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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1915. 10 TUBU8HED EVEItf? EVENING (luctiidlnr Sundayi) By Tho Washington Times Company, TUB MU.S'BEV DU1LDINO. Penns,. ave". FBANK A. MTJNSBY, President. 1l H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary. G. H POPE, Treasurer. On Tear (IifluJInR gundays), J.H). Fix Month,, $1.75. Three Months., Me. I . J.i0. 11-1 .it ..! -.11-1 'lL. 1 It J 1.11 ..-.- ...1.(.1. II I. mo living vuingB qt jubv b vjmu in vno spicuuiu puuuu uac iur winm it ta tcrest as la new legislation. 'adapted. Great Falls would bo tho Men of first tank in science, in Its guarantee of reasonable rates for stricter sense, and in thoso broader Government use, for railways, for fields of economics and sociology domestic use. It would bo a public have como to Washington to work4 property, and as such would not be for tho Government, only to find manipulated to tho purpose of Bkin that they practically wero muzzled ning tho private consumer in order by iron clad departmental ' rules that tho Ijig corporate-consumer, or aoout expressing tnoir own ideas, ' tho Federal uovornment, mignc do FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1916. MORE SUBMARINE STRATEGY which had the value of expert opin ions.. Instances where men have under taken important tasks for the Gov given fayors. If the Potomac company proposes to sell cheap current to tho Govern ment, it should be required to sell Perhaps the Austro-Hungarian admiralty will have the last decision in the Ancona matter; then again perhaps none at all. Perhaps the Vienna foreign office will tell us to keep hands off; then again perhaps not. When in our early discussion with Germany of tho Lusitania horror the Berlin foreign office was sending ub defiant, truculent, and insulting notes, we ventured the opinion that those red-hot effusions might be for home consumption. There was no danger that the Prussian censors would suppress such militant an swers to the protests of our State Department. On the contrary, very good care would be taken that every body in Germany should bo informed of the uncompromising stand of the Berlin foreign office against our de mands. But, as we pointed out, if the tone of the Berlin foreign office were moderated, if suggestions of com promise werd offered, there would be no necessity to advise the Ger man people of such proceedings or to let them know the final outcome of the controversy in its exact form. The censor could take care of that, being just as zealous in Keeping the German public from knowing what It ought not to know as in making mire that it should know what it ht to know. And as a matter of fact it did happen that when the Berlin foreign office had nailed to the masthead the flag of "no surrender" and "no compromise" where every eye in Germany could see it, Ambassador von Bernstorff was commissioned to fix things up in Washington on th quiet the best way he could; which he did, or is still engaged in doing. Of course every man, woman, and child in Austria knows today, by the refusal of its admiralty to consent to our demands and by tho press talk about its foreign office's stiff necked attitude, how the proud and haughty Hapsburg Empire has curb ed our Yankee impudence. But, of course, the Austro-Hun-garian admiralty has about as much to do with the foreign policy and the foreign relations of its government as the police of New York have to do with the general policy of the municipal administration of the city of New York. And, of course, just as in those other cases, when the Vienna foreign office, in behalf of the imperial government, makes ad vances and offers terms and condi tions to satisfy the demands of the United States, it will not be neces sary to let the people of Austria and Hungary know all about THEM. Irrespective of the merits of thiB Ancona controversy, the Austrian government is scarcely likely to in sist upon doing what Germany could not do or did not do in similar cir cumstances. It would be as reason able to expect a mouse to dare the deed for which the lion had no stomach. ernment in explorations, and in other ' cheap current also to the people, fields equally far removed from any Electric light costs arc outrageously danger of involving the department high in this- town as compared to or bureau in political controversy, cities with which comparisons may HALF MILLION IN GET BIG INCREASES Fourteen Per'Cdnt More Opera tives Employed Last Month Than in November, 19144. NEW Y6lUC, Dec. 17. Waff? Increases from 21 to 41 per cent among tho 600,000 omploycs of 1,300 representative manu- have not been permitted to state bo reasonably and fairly made. Thoy djcate the rising- proaporlty of the work bare facts about their work without are still more excessive, if compari-! Insrman here, according- to tho NoVcm- submitting memoranda to their su- son be made with tho schedules of ?" 5p?rt1' ln .bureau of statistics oi . . , ,, . .. .1 i it.