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born In 1K4). and In other small town* he accumulated a wealth of anecdote* and tales that smack of the life of the plain people of America, which, like Lincoln, he can tell by the hour If somebody or nme occasion starts him. Before the cares of war made Presi dent Wilson such a lonely man he liked nothing better than to set Mr. Mars hail into a story-telling mood. The events ot the last four months have brought the Vice Presidency Into unwonted prominence and importance and have directed attention as well as responsibility to Thomas Riley Mar shall. President Wilson's long illness, which has not been construed as the "disability" mentioned in the Consti tution. has at least been construed ss social dlaabilitv. and it has devolved ? Mr. Marshall to welcome foreign personages and otherwise act for the President where the acting could do nothing more than raise a question ?f etiquette. Moreover, hundreds of people In this country, and even soma foreign par liaments and governments, concluded that during the President's Illness, as well as during his long absences In France, the Vice President automati cally would exercise the routine func tions of the President's ofilce. MISTAKE POWERS OP VICE PRESIDENT. For some months now people here and there throughout the country have been telling their woes to the vice president. Petitions for par dons of Federal prisoners have been addressed to him; parents with boys In some sort of military trouble have petitioned him for relief, and gagement of Miss Manarta Uoveras. niece of the Argentine Ambassador's wife, to Lieut. Lulgl Bartoluoct Dun das. of the Italian Embassy stall, was announced. Mary Duncan Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Gfeaon. whose engagement waa announced about a fortnight ago. has selected the date for her wedding to James Wirt Russell Robinson. It is to be Saturday. January Q, at I o'clock at the residence. 1?32 Rhode Island ave nue. This wedding la of widespread interest. The Gibson family orlrinally went out of Virginia Into Ken tucky, Mississippi and Louisiana, in which States they played a Con spicuous part In their political and constructive lives. Nathaniel Hart, one of the paternal ancestors of Miss Gibson, received the first grant of land in Kentucky from the State of Virginia, and there remain still three large estates. "Spring HIU." "Hartland" and "Inglestde." which were a i>art of the original grants. Senator J. N. Camden, of Kentucky, married a daughter of this family and lives at "Spring Hill." where the grandfather of Miss GlbsoVl. Senator Randall Lee Gibson, of Louisiana, waa born. "Inglestde" was the home of Col. Hart Glbaon. the maternal grandfather of Miss Gibson, and remains the home of their family today. GIBSON'S ANCESTORS. The great Commoner. Henry Clay, also married a Miss Hart, and the families of Clay and Preston and Breckinridge and Shelby are all In terwoven with the Hart and Gibson famtlies by marriage and intermar riage. The first Chief Justice of the Aids Poles Wounded in Siberia COUNTESS WANDA RAWITA OSTROWSKI. She is director of the Polish Red Cross in Siberia and now is in Washington to aid in the repatriation of 3,000 wounded Polish soldiers in Siberia. The countess is considered a perfect type of Slav feminine beauty. even a few Job hunters hare asked him for appointments. In many rases these communica tions are prefaced with some sort of statement to the effect that as President Wilson was in France, or was ill. the signatory sovereign American was just naturally writ ing to the man designated to act for the President. Certain foreign statesmen, par liamentary bodies and minor states, have addressed official documents to him instead of to President Wil son. and now and then even a foreign diplomat or commissioner has conceived it to be his duty v*o call on the Vice President, in asmuch as he could not see the President. To the last the Vice President has explained in his dry way that a Vice President is never Vice President . . . tha't he never acts for a President. However, Mr. Marshall was "glad to see them just the same." It is to be doubted whether