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THlf WASHINGTON TIMES;' THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913; 8 S9nSSBBBS9BJBBBSBBSr9B9aaaasaBBaBSBmSl IhelHasWnaton time iuELisnrD Every Evening (Including Sundays) By The Washington times Company, The Munsey Building. Pennsylvania Avenue. Frank A. Mnncy, Pre. B. H. Titheriuffton. Sec. Fred A. Walker, Treasnrer and General Manager. ONE TBAR (INC. SUNDAT). CM I t MO.. tLS I 3 MO.. 90o. Entered at the Postofflco at Washlnctoa. D. C u econa-clas mall matter. Washington, I. G, Thursday, Kovember 6, 1918. NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.' The real national significance of the elections is that the country hasn't seen any hobgoblins to get scared about, and that there is nothing in politics or legislation, accomplished or pending, to interfere with getting down to business and doing our Christ mas shopping early. NO JOB FOR HIM! John A. Hennessy, the man who did more of it than any other man in New York, announces, while everybody is wondering what job is big enough to compensate him, that he will take no position in the public service. He doesn't want a job. The politicians will perchance marvel at this atti tude of self-effacement and modesty.- That is largely because the politicians never could quite understand the modesty and ingrowing retirefulness of the news paperman. BLAIR LEE. up and explain, question by question, item by item, point by point, some of the things over which vir tually all the lawyers of the United States are now puzzling their brains at the expense of both the in come taxpayers and those as well who seem not to be income taxpayers, but who are trying to discover whether they are or not and, if they are not, how to show the internal revenue collectors, the banks asked to pay bond coupons, Employers paying salaries of more than $3,000 a year to bachelors and $4,000 a year to married men how they shall show mat they don't owe any income tax; and how they shall show this without spending a lot of their time and some of their money on the job of escaping the income tax which they don't owe and oughtn't to pay. . AN EXPENSIVE ECONOMY. Like every man who makes a great fight within a political party .to rescue it from machine domination and tory tendencies, Blair Lee has made a great many enemies in his own party. During the primary fight for the Democratic nomination for Senator from Maryland, .these , forces opposed him with all the resources and every stratagem they could bring to bear. They failed. Afterward, in the election cam paign, many of them by innuendo and indirection sought to weaken him. He was attacked in this fashion with a bitterness not often exceeded. He has won. because the people recognized that after all he was the leader in an .effort to make a better and more useful 'Democratic party. Maryland is traditionally a Democratic State. -Everything considered, it is able to progress aboutas r die 'Maryland' Democracy pro gresses. Lee stands.ior-progtyss through and in Jthe Maryland 'Democracy, and that is why he has been elected in "the first contested popular election of a Senatorever held. "A. SCHOOL OF RURAL LIFE. While we are thinking of the tariff, the currency, and other big .subjects, the Secretary of Agriculture comes to the front with a declaration that he con siders the rural life problem the greatest one con fronting the people. He adds that it has been ig nored in its larger aspects. After the George Peabody College for Teachers, at Nashville, organizes its new school of country life he will have reason to change his opinion. This is the admirable form which it has been decided to give a movement for a memorial to .Seaman A. Knapp, a pioneer in work for the betterment of conditions in the rural sections of the South. Its plans are for a scientific inquiry into the causes of defects, as well as training men and women equipped to grapple with them. As 85 per cent of the people of the South live in the country, the importance of the proposed school to the nation as a whole, as well as to the South, can be readily seen. And if it serves as a model for others, it will have accomplished even a greater mis INCOME TAX