-.. u u ili. ..I tho Stato Industrial commission. jJUUUlBt CJAUIIipiUB CUU1U OB C1LCU .i4CD uuu muiu u (Jupniuit 1J. where information of the most i Great Falls wore working for the harmless nature has been withheld ; public interest, i in a manner that is highly auto cratic. If the newly created committee on information can correct this sort of practice it will make its existence Vorth while. CHEAP LIQHTFOR GOVERNMENT WHAT IS JAPAN'S ATTITUDE? A GOVERNMENT NEWS BUREAU The creation of an interdepart mental bureau of information, made up of officials from various Gov ernment departments and bureaus, to disseminate information about the work of the executive branch of the Government service has an in terest for the public as well as for the newspapers. A group of the progressive men in the Government service, such as Robert W. Woolley, Director of tho Mint; Louis Post, Assistant Secre tary of Labor; Frank L. Polk, Coun- Uncle Sam has means to protect himself against extortionate charges by public service corporations; and it is reported that he is considering a project that, if it is carried into execution, will serve the useful pur pose of demonstrating how extor tionate are the rates for electric light in this town. Congress has appropriated $1,500, 000 to build a great electric plant to provide current for the numerous Government buildings and establish ments in Washington. When pro posals for its erection were received, it developed that none of them came within the appropriation, and the question arose, whether a Bmaller plant Bhould be built, or Congress be asked to provide more money. Now comes the Potomac Electric Power Company, proposing- that it will make terms for the Govern ment business, on which the Federal buildings may be lighted cheaper than it could be accomplished by a Government plant. There is likely to be submission of this proposal to the authorities, including Congress, before final determination shall be reached as to building the Govern ment plant. There is every reason of sound business for maintaining a monop oly in the business of manufacturing electric current for the town. It is cheaper to perform such service from a single immense establish ment, rather than to divide it among many, as is now the proceeding. The very fact that so many Government buildings have their own electrical equipments, turning out small amounts of service from small plants, was one of the important ar guments in favor of .a big Govern ment plant. The same reasoning carried to logical conclusions would at length decide that the Govern ment ought to build no plant at all, but tot buy its electricity from the one great producer, and thus get the advantage of wholesale production on the largest possible scale. This is logical enough; but un fortunately there is no logic about the management of this electric business in Washington. If the Gov ernment enters into a big contract to buy its current from the Potomac Power Company, that contract wiM have to be made on terms highly ad vantageous to the Government. A very low rate will he necessary; a rate, perhaps, so low that it will in crease the company's necessity for continuing high rates to general con sumers. At present the Potomac company sells current at exceedingly low rates to railway companies of the Washington Railway and Electric system. It is a fine thing for these railway companies, and the network of intercorporate relationships makes it highly satisfactory to ev erybody concerned, except the gen eral public, which is compelled to pay for its lights at rates that are excessively high, just in proportion as the rates to the favored corpor ate consumers are excessively low. Every industry tcroup In tho State em ployed more operatives and paid more wajres In November of this year than In November, mil tim tnti factory Day roll of November, 1915, carrying1 M Pr ceni more operatives ana zo per to more wages than did tho pay roll of the same, month lnat trnni' Thorn is irnlncr n Via n rrnnA tlnnl I The most mfcfWrwl Imnrnvement. both nf mvnta,.w .Vin.t t, ..1.,ti '" comparison Wltn tie prcccains rooiuu oi mystery about the relation of. and in comparison with tho corrcspond- .Tfinnn In Vln Kl-ieia n fUSnn unfil ti1K HlOnth Of InSt VPflT. TVttS flhOWtl by x. ..i " i tho motals, machinery, and conveyances the new monarchical government in group, in comparison with November, that, country gets established - or public opinion so far formulates it self that -it is possible to determine the course events are likely to take. The Japanese diplomatic game is a devious one. It is now known be yond peradventure that at the time when Japan was negotiating an alli ance with Great Britain, some twenty years ago, she was also nego tiating in the same direction with Russia; she was willing to play oil Russia against Britain, or Britain against Russia, according as the best terms could be made. It was Britain's good fortune and Russia's misfortune that, as matters fell out, Britain secured the alliance. But there is no reason to suspect that Japan was moved by any sentimental considerations whatever. She was looking out for her own bread and butter, making arrangements pre cisely where and as they would serve her purpose best. Japanese statesmanship will fol low precisely the same policy in re gard to China. The opportunity for which Japan hus long awaited, is al her hand. There is no international police force available to interferes with whatever program Japan may undertake to enforce in China. It is natural, it is inevitable, that selor for the State Department: