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ITEMS OF INTEREST Vncle Harry 'Guesses'
Open Daily 8:45 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
Saturday, Open 8:45 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Who's Next President
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NAND ABOUT TOWN
News and Gossip of Washing
ton and Washingtonians
"Do you like turkey?"
"Do you like sweet potatoes
"do 'lonsr. dere,
who tolo you?"
This la the cam
ple of conversa
tion that Is belnff
carried on with
many of the old -colored
me District. Ticy
are g-olncr to har
a leally and truly
ner that day.
It will bo the conclusion of the
fifty-fourth convention of the ox
Mlaves now being held at the Cos
mopolitan Baptist Church, N street
between Ninth and Tenth strcots
The menu? Why, Just tu,rkoy, and
cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes,
and pumpkin pie, and oh, what's the
jise of making people hungry before
Start Karl? Car Service,
Beginning this morning, for the ben
eflj. of patrons on the Cabin John divi
sion who require an early morning
aervlce. a car will leave the Dlstrlot
lint at 5:16.
The Civil Service Commission an
iiounces It will hold examinations for
stenographer and typewriter, men
only, January 0. Tho positions to bo
fllUd pay from 1900 to $1,000 a year
An examination will also bo held on
tho same date for chemist's aide, tho
posts paying between 1720 and $1,200
CltUena To Meet.
The November meeting of the East
Washington Citizens' Association will
be held tonight at East Washington
Hall, 314 Pennsylvania avenue south'
fast. President Charles 31. Knimons
has asked members to make a special
effort to bring a neighbor to tho
meeting as matters of considerable
Importance are to be diacuwed.
Central Cltlsena Meet.
The Central Citizens' Association
will meet tonight at tho North Cap
itol Savings Bank.
Northwest Civic Meeting.
The Central Northwest Citizens'
Civic Association wilt meet tomor
row night to discuss closing some of
the colored schools and tho appoint
ment of additional truant officers.
The Iter. A. C. Oardner. president of
the association, will preside.
"Flight" la Success.
The Initial "flight" of the Order of
Pegasus, an organization of those In
terested In horseback riding at George
Washington University, was voted a
nuccess. Only two falls wero had by
members of the party.
HOME CLUB PLAYERS
PRESENT "MR. BOB"
Malcolm Hay scored a decided suc
cess at the presentation of "Mr. Bob"
by the Home Club Players, in tho first
of their series of productions this
winter. He played the part of the
lolllcklng yachtsman. Philip Itoyson.
The rest of the cast of "Mr. Bob"
howed the value of enthusiasm and
pplrlt in amateur producing. Ram
Moyer had to ploy n dlfllcult part:
that of one who was taken for overy
one except himself, filling tho role
iredltably. The part of the buttor
was played by Charles Shver.
The feminine side of tho cast was
fully up to Its masculine contempor
hi lea. Miss May Louden showed the
benefits of her previous experiences
with tho players by giving a fine
Marlon, while Mrs. Landers won the
itudiance as Philip's cousin.
George H. Palmer was director of
the production, and A. J, McMechan,
Mtnge manager. Others of the cast
were Mrs. I'lorce, as Aunt Becky, and
Miss Marguerite Louden, as Patty.
Announcing the Opening of
OUR NEW DEPARTMENT OF
N planning this Isfew Department, inaugurated today, we
have recognized the fact that designing the interiors of
residences is an art in which distinction can be attained only
through an authoritative knowledge of the highest decorative
principles combined with wide experience.
Therefore, we have spared no effort to complete an organiza
tion in which absolute confidence may be placed for the correct
solution of any problem In Decoration and Furnishing, however
elaborate or simple the requirements may be.
In addition, we present advantages in the matter of selection
which are beyond the scope of any other concern in America.
Our stocks of furnishings, such as
DRAPERIES, FLOOR COVERINGS AND FURNITURE,
are unequaled in variety and decorative excellence, while our
prices are uniformly reasonable.