PUZZLES. Income tax problems will continue to vex the public for a long time. The Government ought to designate somebody having the knowledge to explain and decide points in dispute among lawmakers and lawyers. There are dozens of such questions and each question should be taken up specifically and deter mined with clear illustration and concrete example. For instance, if a man having $10,000 and buying a house with it, .then selling it within the year for Si 2,000, must count his $2,000 of profit as income, then Suppose a man, instead of buying a house for $10,000, already has one which he thinks is worth $10,000 and sells it for $12,000, is $2,000 of the cash -property int6 which he converted his real prop erty to be counted as income? Or whether it is or isn't Suppose a man -having a house sells it for $10,000 and puts the proceeds into $9,000 of bonds selling above par, will the $1,000 of difference between the face value of his house and the par -value at which the bonds will be ultimately redeemable be some thing that he can subtract from his income, under the law, as a "deduction for loss?" And if it is or if it isn't Suppose a man has a house which he thinks is worth only $10,000, but he 'able to trade it for $12,000 of bonds, must he count the $2,000 difference of face value in the bonds as inccrne for that year? And if he must, or if he need not Suppose a man has a house which he values at $10,000 and which produces for him a net income of $600; suppose he sells the house for $12,000 and with the proceeds buys twelve one-thousand-dollar 4 per cent bonds, yielding only $480 a year on the $12,000, as against the $600 a year before yielded on the $10,000; why, then, in making out his income tax list shall he figure that he has made a gain of in come as represented by the $2,000 of profit for which he sold the house or "that he has suffered a loss..of income as represented by the'Iower return to him from his property the bonds than from his other property the house? So the Government should have somebody stand Every once in awhile some mathematician comes along with a computation to show that if a rollcall in the House of Representatives requires thirty-five minutes, then it costs the taxpayers $1,973 or may be it's $19.73, or $197.30 or some other scandalous sum that is mostly wasted. An hour of needless talk for the Record represents an expense big enough to buy a home for a modest family; and so on. These things are suggested in connection with the retirement of Dr. Davidson as superintendent of the Washington schools. In the old times, Before he came here, when the Washington schbol question was everlastingly before Congress, it must have a cost a million dollars' worth of Congressional time every session to worry about the Washington schools. Since he has beeirin charge all that time has been saved. To have to resume the ancient debate about the Washington schools and what's the matter with them would mean a distinct and visible reduction in Con gressional efficiency. Dr. Davidson put a quietus on that debate 'because after, he got his hand on the throttle there wasn't any Washington school question to worry Congress. ' Letting Dr. Davidson go away may save $3,000 or $4,000 in salary; but if we accept the very modest figure s of a million, dollars per session as the cost of Congressional oratory about the schools there will still be a net loss of $996,000 to $997,000. To a Con gress devoted to economy and the taxpayers' inter ests a prayerful-contemplation of this computation is earnestly commended. GETTING EVEN WITH SULZER. THIS & THAT With Sometimes a Little ef the Other There is a good deal of foolishness in this talk from New York about putting Sulzer on a qack seat at Albany, preventing him from taking any consider able part in legislative affairs, and the like. Sulzer and John Hennessy are very likely to be exceedingly useful citizens during the'' next legislative session. They managed to tell enough about Tammany to in fluence a good many thousands of votes in New York, city and State. If what they said was so influential with the voters, it ought to weigh with the legislature; and there is no reason to believe, that Mr. Sulzer, as a