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GUM SHOE DATA TO RULE POLLS Brisbane's Friends Gather ed Exhaustive History of Every Candidate. PREYED ON WEAKNESS Didn't Hesitate to Reach Man Through Wife When ever Possible. Comprehensive surveys of the per sonal history and general reputa tion of candidates for Congressional election were submitted to the brew ers by their agents lh the various States. Sample surveys taken from the flies of the United States Brewers Association by MaJ. Humes, coun sel for the Senate Judiciary sub committee appointed to investigate the flnancihg of the Washington Times by members of the associa tion. give the minutest details in regard to the candidates' business and domestic relations and political ihclinations. A survey of the Con gressional candidates for O'Brian County. Iowa, gives the following information concerning Peter Swen son. Republican. Detail Omitted. Full name and address??Peter Swenson. Hartley, Iowa. Age??59. Married or single??Mai ried. If married, ij^es wife exercise any undue influent in regard to his business or political affairs?No. (In this case tl^ "no** was underscored.) Politics?-*tepubli<-?-?ta Is he popinhr or unpopular in his community??*-(See back of sheet.> "Pete Swenson. as he is known, is said to own over $100,000 worth of land and his popularity in this coun ty has been gained by his work as chairman of the board of supervis ors, which popularity has recently been increased by a large cash dona tion to the board. It is admitted by many that this will undoubtedly N EURALGIA or Headache? Rub the forehead and temples with ICRS VAPORUB^ NEW PRICES?30c, 60c, J 1.20 ' - BELGIUM'S RULER ENTERS BRUGES King Albert and the Queen of Belgium as they entered the public square of Bruges. The King is saluting the Belgian flag as it is raised for thr first time after four years' German occupation of Bruges. cause him to be re-elected. He Is considered a "bullhead" by his clos est friends, which will probably lose him some votes. He says. "I am wet. against \V. S. (woman suffrage) and | against the petition form of L* O. (local option), but rather favor the' I. and R. (initiative and refer- I endum). He says that he would lik#ti to see Iowa adopt the secret ballot." J Schooling? Educated in Sweden. Business? Farmer. Financial standing? $100,000 to I I * 150.000. Where is his banking business. ' commercial and private, transacted?! First National Bank. Hartley, Iowa. What position does the bank or: banks assume on the wet and dry; issue? Bank closed, could not talk to officers. ' Is candidate known to be liberal \ or dry man? Wet. Was he ever a candidate for any! political office? Board of supervls- I ors. Elected or defeated? Elected byj how many? Defeated by how many? Number of votes in city? About 400. Number of \otes in county? 3.870. Number of votes in district? 3,870. Religion? Lutheran. Active or inactive? Inactive. To what fraternal organization does he belong? Masons, Odd Fel lows. Recreation? Autoing about his farms. Name some of his closest assoria tions? George Coleman. William G. Davis. Thin "Bird" Too Tough. One such survey where the can didate was reported a strong church member, and member of Anti-Sa loon League, financially independent and with a reputation for honesty in politics, the endorsement on the back was "Absolutely nothing do ing on this bird." Surveys of the political situation An International Service Built on Tiny Profits Per Pound Some industries have been able to get in step with war demands more quickly than others. In many cases mighty plants have sprung up?but at a prodig ious cost. The packing industry was able to adapt itself to unheard of demands more quickly, perhaps, than any other industry. And this was because the vast equipment ot packing plants, refrigerator cars, branch houses, etc., had been gradually developed to its present state of efficiency, so that in the crucial hour it became a mighty international system for war service. And how had this development taken place ? Not by making vast inroads into the capital wealth of the country, but largely by using, from year to year, a portion of the profits, to pro vide for expansion. Swift & Company's profits have always been so tiny, compared with sales, that they have had practically no effect on the price of meat, (amounting to only a fraction of a cent per pound). And