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NewRepreseniiffve Body of
Crtf's People Under Gov-
ment Control, Is Report.
i,LlfM Information ha reached
WMhlngton that the fourth Russian
aeuma wUl be. hopelessly "standpat." or
"jotjonarr, and that thla In almost
certain to prove a serious obstacle to
" negouaUons of a settlement of tho
passport question which will bs satis
try fa imArium
Tho new ami reactionary douma will
w tmdar th domination and control of
tna Russian government. Like the gov-
7irnSnt.,t w' antl-Semltlc That
tna Russian government In all the ob
jAclaa tt places to tho making of a
'port arrangement suitable to thin
outiT will throw the blame on the
aowna aa a convenient way of evading
rMponalblUty; la to be expected.
if the new douma were to be really
refr.sentailve of popular feellitg and
Pregreaelve, there Ti no doubt that It
would bo a great help to this Govern
erament In negotiating a new treaty to
replaoa the one which haa been abro
gated. WUl Aid Rtactionariei.
Sut th Russian government makes
careful arrangements to prevent It from
being truly representative, and the re
sult la that It Is an aid to reaction In
tna Csara domains rather than a help
to mora liberal regime.
Th new douma has not actually been
ohtsen but th electoral college which
la to elect the delegates to the douma
ha bean completed. The electoral col
lag Is atrongly reactionary and this
makes It certain what will be the tern
pr of th fourth douma.
It will be well to bear In mind In the
ooura of the negotiations over the pass
port question that anv statements re
ferring to popular opinion as reflected
In th douma are to be taken with
grain of salt The likelihood Is that the
opinion of th douma, that Is, of tho
majority of th douma, will be what
ever th Russian autocracy wants It
to be. '
Interesting In this connection Is the
fact that Ambassador Guild at a
reception which he gave In at. Peters
burg recently had among his guests
Hessen, the Jewish editor of "Retch."
the foremost journal of the opposition,
and also Mtlukov. leader of the opposi
tion in the present Douma. Both men
r not viewed favorably by the gov
ernment and In entertaining them the
American ambassador exhibited much
Independence. Jt Is suggested, however,
that tola very exhibition of indepen
dence la an indication that Ambassador
Guild la making progress In the nego
tiations. Douma Far From People.
The system of choosing the douma Is
not calculated to make It really repre
sentative of the people. To an extent
It la like the aystem used here In choos
ing a President. But the douma Is far
t. MmnvftA fmm the DeODle than the
President In this country. Instead of
lectors being elected by tho pcop'e nnl
i men eiecwna mamircrB 01
the-alan In many Instancos
JUiAT fSp . '.laaHfara. who.
6ieo6ler elector who. In
Wilson Will Be Urged to Rescind Taft's Edict Placing
Postmasters in Classified Service Ham
lets Are Aroused. ,.
the elec
Mia 4nll
S l c therMo)
turn, envoi
th electors than electing members of
Uk Ml
Firn. tteleot tnemembert of tto douma.
Nova Scotian Principal Declares
It Best Source of
,,' Information.
(o ity from home to learn the
According to a letter from Dr. David
D. Soloan, principal of the Nova Scotia
Normal School, the United States Bu
reau of Education Is one of the best
and readiest sources of Information
about tna scnooia 01 v.annu. . .
At anjiakln nt the hlsforv of edu-
cation In the united States as "Illus
trious)" and describing the part the
Government, through the Bureau of
Education has played. Dr. Soloan says:
"It has- raved uncalculated millions to
educational effort' merely through Its
punctual record of each and every
educational enterprise, every attempted
reform every Individual Initiative. It
has prevented duplication of experi
ment, reported educational progress In
foreign countries, sifted statistics and
frm conflicting reports gathered the
facta the loaders of educat'on In Amer
ica needed to bo certified of.''
Much pressure will be brought on
Governor Wilson aa soon a he aaaumea
the office of President to revoke or
amend the recent order of President
Taft, placing all fourth claaa, post
masters In the classified service.' This
promises to be one of the most difficult
questions Governor Wilson will have to
settle. From all parts of the country
ore coming demands that Democrats In
small towna be given a chance at th
political pt they have coveted for six
teen years. Opposed to thla will be the
Influence of advocates of the civil ser
vice as well aa Governor Wilson's welt
known attitude toward the civil servlco.