legislator, will suddenly lose the power of speech. Efforts to put a gag on hint would "be as futile as they would be senseless. Sulzer was elected largely because his people wanted to put him where he would have a chance to tell his story in connection with the general investigation of State affairs that Is" expected to be a leading work of the next assembly. . Then there are intimations of a plan to exclude Sulzer from his seat, on the ground that he commit ted a crime in making a false report of his campaign expenses. The community will have little sympathy with any such highfalutin' morality as that Sulzer has been punished for that wrongand punished as no other man ever was for a like offense. Perhaps a prosecution in the courts would hold; but the fact remains that the public thinks he has had all the punishment he is entitled fo suffer. Efforts further to persecute this man, in the circumstances, will re dound to the injury of his persecutors. Gentlemen who took part in his impeachment and trial, and who are now retired from public life by the voters, prob ably realize how the people feel. Others, who have survived and now talk about further persecution of the deposed executive, apparently have their lesson yet to learn. The last thing, in the public interest, that ought to be done for Sulzer is to make a martyr of him. YUAN SHIH-KAI AND CHINA. "I am the state" seems to be the motto of Yuan Shih-kai, President of China, precisely as it is of Huerta. He has entered upon the highly efficacious program of suppressing disaffection with his rule, by the process of executing everybody who expresses disaffection, or who is suspected of feeling it. He has. seized control of the national army, revenues, government, all of which were brought into existence by the revolution, and is using them to undo all the works of the revolution. He has undertaken to sub stitute his own absolute will for every other consid eration, and he is proving, precisely as the friends of liberty feared he would, a vastly more cruel tyrant than were the weak and vacillating Manchus. Hated and feared by the old dynasty which he betrayed; feared and hated by the new regime which likewise he betrayed, it is impossible to be lieve that Yuan can long retain his position. He is doing everything possible in that direction by cutting off the Heads of everybody he suspects of having brains and patriotism and courage enough to be a possible menace to his program. But in a country as big as Chine there is always the possibility that he will overlook somebody strong and able enough to cope with him. Yuan has been the sinister figure in this whole Chinese puzzle from the beginning. If he continues on his course there seems to be no alternative save that of interference from outside, precisely as there can be no stopping intervention in Mexico if Huerta undertakes to go too far. In the case of China, Japan would be the logical power to assume, as a trustee for civilization and the world's police authority, the task of dealing with the usurper, precisely as in Mex ico the United States is the obvious authority to as sume the. same role. AUCTION BRIDGE. The Etiquette Of It A Digression. When you are holding twos and treys And very little higher, And had been holding them for days And months-and decades prior When your so-poor opponents string Along on just a prayer. And win and YOU can't do a thing, Although a dandy player When that yotir partner falls asleep, On purpose to impede you; When he has, say, forgot to keep A little spade to lead you When he distributes 'round the place A constant line of chatter; When that he blithely trumps your ace, And says it doesn't matter What time said partner's mind, alas. Is on the Laurel races, And if he never fails to pass When holding hundred aces & When any partner you may choose Turns out a Prince of Sinners; When that you everlasting lose; And all the rest are winners Do not go'up into the air. And give a demonstration; Remain, I pray, upon your chair, Whatcer the provocation. Continue calm, and sweetly smile At those around' the table; Be nice and pleasant all the while . As long as you are able. Col'm four of THE "WASHINGTON TIMES editorial page