yet the owners of the business have been content with reasonable returns on their capital, and have been able, year after year, to put part of the profits back into the business to provide for its expansion. These fractions of tiny profits have been repaid to the public many fold in the form of better service, and better and cheaper meat, and made it possible for Swift & Company to meet, undaunted, the sud den cry for meat for overseas. Could any other method of financing a vital industry involve less hardship to the people of the country? Could there be a better instance of true "profit-sharing" than this return in added usefulness and in national preparedness? Swift & Company, U.S. A Washington Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market D. T. Dutrow, Manager Keep Your Pledge Make Good for Our Figlting Men BUY WAR-SAVING STAMPS [ in the States included a description of each county, giving population, I county seat, the German population or percentage of the entire popula tion, and the membership and loca tion of German-American Alliance branches, German singing societies, and leading Germans. A sample survey of McLean County. Illinois, was as follows: McLean County.?German popula tion, 22.916. German-American Alliance, presi I dent, John B. Gummerman; secre tary. Peter F. Hoierman. Other German societies. Bluming ton Maennerchor. 60 members. preM _ dent. Gu8 Bischoff; secretary, A. R. Windolf. Deutscher Krie^er Verein. president. Ernest Lorkenfltx; secre tary, John Hinckleman. Deutscher Untersteutzungs Verein. president. W. H. I'lbrlch: secretary. Martin Moews. Deutscher Ubtersteutzungs Bund, president. George. Gudekunst; secretary. Oscar 8chol*. Concordia I'ntersteutzungs Verein. secretary. Paul Tapel. Membership of above societies from 40-60 each. German Order of Masons. Peter Hoierman. Division of Ancient Order of Hi bernians. president. Col. J. y. Hef ferman. Prominent Germans. (Lists vary from a dozen to about fifty names.) German newspaper*. (Lists vary.) Many lengthy Reports. With these surveys of candidates and Teutonic population and lean ings was a survey of each county, accompanied by a memorandum from the agent making the report of the possible results of the election, and i giving reasons for his prediction. The form report on the county coh ered everything from the prevailing' sentiment of the liquor question to' the exact membership of the various j fraternal organizations. Each form! contained blanks for the names of the foreign language newspapers. Anthony League Affords Triune Development Classes in Triune Development. | open to all members of the Anthony I League, will begin tonight at 2007 Columbia Road northwest, under the I direction of Mrs. Anna Jenness-Mil-! ler. 4 The league announced last night | thu at the regular monthly meet- j j ins to be held at 2007 Columbia road | Thursday. December 5. at 8 o'clock 111- m ?? ,he speakers will be Senator' Sutherland. Representative Reed, of West Virgina. and Dr. E. C. Dud-! j ding, president of the Prisoner's Re-I I lief Society. I Tomorrow at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Na nette B. Paul will continue her talk at the Paul Institute on the Mount ford Collection. I DEATHS. Funeral services for Mosby Will-' lams, a familiar figure in Washing ton's business section, where he had 1 I been employed as a special policeman i j for many years, were held yesterday | afternoon. They were in the charge of Lebanon 1-odge, No. 7. F. A AM of which he was an active member Williams' home was at 319 (? streei northwest. He was also a member of Eureka Chapter. No. 4, R. a. A. M Kniehts of Maccabees, and the Night Watchmen's Association. Miss Mary E. Thaw, daughter of I Columbus Thaw, one of the first resi dents of Washington, is dead at the Wyoming apartments. Miss Thaw belonged to an old Washington family. She is survived by an aunt, Mrs Columbia I.lttell. Miss Thaw was 62 8he was a member of the Washington Club. Funeral arrangements ar? being made. LET TRACES OF HUN REMAIN! Trotest by French Touring Club Against Restoration of Buildings. "Let the traces of the Hon remain i lest the world forget." This is the answer of the French Touring Club to the proposal of the municipal government of Paris to re pair the damage done by German air bombs dropped in various rarts of the capital. "So long as the buildings hit by these bombs retain their solidity and : their artistic aspect." says the Tour ling Club statement, "there are no rea | sons for the eltacement of the traces left by the bombs, but rather for their preservation, which are the barbar ians' signatures. It must not be for gotten that the greatest danger after i our victory will be forgetfutness of German crimes."