from them will
By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band,
Stanley Hall, at 3:30 r- m.
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN.
March, "Tho Ilurnlng of rtomc,"
Overture, "Athalla" Mendelssohn
Adagla from "Moonlight Sonata
Op. 27, No. 2" Reethovcn
Selection, "Tho Chlmea of Nor
mandy" 1 Planquetto
Spanlth dance, "Sohio la Plaza,"
Excerpts fiom "Tho Spilng Maid,"
"The Stai -Spangled lianncr."
National "Gypsy Love," 8:15 p. in.
Helasco "Kindling," fi:15 p. m.
Columbia "Tho Stronger Claim," 8:15
lase's Polite vaudeville, 2:16 r.nd 8:15
Poll's Vaudeville, afternoon and even
Academy "Mutt and Jcfr," 8:15 p. m.
Cosmos Vaurtei llle
Gayety "Glngei Girls," 2:15 and 8:15
Lyceum "Pacemakers," 2:15 and 8:15
Freight Rates on Coal
Are Ordered Reduced
Tho InttrBtato Commerce Commission
todav Issued an order reducing, after
January 1, freight rates on antluaclto
coal from tho Interior of Pennsylvania
to Tidewater, New Jeisey, which nay
be tho foierunner of other reductions.
Tho causo of tho ordur wus tno .Mar
lon Coal Company case against tho Del
awaie, Lackawanna and Western, in
which It was alleged that tho rates on
smaller sizes of coal were too high.
Tho commission declarwl In favor of u
SS cents late Tho Marlon Cal Com
pany was ownrd by tho lioland Ilroth
era, who brought about tho Impeachment
or Commereo court juugo Aicnuoiu.
Taft s"tuT mimilng"
Last-mlniito assurances from stand
pat campaigners that President Taft Is
still In tho ince. were received today
from New York, Illinois, and other
.1. C. Nunemachcr. In charcn of tho
"Chamber of Horrors" Industrial ex
hibit In New York, Btntes that If tho
attendance thcui Is an Index to the
vote tomorrow tho Piesldent will re
ceive tho normal Republican vote
Other messages maintained that tho
President will lecelvo tho usual Ho
publican vote, although In noun of them
is thero u claim of any gain over past
Today and tomorrow morning will see
a general exodus of voters from the
District to localities nearby. Most of
those who Ilvo bs far away as Chicago
or Pittsburgh- have gone, and those in-
lunuing to, islt Homes In tho rs'cw Kng
land States or New York went this
morning. Maryland and Virginia voters
will start for home tonight or In tho
Contrary to- general expectations, tho
number of voters leaving the Dlstilct
is veiy large. At Democratic headquar
11 rs, this morning, It was given out that
more than 1,500 voters, all of them Dem
ocrats, would leave the city today and
in the morning for West Virginia, Vir
ginia, and Mar) land. Reports f:om
West Virginia that Progressive and
Republican workers were making a
special effort In that State has aroused
voters having a temporary residence
hero to the need of going home
It was reported from tho Government
Printing Office that about two-thirds of
the employes there had gono home to
vote, and It was claimed that they were
nearly all Democrats.
Equal optimism, however, was shown
at tho hcadquartcis of tho other par
ties. Republican managers confirmed
their estimate of several days ago, that
upward of 1C00 Republican voters would
leave the city, although it was conceded
that many of these might vote In tho
Roosevelt column. Progressives gavo
out that upward of 1,000 known Progres.
slve voters had secured certificates per
mitting them to purchase tickets at re
duced rates to their homes.
It was pointed out, however, that It Is
difficult to tell Just how many voters
have left tho city and will do so, since
many hundreds will leave for nearby
points to which reduced rates are not
Issued. Tho activity, however, shown
among prospective voters Indicates that
recent events have aroused Interest
among voters here, and that they ara
leaving tho city In larger numbers than
for several yearB.