any of these foreigners clearly grasped the fact that the "heir apparent" of the American Presidency is about as nea^ to the President as North is to South, generally speaking. A monarch trains the crown prince to be hij successor and takes pains to initiate him into the maxes and mysteyies of policies of state and statecraft A President never takes a Vice President into his Official confidence, except now and then, in a casual sort of way. The man who at any moment In this uncertain world may become President has no opportunity to learn the ropes of the Presidential office. The President rarely, if ever, . seeks his advice; he knows nothing Df Presidential policies or Presiden tial experiences, and when he arises ?to defend the administration or champion some of its proposals he is vouchsafed just as much private Information as the White House floorkeeper. The Wilson administration enjoys no uniqueness in this respect; it has always been so. EPIDEMIC OF WEDDI3TGS. It just occurred to me that there has been a small epidemic of inter national weddings and engagements lately! O course, the most recent, and of the greatest local intereat. is that of Qspt Robert Glen and Jane Story, whose marriage will be an important social event of next Saturday. Al ready the entertaining in their honor tea begun, and will continue until the last minute, almost, before the wed iing. Then Maj. C. Croufurd Stuart also of the British Embassy staff, stole a march on us all and married, two days before he sailed for home, a Mis* Wheeler, of Fairfield. Conn. Maj. gtuart returned to England with Vls eount Grey whan the latter sailed ibont a week ago. I The marriage of the third secretary ?f the Italian Embassy, Andrea dele ter Celesta dl Vegllasco, and* Miss Margaret Erhart daughter of Mr. and Mr*. William H. Erhart ef New York. wmm an Important social event of last oonth. And about that time the to Uniied States, John R. Marshall, waa a part of this family, as were the Vice President of the United States, John C. Breckinridge; Clif ton R. Breckinridge, Minister to Russia; Gen. William Preston, Min ister to Spain; W. C. P. Breckin ridge. the silver-tongued orator, and Governor Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky. In our re cent war the first Croix de Guerre given an American soldier was CONTINUED ON PAG1 EIGHT. LOOK=j FOR THIS LADY 4 Sbe wiD make her fini appear ance in next Monday's issue and ?he will have something to say that will bterest everyone of oar readers?especially the women. What she sayi is so very help ful aad practical?because she ?peaks from the widest experi ence?that it will pay you to cut out her evening talks and dip them together or paste them in a little book for future reference. REMEMBER LOOK FOR The Head Nurse TOMORROW nr The Washington Herald I f Carpets . "%>. Mioses ?$ Sons 7 and "Eleventh Sts. Linens K - r ': _ , , # January Linen and White Sale Hemstitched Pare Linen Sheets and Cases Round Thread Ut??iMt spoke hemstitch?45x19 inches. Regular prioe $13.99, HO.**, it.it, $$.00, 17.0#. $9.90 and $$.09 pair. Re daeed to 912.00. fB.OO, gW.OO. $7.00, and 99*6 pair. Roamd Thread Linen Sheet*? spoke hemstitch?90x101 inches. Rscalar price, $45.00, $43.00 and $31.M pair. Reduced to 944.00, ?39.00 and 984.00 pair. Round Thread Linen Sheets? spoke hemstitch?72x103 inches. - Regularly, $29.00 pair; reduced to 926.00 pair. The Linen Shop? An opportunity for every housekeeper tp secure fine Linens, Beddings and Whit? Goods at remarkably low prices. AD reductions guaranteed. ? Some items limited in quantities. Shop early and avoid disappointment "Deluxe" Cotton Sheets, Bolster and Pillow Cases \ ' ? * Sizes mentioned are torn sizes before" hemming. 63x90 Inches, Reduced to $L85 Each 54x99 Inches, Reduced to $1.65 Each 54x90 Inches, Reduced to $1.50 Each i 45x72 Inches, Reduced to 95c Each 42x72 Inches, Reduced to 90c Each V 54x36 Inches, Reduced to 65c Each 50x36 Inehes, Reduced to 55c Each Madeira Hand Scalloped and Embroidered, Pure Linen Tea Cloths, Centerpieces, Scarfs, Nap kins and Tea Sets. Reduced in price. Tea Napkins; one corner hand embroid ered design*- Regularly up to $15.75, (or 910 doaen. $1S.7? to $11.75, 91* doaen. Tea Seta of ll.pteoee. 