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Republican Senators Also
i Against Postponement of
i R. R. Legislation.
Determined opposition lias arisen
among some republican senators
against tlie proposal, said to find fa
vor with the House, that Congress
pass temporary legislation for the
financial aid of the railroads, to be
handed back to private ownership
January 1, and that general riktlroad
legislation be postponed until next
cession to allow Congress to adjourn
after disposing of the treaty.
These senators express the appre
hension that if this course is fol
lowed the democrats will charge the
republican majority with having
shirked a duty. There is no question.
It is said, that the democrats will do
eo. Democrats already are taunting
The republicans with "lying down on
the job." Democrats point out that
Congress has now been in session
aince May l.r>. sufficient time to enable
calm and practical consideration of
the railroad problem. They call at
tention to the fact that the President
Kave Congress official notice more
than five months ago that, lacking
congressional legislation, he purposed
returning the roads to private owner
ship January 1.
Foresee Change of Democrats.
Republican senators say further
that if final disposition of the railroad
problem goes over until December
proceedings will drag along until the
presidential campaign is well under
?way and the democrats be Justified
Jn charging the republicans with in
capacity in dealing with this subject.
There is no difference of opinion
anywhere upon the proposition that
settlement of the railroads' future is
one of the biggest questions now
pending ar.d fraught with importance
to every element of the population,
financial, commercial* and industrial,
as well as the citizenship generally.
Director General Hines of the rail
road administration has warned Con
gress of the perils of further delay
in doing something to settle the dis
turbed condition of labor and finances
in connection with the railroads. It
was stated today in a well informed
quarter that Director General Hines
?will recommend to the President that
he adhere to his previously expressed
determination to hand the roads back
on the first of the year.
Might Delay Returning Roads.
It was stated, however, that should
Congress show disposition to proceed
aow with the settlement of the ques
tion. even though the proceedings
should continue beyond the present
extra session, the President might de
lay turning the roads back, provided
he was convinced of the genuine in
tent of Congress to act.
The belief is said to be strong among
influential republican senators that a
grave political mistake will be made
in dodging the issue now. aside from
the certain deplorable efTect upon the
morale of the railroads and upon
business generally by delay.
Children's Hospital Inmates Re
ceive Baskets of Golden and
White Chrysanthemums.
Twenty little children, who have
been confined to one ward at Children's
Hospital, some of them for as long
as two years, were made happy yes
terday in their "open-air bedroom"
by the baskets they received from
the "Say-It-With-Flowers" week com
mittee, which is in charge of the local
flower week. Today the dozens and |
dozens of golden and white chrys
anthemums are still lending their J
fragrance to the' ward, while the lit- j
tie tuberculosis patients are exchang- i
lag happy glances at the presence of
the gifts from rhe Washington florists.
Some of these little patients are
Buffering from diseases of the joints
which will not permit them to leave
their beds, and the superintendent of
the hospital has sent a letter to the
flower committee to the effect that !
th? blossoms sent to "her children" '
probably attained the height of cheer
fulness for the recipients, for these
patients have little happiness come
Into their lives.
The flower committee believes that
the Red Cross flower day, which was
observed yesterday, was the banner
day of the week of flower giving.
J. Harper Hetherlngton, who was in
charge of keeping the many Red
Cross booths throughout the city sup
plied with fresh blooms to be pre
sented to every member subscribing
yesterday, is today receiving the con
gratulations of the officials in charge
of the drive. Fresh baskets of flow
ers have been kept at the various ;
campaign headquarters throughout !
the week.
A. E. Gude, jr.. chairman of the
school children's essay writing com
petition. has announc?d that compo
sitions on "Say It With Flowers" will
be received by him up until the last
mail Saturday. All compositions
hearing a postmark up to 6 p.m.. Sat
urday will be accepted. Gold prizes
for the three best essays written by
a high school pupil will be awarded
and three similar prizes will go to
the winning essays written by pupils
of the graded school.
Edward Simmons Pleads Guilty to
Theft?Sentence Deferred.
Edward Simmons, who is sixty-one
years old and has spent most of his
time behind prison walls since 1875,
pleaded guilty today before Justice
Gould to the larceny of a stickpin
from a local jewelry firm about three
years ago. Simmons recently was re
leased from prison in Baltimore and
was brought here. The prisoner said
he has reached the turning point in
his life, and friends have appealed to j
Justice Gould to give him another j
chance. He told where the pin was 1
"planted" and it was recovered. Jus
tice Gould said that he considered
Simmons an extremely clever crook
and that his proposed reformation
came at a late date, but he deferred
aentence for one week.