Byron R. Newton, Assistant Secre tary of the Treasury, and others of ' That is, in effect, the public, buying like caliber, have formed this volun-' lights at exorbitant rates, pays for teer organization to disseminate, at the current that the railway com their own expense, facts regarding panies get at immoderately low tho enormous amount of interesting . rates. Japan should want to lead and domi nate'in the development and modern ization of China. Japan has as much right to impose a Monroe doctrine pf her own in the east, as the United States has to do the same thing in the New World. There has never before been a time when Japan could (In re develop such an ambitious relation as protector of the East; but the time is now auspicious, and if Japan desires, she will be able to foment difficulties in China that will provide pretext for interposi tion in whatever manner may be es teemed desirable or calculated to further Japan's concerns in that quarter. It is too early, and information is too meager, for conclusions as to the real attitude of the Tokyo govern ment toward Yuan Shi Kai as Em peror. For months past it has been plain enough that Yuan proposed to make himself Emperor if he dared; and nobody understood that fact better than the Japanese authorities. If they had wished, they could easily enough have interposed and made Yuan's'coup impossible. They would have had the sympathy of the" United States, of Britain, of most of the Occidental world, in takings that position. They did not interpose; they allowed Yuan free hand; they withdrew troops from China, after once sending them there. The republican movement in China was always regarded cynically by the intellectual leaders of Japan. They did not believe it could suc ceed, and seemingly they were right. If Japan wants to become a suzerain over China, she can do it more easily by controlling a puppet mon archy than by taking chances on the domination of a republic. It would be easy enough, if Yuan is willing and if it is possible for him to stand by any bargain with any benefactor, 1914, 28 per cent more operatives were employed and 41 ner cent more paid In wages. Within tho group tho moat marked Increases were In the shin-build Ing Industry, tho llronrms Industry, the jewelry and llverwniv Industry, the steel Industry, and the machinery Indus try. In comparison with November. 1914, marked Improvement was shown by the automobile Industry and the brass, cooper and aluminum Industry. Improvement In Smaller Groups. Increase in manufacturing activity ncarlv as marked as that shown by the metals, machinery, and conveyances group was recorded by tho smaller In dustry group Comprising furs, leather, and rubber goods. This group In No vember employed 18 per cent more operatives and paid 31 per cent more wages than a year ago. The Industries showing the greatest improvement were the fur. the boot and shoe, and tho rub ber roods. The wood manufacturers croup show- Led material Increase In November, both over the preceding months of this year mid over the corresponding month of last year. Greatest strength was shown bv the piano Industry; tho furnlturo and . cabinet working Industry and the lumber industry, although allowing no marked changes during the fall months, compared most favorably with 1914, when business was falling off during this period. The textile group, although showing but slight Improvement from October In November, still retained Its gain of 21 per cent In wages over 1914. The important clothing. millinery and laundering group, although employing no mora operatives and paying 3 per cent less wages In November than the previous month, showed greater activ ity than In November of last year, due primarily to the fact that In 1914 busi ness fell oft rapidly after September. Clothing Industry Better. Within this group substantial ims provement was shown both In com parison with tho preceding month ord In comparison with last year by tho men's clothing industry and tho wom en's underwear nnd furnishings In dustry and the miscellaneous sewed furnishings Industry, On the other hand, the women's clothing Industry and the millinery In dustry, although doing moro, business In November. 1916, than In-'Noyembcr, 1914, recorded less Activity In November than in October. Although a decrease In activity from October to November was recorded in the stone, clay, and glass group, tnts decrease was less marked than mat re corded a year ago. The glass industry was more nctlvc In November of this year than In tho preceding month or the corresponding month of last year. In the brick and tile industry and In the miscellaneous stone .and mineral products industry business was more active In November of this year tnan a year ago. The food, liquors, and tobacco busi nesses, although somewhat less active In November than In October, showed greater strength in November of this year than in the corresponding month or last year. The paper industry showed a slight Increase between Ucto- bor nnd November, both In the numDer of men employed and In wages paid. The printing and paper goods likewise recorded slight Improvement between October and November, now showing substantially greater activity than the corresponding month of last year. DEEP MYSTERY IN ALL STORY FEATURE "Polaris