The order of President Taft, signed
October IS, placed about 38,000 fourth
class postofnees In the classified service.
It waa sufficiently comprehensive to in
clude all In tho country.
The order did not create wide Interest
In big centers of population, but In every
hamlet and vlllago it gave rise to
violent expressions. As the news gradu
ally penetrated to the smaller towna
that President Taft had practically cut
35,000 jobs out the Democratic list those
who looked upon the postofnees as their
future property Immediately Indulged In.
denunciation, varying with their tem
per and power of expression.
The executive order secures the offices
to the men now holding them. Only In
case of a vacancy, through death,
resignation, or removal for cause, -will
competitive examination bo held which
will give a Democrat a chance for the
The new regulations of the Civil Ber
viea Commission, drafted aa a result of
this proclamation, have been completed,
1.... m a...Kll..t.l II t itIUUfAil ,tin
they will be released within a few days. I
However, u is Known mat. uiese regu
lations do not provide for an examina
tion which Immediately endangers the
tab. a th nnatmaat.ra now In office.
This Is a crucial question for Demo
ciatlc office seekers, and It la already
It Is possible for Governor Wilson to
revoxe tne order, just oerore tne close
of President Cleveland's first term he
Irsued an order placing a large number
oi ornces in ine classified service.
President Harrison succetded him and
amended the order. As n result many
Republicans obtained offices from
which, under the Cleveland order, they
wuuin nave oeen tiarrea. Alter n a own
partisans were taken earn of. PrsaM.nt
Harrison Issued new orders extending
win imi service, ine new oruer prac
tically duplicated the one he had re
voked. He had lifted the lid long
' V u l01 xtepuoiicane gei nince
and had then promptly shut It down
flf'n In order to bar Democrats.
This proved to be an expensive bit of
5h1k,cS WHPi Tn!g "rdemaln
with the classified service was one of
the contributing causes In Harrison's
retirement from public lite.
Th's Instance probably points the way
to what will happen If Governor Wilson
wera to revoke the Taft order. He Is
a vice president of a civil service ad
vancement organisation and has always
expressed views that run counter to
any reduction in the classified service.
However, from every little town, and
some that are not so small, Congress
mn V" ettlng appeals from disap
pointed men. The Congressmen will bo
whipped Into action and the focus of
their action will bo the White House,
Governor Wilson, will be th object of
appeal from thousands of small towns.
Whether or not the order was so In
tended. President Taft, In the vernacu
lar, has forced Governor Wilson to a
showdown. If he believes In the classi
fied service he must allow the Taft or
der to stand, despite a storm of appeal
and criticism. If he yields to partisan
demands he will Invite the fate that
awaited President Harrison.
Whalers Save Many
From Ship on Rocks
bii1h nt a valiant rescue bv whalers
are told bv the passengers and crew of
tho British steamsnip oravia, wnicn
was lost on the BUlv Rock. Falkland
Islands, on November 12.
Tho passengers and part or tne crew
aa well as somo of tho malls arrived
here today. They declare that but for
the whalers probably all would havo
been drowned.
Tho vessel dashed on tho rocKs wnuo
ininim nt nix knots an hour through
a heavy storm. She began to alnk Im
A panic broko out among the passen
gers and crew, but whalers In the vicin
ity sent their small boat and took them
off. They were landed on the Falkland
islands and transferred to the steamer
liuanchaco, of the same line, which
brought them here.
Dominican ;C?Hjress to
tiecx rresiaeni 1 oaay
The Dominican Congress meets today
to elect a new piesldent of the Island
republic. Kladlo Victoria wUl undoubt
edly be succeeded by Archbishop Nouel.
This la In line with the plans of the
American commissioners now In the la
land. If Archbishop Nouel Is given con
trol of the government, the American
reDretentatlvcs. Brlsadler General Mc-
Intyre and W. T. 8. Doyle, backed up
by "SO marines, will probably return to
the United State within a short time.
