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?-> 616 17th Street ?. J. Kaufman 1005-07 Pa. Aoe. For That "Last-Minute Gift" Men* s Neckwear 65 Here by ? the thousands. $3.50 % Doze^i. $6.75 1 Dozen. Boxes While They Last. ?V Money's Worth or Money Back. D. J. Kaufman Incorporatesi 616 17th St. 1005-7 Pa. Ave, \_*_J r A Fountain Pen 'Makes m tno*t useful alft. We have the larges,,! stock nf Fountain Pena of any retail store in the V. S. WATERMAN SWAN PARKER CONKLIN SHEAFFER MOORE Richards' Fountain Pen Shop 12-.% IVnn. Avf?, Washington. G MALA COFFEE 40clb. Won Grand Prize Panama-Paciiic Exposition. ?. E. SWING CO, ?tk lanrl II Ms. H, W Mala ????. Coffees, Teas. Sugars. KODAK Dereloping 4 Prin?ing Satisfactory Work or No Charge. The National Remembrance Shop I Mr Foster's <*hi>p.> 14th St. and Pa. Ave. F.-adquarter? for GRIFFIN'S! SHOE POLISHES & FINE DRESSINGS Capital Shoe Findings Co. 637 F STREET N. W. Pkane H mi lift? U'l.lilnc'nn. D. C. 803 9th St. N. W. Where Up-to-Minute Signs Are Made for You. PIMES SIGN CO. *l* LOANS HORNING Ciaircnts. batches Jewe.ry South End of Highway Bridge. Basine?? lmn?;(.|r,l I. ariti ?? ? ?? ? Tkere. Take ear? at l-ih Street and Pennsylvania avenue, for south . -nd of Hlartaaaay Brtdce. One rar t tirate? eneb war. UNION SAVINGS BANK 7!" Fou-tetnU. Street N.W. . ' "?Ut* HlrUi in WasUsctem.'' RESORTS. *ri. ?.N'ric city, .v. j. TT^YMORLatlamtoty ACarS GREATEST HOTEL S'XCESS British Ship Failures Are Sure to Be Aired - | London?Britain has had its failures las well as"America, and ?hip? built ?'during the war at enormous cost have ! failed to make good aa fighting units. ? The subject, now that the war i? over, will be one for searching inquiry not at ail relished by some of the mem :bers of the admiralty. WEATHER CONDITION?. LOCAL FORECAST. I District of Colombia sod Maryland: Fair. ! ?.rnewbst colder llooday. probably freexing tem reratur? at night; Tuesdsy. fair, colder; senile I to moderste west to northwest winds. I Virgin, : Fair, somewhat colder Monday, frees 1 ing temperature st night interior: Tuesday fair.' ! colder ; moderate west to northwest winds. GENERAL FORECAST The Middle West disturbance of the last two dus i? now oter Northwest Ontsrio in mod?r?t? 1 for?t while the Anaini one of Satnrday ha, ? made no progr?s? owing to th? strong high. ! pressure are? to the northward and northeast ward. , . . ,Tn?re ?ere general raina east of the Mississippi Rirrr. with quite a besry fall from Southern Pennsvlrania southward into (leorfia, Alabama ?nd N..rtliwe?t Florida, snd there were locsl snows in the ilis??wiri Valley, the Plains States and t!.e Rocky Mountain region. Temperatures sre ?till high for the sesson east of the Jlississipp? Ri.er. but o?er the wertem half of the country they hare fallen generally and are much belnw the seasonal a'tr a?e in the Missouri Valley snd the Rocky j Mountain region. _ . . There will be rain Monday in New England I ?nd Eastern New York, rain or ?now in the | lower Lake region and snow in the upper Lake region. Mloired by fair Tucsdsy excel* in th? Utter district. From Pennsvlrania southwsrd ? into Georgia and Florida the weather will be, fair Monday and Tuesday, wbile in the Ohio Valley Tenne-see and the East Gulf Sutes : fair weather Monday will be followed by rain , Tuesday pcasibly snow in the Ohio Valley. Temperature? ?sill fall to normal, or somewhat ? ? below ncrmal, conditions, the fall teaching the ? Atlantic Coast during Monday night. LOCAL TEMPERATURES. ? Midnight, 46; 3 a.m., 46; I s.m... 46; ? a.m, I 47 9 a.m., SO 10 a.m.. 55; 12 noon. 5?; 2 p.m.. I 58; I ns, 5?: * Pm . 