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TIIE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, i012.
ELKS PLAN DINNER
Several Unique "Stunts" Be
ing Prepared for 400 Ex
pected to Attend.
There's hoIiuc to be somothlnsr dolnjj
very minute anil then some on Tuesday
venlnjt, November K, on the occasion
of the annual ThanksielvinK celebration
by the Elks of the District. The affair
will bo a beefsteak dinner to the ladles
of the order, and an elaborate program
Is to be provided.
The attendance Is expected to number
iOO. Including the ladlcS. Every lady
Present will be presented with a hand
ome white apron of the "bib" variety,
and with a handsomo stein, hand
painted and bearing the legend, "Ladles"
Social Session, November M, 1912."
The banquet will bo started at S
o'clock. There will be music by fivo
members of tho Marine Band, with
vocal selections by a quartet, and by
the entire chorus of Elks and their,
ladles. During the course of the even-'
In novelties of different kinds will bo
Introduced. Numbers of balloons will
be sent up, and confetti will be thrown
from points of vantago upon the KUcats.
A complete Hat of these "stunts Is
lacking aa vet. but the committee prpm
lses to provide something never before
"V" 11 o'clock tho customary silent
toast to absent members will be drunk,
and the remainder of the evening will
be passed In dancnlg. . .
The chairman of the committee which
bas charge of the general arrangements
of the affair Is Henr Hull. Eton
Btrauss Is secretary and Henry Howe
treasurer. The committee on refresh
ments Is headed by August llrlll: ",
Brahler Is chairman of the committeo
of stewards; William Palrp. chairman,
committee on novelty; J U
chairman committee on printing; n. ..
Myers, chairman, committeo on music
and talent, and J. A. Kerrell. chairman,
committee on waiters. The latter In
clude It. A. Collins. G. V. Korsbcrg,
H. B. Ooodrell. J. J. Gorman. E. HurtU.
Jr.. H. F. Harvey. C F. Herrman. i.
C. May, F. J. Mershclmer, Harry Miller,
A. A. Hollander. W II. Ourand. G. C.
Pumphroy, Dr. T. M. l'afalr. Normun
Prultt, W. A. Hettinger, Ijiuls Hodges,
Samuel Itlchards. Daniel Shchan, V. J.
niilllimn A If ttlllllT. C J ColUlllbUS.
A. V. Glrard, E. D Johnson. Iiuls
Ostemayer, it. M. racKaru. i-. j. -i-fey
Max HIrsch, Ia-o l.ocb. and J. M.
Final plans for the affair will ho ar
ranged at a meeting ' members of
Washington Lodge at the lodgo rooms
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Nov. .
Quests from Washington. Atlanta and
several other cities came to Chatta
nooga toduy for the wedding of Mis
Annie Keith Frailer, daughter of
former United States Senator and Mrs.
James P. Frazler, and Robert
Nugent Sommervllle. The bridal couple
will make tb.lr homo In Grecmllle,
Miss., where Mr. Sommerllle is en
gaged in the practice of law.
NO "ANNUAL STUFF"
Charitable Organizations, Including Salvation Army,
Plan Aid on More Substantial Basis Than Mere
i . .. . General Dinner for the Needy.
Not satiety at Thanksgiving and dearth i
all the rest of tho year, but sufficient I
m jiciiy an puDDiuiu uii mu yeur iuuut
Is the object now being aimed at more
and more by charitable associations and
benevolent organizations Id tho District,
As a result, this vcar many of tho
hugo Thanksgiving baskets which used
to be so prominent a featuro of tho day,
will be eliminated, and tho proceeds
received from contributions at this
time will be devoted to the alleviation
of suffering among the poor during tho
Officials of the Associated Charities I
here say that one of the difficulties
with dispensing charities la that those
Interested aro willing to give a good
deal at times like Thanksgiving and
Christmas imil close their pucketbooks
tightly at other times of the year,
What most of the poor people need,
these ofllclals point out. Is not so mlich
an extraordinary dinner on Thanksgiv
ing Day as a decent dinner on every
other day. Moreover, It Is demoralizing
and unnecessary to make people oblccts
of actual charity. Most of tho cases
which como bctoro the charities bourd,
officials say, would much better bo
handled with the object of assisting the
people for a while, until they can bo
placed upon their feet and mado self
supporting. Food for the Needy.