The ronferenco of the Americans with
rebel leaders at Samana Bay is under
stood to have resulted In an agreement
that the robcla would lay down their
r.rms If the Americans would guarantee,
that Victoria would step down from tho
Two New Divisions
Of Retail Merchants
Two sections of the Jtctall Merchants'
Association aro to bo organized this
week In accordance with the associa
tion's newly adopted plan of dlvlJlng
Itself Into sections of every branch of
business represented In the association.
Tho cigar und tobacco merchants,
with Henry T. Offterdlnger as chair
man, wilt meet tonight at 8 o'clock In
tho Chamber of Commerce an tomor
row night at the same hour and place
the ladles' fillors, under the chairman
ship of Robert Pltym, will be organized.
Inspectors Testify They Sent
Decoy Letters to
Foraker and Others to Ex
plain "Archbold Letters"
When Probe Is Resumed.
Dr. Thomas J. Kemp, arrested In th
natlon-wld postal' raid, today la under
$1,600 bond for appearance before the
grand Jury. United States Comlaston
er Anson 8. Taylor fixed th amount
of bond at A preliminary hearing yester
day. James M. Wolts and Edmund Hon
very, pottofttce Inspectors, testified that
they had sent decoy litters to Dr. Kemp
from Concord, N. C, and had subse
quently had an Interview with tho doc
tor relative to the fictitious girl men
tioned In the letters. . .
The Government waa represented by
Assistant United Stsjes District Altor
new R. B. Huldekoper and Dr. Kemp
by Attorney John G. Capers. The case
turned on the admission of evidence re-
fardlng alleged conversations between
lonvery and Dr. Kemp In which it
was said the doctor had told Honvery
that tho patient must go alone to the
"home" mid must never know the name
nt ih .iiwtnr in attendance. The coat
of thla operation, according to the In
spector, waa to be 1200 and board at
$15 a week. . .
Tho question whether the evidence of
Wolts should be admitted caused a
clash between counsel for the prosecu
tion and the defense.
In the course of cross-examination the
Inspector waa asked what precaution
were laaen oy ine rmii ."" v i
ment to Insure tho delivery of "decoy'
letters. Tho witness testified that he
knew of no prccautlona different from
those used in connection wwi muj u.u,-
nary letters. Tne oecoy iw r
written under the name "Qulncy Comp.
ton. Concord, N. C," and cpnslderaWe
-.. , i.m mi iha fact that the
answer urged the Inspector to destroy
the letter supposea io uc w..
Father Finds Children
Unconscious From Gas
rt..iB ij Tjmifvh.r. fnur veara old.
and Mary C. Langyher, aged two and
a half, of 304 O atreet northeast, had
a narrow escape irura uiiiiu..,i
bv Illuminating gas last nlKht. The
children were playing In a room on
the second floor when Charles turn
ed on a gaa Jet.
A short time later the father, at
tracted by the odor of escaping gas,
went to the playroom and found the
two children lying unconscious. They
were taken to the Casualty Hospital
where thev were soon revived and
able to go back home.
The aupboena dragnet of the Clapp
committee Investigating campaign con
trlbutloas waa thrown out again to
day, genator Clapp telegraphed to th
Bepate Sergeant-at-arms a list of pros
pective witnesses to be subpoenaed for
appearance bar next week. Heading
me usi i in nam oi wiiuam Ran
dolph Hearst, th New York publisher..
December 4 Is th tentative date set
for resumption of th campaign Inquiry,
which ceased ten daya before tho recent
election. Chairman Clapp, of the com.
mlttee. Is not expected from his home
in Minnesota until late thla week.
Former Senator Foraker, of Ohio;
former Congressman Oroavenor, of
unio, ana rormer congressman Bibley,
of Pennsylvania, whose names were In
volved In the Inquiry through the so
called "Archbold letters," published ex
tensively In newspapers and magaslnea
will be among the first witnesses called
when the committee resumes Its work.
All of those named are said to have re.
celved letter from John D, Archbold,
of the Htandard OH Company, which
they desire to explain.
Senator Paynter, of Kentucky, Is now
the only member of tho Clapp commit
tee In Washington, but the full member
ship Is due next Monday.
