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I WOMEN WORTH WHILE.
!j THEIR FRIVOLITIES, INTERESTS AND HOBBIES.
By Seiene Armstrong Harmon.
Eugenics? It s something of a hard old
word and far from frivolous. Yet in
Washington, at least, it s all the fashion.
Mrs. John il iy- Hammond, wife of the
?millionaire mining engineer, has suc
ceeded in interesting the women of tm
capita: in this .iiMii
and Mttle kra.wn
subject. Many of h-r friends have t aught
her enthusiasm, with r-e : -suit that sev
eral women of 'social ;<romineiice will
open their homes this winter fo~ lecture.?
to which the public will be Invited and at
which eminent scientists will present the
subject of eugenics, not in a - ientinc,
?ut in an educational way.
At the convention held recently in the
capital by the .Association for the Study
and Prevention of Infant Mortality Mrs. >
Hammond was a prominent figure and
*:;e delivered two addresses. Under her j
leadership, also, there has just opened in :
Washington the Woman's Auxiliary clinic'
where working worn. i. may receive the '
best medical attention outside working
hours and at a cost commensurate with {
their wag-s.
Mrs. Hammond is a hostess of interna
tional prominence. Her home is fre
Quented by the most exclusive members!
of the residential, diplomatic and official
sets. In New York, where the Ham- i
monds are spending ;.ari of the present 1
season, their friends num:>er society _ .1
ers. men and womer: in the front ran*s i
of art.sts. ?l iters and social workers
V\ hen J?.hri Hays Hammond w as -p- i
ointed Sv Pres dent Taf, special am- i
bassador to the oronation of King i
lie-rge. the Hammonds . ccupied the Lon- I
?Ion house of thfir old f iend. the 'ate j
Baroness Burdett-Courts. and disposed j
POSI flFFCE BUSINESS
E
Quarterly Financial Statement
Shows Improvement Over
Same Period Year Ago.
1 he quarterly financial statement of!
the auditor for th.- Post Office Depart
ment shows that tin revenues of the de
partment lor the three months ended
June 30. 1013, amounted to S4o,ltXi.> a,
An intrwist oi *7*1.^5, or H.-l pt?r
ceiit over th?- saint- period of la^t year
Of this sum *30.422,77:: 1*1 was collected
from the su.e of postage stamps, stamped
envelopes and postal cards, and $2,514,
374.33 from second-class mail matter sent
by put'lisntrs. The audited expenditures
totaled $?#>'.. J4.1.843, an increase of
.**?. 1*}, or t? per cent over the preceding
3ear. 8ome of the larger items of ex-'
penditure were for salaries of postmasters
and clerkt in post orti.es, >17,.V?7..>;7.oi;
rural letter carriers. Ml,X!2.?4o.:?t; city
delivery carriers. and rail
road m:ul transportation #11,74.*'.,244 Qy
There was an increase of in pe- rent in
the volum- of money order ! asiness The
number of domestic monev orders ssued
??,s., "?23^'" 474. amounting to ?l.v.t ovj,
in addition. .7<M international
money orders, amounting t< <21.nM ?;_'i t;i
were issued by l*nited Sta'-s postmasters.''
payable in foreign . .unrrit- Cemrallv
speaking, th. great bulk of th? monev or
ders are issued at the Ki.mo iourth-ciass
Post offices and paid in . half doseti of
the large cities One ou? of e\er\ !i\e
money order- issued is paid in < hi. ago
and one out ot ev.r> ten in New Yoti..
The Western Marxian.I Hallway Com
pany has IhIiI off about jno men at Han
cock. Md AH of the tra knien bnt three
were furlo ighed.
IF YOU HAD A
NECK
A8 LONG AS THI8 FELLOW.
AND HAD
SORE THROAT
TONS I LI NE
WNL? QUICKLY RELIEVE IT.
25c. md 50c. rfojDdal Size. tl>
all ^kucgi?ts.
a lavish hospitality to all properly ac
credited Americans. The gowns worn
by Mrs. Hammond at various coronation
festivities were of regal beauty and her
jewels vveri on the same si-ale of mag
nificence. Her emerald eardrops once
delighted an ernoress, having originally
belonged to Catherine 11 of Russia.