Sir David Henderson, Director of
League of Societies, on Way.
Sir David Henderson, director gen- |
eral of the League of Red Cross So
cieties. who served as a lieutenant
general In the British army during the
war,' is on his way to the United
States. He will confer with Henry P.
Davison, chairman of the league's
board of directors, on the organiza
tion program for world-wide health
promotion and disease prevention.
Troops in Europe Join Red Cross.
The American army of Occupation
or what is left of it, is strong as ever
for the Red Cross, according to a
cable from Coblens received at na
tional headquarters here. Company
A. 8th Infantry, was the first over the
* top, says the message, with 100 per
cent enrollment of its 250 officers
and men. The company had just been
paid and the first thing each dough
boy did with his "dough" was to be
come a member for 1920.
$100,000 GOALS
r (Continued from first Page.)
Mr. Eynon announced that Mrs. Eliza*
beth Gray "Woodward, canvassing the
Government Hotel, reported that of
the 1.800 girls and 150 employes at
the hotel. 600 had already Joined, BOO
more would join today and the bal
ance would enroll by Armistice day,
thus entitling them to a 100 per cent
flag. This is the most enthusiastic
co-operation yet made public from
any outside source.
Worker Secures 300 Members.
The Red Cross worker at the Con
gressional Library reported last evening
that she had secured 300 members to
date. All the large department stores
and business establishments have de
voted window space to novel displays.
Although the announcement was made
but yesterday, a lively interest is being
shown in society circles over the special
matinee to bo given at Moore's Garden
Theater Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
In addition to the showing of Richard
Harding I>avis' "Soldiers of Fortune,"
noted artists have been asked to ap
pear. Telegrams were sent last night
to Miss Julia Sanderson and Joseph
Cawthorn, now playing in Pittsburgh,
who will be at the National Theater
next week, and to Arthur Prvor, the
famous bandmaster, to lend their pres
ence to the success of the performance.
Mr. Poor has been asked to conduct
the orchestra when it plays his latest
march of the same name as the pic
ture. The Boy Scouts and the women
of the uniformed corps will distribute
miniature newspapers tomorrow illus
trative of the feature.
Volunteer Their Services.
Among the women who have volun
teered their services to enroll mem
bers in the banks, theaters, hotels,
markets, office buildings and large
stores and at enrollment headquar
ters are Mrs. Richard Fourchy, Miss
Helen Parker, Miss Katherine Pride.
Dr. Josephine Baird, Miss Elizabeth
Timlow, Mrs. J. M. Penney, Miss
Florence Klrtland, Miss Glynn, Mrs.
G. H. Winslow, Mrs. Henry Thurtell,
Mrs. Frank B.?Noyes, Mrs. Fleming
Newbold, Mrs. J. Waterman, Miss
Edith McCammon, Mrs. E. F. Forbes,
Mrs. R. E. Fisher, Mrs. Brumbaugh
Mrs. Dodge, Mrs. E. Hillman. Miss
Katheplne~Dougal, Mrs. Forman, Mrs.
Casey. Mrs. Martin Waple, Mrs. Mil
lard Thompson, Mrs. William Lewis,
Mrs. Mildred Monroe. Mrs. Ethel Mor
gan. Miss Dorothy Deeble, Mrs. Mabel
Kipp-Lewis. Mrs. A. W. Stahl. Mrs.
Charles Roberts, Mrs. Hubbard, Mrs.
Flshback, Miss Blanche Baker. Mrs.
Julian F. Grubb, Mrs. D. E. McCarthy.
Miss Marjorle Brown. Mrs. James
Woodrow. Mrs. Hill, Miss Rhoes. Mrs.
W. E. Chamberlin. Mrs. Fauth. Mrs.
Wood. Mrs. Marbury. Mrs. Charles
Mansell. Mrs. J. B. Kinnear. Mrs. Lee.
Mrs. Katherine Morrison. Mrs. Olga
Fiske, Mrs. P. M. Gray, Mrs. B. L. G.
Reese. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. A. H. Pike,
Mrs. A. Weyl. Mrs. W. H. Herron, Mrs.
E. V. Roy, Mrs. E. W. Hanvey, Mrs. R.
S. Huidekoper. Mrs." Ira L Reeves,
Mrs. H. P. Mcintosh. Mrs. J. M.
Wrightson, Miss Hemphill. Mrs.
Hutchins, Miss Jennie Wallace, Miss
Julia Caton, Mrs. Frank Hibbs. Mrs.