Extra Session May Take Up
Question If Ratification
. Is Complete.
Democratic leaders are giving serious
thought to th question of imposing a
tax on Incomes at the extra session of
Con grass.
That an Income tax legislation will
be enacted, providing th nVceeaary
number of States ratify th Income tax
amendment, seems almost) inevitable.
It 1 figured that only two more
Htatea are needed to complete the rati
fication of the amendment and make
It a part of the Constitution. If the
Income tax amendment Is a Part of
the Constitution next spring, the passage
oi an income tax law win go nana in
hand with the revision of the tariff.
The question of how much revenue Is
to be raised from the tariff Is dependent
on how much Congress would decide
10 raise oirecuy tnrougn un income
It looks now aa If the extra session
would be marked not alone by tariff
legislation, but also by Income tax leg
islation, trust legislation, and currency
L.'ongresman Carter Glass of Virginia
has completed his eurrencv hill, which
la based largely on the Fowlor plan. It J
is saia to nave tne approval or uryan
as to Its genera) features.
This Should Keep .
The Baby Healthy
Whtn it 1$ til don't become
alarmed but give thtt
fine laxative.
It is often difficult to tail Just what
la th matter with a orylng, peevish
baby or child too young to express
Its feelings In words, but aa a gen.
eral rule the mother will find that
there Is a tendency to constlpatlea,
which has brought on a headaeb or
nervousness. The little one hag no
pain, but feel "out of sorts."
The first thing to try 1 a family
remedy containing good but mild lax
ative properties, and many mother
will say that their choice would be
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. Thou
sands of mothers keep It In the house
for such emergencies, among whom
may be mentioned Mrs. M. Blank,
mother of Master Blank, 43 Cliff St.!
Yonkcrs, N. Y., and Mr. J. 1. Good
man. 645 Winchester Bt.. Newton
Highlands, Mass. They and others
are glad to say that Syrup Pepsin
saved them many an Illness and many
a largo doctor bill, for by adminis
tering It promptly, when the first symp
toms of Illness wero noticed, they
prevented a serious aliment.
J.'. .' .,. elcasant-tastlng that no
ch Id will refuse It, and as It does not
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again. A bottle can be obtained of
any druggist for fifty cents or one
dollar, the latter being the size bought
by families already familiar with Its
Syrup Pepsin Is for all tho family
rrnm Inrnniw .n l.l h. . '
of Its mildness families should prefer
It over all other remedies. It Is ab
solutely rare and reliable. You will
never again give cathartics, pills,
salts, or such harah physics, for they
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are usually unnecessary, and In the
case or cnuuren, women ana ciaenr
people are a great shock to the sys
tem, and hence ahould be avoided.
If no member of your family has
ever used Syrup Pepsin and you would
like to make a personal trial of It be
fore buying It In the regular way
of a druggist, send your address -a
postal will do to Dr. W. B. Cald
well, 412 Washington St.. Montlcello,
III., and a free sample bottle will be
mailed you. Hesulte are always guar-
anteed or money will bo refunded.
A Harmless Way to Darken
Hair; Simple Remedy for
All Hair Troubles.
Who does not know the vslue of Sage
and Sulphur for keeping the hair dark,
soft, and glossy and In good condition?
As a matter of fact. Sulphur is a nat
ural clement of hair, und a deficiency
of It In the hair Is held by many scalp
specialists to be connected with loss of
color and vitality of tho hair. Unques
tionably there Is no better remedy for
hair and scalp troubles, especially pre
mature grayness, than Sage and Sul
phur, If properly prepared.
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The Wyeth Chemical Company of New
York put' out 'ah ideal preparation of
this kind, called Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Hair Remedy, In which Sage and
Sulphur are combined with other valu
able remedies for keeping the hair and
scalp In-clean, healthy condition.
It your hair Is losing Its color or con.
stantly coming out, or If you are
troubled with dandruff or dry. Itchy
scalp, get a fifty-cent bottle of Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur from your druggist,
use It according to the simple directions,
and sen what a difference a few days'
treatment will muko In the appearance
of vour hair.
All druggists sell It. under guarantee
that the money will be refunded If the
remedy Is not exnctlv as represented.