.Mrs. Hammond's interest does not een
t< r in clothes and jewels. By virtue of
Dot only wealth and hich social position,
' -it of an extraordinary personality, she
has influenced a large number of women
along more serious lines. Being a born
leader, it has required no special cour
age to make good works the fashion
among her friends.
Mrs. Hammond took the initiative in
interesting Washington women in eu
genics recently, when she invited teach
ers. preachers, physicians, sociologists
and society folk to a meeting at her j
home. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and the j
women of the cabinet were among those j
who accepted the invitation and attend- 1
ed. Mrs. Hammond presented them to
Of. Elnora C. Folkmar. who for years
has waged a campaign for a broader
education of adults and children in mat
'ers of sex hvgi.ne, and who mad'/ a
stirring talk along this line. Now Mrs.
Hammond is working heart and soul for
the cause of practical eugenics.
"We need." she declares, "a great na
tional Organization for scientific research,
but one which will have for its purpose
the popularising of the facts of eugenics,
so that these facts may be incorporated
into the practical life of the people."
Mrs Hammond is the happy mother of
five l.ildren. It is out of a largess of
blessing that her desire for the happiness
of other women and other women's Chil
dren has arisen. Sh. is a horn enthu
siast. ani she Is doing a good work to
ward the popular zin^ of those sedate
"iompai ;ons whom Irvin Cobb calls "The
'Jenic Twins Eu and Hy!"
CANADA IS WILING
10 HELP FOOT BILL
Ready to Match American Dol
lars in Paying for Peace
Celebration.
J. A. Stewart, chairman of the Ameri
can committee to arrange for the inter
national celebration of the hundred years
of peace between English speaking peo
ples. told the House foreign affairs com
mittee late yesterday afternoon that he
had learned from Premier Horden of Can
ada that the Dominion is ready and will
ing to put up one dollar for every dollar
the United States government will ap
propriate toward the celebration.
Mr. Stewart appeared before the com
mittee iu an efTort to ha\e passed the
bill appropriating a preliminary sum of
$15O.0"<> and appointing a representative
committee of high government officials
to act for the United States when the
International celebration is held on the
contennial of the signing of the treaty of
Ghent in 101.",.
Wants Half a Million.
If i1r. Stewart's plans are not cur
ailed the government will have a pretty
.s mi to pay. as he figures that the United
States should appropriate at least half a
mi.lion dollars for the purpose of making
.i yroj?er governmental demonstration. In
addition, there will be state and munici
pal celebrations and it was proposed to
the committee that coppei tablets be
placed on the faces t>t certain great
glacial rocks properly to record the event.
"If the United States do?f not take
hold of this celebration properly," he
said, "Great Britain will take the lead."
Support for Peace Centennary Plan.
l/?NEk)N, December The movement
: for celebrating the centennary of peace'
among English-speaking peoples and the
folding ot an Anglo-American exposition i
in London received promises of support
fi on. many sources at a dinner hist night
at which th.- Duke of Teck presided.
Walter H. Page, American ambassador;
Earl Grey, Sir Algernon Kintere and
otht r prominent men made ^addresses,
while Sir Edward Grey, the Bytish for
i ign secretary, and James Bryce. former
ambassador to the United States, sent
sympathetic messages.
A memorial tablet to Ensign Charles E.
Jlovey oi the navy, killed in an engage
ment with natives in the Philippines in
lull, is being installed in the memorial
room oi" Banc!oft. Hall, at the Naval
Academy. Xnr.apoli.?, Md . and will be un
veiled Sunday.
Tbe Postal Service.
XV.?Money Orders and
Registered Mail.
By Frederic J. Haskin.
There are more than 50.000 post offices
in the United States where people with
out a checking account in a bank may
go and buy exchange in the shape of
postal money orders. The people avai'
themselves of this facility to the extent
of some 85,000,000 money orders a year.
The system was established just half a
century ago, and since then more than
a billion money orders have been issued
The amount of money annually transfer
red through this system amounts to about
$600,000,000, with another hundred million
dollars for' the foreign money order busi
ness.