59; 8 p.m., 59; 10 p.m., X. Highest. ?0: lowest. 4*. | Relatire humidity: 8 a.m, 98; 2 P.m., W: 9 pm, 95. RamfaJ |8 p.m. to 8 ? ml. 1.11 ? Hour? of ronshine, 0. Per cent of posjiblo , sunshine. 0. DEPARTURES ' * Accumulated f?cese of temperature linee Jan . uary 1. 1*1*. 319 degreea; excess of teraperstur? I since Dec. 1, 1919. 1? degrees; accumulated de- : ? ficiency of precipitation since January 1, 1919, j ? ,.41 inches; excess of precipitstion since Dec. ? 1. 1919, 1.?> inches. Temperature same date ! last year; Highest, 44; lowest, 23. OTHER TEMPERATURES. Lowest, H'ghest last Rain yesterday, sight. 8 pm. fall. Atlanta. Ga.C it 5? l.U Bismarck. ? Dak. 19 U * .18 Rosto?. Mass. .52 40 5? Chicago. HI.48 ,4? 44 .02 Cbeyenn?, Wyo. .14 10 U .02 rlereland. ?bio .58 51 48 .121 Duluth. Minn.21 29 IS W Uatseston. Tex.H 59 80 Indianapolis. Ind.SO 49 48 .81 ! Los Angeles. Cal.?2 4? 58 Memphis, Ten, .8S 48 54 .01 Mobile, Ala.84 58 58 I North PlsUe. Neb.22 "t II .04 : Phoenix. Aril, .48 42 41 .18 Portlsnd. Me. 4 3J 42 ... 1 Salt Lake City. Utah. 32 35 39 1 Tamp?. FT?. ...?. 72 M 68 .48 TIDE TABLES. \ (Compiled by United States Coast and Geodetic Surrey!. Today?Low tide, eJ2 a.m. and TAI p.m.; high tide, 12:23 p.m. THE SUN AND MOON. ' Today-Sun rises. 7 28 a.m. ; sets. 4:59 p.rs. j Mono rises, 10:16 p.m.: sets. 10 X a.m. ' Automobile lamps to be lighted st 51a) p.m. I a "It's not the profit we make, but the ?ernes we gire, makes our ?ucceta." THE ANDERSON PRINTERY (equity SnvlDgs Hank Itldg.) 1407 N. Y. Aye., lit Floor, Retr Phone Mnln ItdM. KION &>YINGs1}aNk| Wade H. Cooper. President. Saving Means Character Building! Build a solid character foundation with the dollars you've earned by saving a defi nite amount each week. Start your ac count now with us. 3 '"? INTEREST. The Oldest Savings Bank ?a Washington. 710 Fourteenth Street N. W. 939 GROCERIES QUIT BUSINESS Chain Stores Responsible for DiaSappearance of Ola Fashioned Shops. Nine hundred and thirty-nine gro cery stores in the District closed their doors during the past fiscal year, according to latest computa tions of the Com m fes i oners. The num ber of groceries doing burine? at the beginning of 1317 aggregated 2.747. as compared with 1,308 at the beginning of the fiscal year 191S. a decrease of 93?. It does not require any great im agination, according to market ex perts, to foresee that small, Individ ually-owned store? of the oldfash ioned type which used to stand on every corner will entirely disappear., to be supplanted by great chain stores. Competitive wholesale gro ceries alao will be wiped out within a decade if present tendencies continue, according to present indications. High prices and inability to buy in carload lots, together with heavy overhead charges in comparison with the small business done have all con tributed to make ft impossible for the ?small groceries to compete with those operated by tHe chain-grocery pro prietors. ^ Greater Than Galas. The corner grocer, according to economists, has never been an efficient r-conomie unit. Frequently, it is point od out, the gross profit of the retailer on many perishable commodities, such as farm produce, is greater than the sum of all preceding gains which deal ers have made on these products. Not infrequently It exceed? the amount the grower receives for pro ducing the article, and often surpasse-, the total of all previous chargea, in? eluding that of the grower, the trans* porter, wholesaler and Jobber. In oth er words, the retailer In many cases realized a gross profit of more than J per cent. Yet