To Be Adhered to
In Capital Cafes
There will bo no "after midnight"
ministrations from cafes and centors of
llQuld refreshment election night, de
spite the high hopes of those late wan
derers who hope to celebrate victory by
recourse to their purlieus.
Promptly at 12 o'clock the doors will
swing and lights will go out, no matter
wnat nign piicn 01 excitement me elec
tion bulletins bring forth.
Taft Stops in Buffalo
Like Four Years Ago
President Taft, bv a coincidence, was
In Buffalo yesterday, pist as he was
four ears ago on tho Sunday preceding
The President went to Ruffalo after
tho funeral of Vice President Sherman.
Four years ago, he was there on his
final speeeh-maklnc tour.
The President planned to speak all
day today In Ohio, but on nccount of
Mr. Sherman's death decided to go di
rectly from Hultalo to Cincinnati He
will reach Cincinnati this afternoon,
and will vote thcio tomorrow morning.
Former Senator Sees
President's Stock Rise
That Taft stock Is rising In Illinois is
tho statement of former Senator Wil
liam E. Mason, of that State. Ho has
been camna cnlng for Taft and thn Re
publican ticket. Ho Insists the Taft tldo
is rising In the southeastern section of
Illinois especially, in congressman Ho
denberg's district, Mr Mason thinks,
Taft Is growing, stronger.
In anticipation of glorious victory sup
porters of each one of tho three promi
nent political parties are arranging to
spend Tuesday night at some place
where latest returns mdv bo obtained.
National Committeeman Frank J. Ho
gan, manager of the Progressive cam
paign In the District, has arranged for a
big meeting at CIS Ninth street north
west, where supporters of Colonel
Roosevelt will be provided with appro
priate entertainment and shown the
latest returns from all States. W. A,
lllckcy, who has been prominent in
work for the Piogresslve party, will be
Democrats will bo provided with ac
commodations at District headquarters
on the fifth floor of the Illggs building,
Fifteenth ond O streets. A special wire
has been Installed and returns will be
given out from all localities. At this
place, also, entertainment will be pro
vided for visitors. Under charge of the
District branch of the National Wom
an's Democratic League, lady visitors
will find accommodations there, and a
large croud Is anticipated.
Main headquarters rooms of the Re
publican party, at tho corner of Four
teenth and a streets, will be closed
Tuesday night, but election returns will
be glen out from the rooms of the Na
tional Republican Club, 1317 Pennsyl
At the Raleigh.
Marry clubs aro other organizations
have arranged to lece'vo election re?
turns. Most piomlnent of these are
the District of Columbia auxiliary com
mittee to the Democratic national Con
gressional committee, which ha en'
gaged rooms at the Raleigh, Nos. LS-Us,
for Tuesday night, and will have re
turns brought In over a special wire,
and the Democratic central committee
and tho Young Men's Democratic CJuh,
w men nave arranged in receive election
icturns In the lobby of the Ebbltt Hotel.
Carda of admission will be required at
tho Raleigh. The returns at the New
Ebbltt will he .'Pen to the public.
With special attention to tho welfaie
and Interests of their guests, the lead
ing hotels will have special wires to
provide their guests with reports on
the progress of the election, .lloth the
Willard and ltalelgh will have returns
posted In the lobby, and given out by
megaphone In the restaurants. At the
Willard, reports of the election will be
shown bv means of stereoptleon In all
the dining rooms, and will also ba an
nounced by megaphone.
Practically all the theaters In the
city will have election returns an
nounced from the stage from time to
time. The vaudeville theaters, especial
ly ,lll devote considerable attention to
giving out returns, and many of thciu
will run extra shows to entertain pa
trons until a later hour.
In the moving picture shows, political
events will bo shown by special pic
tures thrown on the screens. Return
from all localities will bo given out
and Incidents of the campaign will be
pictured In many Instances. Additional
shows will also be run by most of
these so that patrons will not be com
pelled to leave the theaters until late
election returns have been received.