A graphic idea of the size of the
money order system of the country may
be gathered from the statement that al
though the average fee for issuing money
orders is less than 0 cents, the total re
ceipts of the Post Office Department from
these small fees alone amount to about
$5.000,000 a vear. The postmasters at
third and fourth class post offices are
allowed a fee of 3 cents for each order
they issue, and on this basis they made
nearly a million and half dollars last
?vear i
As a general rule receipts exceed dis
bursements on account of money orders
issued and paid in the smaller post offices
of the country, while in the larger ?J~
rices the value of the orders redeemed is
much greater than the value of those
Issued The Department never will allow
a money order to fail of payment when
offered for redemption, and yet It does
not desire to keep any considerable
amount of money in the hands of post
masters for this business. To meet the
situation it gives to the postmaster of the
New York post office a sort of clearing
house status. postmasters who have
inanv payments to make are given letters
of credit on him. within the limit of
which they may draw for funds. When
they draw he immediately notifies the
department and the appropriate _ book
keeping entries are made. In this way
the postmaster of every city is assured
always of sufficient funds to pay all or
ders that may come for collection, and
yet the department is saved the necessity
of having large sums of money tied up
and not working
t ?
In the international money order busi
ness each country remits at frequent in
tervals to the
Orders Issued in U. S. other coun
n . . tries of the
on Foreign Countries. money order
union sufficient money to cover the ex
cess of orders issued by it over the ones
drawn on it. As the United States is
the home of so many 'foreigners who
send money across the ocean to the kins
people back home, the United States is
constantly Issuing more orders payable
at European offices than European offices
issue payable at American offices. The
result is that the Post Office Department
must constantly be remitting money to
Europe to cover the balance.
These remittances are made through
bills of exchange, and a total of $1,500,000
a week goes abroad in this way. The
Post Office Department buys the ex
change under conditions of keen
competition participated in by about
thirty New York banks, with the
result that it always gets most favor
. able terms. The discounts it gets on
I exchange over and above the premiums
! that have to be paid to countries w here
the boot is on the other foot afford the
postal service a profit of neariy $5X?.000 a
year.
It has been recognized for a long time
that the restriction of the money order
system against payment at any other
office than tiiat upon which It is drawn
has b?en the principal handicap in ex
tending the usefulness of the system.
This has put it at a disadvantage as com
pared with th? banking system of the
country, and the purpose of the depart
ment to make a money order payable at
any post office will make that form of,
transmitting money mpre popular than
ever among those who do not carry bank
accounts or who wish to transfer money
to remote places. It is expected that the
present fiscal year will see this innova
tion established in the money order sys
tem.
*
$ i
One of the difficulties that hitherto have
been encountered in the handling of
money order
Difficulty Is Found business has
k J1-X- a a. been the dif
in Auditing Accounts. flculty of au_
diting the' money order accounts of the
50,000 post offices of the country. To
overcome the trouble of checking order
by order, by the hand process, which re
quired much time and gave no little room
for troublesome mistakes^ the new me
chanical audit system was devised. In- 1
' dor this system each office is given a
serial number, composed of five figures.
aDd by the use of punching machines
cards with holes punched in them are
made to tell to tabulating machines the
name of the office issuing the order, the
number of the order, the face value of
the order, and the fee received by the.
postmaster for issuing it. Every one of
th?- hundred million money orders has its
own punched card, and by machinery
these cards are assorted by the holes tha*
have been punched in them until those
of oach of the fifty thousand post office;;
are packed to themselves and arranged
serially.
With the extension of the money order
system to thousands of additional post
offices there Is a slight tendency for the
use of the registry system to fall off,
with the result that the number of reg
istered letters sent through tilt: mails to
day is approximately only a third of the,
number of money orders sent. The total
amount of matter registered amounted
to 3S,000,000 pieces in 1012. of which near
ly 30,000,000 were registered letters. The
state of New York does nearly one-fifth
of all the registry business of the coun
try.