?New York Run FITS jpr V.J'. Treatment cornier, ir0r,t caw* fcpllepty. Spaun,. ConTnlrtona. Nerroo.Di.or fjer,. Generous *2*0 bottle ?nt |WLW. H. MAT. M3 PBi.HL ST.. NlwToRi! LOSING CLERKS | HARD FOR U.S.! Civil Service Commission Finds No Fair Basis for Promotions. "Inequalities in salaries and the failure to adjust pay to th?-*tork per formed by employes occasion an in creasing percentage of declinations of appointments and of resignations, ris ing recently in the National Capital to more than 5,000 employes a month or nearly 6 per cent in a force of 85.000." John A. Mclllhenny, president of the Civil Service Commission, advances thi? as the principal reason why the commission "finds it Impossible to se cure an equitable system of promo tion," In the thirty-fifth annual re port of the commission to the Presi dent. made public la^t night The re port is made jointly by the three com missioners. "This excessive turnover and loss of training." the report continues in reference to the Iosm of nearly 6 per cent of the force, "throw an increased burden upon the older and experienced employes and compel the appointment of a much larger number of persons than would be necessary under a sys tematic regulation of pay to duties, j "The chaotic salary i-ondltion* make it impossible to secure an equitable system of promotion. Each depart- | ment is practically an independent; unit with its separate appropriations. ! exercising a large measure of discre tion and control over the duties, qual- j locations and compensation of its em- 1 ployes. some being liberal and others conservative In fixing salaries." 1/rge* l,nw for l>. C. Work. The commission urges the enact ment of legislation to regulate ap- ? pointments and promotions in the i municipal government of th?> District. ; This is the first of two suggestions j made in their report. The other; urges a wider application of the prin- j ciple of filling the higher admlnistra- ; tlve positions now unclassified by the; promotion of classified employes or! upon open competition. "The merit system of appoint- 1 merits." the report opens, ' has b^en ! maintained in its entirety through the second year of the war." In the fiscal year covered by this report. It states. 551,391 persons were examined, of whom 214.5?>7 were ap- ? pointed, or approximately, one-half. Alexandria. Va . Nov. 29.?At a meet- I Ing df the organization committee of the Red Cross, held Wednesday night ; in tho rooms of the Chamber of Com- | merce. plans were mapper] out fori an Intensiv ? campaign for the R?-d ! Cross Christmas roll call. 'Vtecber . 16-23. when an effort will be made to i enroll 6,000 members. The present membership is 2,500, j most of which expire this month, j Julian Y. Williams and A. D. Brock- j ett were named chairman and vice; chairman, respectively. Others chosen follow: J. T Pres ton. secretary of the executive com mittee; Miss Mary Lindsev, chairman of the women's committee; Gardner I>. Boothe. director of the committee on speakers; M T. Dwyer. chairman! 'of publicity committee; Mrs. K. B. J f'aton. roll call cashier; Mrs D J. i Howell, roll call supply manager; ! Mr*. Kizabeth Foster, chairman of! committee on brassards. Mrs. Overton j Pri?*e. chairman of committee on win- | "bow dressing. The evangelistic services which have been in progress for the past two weeks in the different Protestant churches of the city came to an end tonight. Many conversions and re consecrations are reported as a re sult of the meetings. A coroner's Jury summoned by Dr. T. M. Jones, which met at Demaine's undertaking establishment tonight, rtve a verdict to the effect that Ab-; "nie Butler, colored, cam" to her death at the Alexandria Hospital November 25 from the effects of a stab wound inflicted by the hand of Willie Quill, colored, on August 7 1918. near the corner of Princess and Royal streets. Witnesses examined included Dr. M. I>. Delaney. Hugh McGuYe. Chief of Police C. T. Goods. Sergt. W. J. Wil kinson and Jack Beach, the last named colored. The jury was