reprints Saxe's "The Briefless Barrister," wherein' juaner- is maae to rhyme with water." A rhymatlon. though we say ii who snouian't, that could never have occurred one column to-the left. Special notice: Members of the McCombs Club desiring 'to contrib ute to a fund, to -purchase an en 'lagement present for William F. McCombs, president of the club, may forward their checks to this column. So may those who don't If you drink to the happiness of Prexy McCombs you are aware what that drink should be, of course? Must we? Sloe gin. Colored Circular Sound Disks, Of Course? (From the "Pott.") Kicnara canneld, prominent a few years ago in a profession that had to do with white marbles and colored cir cular disks And a dentist adverts that at an early date he "will be glad to see bis friends 'and patients." HARD LUCK. Jehosophat! I Am an unlucky guy; My cup of ill fortune's complete: I run for a car And a bunch of them axe Just fading away up the street. I purchase a hat; It is speedily sat On (three hundred, the sitter will weigh); . I get a new suit And the rain 'gins to shoot From the heavens the very same day. If anything falls From the ceiling or walla, It is certain to land upon I, As I've taken pain Up above to explain, I'm a rather unfortunate guy. BIG BILL. "Secretary 'Joe' Tumulty," heralds the "Herald," is wearing one of those nonlrradlcablo smiles theso days." Wearing It Irregardlessly, too. It's a Comedy of HI Ones. Sir: Why not: "Peg o My Heart 'A Comedy of Manners'?" M. M. M. "Majority of Lee Is 30.000." The Star. Whaddyemean the majority of him? And SO.00O what? Our idea of utter helplessness is the condlUon superinduced by the twelfth hour discovery that one's full dress studs are missing. No, We Don't See. G. S. K.: Did you noUce that Mr. OfCutt defeated tho Prohibition candi date here? Offutt Prohibition see? Rockvllle. M. K. Though it came beneath our observa tion. M. J., that Messrs. Mount and Stabler were elected to the House of Dels from your county. Why column conductors become her mits: "Do you write verse directly on the typewriter?" Count lhat day odd, and off the beaten line, That llucrta does not say he won't re sign. The postmen of this village will be given a holiday on Thanksgiving "if nobody objects." Great stuff! If nobody objects we shall suspend -this pounding palladium Thanksgiving day. Hush! HUSH! If you feel that way we'll run It! .. g.b.k. Uncle Sam Begins to Look Somewhat Scaring to . Certain People" 0t0i0t0t0t0S0m0i00tmJift0ti . -- : '--s? s v,-l lmettet The, BuhMufi BtfB ' Je4 Wtevr tim Cloud Jfisy s.t Br CLAJUCNCK & CULUBt ' in nw'nriii-i" " ii-rirjriiiinnrriri -nrrww THERE'S bo ObmM la ffiluTlin, for a Tuc-but K'a Good to 8m a Bhtp Out Cones la aaoor sr own gU! T Imitation nay bo taa fltocTeot Hatt Ury-bBttInlUattvo am Ue-icterj When Wo Take' to SoeakiBr BRtorfy about "Fair Weather TeaeV irTk Sign, perhaps, that we've Bwn to Dislike to Stand upon oar own Lo! The bom soys that tho Km ho "Accosts a Position" sad tkaTCMiZ "Watcher are Obo sad tie ffriris Tsc SOB! It takes Maturity a oa Tfaao t. ZJve Down Youth's poatBrisjr M.tDh slpated Vlvvle! - - No us Tenia tho, ssrooosod 3mk that ho is "GottfaMt Exactly what, is Coming to Ma"-He. Knows It! Get the Grievance out. of yota ' tem before .Mental Gangrene sets is! Apotogiie ut Avoid tho Apolotlsl Most gtasd-Pattlasa Is a Sort of Safe llmated Conceit! Yesterday we Met a, Sereas ad- Suc cessful Mas who Did Tea ars la Sing ng-Bd we're. Afraid "iot that wax, fouow js Goinc to SeM a Life Insurance! You can "Shade" Swatting him! your- Rival, withes Tho only ."Mute, IacleHeWMlMea" . wo Ever Met was a Fe.low who Per mitted his Sisters to Support hta'sr Taking in Dressmaking! " . When: we Hear a Ybnng Fellow speak ing the Rubatyat ef Omar Khav7am we Have a Hunch that he has a'Hablt. of Reporting pretty-ftes at the Ofiee. with a Head! - Iteaiy; tt Oblige. L ITTLE JOHN. vWtlB a neighbor. was given a piece of oread and butter, relates the " Pittsburgh "rMmoich: 'Thank' -you. ma'am." he ssJd' efeHe!y. The giver beamed upon, him.' i " " "That's right, John." she said aporov Ir.giy. "I like to hear little boys say Thank you,' " . John's answering smile took, on an in sinuating nature. ' ji "If you want to. hear me. say It agate."" he sweetly suggetsed, "you; might -pat some Jam on.'my bread." WMWVA Utile Fables of Every Day Folks By SOPHIE IRENE LOEB. t$5ftoS MAMvMwwMWMvyvi The "LfomeF UpUfter: ONCE upon a time there was n learned lady. tThat Is to say, having a few money bags, she wished to convey that impres sion. Every time a subject came up, no matter what it was. she knew ah about It Often she had a smattering knowledge of it, but tried to make her hearers believe that she knew all about it. Toward that, end, she used many big, unfamiliar words which were natur ally left undisputed. So that, in the vernacular, often she "got away with She belonged to various organizations and things whose excuses for exist ence ranged from cooking to parlances on philosophy; In "all of which she par leyed her way. Sometimes, by the unsuspecting, she was welcomed, and thus had some fol lowing. As a usual thin? In nrnt- day affairs, such "learned" women as sume the role of reformers, and their great cry is to "uplift humanity" (what ever uiai may mean;. Therefore, she was In the unllftlng busincs full-blast. She had opinions on every phase of it. and backed them up with such scientific terms as "eugenic analysis" and all the what-nots that go to make up the program of reform ing. So It came to pass that one rainy Thursday this learned ladv. with th sigh of the martyr, gave up a dellght- iui entertainment ana Detook herself to the "slums" (as she termed it), to hold forth In the unllftlng game. The subject of discussion was a "living wage," and several hundred workers were on hand to hear the learned lady. She arose on the platform arrayed In a lovely black velvet dress, a diamond brooch at her throat, and a five-dollar belt bouquet, and proceeded to tell the assemblage how, with economy, they could live on a certain sum per week. She went on to talk about "spending money foolishly," etc Whereupon a little woman arose and asked her a few QUESTIONS about the cost of such living as these people were accustomed to which she could not an swer. This woman was one who had spent MANY YEARS at the head of workers. She knew. 'There was no guesswork nor high-sounding words in HER talk. She camo to earth with its earthly needs. She suggested ways and means that bore the mark of long EXPERI ENCE. She ACCOMPLISHED some thing. The learned lady had all theory and no real thought; while the little woman got to the root of the trouble by suggesting a plan that was adopted in direct opposition to the will-o'-the-wisp, ideallc "suggestions" of the learned lady. The learned one went away a little "huffed." She knew she had FAILED where she had believed her very pres ence would settle EVERYTHING. But these people, who are close to the truth of things, readily realized that this lady hnd but used her head and not her heart. She lost, but gained per haps a Httlo wisdom In that if one wants to be a reformer AN OUNCE OP PRACTICE IS WORTH A POUND OF PREACHING. Hits From Sharp Wits. An Arkansas convict dug his way through a two-foot stone wall with a teaspoon. What couldn't he have done with a shovel? Cleveland Plain Dealer. rrnj (lyMP BEING THsaHKM orTHEJHT TV BBBlssP-r SBBBSBBBBBBnSlfcsr ' -r.-atmsamfffjp 13$ rE530NS SEVEN (jSiaMMUras Cnmn nf thn mftllArtl fnq1ttnna Hi'.al the pink of perfection. Columbia State Milwaukee is to have a night school for inexperienced wives. They are to bo taught the art of household manage ment, and It is expected that "Manage ment of a Husband" will be one of the first lessons. Macon Telegraph. An Oklahoma paper asks: "Does fishing make a man a liar, or do only liars fish?" We think It must be the former : we know several politicians who never drop a hook In water. Memphis Commercial Appeal. When a young woman calls herself a bachelor maid she wants It understood that she needn't bo If she wouldn't. Albany Journal. About the only thing that will pull the averago boy back to the farm Is to rpnd In the county naner that -Dad im Just Invested In a slxty-hoursepower au- tomeouo. rnnaaeipnia inquirer. If a man Is going to make a row about every crazy new fashion he will have a life Job. Chicago News. M Y Daughter, hearken unto the words ,of. thy Mother, the, Discoverer of MAft.wboha.th, found' him' out:. j. . n s-C - .