The bulk of the registered mail of the
country is handled in pouches, carrying
rotary locks, keys to which are possessed
only by postmasters and others having
direct occasion to open them. A pouch
cannot be opened without changing the
number indicated on the lock, which reg
isters each successive opening Just as a
speedometer registers each successive
mile traveled. When one of the pouches
i is made up two postal employes put the
! registered letters into it, making a trip
licate list of them as they do so and writ
ing the number indicated by the number
ing machine in the lock, on the three
lists. The pouch then is locked and sent
forward to Its destination. When it
reaches there the clerks whose duty it I
is to open it note the number Indicated'
by the lock, and if it corresponds with
the number on the list inclosed with
? he contents they know that the lock
has come through unopened. But if they
find that it registers a higher number
they know that some unauthorised person
has tampered with it. and the fact is
finally placed in the hands of the post
office inspectors.
*
* *
The tell-tale qualities of a rotary reg- j
istry lock arc so well known, however,
that o n e|
Rotary Hegiftry Lock is very
Seldom Tampered With.
with. The two clerks who open the pouch
and check up its contents very seldom.
Indeed, find that the list does not agree
with the statement furnished by the two
clerks who made it up. These locks have
bfcen in use for years, and so accurate
and vareful is the record kept of the
times they are opened that the postal au
thorities could tell months afterward ex
actly what clerks opened a given lock at
each stage of Its progress in the postal
service.
The money transferring systems of the
American postal service?that is, the
money order and the registry systems,
are among the safest in the world. The
amount of money lost by individuals in
this way is a negligible quantity, and the
amount lost by the government almost so.
With a system of checks in each instance]
that insures safe handling there are very
few slips that can come between cup
and lip in transferring money by mail.
During one year nearly four billion dol
lars' worth of money and stamps was
sent by the Post Office and Treasury de
partments through the mail on their own
account, without loss, lake the money
order system, the registered letter sys
tem is being extended over the interna
tional boundaries of the world until now
It is difficult to travel far enough to get j
away from a. place where one cannot send
or receive money by registered mail.
little Stories
Bedtime
3y TflOR\TO,\ W. BURGESS.
(Copyriy'it. 1013, by J. G. Lloyd.)
Farmer Brown's Boy Lives Up
to His Word.
my hat off
really would,
him and get
seeing what
having him
Sammy Jay followed Farmer BroAvn s
boy all the way through the Green
Forest, scolding and saying impudent
things to him. But he was wasting his
breath. Farmer Brown's boy didn't pay
any attention to him. He just didn't
notice him at all. Of course, this made
Sammy angrier than ever, but try as
he would he couldn t make Farmer
Brown's boy even look at hirw.
You see. Farmer Brown's boy was
thinking very hard. He was thinking
about that splendid pond and that
splendid dam and that splendid
house and that splendid canal back
there deep in the Green Forest,
and how wonderful it was that they
had been made by Paddy the Beaver.
The more he thought about it the more
his respect for Paddy grew. It was the
first time that he ever had had real
respect for any of the little meadow
and forest people, and it gave him a
queer feeling.
"Why," said he. talking aloud as he
walked along, "if I should meet that
Beaver 1 should feel Just like taking
and bowing to him. 1
I was planning to trap
his skin, but now after
he has done. and after
actually mend his dam
without my knowing it, I just couldn't
trap him! No. sir: I just couldn't. He's
afraid of me. but he doesn't need to be
any longer. I'm the best friend tie's
got if he only knew it. That was a
mean thing 1 did this afternoon when
I tore a hole in his dam to let the wa
ter out of hLs pond. I'm ashamed of
ryself. and yet?well, I'm kind of glad
did it. too. You see, 1 wouldn't have
known how smart he is if I hadn't, i
guess he was some worried when he
found the water growing lower and
lower In his pond, and I'm afraid he's
worrying some now for fear I'll do it
again. I?1 ought to make it up to
him somehow. I'll just have to think
how I can."
Farmer Brown's boy was quite right
about Paddy. He was worrying. It
was bad enough to know that Old Man
Coyote was prowling around and that
he would have to always be on the
watch to keep from being caught and
eaten up. But Paddy had a great deal
of faith in his eyes and ears and nose
to warn him of danger. That was what
they had been given him for by Old
Mother Nature. "If I'm not as smart
as Old Man Coyote then 1 deserve to be
caught," thought he. But to have
Farmer Brown's boy making trouble
for him was another matter. Yes. in
deed. that was quite another matter"
It certainly xlid worry him. He had
made his pond very deep in the Green
Forest because he had thought that
no one but the little people who live
there, and of whom he had no fear,
would find it. It was too late for him
to go somewhere else and build a new
dam and make a new pond, because
Jack Frost would be along most any
day now. There was nothing to do hut
spend the winter right there and watch
out sharper than ever. He sighed long
and deep.