Inquiries are invited from those contemplating the furnishing
and decoration of either a single room or an entire house. If
desired, our representative will call, and sketches and estimates
will be submitted.
Explains Some Interesting
of Vote and Shows W
HBI.LO, Uncle Harry; bet T
can ask you a question
you can't answer!"
Jimmy was upstairs
when Uncle Harry arrived with
Helen, but ho shouted this question
as -soon as he heard his uncle's volco,
and the.ncvt instant, it seemed, he
was bounding down the atatrway,
three steps at a time.
"Well, let's hear that question," said
Undo Harry, as ho hung up his hat
"Who's going to bo the next Presi
dent of the United Statos?"
At that Uncle Harry threw back his
head and laughed, and Helen laughed,
and Joe, and father and mother and
Jimmy himself laughodl
"Tho elnctlnn pnrtninlv did have us
all puzzled and guessing for several
days," said Uncle Harry, a moment
later. "But It's settled now, and I)
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oui'iiunc yuu unaernianu nil apoui u
"There are somo things that I don't
understand, and I wish you'd explain
them," said Helen. "For one thing,
I can't understand why everybody
made tho mlstako on oloctlon night,
about MY. Hughes being elected."
"That error was dun tirlnrlnnllv to n.
mistaken Idea held by most people
Democrats as well ns Republicans
living cast of the Mississippi river,"
said Undo Harry. "That Idea was,
thut this, year, with no Progressiva
party as there was four years ago
to divide tho Republican party, tho
people who have olwuys voted tho Re-
publican ticKot wouia voio it again
"The time In the Kast. you know. Is
thrco hours earlier than It is In the Far
West, but when the counting of the
votes In the lVst showed, early on elec
tion night, that tho big majority, of
people In Statos like New York. New
Jersey. Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
Had voted for Mr. jiugiies, u was esti
mated, or figured, not of course on the
nctual votes, but on the expected votes,
thnt. Mr. Iliichcs would win the neces
sary number of Western States Slates
that hud been known In past elections
as 'Ilepubllcan States.' But this year
thoso so-called 'llcpubllcaii States' wero
wo by President Wilson, and when the
reports from those Western States bo
gun coming Into Eastern cities early
In tho next morning. It was Been that a
inlitako had ben made."
nut how was It that several day
wern required to count tho votes In
some of the States?" asked Joe.
"Father said that generally It only
took six or eight hours."
"Generally It doesn't take longer
than that time," explained Uncle Har
ry. "But this election was unusual
In a number of ways. In the first
place. It was one of the closest elec
tions thn country has ever had, es
pecially In those same estern States.
Think of California! More than 000,
000 Democratic and Republican votes
and one party having only a.000 more
votes than the other. Or think of
Minnesota with more than 3GO.00O Re
publicans and Democratic voters and
,. flirrorencn of about 300 In the party
votes. As a rule. In elections, the
first hour of counting votes show one
party with such a big lead thai it Is
safe to predict that that party will
win. But It wasn't safe this year."
"How close was the total vote of
tho entire country, Harry?" asked
"That's migniy interesting, too,
said Uncle Harry. "1 was reading
Just a few days ago that the total Re
publican and Democratic vote was
close to 17,000.000, and yet they were
so evenly divided that Mr. Wilson re
celved only about 400,000 more than
"But to get back to Joe a question,"
Uncle Harry continued, "we must re
member that In most of the far West
cm States, particularly In California,
ESTABLISHED 73 YEARS AGO
AWAITING RETURNS fftOM THE 0008TWL STATES
Things Abput Tabulation
hy Result Was in Doubt
ttjere aro thousands of voters living
htllttle, out-of-the-way towns nun.
dreds of miles from the big cities like
Han .Francisco and Los Angeles. Nows
doesn't travel In from such little
towns as fast as It does over the tole-
graph wires botweon Now York nnd
Pittsburgh, or between Los Angeles
and Han Francisco, and yet In such a
cldse election every little town counts.