in some eases even with these heavy charges hie ledger at the close of the year did not disclose any real profit, for he was not doing business on a commercial scale. Bad credits also cut Into his gross profits. Mould Redare lo?. Notwithstanding these facts, busi ness men claim that the retailer could afford to sell on a narrower margin of profit on vegetables and other pei ishables, and If he did so his goods would move faster and his percentage of spoiled goods would be greatly low ered. The chain groceries, which buy In carload lots and do a big volume of business, h.ive worked out a system of smaller profits and greater volume of sales In perishable lines, which enable them to dispose of such products a\ lo .ver prices than the corner groce. does. The cha i ? grocery makes a good move at some price and thus elimi nates considerable waste through de terioration. Here, Rover; Here, Rover. Gen. Barnett's brindle bulldog has disappeared from the Marine Bar racks, according to his report to the poi ice last evenlnV? The colla r and tag on the dog are marked Barnett. "Good Morning, Judge" Human Interest StQries of Police Court Happenings. By RUDOLPH PERKINS The Poor Married Man. ? "Don't you know that the war is over?'' the court asked Jerry Whit ford. "Why do you persist in fooling with bootleg whiskey." "The war may be over for you singlu fellows," replied Jerry, "but us married guys gotta fight'all the time. j "My wife and I had a fallln' out the other day," explained Jerry, "and I promised her that after this jag, I would stay aober all the time." Jerry got hold of a half pint of red eye the other day. Despite his wife's pleadings, he drank every d-*op. Wifey got sore and chased him out of the house because she knew full well the minute a cop Ppotted him he would be nabbed. He waa up in court several times after the armistice was signed and each time gave his excuse for being drunk the fact that the war was over. "If you send me down Judge." pleaded Jerry, "I won't be able tot be home for Christmas or buy myj wife her Christmas present." "I think it will be a Christmas present for your wife tn rid her of you for thirty days," said the court 'Next case." The -*Chlrken" Eats < birken. Running- full tilt into a restaurant last Friday, John Boyle halted at the, counter. 'Hev you seen mah gal in heah?" he demanded of the waiter. *\No gala in here." answered the waiter. "Didn't even know you had one." John wouldn't believe It. He pushed the waiter to one side and rushed into the kitchen and sure enough there was his girl, sitting on a table, ? chewing on a chicken l*-sr. Dragging her out by the hair, he sat her down on the lunchroom floor and shook his fist at the waiter? "Feed in* chicken to mah 'chicken*." he snapped at the man. The waiter yelled murder and ran out for a cop. The cop rame in Just in time to save the girl from getting a sound thrashing. '??? have no right to co into this man's place of business and raise a rumpus," the court told John. ?*Ef I liasen to dese cops," said John. "Ah Uasn't got a right to libe. But Jedge, Ah doan ? How no man to tek mah gal away." "Well?" remarked the court." your exhibition of temper will cost you 810 "Ah has It. Jedge." piped John as he peeled a ten off his roll. Can Too Blame Herf "Dis woman cum to mah house after church de odder night en set herself down in mah parlor widout eben beln' asked." "That wasn't sufficient reason for /ou to hit her, was it?" the court asked Margaret Bailey. "But you orter heard what she said 'bout me. Jedge." answered Margaret. "Dat dere Fisher woman said some thin' scandalous 'bout me." 