composed of Melvln Pitts, foreman; Lewis H. Butts. Wal ter T. Cline. James W. Bales. Charles Nagel and Edgar L Crump. James K. Alexander, of this city, has been chosen assistant grand lec turer by the Grand Royal Arch of M'isons of Virginia. Mr. Alexander presented the retiring high priest with a jewel. C. P.'ijre Waaler, of this citv, his been appointed inspector of district No. 1 by Grand High Priest Price. The Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, has elected J. Johnston | Green, of this city, grand comman der and Chester A. Gwinn. of this ! city, grand standard bearer. A total of ITS soldiers last night at-, tended the Thanksgiving oyster sup per at the War Camp Community j Service Club, which was followed by ; a dance. Private Eliphalet Andrews, son of ! Mrs. E. F. Andrews, has been i awarded the Croix de-Guerre. The ; award was made for faithful and '?continuous work during the severe ; period of the March drive. He is a son of Mrs. E. F. Andrews. Seminary ? Hill. j Miss Geneva E. Hanrahan. daughter :of M. A. Hanrahan, and John J. Han ! ratty, both of this city, were married > yesterday at St. Peter's Catholic j Church. Washington. The ceremony j was performed by Rev. J. M. O'Brien. ! More than seventy sodiers last night attended the supper at Christ Church , Parish Hall, served by a committee ; of women of that church under the direction of Miss H. N. Cummings. He Wanted to Avoid the Rath. j Is not the man who applied to have ? his name, changed from Whoriskey to 'Waters anticipating conditions that do 1 not yet exist, but which cast their | shadows before them??*New York Sun. He?Nothing could ever come be tween us. could It. dear? She?I can't think of a single thing, unless I should happen to become engaged to some other man before we get mar ried?Pearson's Weekly. Husband?It is a strange thing, but true, that the biggest fools have the most beautiful wives. Wife (pleased)?Oh, you flatterer.? J udge. THE HbRALI) BlREAtJ A A. Ixmipban. TS him HAPPY THOUGH WHIPPED These Huns are on their homeward way, happy, though defeated, because they are to see theii families and friends again. In the center one plays an accordion. In the foreground an offierr has ai arm over the shoulder of a comrade-at-arms. Rigidity of discipline is gone. BRITISH STORIES London. ? William Hohenzollern's idea of a practical joke is quite ele mental. When he wan Emperor of Germany, according to a story going the rounds. he sent to a favorite colonel on his birthday a box of May hugs, at another time a half dozen mice, and on another occasion a couple of rats confined in a box so that when the box was opened they would jump out in the face of the officer. by the doctor he would receive his discharge from the army because his trigger finger must be removed, he replied, "That won't make any dif ference with me. My left eye Is bet ter than my right, and I shoot best with my left hand.'' are never without a slight strain o> homesickness. Colliery workers in England are, as a class, careful to do no work to which they are not assigned. Some what exaggerating this characteris tic Is the story of a pony boy found sitting on the edge of a fall which blocked progress into a mine. "Father told ine never to do work for which I was not paid," he said when asked why he did not begin digging. "Where is your father?" h*? was asked. Nodding to the h?*ap of debris, the boy replied, "Underneath." A British soldier sent to a hospital with a poisoned finger was ask? d his age. He said it was 42. but admitted later that he had a son of 31 in the service and another one older. Told "RODY" SINGS FOR SOLDIERS Billy Sunday's Choir Leader Gives Entertainment in France. Among the recent "attractions" at 'the Aix les Bains Casino, which has been rented by the American Young Men's Christian Association for the 'moral benefit of the American soldiers on vacation in this region, has been Bodeheaver. or Body. Billy Sunday's i song leader, who. like so rG&uy celeb rities. is making a tour through the various American camps. The whole program was supplied by Body himself. He had brought with him his inseparable brass instrument on which he played various tunes. At , the outset of the meeting he tried to 1 get the boys to sing a hymn or two. but without much success. Then he sang alone "Sometime We'll Under stand." which failed not in its effect |on the