"Why men and boys so cruel are
1 cannot understand.
Tf they would only be our friends
What joy would til 1 the land!"
Paddy sighed again as he said this,
and then swam over to his dam to see
that the place he had mended was all
right
"IF I'M NOT SO SMART AS OLi> MAN
COYOTE, i DESERVE TO BE
CAUGHT." SAID HE.
And all the time Farmer Brown's
boy was keeping right on thinking
and thinking, and if Paddy could only
have known what he was thinking
he wouldn't have worried half so much.
You see. Farmer Brown's boy was do
ing his very best to think of some plan
to help Paddy and make him safe. He
was trying to live up to his word when
he had said that he would never again
meddle with Paddy's dam or allow any
one else to.
HERNDON MAYOR BETTER.
Enos L. Garrett 111 at Home of Son
in Richmond.
Special O>rreis|ioiideno* of Tin- Stnr.
HERNDON, Ya.. December 6, 1D13.
The condition of Mayor Enos L. Gar
rett, who was stricken with paralysis
while at the home of his son, in Rich
mond. is reported as improved. Magnus
T. Wilkins is acting mayor in Mr. Gar
rett's absence.
W. J. Zopil of Pleasant Valley has
sold his farm to W. Alexander of
southwest Virginia. Mr. Zopli will re
move to New Jersey.
Rev. Everard Meade of Pohick Church
held services in St. Timothy's Church,
this place. Thursday. Dr. Meade was
the guest while here of Dr. Charles F.
Russell.
A meeting of tiie League of the Hern
don Schools was held Friday. Mr. Bin
ford, head of the league in Virginia,
will address the school next Thursday.
At a meeting of the Herndon Chapter
of the Red Cross, held Thursday, the
following officers were elected: Chair
man, Mrs. Joseph B. North; secretary,
Mrs. Warren M. McNalr, and treasurer,
Rev. W. C. Harden.
In the Government Printing Office
The Operators' Relief Association held its
annual election recently and the follow
ing officers were chosen for the coming
year: Jesse W. Morgan, president; John
W. Mee, vice president, and Edward ^ ?
Morcock, secretary-treasurer. The annual
report of the secretary-treasurer shows
that the association has had another suc
cessful year. The number of members at
the close of the organization year. No
vember 30. was 13t>; receipts during year,
$1,645.40: f=ick benefits paid, expense
of administration. to0.30; amount returned
to members not drawing relief during
vear, $1,061.30; number of weeks' benen
paid. 49. A pro rata dividend
was paid December 3 to all full 3 e
members who have not drawn he^nel -.? -
the November meeting a number ol a
p ications were received and favoram>
acted upon, and the association \
gin a new year with an increased mem
bership.
Keyboard Operator Sydney T. ^arye
has the sympathy of the meml.ersofthe
kevboard room in the ?oss ot his "?"\her'
Mrs. Susan Anne Marye, who died at
Bancroft, Alexandria county, ^ a? las
Saturday. Mrs. Marye was born >n KS-7
in what is now West Virginia. Dr. la
ker. pastor of Ballston P. E. C^ch. con
ducted the funeral services, and inter
ment was made in Oakwood cemetery,
Falls Church, Va.
the recent annual meeting of the
Monotype Relief Association the treasur
er^report showed total receipts of $3,
800.38; total relief paid sick
iuTngb\-eS-epresident, Charl^ B H0^.
secretarv-treasurer, Casuemaii ?
Boss The next regular monthly meeting
wiiV be held December 26.
Timekeeper HarrjTl^weof theMmotyPe
section, who resigned last week, na*
Tennessee, where he has. estaU
fished a job printing plant and stationery
store.
Proofreader E. A. Hutchison resigned
liQt week to accept a position as ?a
f' in t)1P office of Indian affairs, De
Cl . i't f the Interior, where his work
SmbTlnlonnerttoS with or he.?
of Indians.
Robert Bell, linotype machinist left
is,"sr wsfhisr
Bell was eighty-six > ears ol agt.