'What did she say?tell me what she said." demanded the court. "Ah doan lak to repeat such re marks. Jedge, but she said wen Ah gits mah new purple dress on Ah looks lak a stewed rainbow. 'Ah has had bad things said 'bout me, Jedge, but dat took de cake. Ah Jes" nachera!!*/ flew offen de handle en hit her." The Fisher woman looked like a hand grenade had hit her. She will never look like herself again, Margaret is very proud of the decoration she plastered ever the countenance of the woman. And ho when the court got through with Margaret, she was $2T> poorer, hut her ?conscience was clear. She had done her duty, she thought. The I'oor Widow. I*ast Wednesday Jim Perry-gathered up two or three weeks' clothing and carried the bundle around to .Louise Huddlcston for her to wash. It was understood between L#oulse and Jfif. that the washing was to be paid for when delivered. The clothes being ell washed and ironed on Friday, Louise tied up the bundle and carried it around to where Jim roomed. Jim took the bundle. "Your hus band owed me a dollar afore he died." he said to I?nuise, "en Ah will take 4is wash en ct.1I it square." "Ah has notliin' tall to do wid what mah husband owed yo," snapped lx>uise. "Ah wants mah money for dem clos' en wants It quick." "You makes me laff," said Jim as he went upstairs with the clothes and left Louise at the door feeling very much outraged. "Why did you play a trick on this woman?" the court asked Jim. "Have you no sympathy for a woman who has to work for a living?" "Well." said Jim, "her husban' had none for me. He been o win* me a dollah long befo' de war started." "I am golniT to fine you $10." said the court, "and if you do not pay this woman what you owe her nside of a week, you'll get no sympathy from me." Jim promised. MrCall la railed. "Mah husband Is neber satipfi^d. Jedge. onlees he carried 'roun' a half pint ob likker under his belt." "Once Ah cut all de buttons offen his clos' en tuk his suspenders en everything awayfen him to kerp him in de house so he wouldn't git arrested." "But doggone mah skin, ef he didn't sneak out en git locked up. Ah am through wid him now. Jedge, you kin send him to jail all you want to. Ah doan care no moah. Wen Ah am through wid ennyone. Ah am finished" "Did you hear all your wife said about you?" the court asked Joseph McCall. "Yes, Jedge." snarled Joseph. "Ah has been hearin' dat kind of stuff fo' nigh on fifteen year. Tain't nothin' new ter me. She'll say anything at all about me." "Well," said the court, "it Is pretty near Christmas I want you and your wife to spend Christmas together. Now see if .you can't quit drinking and take proper care of her. I will only fine you $10 this time." Fall* Twenty Feet; Uninjured. William Greely, colored, living at Fifty-first street and Dean avenue northeast, fell from the second story to the first in the Bennlng power house. The fall of twenty feet did not seem to injure him in the least. as he refused medical attention. WAR WORKERS' CLEARING HOUSE Dept. of .Labor Anxious to Replace Women Who Leave Govt. Service. Permanent positions for womrn war workers who desire to stay in ? Washington are asked by the De- \ partment of Labor in a letter ad dressed to the members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Through the director of the clear ance division the department ask** the chamber to file with them any openings available for stenograph ers, clerks or office assistants. "Washington." the letter to the Chamber members says, "has met its tremendous war problems with patriotic enthusiasm