1 center. ( plate and * tumbler doytiea. Regularly op to $11, tor 90 set. <11 to $11. tor 916 <*?t ? Tea Corers: $S-inch diameter. Regularly $20 to $25. tor 915.50 each. Centerpieces; 28-inch diameter. Regularly $12 to $15. (or 98-50 each. Centerpiece*; 24-tach diameter. Regularly $$.50 to $19, (or 97-BO each. Scarfs; 1$ and 20 tnchea wide by 3$. 45. 54 and <3 inehes long; beautiful designs on pure linen. Actual values up to $19. Choice, 95 each. tt Elite" Cotton Sheets, Bolster and Pillow Cases 90tx99 Inches, Reduced to $2J0 Eaeh 81x99 Inches, Reduced to $L96 Each 72x90 Inches, Reduced to $L82 Each 54x99 Inches, Reduced to $L35 Each 54x90 Inches, Reduced to $L30 Each 45x72 Inches, Reduced to 90c Each 42x72 Inches, Reduced to 82c Each 54x36 Inches, Reduced to 55c Each 50x36 Inches, Reduced to 49c Each Bleached Pure Linen Table Cloths and Napkins, 2x2, 2x2Vi, 2x8, 2x3V?, 2x4, 2^*2%, 2^x2^, 2^x3 yards. Designs are discontinued from the lines of leading manu facturers, they being unable to secure the fine yarns needed in these grades. Beautiful designs with odd nap kins to match some cloths. All reduced. 25% Off Regular Price*. Genuine French Cluny Lace Trimmed Linen Table Covers, Centerpieces, Doylies and Sefcrfs; odd sizes of fine linen, hand-made lace and linen centers. 15% Off Regular Prices 100 Dozen Hemstitched or Hemmed Huck Towels; Vi linen and >/2 cotton mixed. Called Union huck; plain or figured borders; large or guest size. 60c throughout the country. 39c each. $1.00, $1.26 and |L50 Barman Lace-trimmed Scarfs; fine linene centers; wide lace edge. Me^eaeh. Japanese Blue Print Table Covers and Romero; Iris, Lotus, Bamboo, Maple Leaf, Cherry Blossom, Bird and Butterfly designs. 72x72 inches square, $2.95 each. 17x60 inch runners, 5?e each. Bleached Pure Linen Table Damask; floral, ornamental, spot and unique designs of heavy satin damssk. 72-tneh, Doable Settn Damask, $$.25 regularly, for 95.00 yd. 70-inch, Hsary Satin Damask, $5.00 regularly, for 94 00 yd. 79-inch, Heavy Satin Damask. $$.75 regularly, for 92.05 yd. 70-inch, Heavy Satin Damaak. $3.00 regularly, for 92-2S yd. Bleached Pure Linen Scotch Crash Toweling; plain white, red or blue borders. These were made to our order by Baxter Bros., Dundee, Scotland. 75c grade, white or colored borders, set yd. $(c grade, white or colored borders. 4Or yd. 59c grade, white or colored borders. 99c yd. Genuine Ripplette Dimity Bed Spreads. *3x90 Inchee. hemmed ends, reduced to 92-75 ea. 72x90 Inches, hemmed ends, reduced to 99.00 ea. 80x90 Inches, hemmed ends, redueed to 99.25 ea. Scalloped edge, cut corner spread with bolster sham?lor single or three-quarter beds, reduced to 94.75 set; for double beds, 95.50 set. 125 Pine Satin Bed Spreads?hemmed en da, heavy wrought designs, beautiful patterns. $$ spreads selling reg. for $7.25 ea. 2 spreads selling reg. for $7.50 ea. 1$ spreads selling reg. for $9.25 ea. 7 spreads selling rag. for $9.71 ea. 15 spreads selling reg. for $7.99 ea. No phone orders. Choice, 98.78 each. 192 Heary Crochet Bed Spreada?hemmed ends, starchleas, Marseilles patterns, line quali ties. 29 spreads selling reg. Cor $2.2$ ea. \ No phone 24 spreads selling reg. for $3,10 ea. ( orders. 2$ spread sentag rag. for $4.50 ea. ( Choice, 2$ spreads selling reg. for $9.75 ea. I 98.00 each. Fancy Wool Plaid Blankets $12.00 Blankets, ?0x80 Inchee, for 910.00 pair. $10.00 Blankets, C8x80 inches, for 98.00 pair. $14.25 Blankets. 70x84 inches, for 912.25 pair. $17.50 Blankets, 72x84 Inehes. for 915.00 pair. $22.00 Strictly All Pure Wool, 72x84, for 920.00 pair. $25.00 Strictly All Pure Wool. 72x84. for S22-50 pair. $24.00 Gray Blankets. 70x80 inehes. tor 920.00 pair. $19.00 Gray Blankets, 72x84 inchee, tor 917.00 pair. fhe Finest Assortment of Blankets in Washington 8trictly All Pure Wool White Blankets, for single beds. Regularly $18.50, '$25.00, $25.60, $31.00 and $44.00 pair; reduced to 916.75, 922*0, 923.00. 928.00 and 939.00 pair. For double beds. Regular $22.00. $27.50, $30.00, $37.50 and $48.00 pair; redueed to 920.00, 924.75, 927.00, 988.00 and 948.00 pair. White Wool Blankets from our regular stock. $11.50 White Blankets, 90x80 inches. 