Miss Josepha Lange of the proofroom;
? two-week vacation tn New
York and New Jersey \isit.n? rlV,
friends. She attended the A rm> ^ja
foot ball game in New Y or?v la. t
day.
At the recent meeting of I^oeal No- 4.
International Brotherhood of ???ltbln^f
ers George Hurst and B. S. Gynan oi
the bindery were reinstated as members.
W M Camp of the day proofroom
has been absent the past week on account
of illness.
Proofreader John rT?"risoe has been
con lined to his home for the past wee
with a severe attack of rheumatism.
The niuht proofroom chapel held its
election 'ast Monday night and J. ai.
Johnson and Arthur T. ^ow.nw.reunan
imously- elected chairman and secretary,
respectively.
William T. Hastings, formerly fore
iifiin ?>f the War and Navy branch, and
who wa.- recently assigned to th" muno
tvpe section, is absent on ten da>s leavt
Reviser H. D. Young of the day proof
room spent Thanksgiving with his mothei
i? Virginia. Mrs. Young, who has been
quite ill for the past two months, is ie
ported as improving in healtn.
George V. Sparks~of the document
(handj section has been detailed as press
corrector for the past week.
Cant. Wallace Braver, W. H Wright
and J C. Getman. all of the document
section, have been enjoying a portion of
their leave.
W E. Garlick. chairman of the docu
ment (hand) section chapel, has been on
the sick list the past week.
Thomas Gorman, plumber in charge,
engineers' section, met with a pain u ac
cident recently, losing the end of one ot
his fingers.
James A- Johnson of"the engineers' sec
tion is on the sick list.
John R. Parker, elevator conductor in
the electrical section, is away oil a three
week vacation.
Mrs. Adams, wife of Lewis K. Adams,
compositor in the linotype section, died in
New- York last week. The rema ns were
brought to this city and the funeral held
iast Monday.
Keyboard Operator J. L. Holland and j
Mrs. Holland spent Thanksgiving with
their son at Woodstock, Md.
M. R. Speelman of the office of the
foreman of the bindery, is visiting with
relat ves and friends at his home in St.
Joseph, Mo.
Members of Local No. 4, I. B. of B.,
extend their sympathy to James Sir Louis
and Mrs. Sir Louis on account of the
death of their baby boy.
Norman C. S'jrague of the press di
vision, who sustained a severe injury last
week, is still confined to his home.
Revist r A. L. Roberts of the day proof
room h?us been absent from his duties
the past week on account of i!l health.
diaries E. Rudy, reader in the proof- |
room, is away on ten days' leave of ab
sence.
James H. \Vilkins. linotype machinist,
I.as the sympathy of the members of the
. l apel in the recent death of his father.
The remains were taken to Baltimore
and interment made last Tuesdaj.
Mrs. Mary A. Proctor has returned to
duty in the press division after an ex
tended leave of absence on account of
illness.
Reviser Vincent F. Howard of the
proofroom has been acting press reviser
in the press division during the absence
of William T. Ashford.
Secretary W. N. Brock well of the proof
room announces that tiie first or the
weekly dances to be given by the Wash
ington Union Printers' Athletic Associa
tion will be held at Odd Fellows" Hall De
cember 8. and it is expected that a large
number of printers and their families
will be in uttendance.
The annual memorial exercises of Co
lumlia Typographical Un'on, No. 101, will
be held in Typographical Temple tomor
row afternoon at o'clock. The pro
gram will consist of music and speak
ing. The speakers of the occasion will
be President John B. Dickman. Rev. J. S.
Montgomery of the Metropolitan M. E.
Church and Rev. C. E. Fultz, pastor of
the United Brethren Church. Rev. Mont
gomery was formerly a printer and holds j
a union card. Music will l?e furnished
by Redtield's Orchestra and there will
be solos by Miss Mabel Louise Benzler,
Maurice P." Fitzgerald and others. Secre
The Star will be glad to
have its attention called to
any misleading or untrue
statement, if such should ap
pear at any time in any ad
vertisement in its columns.