-. m'.k For many thousand men have written concerning Woman, but con--cernlng.themselves they "are strangely silent. And what one man knoweth of another no power on earth shall wrest from, him. . . - " Lo, as the sticky 'fingers of a babe cling unto a lollipop so do men cling unto each other. But women are as rhlnestone buttons; which fall out- upon the slightest provocation. x Behold, who is so uninteresting as an ENGAGED man? For he hath eyes for only One, and his heart is as' a broken cigarette, which canot be Ignited. But upon the day when he weddeth there is cause for rejoicing, for .there after it is but a matter of time ere he shall have eyes for OTHER women and shall become again "interesting." Now, I knew a widow of Babylon and she was exceeding popular. Yet women kissed her with their fingers crossed and men called her "mys terious." And I went unto her, saying: "Why dost thou encourage this false impression? For I -know thee to be good and wise and admirable." - But she. said: "Sh! Tell it not In Gotham! For it is not that which men KNOW con cerning me that lnteresteth them, but that, which they SURMISE. "And to be SURE of a woman, one way or another, is fatal to her charm. Therefore, I pray thee, help me keep them guessing." My Daughter, a man came unto me, saying: "Lo, thou art such a SENSIBLE woman, and SO reasonable!" And behold, I was cast down and wept for shame. Yea, I would not be comforted, but called him a "brute;" and whichever way he argued I veered against him. and sought to twist and entangle -him. I plied him with foolish questions and when he tried to answer them I would not listen, but continued to lead him in circles until he .flung up his hands to Heaven and arose, crying: "Now, isn't that JUST LIKE a woman!" And I was satisfied. For no greater COMPLIMENT than this can any man pay a woman. Verily, Verily, how foolish Is a woman that wasteth her days in seeking to deceive a man. For, In the matter of women, every man spendeth his whole life In trying to deceive himself! Selah! AAAAAAAAAAAAtMMWVWWWVW )MkVWWWMMAMAMfMWMWVMMMVM Good Stories I Poisons in the Cupboard When in Doubt Always Light a Match. Bv SOPHIE IRENE LOEB. aiMMMWMMMMMMMAMWWWW Broke Up the Game. WILLIE finally persuaded his . aunt to play train with him. says the Illinois Central Est - ployes Msgashie; The. chairs were arranged In line, and then Joe saidr "Now, you be, tho engineer, and III ba the conductor.. Lend me your watch and' get up1 Into your cab." Ho then hurried down tho platform, timepiece 'in hand. Tull out. there., jou red-heeded, t. faced Jay!" he shouted to the astonish ment of the, young woman. "Why. wnue!" she exclaimed fet amazement . That's rlghtfcbew- the rag." ho rsw' tofled. ""I'out't-'re'Hyiteulss. late already. " . "" "ft " J They have had to forbid hls'playlag down by the tracks. - The Modern Maid. IT was getting late at'nlght 'when the servant girl returned home, from tho 'shops with various domestic par chases. As she explained-the trans actions to her mistress she cried out sud denly: "There! If I haven't forgotten the 'am an' eggs for. breakfast!" That's a pity." observed the mistress, but added; with kindly philosophy: "Never mind. The shops wil! all bo. shut. now. We shall have to manage in the morning with bread and butter and riarmalade." The girl, started. And what shall I haver she Inquired "Well, Ellen, I suppose yonm have tho same as wevdo." replied the mistress. "Yes, Mrs. X.," responded Ellen, with stone severity,- "but let me tell you, I can t do my work unless I'm properly fed. "Manchester Guardian. What's on the Program in Washington loday J- - - --- -irr.ruwuvm. AND now more victims of the dreaded mercury tablet have been dally awaiting a death that at last came. We are a hasty people of the twentieth century. We take enormous RISKS. On the streets. In automobiles, in catching cars, there is dally record of mishaps all because of hurry and THOUGHTLESSNESS. We can't bear to see a car pass us, although there may be one we want immediately be hind It. Tho meaning of DANGER is minim ized In the mad rush. The stop-look-and-llsten signs are but a part of the rtnilnr eauloment. and we see them not-cot until something HAPPENS. I Then we grow wary and wisdom fol lows. Yet sometimes the odds are against one am: one realizes It Is TOO LATE to lock the stable door. The horse Is gone. Hntv lnntr are we crolnir "to leave Alar the" medicine chest, that he who runs! may take therefrom? How long are we going to place side by side poisons and harmless potions, medicines for Inward use and those for external use? How long are wc going to expose tnoso ueur anu aeur iu u iu ujuiwug mistakes that can NEVER be rectified? Who Is to blame, you ask? All con-1 i.