American boys. who. after all. j After the brief prayer was over Rod] relieved the tension by a few mon | stories and by threats to sing it I French "Brighten the Corner When Yofl Are." Before fulfilling his thref he Induced the audience to sing th* ? English version in separate choruses [those at the left of the theater singinf j tfirst refrain, those at the right thi I second, those in the front rows tba j third, those In the gallery the fourth, I etc. When everybody felt cheerfK again Body actually did sing ' Bright ' en the Comer Where You Are" It French, his translation being "Eclairet i ]e Coin ou Vous Etes." which amused ; the Frenchmen present a* much ai j it did the doughboys. With thai Body's big meeting was over and fiN moving picture show began.? Brook* lyn Eagle. Von Tirpitz'i Shave. Perhaps Von Tirpitz shaved off hit whiskers when he entered Switzerland because the wind could blow througfc them no longer.?Philadelphia Pub!.? Ledger. She?I wonder why me lie so? He?Because their wives ar* so in* tjuisitive. ?Boston Transcript. Store Hours: Open 9:15 A. M.?Clo*e 6 P. M. BOTH SIDES OF 7? AT K ST. *THE DEPENDABLE STORE*' A stiToT Rich Furs Dependable Quality Furs in the Newest Styles at Exceptional Savings from Today's Market Quotations In this sale you arc offered a choice selection of beautiful Furs, Separate Pieces and lur Coats at prices from 20 to 33 per cent under prevailing market values?savings which are made possible by our early buying before recent advances. There's nothing more acceptable for a Christmas gift than furs?and here is your opportunity to buy to advantage. Brown and Taupe Fox Scarfs, $25.00?Today's Value, $35.00. Beautiful silky skins. shaped animaV effect scarf*. trimmed with head, brush lail and paws; silk lined. Stylish Nutria Scarfs, $29.75? Today's Value, $37.50. New style cape effect Scnifs. generous size; made of excellent quality nutria, in brown and taupe. Nicely mad* and finished; silk linings to match. Red Fox Sets, $29.75. Styiish two-skin Red Fox Sets, new shaped animal scarf, with head and brush tail. Good size trimmed barrel muff to matrh. Both nicely lined with silk. Only a limited quantity at this price. Special Values in Fur Coats. Rich, luxurious Fur Coats are also included in this sal* at un* usual economies. The showlnf embraces Coals. Coatees. Cap -tt^s. Scarfs (dyed musk rat). P aver. Natural Muskrat. Mole skin. Skunk. Kolinsky. Mink, leopard. Squ.vr^I. Fox and Wolf ?beautiful peltry, tailored" 1n faultless fashion ar.d in the sea son's authentic styles. Natural Raccoon Sets, $42.50? Today's Value. $52.50 Fashionable two-skin Fur Seta. ?f natural raccoon, h durable and smart fur. large whole animal scarf, shaped to neck, and barrel shap.e muff to match, silk lined. l.oldrnhrrn'fc? Srcoiid Floor?Fair *ectloa. Wonderful Showing of Christmas Ribbons Beautiful Ribbons, for mak ing Christmas gifts, shown in a large variety of handsome de signs; dark grounds with col ored effects, gold brocade and tinsel. These can be used for making bags and many other fancy novelties for gifts. Widths up to 8 inches. See our big display of ribbon novelties. Special assortment of Ribbons, including: self-striped, plain moire and satins, pretty light md dark Dresdens and plaids. For making hair bows, sashes and various kinds of fancy work. Light and dark shades. Widths up to 5 inches Oly Ten-yard bolts of Ribbon, in pink. blue. mais. lavender, car dinal and white? No. 1 width at 25c No. 1? width at 35c Beautiful New Handbags for Christmas Gifts Women's Leather Strap Books, genuine goat Morocco leather, in black and colors; convenient size. Well made, with top strap handles. Fitted with overlapping metal frame coin pocket and mirror; silk lined. SI.19 Women's Leather Vanity Books, wit' top strap handle; black and colors; included are the popular "tapir-lamb" leathers; well made. Regularly $1.50 Genuine Pin Seal Strap Books, top strap and back strap handles; black and colors; stylish shapes; well made; silk Cyl QO lined New Velvet and Silk Handbags, black and colors; the popular extension frame ring handle bags; roomy shapes; 1 OA well made. Regularly $1.50... ?!??? fioldefiHem Goldenberg'i -First Floor. Girls' Bath Robes, $3.49 and $3.98 Girls' Beacon Bath Robes, pretty light and dark coloring*1 and handsome patterns. Made with collars and pockets; sizea 6 to 12 years and 14 to 16 years.