Miss Elizabeth Drown, assistant sec
retary of the Associated Charities, said
yesterday thoro would bo no big demon
stration like a general dinner this
Thanksgiving, but that baskets of food
would probably bo distributed to the
needy and special attention bo given
those under the caro of tho associa
tion In order to bring greater cheer on
this particular occasion.
"In some years In the past," said
Miss Drown, "as many as fourteen
baskets of food havo been sent to tho
same deserving family by different
charitable organizations, and In onn
case several boys of a family, who wcro
working, gave up their Jobs with tho
contention that it was unnecessary for
them to work, slnco people were will
ing to provide for them In Idleness."
This was an exaggerated case. Miss
Drown explained, and yet It Illustrates
how. much of the work was done In
years' past before It was carefully sys
tematized as at nresent. Every case
now brought to the notice of tho aso
clatlon, Mlas Drown says. Is carefully
recorded and Investigated to decido
whether Immediate relief Is required
and what sort of relief la necessary.
Work Now Systematized.
Tho work being done by churches and
other organizations Is then tabulated
so the organizations may all work In
harmony. The friendly visitor, circu
lating library, hospital relief and aid
provided In securing work, either pcr
mament or temporary, aro doing won
ders In relieving distress here. It Is said,
because the method Is to arouse self
respect and bring something of Interest
Into the lives of people often sadly
demoralized by wnnt and misery.
The attempt Is also mado to carry on
EDWARD B. M'LEAN
PAYS $10,000 FOR
the work as quietly as possible and to
avoid publicity. Several thousand poor
peoplo will be mado happier this year
as a result of the Thanksgiving spirit
and giving by Individuals, but tho of
ferings will bo dispensed quietly and (n
such a manner that they will last a
long time, rather than provldo merely
"an annual stuff" for the one day.
Offerings will take the form of a ton
of coal for some poorly protected fam
ily, a warm overcoat for Hobby, a pair
of shoes for the little girl or a cap for
tho baby. Small contributions of
groceries will also be made to those In
distress and assistance given In obtain
ing a "3ob" to tho man out of work.
Under the new scientific scheme In
vogue here, it Is pointed out, the
Thanksgiving spirit Is now being dis
pensed In a way devoid of spectacular
features, but more effectively than for
merly. Salvation Army Adopts Plan.
The same methods of providing for
tho needy will bo carried out by the"
Salvation Army this year. Adjutant L.
M. Brazier, in charge of tho work of tho
army here, -said this morning that It I
was folt moro profitable to take the re-'
lief dlrecttv Into tho homes, where It '
could bo distributed and shared by all
members of tho family, rather than to
provldo for tho children alone at a
At a conference, of Salvation Army
officials, last Sunday, following tho spe
clal evangelistic services, at which
Major William Escott, In charge of tho
Division of Virginia, West Virginia, and
Maryland, anil e.oi. jonn Dean, principal
of the training homo for the army, In
New York city, were present, plans for
the work hero were laid out. About 300
baskets will bo distributed on Thanks
giving Day, and In tho meantime many
contributions of coal, wood, and cloth
ing will be distributed.
It Is said that, ulthough the relief of
general suffering carried out by tho
army commenced later than usual this
year, on account of the moderate weath
er, ct during tho past month the num
ber of cases exceeded tho number for
tho samo month a year ago. Many of
tho cuses cared for are rather pitiful,
especially one of an Ironworker who, un
nlilo to provide for his family through
losing his position, was cared for by tho
army, and Is now holding a first-class
position as the result of the army's ef
forts In his behalf.
Washingtonian Causes Flur
ry at New York Show
by High Bids.
Civil Service "Exams" for
Messengers Are Set
Tho annual Civil Service examination
for messengers for tho departmental
sorvlce In Washington, will ho held
December 7. Any boy between tho ages
of sixteen and eighteen can take this
examination, and those who successfully
pass will be certllled for positions In
tho order of their standing. The usual
entrance salary Is tzm per annum; but
appointments are sometimes made at
J ISO per annum.
An examination will be held Decem
ber 11 and 12, for Agricultural lnipec
tors for appointment to the service In
the Philippines nt salaries of from
J1.W00 to J1.400 a ycur.