Agent, James O'Donnell.
rpATIMA, Turkish
" blend all quality
and no frills. Simple
in package reason
able in price 20 for
JL5 cents. "Distinc
tively individual".
Leading Grocers Hand!
najdrvrMK stjiictlv i-uiib,
ear At wur grocer's, No consumers supplied.
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wheat beeauae particular
customers damsna 11. Ixwka
and taste like buckwheat
leavsnad JUST mum
1226 to 1238 Maryland Ave. N. E.
$4,500 to $4,975
Six and 8 rooms and
Hardwood finish
Parquetry flooring.
Electric lights.
Large lots, with 45 feet
of parking to alley.
Double porches, 7 by
16 feet.
Holland window shades.
Side-oven gas ranges.
Extra large closets.
Mirror doors.
Floors planed and oiled.
Paved streets arid side
Room for
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Two stvles of houses.
Open Daily and Sunday and Lighted Until 9 P. M.
Maryland avenue is one of the finest streets in northeast, and houses at above
prices are seldom offered. Don't .miss this chance. Come out before too late.
1314 F Street Northwest
409 to 417, U 8eventh Street.
Sale o
Our mammoth stock of Dining Room Furniture offers an abundant choice of patterns. The celebrated "Hastings" Dining
Tables, with buffets, china closets, serving tables, and chairs to match, are shown in quartered oak, mahogany, rich brown fumed
oak, and dark Early English. Come in tomorrow and choose your dining room furniture for Thanksgiving.
Buy Today or Tomorrow We'll Deliver Promptly ,
"Hastings" Dining Tables
Always Slide Easily
Tiie patented steel-bearing slides used on "Hastings" Dining Ta
bles do not warp or stick. They aro so arranged that the entire top
of the table may be lifted oft for purposes of moving, and Instantly
The Tyden top lock used on "Hastings" tables locks the top when
closed, or when one, two, or three leavea are Inserted, and holds the
pedestal rigidly under the center of the top.
This Quartered Oak "Hastings"
Dining Table
Highly polished quartered oak "Has
tings" Table like the cut to the 'right.
The top ta 42 Inches In diameter, and
opens to six feet. Has three nine-Inch
leaves, Tyden removable top, btecl
bearlng slides, Tyden top lock, and
leaf lock, and carved claw feet.
This Solid Golden OakDining
This Large Quar
tered Oak Buffet
Masslvo Colonial style buffet
like the cut to the right.
Made of quartered oak, with
French plate glass mirror,
lined drawer for silver, two
other small drawers, one large
drawer, two cupboards, wood
knob trimmings, and la high,
ly polished.
Heavy table like the cut to the left.
Made of solid oak. with round top,
Inches In diameter, extending to
six feet, and having three leaves. Thn
base has large carved claw feet, and
the entire tabic Is nicely polished.
Dining Chairs
This Quartered Oak
Slip Seat Chair
Attractive dining chair like the Illustra
tion to the right Made of golden oak", with
French legs, and box seat upholstered slip
style in blaok Imitation leather.
"McDougall" Kitchen Cabinets
A "McDougall" Kitchen Cabinet saves a wonderful amount of.
labor dally. It provides a clean, sanitary place for all the food bud
piles and kitchen utensils, right at hand when wanted. It saves
numberless steps dally.
This Exact "McDougall" Kitchen Cabinet
IfSl'li I rri
This kitchen cabinet ta' mads of
golden oak, with a beautiful waxed
Innish that will withstand the steam
land heat of tho kitchen. The top
contains a removable metal flour bin
Iwlth sifter attached, a cupboard with
double glass doors; metal bin for
sugar, and glass jara for tea, coffee,
and spices.
The table ton Is nickel plated, and
slides forward to provide a large
working surface. Under the table
top Is a large cupboard, two small
drawers, one metal lined drawer for
bread and cakes; and all mounted on
a high-leg sanitary base that la easily
swept under.
This Large Golden
Oak Sideboard
Atti active sideboard like the cut to
tho right. Has heavy canopy top,
beveled French plato class mirror,
llnod drawer for silver ware, two
other drawers, two cupboards, and
wood knob trimmings.

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