R. E. Fisher. Miss H. V. Keim, Miss
Eleanor Palmer. Miss Katherine
Denye. Miss Mary Kanary, Miss Eliz
abeth O'Reilly. Miss Kate Parker,
Miss Ida Thurman. Miss Julia Moore.
Miss Marie Stevens and Miss Mary
Weston. ?
"On Toes" at Navy Yard.
As in past Red Cross drives, the
Washington navy yard is "?up on its
toes" to help make the victory roll call
a success. "The world appreciates the
Red Cross: America leads the world;
help make the navy yard a leader," runs
a mimeographed sheet spread broadcast
among the workers, signed by Com
mander H. L. Pence, chairman of the
yard's enrollment campaign, and ap
proved by Rear Admiral A. W. Grant,
commandant and superintendent.
Along with this sheet there is being
distributed a little handbill announcing
"The Red Cross needs you." Next it
asks. "What for?" end then goes on
accurately and succinctly to answer
the question. Still another feature is a
well known poster for appropriate places
in which a soldier announces that
"The Red Cross helped me and mine.
Join November 2 to 11. It will help you
and yours."
?'If there is any cement in America
that will hold together all the
agencies for good in any community,
and bind them together in one, sin
gle. unselfish purpose to promote the
common public welfare, that ceiflent
is the American Red Cross," declared
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, in a
statement in. sjipport of the roll call.
"The more of that cemtnt in our na
tional life the better. And the more
millions of Americans who make up
that cement the better."
Prompt appreciation for what the
American Red Cross did to relieve
their wants during the recent tidal
wave Is contained in a telegram re
ceived at Potomac division headquar
ters yesterday from the chairman of
the Corpus Christi (Tex.) ohapter of
the Red Gross. The wire readsr ?
"In one day's drive 1,303 members
enrolled in this city, a small expres
sion of our appreciation Bf the splen
did service rendered us in our great
need by the American Red Cross, and
an evidence that Corpus Christi has
come back."
Stop Knocks
Save Power, Bearings and Gasoline
by Having
Carbon Removed
35 Cents Per Cylinder
Takes Only a Few Minutes
Prompt Repair Service, $1 Per Hour
Steele Garage
426-428 8th Street N.W.
Telephone Franklin 3145
Say It With Flowers .
Large, perfect
specimens C
right from'the M **
?? J O Doz.
Palms and Ferns stiil on sale
at Special Reduced Prices
until Saturday night.
Washington Floral Co.,
724 14th St. N.W.
14tk u< N. Y. Ave.
Telephone Maine 106
See the Other Page
of Store News
Store Hours: Open 9:15 A.M.; Close 6 P.M.
the store or greater serv/ce
See the Other Page
of Store News
420-430 Seventh St., Through to Eighth St.
ale of Winter Coa
Offering Values Even Better Than Those That Caused Record
Selling Last Monday When We Sold Nearly 500 Coats in a
Day?Tomorrow's Sale Includes 500 More Coats, the Product
of One of Our Best Makers.
The Values are Extraordinary.
Mostly All Silk Lined, Over Half
Fur Trimmed. , ,.v x
Li$hi Weight
/-Li ? /yo*?ur.
Si tv e V&logrn FullfSii kK Lined
ijncelfa (
Si lyertohe.
Full SiUctined
?SHvertip Waid
Fu//Si/k Lmed
\v ??
rip. Bo/ivia
FuJI Sm\Lined
*39 m
Choice Tomorrow
Over 30 Fall Styles
Sizes Are 16 to 46
The different fabrics are:
Normandie Cloth
All-Wool Kersey
Chinchilla Cloth
Silvertifi Plaid
All-Wool Broadcloth
Sealine, Skunk Opossum, Kit Coney
and other furs are used for trimming.
A Substantial Deposit Will
Hold Any Coat for Future
We found a prominent New York
manufacturer with 300 Winter Goats
on his floor, which he was willing to
close out at an extraordinary sacrifice
to get some needed "money/'
A check closed the deal, and the
coats were ours at just about half their
regular price. ...
They're the equal of any coats we
have offered this season?and that is
saying a good deal. %
We know you can't duplicate them
in Washington unless you pay much
more than this price of $39.90.
The values in tomorrow's sale are most
unusual, and if you would own the best coat
$39.90 can buy?
Be Here at Store Opening
Second Floor-Lansburgh & Bro.
All SUf Weed
A litis)'/k Lined
Fa// Si/Ik brined
All WooU
Normandie Clot fx
Full Silk Lifted
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sskf r \ Silverbloqnt
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All Woo/ l/el
fu// Silk

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