Another proud nnd aristocratic steed
was added to Washington's notable
array of horse llcsh ycslciday when Ed
ward n. Mclean, of this city, purchased
Albln Wildfire, the hackney stallion by
Polonlus-Lndy Millie, nt tho New Vork
Horse Show. He paid $10,000 for the
horse, thereby causing a flutter among
the Gotham millionaire horse set which
Is accustomed to paying big prices for
Mr, McLean determined to pur
chase Albln Wildfire after the horse won
the class for that tyno at the norms
show on Monday, lie was brought
across tho Atlantic for tne snow ny
Walter Drlggs, of Lancashire, England.'
In tho competition for tho Challenge
Cup Albln Wildfire defeated Marlboro,
owned by former Judgu Moore, and
Lund o' Burns, owned by Clurcnco H.
Mr. McLean's purchaso price Is tho
third highest ever paid for a hackney
siaiuon in tno unueu mates, w. How
ard Webb paid tM.Ono to Henry Fnlrfax,
jf Virginia, In 1KW. for the Imported
chestnut horse Matchless, of Londes
borough, and four yeurs later Alexander
J. CasxJtt paid 115,00) for Cadet. Slnco
that time neither of theso figures has
been approached bv horse lovers.
it Is Mr. McLean's Intention to bring
Albln Wildfire to the great country
place of his father, John II. McLean.
'Friendship," on Wisconsin avenue
northwest. Hero ho has lieen getting
together one of tho most notable col
lections of hackney breeding stock In
the United States.
Ho has been winning so many prizes
In tho big horro shows In the nast two
years that tho excellence of his horses
has become a matter of current com
ment among sportsmen. If he continues
adding to his string ut,tho nresent rate,
ho will soon outdistance ull rivals In
tho race for equine supremacy.
Colored Farmers Meet.
HAMPTON. Vn Nov. !0.-Thn nnnual
Colored Farmers' Conference under the
ausDlces of the Hampton Normal and
Agricultural Institute opened hero to
day, and will continue over tomorrow.
A number of well-known agricultural
experts are nere to address tlm sessions.
Edmund J, James, president of tho
University of Illinois, Is the president of
the National Association of State Uni
versities for the coming vcar. Ho was
elected yesterday nt the concluding
meeting, and Dr. J. T. Kingsbury, presl
dent of tho University of Utah, was
chosen vice president: Dr. r. P. Clax
ton, United States Commissioner of
Education, vlco president ex officio;
Dr. O. P. Benton, president of tho Uni
versity of Vermont, secretary and treas
urer, Tho executive committee Is composed
of tho officers and Francis P. Venable.
president of the University of North
Carolina, nnd chancellor Bamuel Avery,
of tho University of Nebraska, The
members were received bv President
Tnft at tho White House after the meeting.
MRS. FRENCH WEDS
IN VIRGINIA CITY
Race Follower She Had Arrested
Is Now Husband of
Frederick V. Short, tho well-known
turfman, who was arrested In Balti
more on Saturday night at the Emerson
Hotel on a warrant sworn out by Mrs.
Mayme French, of Kansas City, and
Mrs. French were married yesterday In
Virginia. Mrs. French charged Satur
day that Short had got 113,000 from her
under false pretenses.
Mrs. French stated Sunday that sho
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and he aftl Mrs. French left the city
together Sunday night. They were
married yesterday and nre now on their
honeymoon. They will mako their home
In Kansas City,
M. E. Conference.
1IIOH POINT, N. C Nov. M.-Clcrlcal
and lay representatives of the Western
North Carolina Conference of the M. E.
Church South, gathered here today for
their twenty-third annual convention.
The conference sessions will continue
until next Tuesday, with Bishop Collins
Denny, of Nashville, presiding.
aamuel Gompers' Niece
To Be Marric Today
Miss Saddle Isaacs, of Dorchester,
Mass., niece of Samuel Oompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of
Labor, will be married today to Moycr
N. Levy, of Baltimore. The wedding
will take place In the home of the brldo
In Dorchester after which the young
people will come to Washington on their
honeymoon. They will make their homo
Three years ago Mr. Levy heard llli,
Isaacs sing a repertoire of popular and
classical songs In a Boston theater.
Shortly afterward he met Miss Isaacs
through a friend and this acquaintance
led to the engagement.
Although business engagements pre
vented Samuel Oompers from getting to
Dorchester In tlmo for the wedding to
day, Solomon Oompers, his father, will
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