Readers are requested to as
sist in protecting themselves'
and legitimate advertisers.
i
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tarv Seibold will call the roll of the de
ceased members. The committee in
charge of tiie exercises consists of Nelson
P. Moyer. chairman; J. Louis Ferber. ]
John H. Davis. Mary A. <'onnolly an 1 1
Clarence Miller.
Continued ill health has compelled
George II. Stull, reader in the proofroom,
to apply for limit of leave of absence.
Mr. Stull is a veteran of the civil war
and one of the old-time employes on spec
ifications in the office.
Proofreader J. A. L>. Turner is con
fined to his home with an attack of
grippe.
William ("Cuppy") Farmer of the mon
otype machine room returned to work
Monday after an absence of three months,
during which time he was acting coach
for the Fui-man University foot ball team
of Greenville. S. C. The Furman team
played championship games with a num
ber of southern college teams and the
w-inning of seven out of nine gridiron
contests demons'rated the effectiveness
of Mr. Farmer's coaching.
James Sowers, imposer in the document i
(hand) section, has returned to work
after a two-month vacation spent at his |
former home in Jonesboro. 111.
Imposer C. A. Capell of tin- specifica
tions division is spending his vacation in
Michigan.
Theodore Gerber, Charles E. Tompkins,
Harry W. Zeigler and L. J. Bennett of
tlie night document section are among
those who have been on leave the past
week.
A. L. Fessenden operator in th<> day !
monotype section, has been absent the
past week on account of illness in his
family.
Appointments, separations, transfers,
etc., i?i the office for the week ended
December .'5 have bten announced, as
follows:
Appointments?C. A. ("habeaux. tempo
rary stereotyper, and James H. <"amper i
temporary compositor.
Separations?Frank C. Wallace, super-I
intendent of documents, resigned; Miss
Gladys M. Rlnehart. assistant telephone
switchboard operator, resigned; Edmund
A. Hutchison, proof reader, resigned;
George J. Finch, bookbinder, resigned;
John A. Phillips, compositor, resigned,
and Horace E. Howes and Benjamin II. j
Jamason. skilled laborers, resigned
Transfers, etc.?George E. Pyemont.
bookbinder, office foreman of 1 -hiding to
forwarding and finishing section.
Michael J. Hagerty, bookbinder. Depart
ment of Agriculture, to catalogue divi
sion. Library of Congress (departmental
detail).
Isaac H. Wendai. machinist's helper,
-K? cents an hour, to monotype machinist,
0" cents an hour, monotype section.
Miss Mamie T. Hayes, press feeder,
press division, intermediate to day.
.Tosiah H. Brittker. clerk. Sl.^*'. oftice
superintendent of documents, to acting
superintendent of documents.
Frank M. Hatley, proof reader. ??o i-a?t^
an hour, proof section, to acting fore
man. S2,<nn?. war and navy section
William T. Hastings, foreman.
war and navy section, to com os: tor, ,*>t?
cents an hour. monotype section.
Louis W. Schneider, machinist's help
er, -jo cents an hour, to monotype ma
chinist. tiu cents an houi. monotype sec
tion.
James A. Simmons, unskilled laborer,
I stores division, to plate vault section.
John E. Jones, messenger, office superin
tendent of work, to linotype section.
! night.
< Jeorge S. Fitzgerald, compositor. W
cents an hour, monotype section. ni^ht.
to proof reader. 00 cents an hour, proof
section, nijfht.
Charles M Wright. Charles K. Smalky,
Lee J. Runyan, Merwih <1. llowe, Ernest
LeOrye, Tiiomas A. Bynum. Richard
Arm. Lewis C. Tuttle. proof section, dav
to night.
Edward J. Hall, proof reader. proof
section, night to day.
Edward B. Daw. caster helper, <?<
an hour, to machinist's helper. 40 cents
an hour, monotype section.
John M. Loughran, compositor. ?*??? ? ?: 11^
an hour, tb tnaker-up. 00 cents an hour,
monotype section, night.
William W. Wallace, caster helper. S3
cents an hour, monotype section day.
machinist's helper, cent-- an hour,
monotype si ction. night.
Franklin Welch, monotype keyboard
operator, cents an l.our, to desknian.
?>?"> cents a?i hour, monotype section,
Charles K. Tompkins and Theodore (Jer
ber. compositors, hand section, day to
night.