If tho votes In tho cities and towns
In the doubtful States, such as Min
nesota and California, had shown ox
tra big majorities for either Presi
dent Wilson or Mr. Hughes, the votes
In the villages wouldn't have made
any difference In deciding who won.
But this year every vote counted
(ivory voto was important, and no onn
knew for sum who was elected until
the last vote was counted and tho
smallest village heard from and re
potted to the State headquarters."
"Was the.ro over another close Pres
idential election ligc this one?" asked
"Yes, In 1870, when Rutherford .
Huyes was chosen President, and
again In 1884 when Grover Cleveland
was elected thn first time," said
"Wero there any other Important
results of this 'election, beside the
Presidency?" asked Jimmy.
"Yes, a number. Tho first woman
was elected to the House of Repre
sentatives Miss Jeanette Bankln, of
Missoula. Montana, and flvo new
States voted for prohibition Michi
gan, South Dakota, Nebraska, Mon
tana, and Utah. This makes twenty
four prohibition States."
Copyright 19U by The M-C Syndicate
"Uncle Harry wilt be glad to anticer
Inquiries, either In this column or by
mail, provided letters are tlpned with
the Mil name and addreti of the per
sons writing. The correspondents' nam
trill not appear In the articles.
Board of Trade to
Elect New Officers
Officers are to be elected at a
meeting of the board of directors of
the Washington Board or Trade at
4:15 this afternoon in the board
rooms. The board Is to chosit a
president, two vice presidents, u secretary-treasurer,
general counsel and
on assistant secretary. It is expected"
that 11. C. Brandenburg will bn te
elected president, Jn the event of his
refusing to scrept a second term. W.
T. Oalllhcr, fliet vice president, prob
ubly will be chosen.
Rwlft & Company's aalra of baaf In Wash
ington. 1). ('., for the wrek millng haturday.
Nov, II, sierased si follow- Dommtlc href,
11. rents per lb.; mutton, 18.77 cents. Adu.
Harvey's (11th Ta. Ave.). Seafood
Platter Today, IS to a, 0 to 8)30, Oc.
Fried (trollops, creamed shitmp,
baked oysters, potato, slaw.
Put yonr election wtnnlnga Into life
Insurance The Mutual Life. Thos.
P. Morgan, mgr.. Southern Bldg.
Eye weakness often develops at ! .
an early age. Parents should : ;
bring their child m to our Dr.
Baker for free examination. ;
Glasses, if needed, will be cor-
rectly fitted at lowest cost. Pay 1
50c a week if you wish.
Castelberg's, 935 Pa. Ave.
h wHK CH
George DoFrancoaux Seeks
Support for Mt. Pleasant
We had, and New Tork has, the
Washington Square Players, why not
a group of Mt Pleasant players?
This Is tho premise upon which
Qeorgo DoFranceaux, 1447 Monroe
stroet, a young business man of
Washington, has set about organic
lug J00 young folk of Mt. Pleasant
Into a dramatic organisation,
Thebo amateurs have no desire to
make money nor to advertise them
selves, he. states, but simply to put
on plays for tho amusement of them
selves and their friends. All of which
sounds much llko the' purposo of tho
Washington Fquaro aggregation.
Mr. DeFrancenux has Interested
members of the Hoard of Krtucatlon
Irt his project, and has obtained tenta
tive promlso of the Use of school nudl
torlums In which to rchoarne and pre
sent tho plays.
Heared on Stage.
He was practically reared on the
stage. Ho Is the son of a well-known
theatrical managor, and has produced
several plays In New York which met
Mr. DeFranccaux's present plan Is to
organize a group of 100 non-profes-storm
folk Interested In dramatic art
und to have these 100 amateurs di
vided Into four sections. Kach group
Is to give ono play a month, making
ft production a week from tho Mt.
All other arrangements have been
made; It only remains, ho states, to
get enough amateurs who are sin
cerely Interested In presentation of
the best modern plays, to round out
the 100 membership.
To lie Community Affair.