and construc tive goodwill. "The work of readjustment to peace conditions is undoubtedly re* ceiving your thoughtful considera tion at the present time and in deal ing with this problem, the United States Kmployment Service desires to be of every possible assistane? both to employer and to employe. "To this end. a local clearance office has been established at the administrative offices, 916 Sixteenth street northwest, for the purpose of finding employment for war work ers whose services are no longer required by the government." THE TOWN CRIER. light west On ai'roaal of li.-lida? arranar ments there will be no concert at the Marine Barracks this after noon. ? The Mlateitr rltlaeatV AaMefa tion will meet at 8 o'clock toni] at 1009 Seventh street northwest Mrs. Edna K. Bushee. executive sec retary of ?the Juvenile Protective Association of the District, will tell of child delinquency In Washington. Miss Mal>el Board m ? ? will afeak on "The Future of the Red Cross'' and Justice Job Barnard on "Some Good That May Tome from the War" at the diDner?at the Arts Club at 2017 I street northwest on Thursday. Mrs. George Jullan-Zol ney will act as hostess and B. J. Johnson will be toastmaster. The art ??-ftlew ..( the Twemtleth Century Club will hold Its next meeting Thursday at 3 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Dayton Ward. IT*? Columbia road. The Veaaat M ..?<-r. ? < h ristia a Association will keep open house for cirl? Christmas day from 2 p. in to 10 p. m. The niatrlet Federati?? of Win. en's Clubs will meet In the board room of the District Building; this evening. Australian Meat Supply Far Exceeds Demand Melbourne.?Shortage of feed has forced the killing of more meat than the market can absorb and the gov ernment is asking the shipping con troller for more insulated space and ?ormission to ebip mutton to Egypt. 1 Class, Style & Quality in HIRSH'S SHOES * s ? Get Yours Today for Christmas Wear Ask any Washingtonian about the famous "Rockland" Shoe?our own brand which has been made according to our own specifications and in large quantities for more than ten years. During that time we have originated more than one hundred styles which have been reproduced in the highest grade shoes everywhere. We are showing now a most complete assortment of styles and leathers?so come here to get just the shoe you want at a'saving price. The Just Wright Shoes for Men For the man who wants the very best shoes the market affords we offer the "Just Wright" top ? notch quality shoe ? all styles, all leathers, per pair, ??? 1 $7 to $12 vS'hoe rorHcri the pair. ?( Walk a Few Blocks and Save Several Dollars" HIRSH'S SHOE STORES 1026-28 7UlStN.WJfK \-j ?? 3 i w-ti??*.?iwaNg m* Worth-While Xmas Gifts SEVERAL LAST-MINUTE SUGGESTIONS Fitted Bag? ?distinctive in style and of unmistakable Becker quality. Various styles and else* in the finest leathers ?silk and leather lined ? completely fitted with necessary toilet articles in Parisian Ivory. Ebony and Sterling Silver for men and women. $25 aod Up Brief Ca&e* ?Seos! Me. ?saf u 1 ?1 ft? ; Brief Caaes in all styles and sizes for professional. business snd military use ?made of cowhide four pockets?also ??-?-re tary styles. ?Writm? C*?? ?Vac?*? Vettel* ?Mee't Glove? Becker's Leather Goods Co. 1324-1326 F Street AMUSEMENTS D. W. Griffith made "The Birth of a Nation." Thos. H. Ince made "Ci?