910.00 pair. $12.50 White Blankets, *0x$0 inches, 911.96 pair. $12.75 White Blankets, 90x80 inches, 911.50 pair. ' $13.50 White Blankets, 60x80 inches. 912*5 pair. $15.25 White Blankets, 90x84 inches, 914.50 pair. BLANKETS $18.00 White Blankets, <0x84 Inehes. 910-00 pair. $31.00 Extra White Blankets, 99x99 tnchea, 927.50 pair. $13.25 White Blankets, 70x82 inches, 81IJB pair. $15.00 White Blanketa, 70x94 inches. 911*0 pair. $19.00 White Blankets. 79x84 inches. 914*0 pair. $17.25 White Blankets. 70x84 tnehes. 918.00 pair. $21.50 Extra White Blankets, 72x$4 inchea, 919.00 pair. 150 Genuine Ripplette Bine Striped Bed Spreads?Hemmed ends. 50 spreada. *2x90 in., reg. $4.50 ea. No pta"# 50 spreads, 72x99 in., reg. $4.75 ea. 50 spreads, 80x99 in., reg. $5.25 ea. Choice. 98-50 each. Woolnap Cotton Blankets hare no equal at theee prices. White, plaids and fancies reduced. $5.(0 Blankets, (4x7* Inchee, 98.75 pair. $5.75 Blankets. *4x71 inchea, 94*0 pair. $*.00 Blankets, *4x7* tnchea, 94JR pair. $*.75 Blanketa, *4x7* inebee. 95*0 pair. $7.50 Blankets, 72x$0 incites, 95*5 pair. $$.60 Blankets, 72x$4 inchee. 95.75 pair. ? Comforts Pine Silk, Satin, Sateen, SOkoline, Dotted Mull and Fancy Covered Comforts of Sanitary Cotton; Mixed Wool and Cotton and Pure Lambs' Wool lining; full sixes. Our entire ^ine of new stan dard Comforts (no samples lines). Lees 15 Per Cent Off Regular Prices. I Drapery Department Merchandise specially priced in connection with the White Goods Sale. VELVET PORTIERES We have stUl a fall assortment of colors of duplex velvet portieres. Among theee you wUl find blue, ton. mulberry, garnet, green sad rose. Mads with French edge*. Special, 989*0 pair. Tapestry Couch Covers, 99 tnehes wide and full length, heavy quality, reversible designs, dark colorings. 911 each. Mohair Cooeh Covers, green only. . plain center, tan length and at much below today's value, at $1.00 and $1.25 Cretonne, 3* Inehes wide; light and dark colorings; wide variety of pat terns. Special, 69c yard. Genuine Imported Scotch Madras, in Cathedral and Flowered dealgna, vari-colored designs on green, ton snd cream grounda. Priced at about one-half value, 91.00, 91*6 and 91*0 yard. Bqnares of Tapestry. Damask. Ac., 24 Inches square, for sofa pillows or seats of odd chairs. Special, 91.00 each. Pillow Blips, made from Imported samples of damask, brocade, tapestry, Ae. Theee are randy to have pillow inserted. Cretonne Covered Pillows, 1$ inchee sqnsre, filled with sanitary cotton. Special, 75c each. One pair hi8 of Laco Curtail*, voile, marquisette, Irish point, Brussels, cluny, Marie Antoinette and other styles. Slightly muMod 9ampie included In each pair. To CIom Oat at i Price Irish Point Laos Curtains^white and tvocy, 2* yards long, neat edge borders, Swiss i .. We offer for sale a large number of sample lengths of imported Tapestry. Velour, Damask, Brocade, Linen, etc. These are some of the best examples of upholstery fab rics, but are now unobtain able. They are in -usable lengths from 1% yards up to 4V& yards to a piece. Mark ed to close out at prices less than the former cost to im port Bleached Turkish Bath Towels colored jaeqaard herder and plain white Martex Bath Towels. $2.00 whits ar colored border extra slse Beth Towels, 91*6 each. $1.7$ white extra else sad heavy weight Bath Towels. 91*5 each. $1*0 white or colored border large sis* Towels. 91-10 each. $ 1.25 white ar colsred border large sise ba' k Towels. 95c sach. * $1*9 wWts ar colored harder larva sis* ?*?-? Towels, 78c each. 79c white ar colored border avers) Towels. 99c each. 50c colored border medium ar gu? Towels. 8Sr each. $1.2$ pure-typed Hemaed Tea Towels. 91.09 each. Beautiful Reversible Bath Ruga, 91*8 to 98.78 Huck and Balls all-over or with tin sat assortment of Oaod Pure Linen Towels In Wssfalngtoa. $*.09 Double Damask and Bnsft ' $5.00 Double Damask and Huck Towels, larffs sise, 94*0 each. $3.71 Doable Damask and Huck Towels and $1.99 Doable Damaak and Ha slse. 9LTB ( $3.99 Double $1.2$ Plain Huckaback Tewela. 91.90 Plain eaeh. H 93-99 and Fate Whits Cut Wool eOk $12.69 Blankets, 71x14 inches, tor Ir. $11*9 Manketa, 71 Cr?