(.mid are nt fault. We do thlmrs too . much 'out of breath. Little woman of the home, you who UI 1'AtlfeU J WM .wt bus tat IJ4V JWM - 1 ture and your various other things la I your aim for health and happiness, go you to your medicine chest and do like wise. Place In an UNMISTAKABLE way In a safe shelf those drugs that spell DEATH. Designate it as the death-shelf. Call It by such a name when you direct any member of your family to it. Or put all the POISONS in ONE place and let but one custodian have a key to U-any, ANY way that will Insure the lives of those about you. Not to be protected rrom poisons In the home is like having an exposed electric wire there that may cause de struction at any time. There Is some way In every household of arriving at a safety solution of this dangerous ele ment In housekeeping. And no matter how badly your head aches or how HURRIED you are In search for the drug you want when In doubt light a. match and, in the adage of Davy Crockett. "Be sure you are right: then go ahead." Also, It is the duty of every house keeper, who must ha-e necessary poi sons about, to acquaint herself with the antidote of these. These antidotes are usually simple home ingredients that often save Hfe if IMMEDIATE re course Is made to them. A knowledge of "what to do until the doctor comes" should be a part of the education of every person at the head of the home, and If possible of other members or the household, as well. A crucial moment may come at ANY time. Wise are .the folk who are ready to meet It, and thus save pain and misery as a result of everyday mistakes. Meetings, evening: Masonic Naval Lodge. No. 4. Hiram. No. 10. LaFayette No. 19. and Wil liam R. Singleton, No. 30; monthly meeting. Masonic Board of Relief; Esther Chapter, No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star. Odd Fellows Columbia LodgeNo, Vi, Excelsior, No. 17, and Salem, No. K. O. T. M. Georgetown Tent, No. 6, Odd Fellows Hall. Georgetown: Dis trict Tent. No. 8, Mariners Hall, foot of Seventh street. Modern Woodmen of America Visit of A. L. Talbot, Odd Fellows HalL Sev enth street. Knights of Pythias Franklin Lodge, No. 2; J. T. Coldwell Company, No. 7, Uniform Rank. National "Union W. H. Collins Coun cil. Schmidt's Hall. Study In Economics "District Suf frage," Ingram Church. Tenth street and Massachusetts avenue northeast.' Health talks by Dr. Charles E. Barker, under auspices of Y. M. C. A. Truck Company, No. 2, 11 a. m.; Eleventh street car' barn, 3 p. m.; National Training School for Boys. Bladens burg road, 7 p. Jn-. and VY. M. C A. dormitory. 9:30 p. m Lecture on "The Philosophy of-CIcero," by the Rev. William Turner, D. D.. assembly room, McMahon Hall. Cath olic Unlversity,-4:30 p. m. Meeting of Drama Study Club, of Washington Center of Drama League, children's room. Public Library. 80S P. m. "Ladies night." by Columbia Lodge, No. 10, T. O. O. F. Address by Miss L. F. Bigelow. of tho Gales Barber School, before the An thony League, the Portner parlors, tonight. Story-telling by Miss Lillian M. Lathrop Public Library, 3:45 p. m. Third lecture on contracts before tho Washington Chapter, American Insti tute of Banking. 1314 F street north west,-8:15 p. m. Amusements. National 'The Argyle Case," 806 pun. Belasco "Peg o My Heart." 805 p. m, Columbia "Mrs. Mat Plummer," 2U3 and 8:15 p. m. Poll's "Strongheart," 2:15 and -15p4 to. e Keith's Vaudeville, 3:15 and 8:15 p. m Cosmos Vaudeville, continuous. Casino Vaudeville, continuous. Academy "Lavender and Old Lace, 3:15 and 805 p. m. Gsyetyr-Suriewuvaait and a jv m v"L f if 1 J i ,r 'S "P V . & .- , , . . . - . i