The title, Mt. Pleasant Players, he
explains,' does not exclude residents
of other sections of the city. But,
like thfe Washington Square Players,
It Is designed to Identify the club with
one section of the city, and make of It
a community affair.
Whether dues are to be paid and
admission charged, Mr. DeFranccaux
states) he has no Interest; the 100
members can decide for themselves.
At present his only Interest Is In get
ting enough amateurs to start with.
Wherefore he Is sending out Invita
tions to have persons Interested In
thn project communicate with him at
14 IT Monroo street, stating age, ex
perience, If any, and other qualifications.
guarante e d
by the Hard
man Peck &
of the famous Hardman Piano and the Autotone.
Just the right size for small apartments.
Hecht & Co.
Seventh St. Near F
run iiK.Hi'r,AKt: a oiu ..1.
A new fast train leaves Washington 6.35 , m. clntly Arrives Cin
cinnati 11 a. in., connecting for St. I,ouln, Chicago, and all tho West.
Sleepers to Cincinnati.
"C. AXn O. MJIITIJIl"
Leaves Washington 2 p. m. daily, reaching Hot Springs, Va , 10t0 p. m.;
White Sulphur Springs. 10 10 p. m.. Cincinnati, 8.16 11. m,; Louisville, 10 35
s. m.; Chicago, 5 15 p. m.. and St. Louis 6 20 p. m. Sleepers toClncinnatl.
Louisville, St. Louis, and Chicago.
!'. K. V. I.ntlTIlD"
Leaves Washington 11 10 p. in. Sleepers to White Sulphur Springs. W.
Va.: Hot SprJngs, Va : Cincinnati and Louisville. Connections for the West.
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BXTIIA MUTT AND JKKF CAHTOON "HISUL I.IKK.m
10c Lift STRAND Stli IBc
A r.x..rvlnc I -rnn.V I IN
A generat Unitarian conference !
made up of about seventy-five dele
gate from the Middle States and
eastern Canada will hold a three days' I
sosston In All Souls' Unitarian Church '
beginning this evening with ft servleo
conducted by tho Ilev. James A P"lr-
ley of Whl to Plains, N. Y. There will
bo music by Charles T. Tlttmann, I
toioist. and congregational singing.
At 11:30 o'clock tomorrow thn Jlev. I
l'. m. jsmot win nciaress me confer
ence oil "Tho Enlistment and Organ
Izatlon of Our Young Teople." At
i!:no o'clock spoakcrs from out of
town will address tho association.
Two luncheons will bo served to
morrow: the first at the church at 1
o'clock; tho second will bo confined
to tho vlsltlnir clergymen and will bn
given by the Itov. U. O. R. Plerco at
thn Cosmos Club, to bn followed by a
discussion of tho various rnlations of
Ritualism to tho unitarian rami. Tim
Revs. J. T. Sunderland and Frank C.
Doan will speak.
Satisfactory glasses depend
upon three things. First, a
thorough examination by an
oculist. Then lenses ground in
exact accordance with the ocu
list's prescription. Finally the
glasses must be properly
mounted and fitted to the face.
Bring your oculist's pre
scription to us and our experi
ence in lens grinding, mount
ing and adjusting will insure
you a thoroughly satisfactory
pair of glasses.
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There are plenty of other styles at this price in the prac
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For Christmas j
Fancy Work j
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stripes, uroendes. and Drcs-'
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Widths 7 to 3 Inches. f:Q
Tuesday, n yard OV
nniBOX LUXOTHK of the
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Widths 'i to ; In.
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Sale price 4c n Yard
Widths 1 to li In.
Regular prices.. 12c to 16o yd.
Kale price He a Yard
Widths Hi to 2 In.
Heirulur tirlces. . .18c to 23c yd.
Sale price lie a ynrd
Widths 2'4 to 3 In.
Regular price.. 28c to 32c yd.
Sale price Hie a Inrd
S-lnch Ribbons, reKUlarly Sue
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we have sizes for women
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Checks and stripes, trim-
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Colors arc black, blue
, blue, j
I gray, j
In Tabl- I
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