Bernhardt R. Freuss, Edward L. Hay.
Alexander J. Watson. Joseph A. Hcanneil.
James R. Johnson, I>ouis E. l>anfo,-th.
John W. Griffith and Theodore I'. C. Wil
lis, linotype operators, linot>pe section,
day to nigljt.
Robert R. Dilland, machine helper, lin
otype section, day to night.
George A. Sutton, machine helper.
cents an hour, to helper, 35 cents an hour,
linotype section, night.
Walter W. Haring. skilled laborer, 2">
cents an hour, press division, night, to
machine helper, 35 cents an hour, lino
type section, night.
Charles C. Brodie, compositor, 30 cents
an hour, linotype section, night, to tnaker
up. 00 cents an hour.
Albert J. Weber, stereotyper, foundry
section, day to intermediate.
Mrs. Mary E. Nervis, folder. 25 cents
an hour, pamphlet binding section, day.
to skilled laborer (female), 25 cents an
hour, pamphlet binding section, night.
Miss Daisy E. Davis, skilled laborer
1 female). 25 cents an hour, pamphlet
binding section, night, to machine oper
?
aU>r ?female?. cents an hour, ruling U
and sewing section. I)
Miss Lassie M. Thomas, machine opet -
ator <female>. cent* an hour, ruling
and sowing section. to skilled laborer
(female!, 23 cents an hour, pamphlet bind
ing section. night.
Miss Matilda M. Proctor, skilled laborer
(female). cent* an hour, pamphlet bind
j ing w'i tion. night. to machine operator
: (female), UT'r cents, ruling and sewing
section. %
i Charles K. Mai pas. txtok binder. ofTle??
, foreman landing, tu pamphlet binding
j section. night
William I loll. bookbinder, pamphlet
binding section. intermediate, to forward- ,
ing ?nd finishing section, day.
Alfred Daniels, bookbinder, pamphlet
binding section. day. to Intermediate.
Mrs Ruliv S. Johnson. skilled laborer
(female), pamphlet binding section, inter
mediate, to night **
Mrs. M. l.?ouisc Jones, skilled laborer
(female), forwarding; and finishing *cc-" ?
tion. to pamphlet binding section, inter
i mediate.
Mrs May R. Proctor, folder; Pranci*
I Drum, jr., helper, and George I>. <~ar- ..
I pente: , skilled lalwrer. pamphlet binding
I section, day to night ^
I Hoyt A. Ifolton, J?>s-ph 1>. Swinburne
land Stephen T. Walton, compositors,
j monotype sectkMi. day, to hand section,
1 night
! Joocph W. Belclier. William 11. lierin
1 ger. ? leorge W. Di. Frane and Charles
i II. llus.-. monotyp. keyboard operators;
Admiral K. Kosworth, John W. IV Vries.
I Walter B. Prenner. William 11. Howe,
Scott K. Young ai.d William F. Grimes..
! compositor^ Frank H. Burton. Fred E.
I >a\is. \ubrey C. Johnson and Frederick
l>. Will, easier helpers, and Joseph McK.
. Hodges. ski!i<-d laborer, monotype section,
day to night
ill
Give
"Her a
Pair of Opera Glasses.
I
An\ woman wou'.d appre- 1
elate such a gift.
We are shoorti - a verjr
handsome assortment of the
best makes, including some
from the famous Lemaire of
||j Paris.
In pearl and gold, from
upwards
Roe Fulkerson,
Optician,
i 407 F St. N.W.
Opposite Willard Hotel.
O. K. BY SANTA CLAL "
Santa Claus thoroughly endorses "The Panama
Canal/' the book that accurately describes the
greatest undertaking of his friend, Uncle Sam.
He says that nothing in his pack is so useful.
Dolls?they are only for the kiddies, and slip
pers?they are for grandma, but this is a book
for everybody between the ages of nine and
ninety?boy or girl, man or woman.
It saves a lot of worry, says Santa Claus, to have
a present that fits all the way around. Old Santa
tried Mr. Haskin's other book, "The American
Government," as a Christmas gift, and it gave
such general satisfaction to people of all ages
that he has adopted Its companion volume this
year as his "best seller."
SEE COUPON IN THIS ISSUE
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