Society Is cxpeciea to lane aavamuHe
of the oieaslon. and the hotelB nnrt
various restaurants of the city aro
making arrangements to entertain
guests with unusual care.
Of the Masonle bodies, Harmonv
I fKlge. No. 17, will hold open house at
their room In Masonic Temple. A spe
cial wire has been Installed, and elec
tion returns will be given out as they
are received from the different Statu.
A delightful entertainment of music
and other features has been arranged
and there will also be a banquet pro.
vlded. Members of Temple Lodge. No
32, will be guests of Harmony Lodge.
Indies have been specially Invited
At the Elks' Club.
Washington Lodge. No. 15, P.. P ')
K., will provide something worth while
In the way of cntertatnment at their
lodge rooms for members of the order
and visitors In the city. Election re
turns will be given out bv special ar
rangement with the Western Union
Telegraph Company, and a grand goon
time will be cnirled out.
Business men ore coidlally Invited to
i.nri, nf r.lwtlon news at at the oftica
of the Chamber of Commerce, members
and their ladles having received special
Invitations, eor ine ueneni 01 news
paper men the National Press Club has
arranged for the receipt of election re
turns by special wlro at the clubrooms.
rollowlng tno regular meeting 01 ine
Washington Architectural Club, 1517 II
street northwest, special entertainment
will be provided of members ond elec
tion returns will be given out as they
become known. Hcfreshments will be
The governing board of the Tcderal
Woman's Equality Association has Is
sued Invitations to ladles Interested In
tho equal sufTiage movement to a meet
ing In the Bed Room of the Ebbltt
House, beginning at 8 o'clock. Ad
dresses will be made by Mrs. Fied Du
bois, "The Part That Equal Suffrage
Should Pity In Education,' Dr. Elnora
C. Folkmar, "The Training of the
Child," and R. E. Lambert. "What
Women Have Accomplished In Santa
Fe." Shorts icmaiks will -also be made
by Miss Janet Richards, MUs Henrietta
J. Hlfton, Mrs. Evelln Beldon, Mrs.
Jefinlo L. Mom 00, and others.
Music for the meeting will be fur
nished, by Mrs. Warner Olbbs nnrt Jo
seph Whlttemore, of St. Patrick's
Church. The accompanist will be Miff
Jessie Cnllaman, assisted by John R.
Monroe. Election returns will be given
rut and especial attention win be given
to retains from Oregon, Arizona, Kan
sas, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Million More Votes
To Be Cast Tuesday
Than in 1908 Contest
Ad Club to Elect.
The Washington Ad Club will meet
tonight In Its rooms. In the Southern
building.. The election of officer Is an
ln,puitunt fcatuio of tho mcctintf.
Moie than a million more votes will
bo cast In the country tomorrow than In
19oR, according to the estimate of the
Buieau of Statistics of the Denaitment
of Commerce and Labor, which tlgures
that mnio than hl.ooo.ooo ballots will be
cast, as compared with 14,887,133 four
Although tho Increase. In the number
of total voles cast at a Presidential
election has been great since 1M, when
tho bureau starts Its comparisons, yet
thu lncieasii fiom quadrcunlum to
Miiadrcnnlum Is not steady, but tluctuat
lug For Instance, thn votn of ISM,
which was 13,813,213, was 15 per cent
K i eater than that of 1&92, when l.'.OIII.iTO
votes were deposited In tho booths, and
In 11)' tho vote, 13.9til.518, was only 1
per cent greater than that of 1SW.
The vote of 1!U wus actually less than
that of tho four years previous, whllo
UK)8'h vote showed a 10 per cent gain
on mo numiiei or ballots cast in J90I
Florists to Meet Early.
On account of the ibcllnn ciowds on
the stieet tnmonow ulsht the iiguli
meeting of the Washington Finest
Club will In held at 7 o'e'Mck in.
hour curly llinn usual. In onb-i Hit
tho meitlug may cud In time loi liiu
ruembus to sen thu election leturus.