/iliza tion." Mack Sennett made MICKEY." another $500.000 Colossus among film spectacles. See it at Moores RIALTO Theater. Entire week of Dec. a?. Twaaight at ?tao. DOLE? gaarSHUBECT He?. Thar.. at ?K xTTCAr-rvna mm? ? Hen I ?k.n far \aaaa Werk ? Ilk ? rrm Mir sdirne ? llr.llla.st Cast assi a **n?art Chama. SPECIAL?NEXT WEEK Se?t ?ale Tomorrow, t A. M. Far the World'? Moat Beautiful Production, CHU CHIN CHOW ? Music?.: EaitrmTtafanxa of tbe Orient, noo in its 3d rear at His Majesty ? Theawr. London; direct from one year at the On ttjJT Theater, New Tort Co. of MO-U Bit. Ina mTWClAS* NOTE-To defeat ticket ersjco lafc?re who follow "Ctni dun Obow" fro? rity tn city. NOT MORE THAN SIX TICKETS will he old to any odo unie** cre-iajiUal? are ?hown. RIALTO in St. si ? ?raaalra J7M 10?30?. M. ta 11 P. M?rn Aft. Kr,, ??-VU.M 1 p. M. ? P. M. 1 '.. Z&r 3V ti"Abare larlaaea War Tail! AU. THI? wa'EF.K GABY DESLYS ?, "INFATUATION A HA>D-rol.ORK.D st l'KKPHOUl < TION la < aaaallaaeat ta II. d ? r... -Thr Haar at Xa Man's l.aaa.* ??as h? MR. J. G. TONMK?. .,..?.,.. I ?aal Ka Iran. Oaertarc?-G??? aaa Praaast." II??? CLOEW'S ? OLUMBlA F M. at 1.1? Contimiorre IC-3S aaa. ta 11 p.m. MON. TIRS. r. nd Wir BRYANT WASHBURN Mak?*? H.s Columbia Theater Dabist Is ?THE GYPSY TKA1L" Till l(.. Kill, aaa ?AT. CHARLES RAY In -?TRIM. BKA!?? asSsSSssSsSaBSsSsSsssSSSr i ft a: >? STRANO? r. ? Ta ? ?? ?. laW| ? ?a 11. ?fae TODAY?TIE*.?UKO. BESSIE BARRISCALE "The Heart of Rachel" Orchestra?Varani Extras iia a. ?GARDEN n r m l'I-. ? P. M.. lOa-i ? ta 11. Ite TODAY aaa TIBS. MME. PETROVA '"THE PANTHEfi WOMM" Orchestra?l ausi litri? m HERALD CLASSIFIED ADS AL WAYS BRING RESULTS. ? AMUSEMENTS. ???arlii. lass, ????4. at??t.?S?s ATIOKAl EfITZI IK HKtD OVER HRKLt. ".??I Werk?Tk.? Taller-Ma?? Ma BURTON HOLMEtl I TODAY S WITH THE "YANK5' At THE FRONT Keaerved Seats, 56r. TZ* aad ?1 SHUBERT-BELASCO TOM?.HT. K:3A-.VW 1? tT ?. Matinee? \aai aad Saturala y Grace George IS A NEW COMEDY "THE WIDOWS MIGHT" \ M *??* ai IT.. -?.*?. KE" "Seventeen" "?? ???G???? S?TEXT ??! \. Ml,HT t??? m;? Shubert-Garrick W a-t-aln-ctoa'? I>ra w laa-KawBi Tkeatrr. j A ?layfe??a* mt ladt? idaalrty. ^r-rn^atlajt aaly ???*? aman?*? m L? ? ad beat aaaalr. drama and r??- ! " ed y. O^fstsB attraetl?? aa. ???ar-rd later. Mail aa? pttae? *tv erde? n ?*? f w :h# flprtunc niant and f-nr Uw sabat nasnt prr fanaaaoea to ta* Kb-nbm < Belaste Tbtater. B. F. KEITH'S .?. Dsiry : .. Su. : ? Hol'?? Eiua MiL Xml? Dap?-Aire* :? - d Bar Kav las the utl tr ? ? John Hyanu & Weiltnpton Leila Mclntyre Crow le Hi? TuDcfal la "Hey Bisou ' Gibson a <"Otin ??* t" ???* Hua ai, Br-oosan, Ann <;r?? 4 1;. .. . ._.. * Bead. La Un4 t I GAY ET Y gL?T Il * It N I ? (,| ItUlD? "GIRLS DE LOOKS" Hllfc ?? *T?(.\ a?S l..llt> ? \nt W.?t. I "STAR AM) I. till I II ?.HOtt. IVnn. Iir. m 1 lia ?1. naase? ?,< Hurl? *i|Iii. "SPEEDWAY GIRLS" Wllfc UAI>TV F.DVTIII ??????. _MATI?FK mnii. _ LYCEUM 1 ?, LOEW'S ? ALACt _? ??, at 1 :: 11, ['?Btlaaaas 1???? ?. M. ta 11 G. ??. Mal?.. IS. G?t! Mu?.-. IS. -"?? ?''" ?OSA G?.ti IM. ETHEL ?CLAYTON "The Mystery Girl" _DANCING NATIONAL DANCING ,..t,.. studios; ? FrasL!'? m Competent instruct-"Ti* ; ?sfniftrmt b? "- ??: Jais orrheatra : pnii'.e ?wt t lass ?strum'?? Opra daily lisi ?. to il ?"* ? ?a. RIGHTWAY STUDIO 112 IM SL N. W.??t ?. Y. Are. iTirat* Wann?, any h*?r, TV. 1 if?"-' (wn o..rrrri ?n?i**s?n???i-T o( reur fr*?*: ?? sud to Mad la ail ib* latent fcaUr-???! d?u--?a I'Roi--. Can I'fTwni.l' Iiistrn^tnc OPEK lOt-tM. A. M. TO IBiMt I*. *l? I'honr l.laeala :t7:t>? ANNEX DANCING OPEN 11 A. M ACADEMY ??%. Trarhlss ?s-l?-?s<r . .?? --S kallr????? daarl???Oar ? ,?.?> S"-S. K?I Trat. ??In ? "???'? lJa?s latrai >l4s llau lruss>. Mr. Ilf v?t? lr??a?a? aar aaar, l.?*J ??? l.rallr...? last rart ara. 8th sad E St? N. W. PL?,?? Franklin 2???