of the Snows,?' Charles B. Stilson, Full of Stirring Adventures. by work being carried on through the departments. The entire situation in Washing ton in regard to publicity is an in teresting study. Some of the de partments, notably Agriculture and the Interior, place the information in their hands at the public's dis posal at all times. Other depart ment heads have seen .fit to try to direct it through certain channels, and tho results have not always been so satisfactory. In a few bureaus and commissions in Washington it is almost impos sible to get news, when it is news, because of the red tape involved. There is a much bigger issue in volved in that situation than the trouble it gives newspaper men. Public interest long has centered about the Capitol and Congress. As the Government has grown its de partments have undertaken work just as important, and just as inter esting, as the legislative work at the Capitol. Some of the departments Mystery not only to the reader, but to tho hero, deep mystery as t6 h' own parents, and his own Identity undorlk-st the plot of "Polaris or the Sno.-'S," the novel which Ch.irle B. Stilsnn has written In three liarts. the first of which appears In the All Story Maga zine, to be placed on sate tomorrow. Polaris did not know the full name of either his father or mother Tie Knew they wero called Stephen and Anne, but that was all. He lived alone lr. the frozen southland with n crippled fathi" and grew thus to mnnhood. Then he started for the world and civilization. The story of his adventures Is stlrrlng ly written. George Allan England contributes nrf olfier ot his stories or thrill under tl.o title of "The Tenth Question," which has a very deep moaning nnd a series of tenso situations. The great blue sea ns Charles Wood fnr him is Fmnnrnr .inrl Tokvo as haa pnlnted It so nifrtilnlnglv In hi lor mm as .emperor ana xonyo ' vl .,nripH win ncnin to the hsts FOURTEEN XMAS OPPORTUNITIES WAR TAX LIKELY 10 of a real Wood masterpiece. Becks and No Keel." v-hleh, with 'Ten S.-.In Deep." by Tom B. Elrod. ahd "Tlie Amateur Attorney." by Paul West, If Uncle Sam is to be added, as one more big buyer of electric cur rent at very low rates, it will mean just that much more burden upon the Bmall general consumer. The Potomac Electric Company should not be permitted to carry on indefi nitely such a policy; and the Gov ernment should not make itself a t party to such a scheme. The gen eral public ' is entitled to lights cheaper than it gets them now; ajid a good deal cheaper, too. If Jhe Po tomac company is able to sell cur rent to the railways and the Federal buildings, at rates which are ridicu lously low as compared to rates the public pays for lighting its homes and places of business, it proves that the public is being gouged. Uncle Sam should not become a party to that sort of imposition on tho public. Every development in the electric situation of Washington adds em phasis to the demand that Great Falls be improved and made to serve his backer, to do as they chose with China. That is the simplest ovnlnnotlnn nf wlinti mnv he exfject- j . , . :i . i. ,: tt,. i constitute the ble features of he new, cd to happen; it is tho thing the' nte-holUlQy number of the All Story, leaders among Chinese republicans i The second Installment or ''Snared" have long feared. Yet it may prove the very thing that will not happen. Killed Stonewall Jackson He Declared; Is Dead BOSTON, Dec. 17. Daniel Itankin, a civil war veteran of Taunton, Mai., Is dead at his homo. Ho liad always believed that It was a shot from his rifle that killed Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville. Kankln's belief that It was ho who killed the Southern leader was upheld by men Of his own company, who were on tho picket lino at tho time. Freighter Is Stranded; Tugs Go to Her Rescue POUT CLINTON, Ohio. Dec. IT.-Bat-tcred by heavy Ice, the fiplshter Fleet wood., 2C5 feet long and cari-ylns a crow of twenty-five, was stranded on tho rocks near Put-ln-Bay, Tho vessel Is owned by tho Tonawand Iron and Steel Company. TonawanJa, N. Y. Tugs have gone to her nld LJf-nvers wete unable to get within a mllu of the ship. will, of course, be a feature. There Are several fine short stories tind Install ments of various serials. Concert Today Orchestral Concert fcy the. U. S. Soldiers' Homo Band, at Stanley Hall at 6:45 o'clock. JOHN S. M. ZrMMfcltMANN. Director. March, "The Man of the Mo ment" ' Whitney Overture, "Tho Wanderers' Hope" Suppe Entr'acte, "Tho Dlvertlaement" , Bendlx Selection, "The Opera Ball Heubcrger Popular songs a "I Want a Little Love From You" Van Alstyne b "Along the Itocky Road to Dublin" ...- Grant Intermezzo, "Dream Kisses". .Watson Waltz HUlte. "Qalte" Walteufel Flnal "That Soothing Sym phony" Ted Snyder - "The Star-Spangled Banner." PAMNATEMY IH Opportunity No. 1 Blind Grandmother and Mother With Three Children Under Twclvo Years. $520. Frantlcully tryinff to keep cOroof over hqr head und her family, con-slating- of three chltdren and a blind mother, thin Womnn. on tho verge of a nervous breakdown, had become thoroughly dlscouragred, httaune, with all hor work, the children were rpnnlm? tho streets. She was at the point of parting with thhn the Aarnclntfd CharltleH was snt to the rpsotle. The, h.iSDfttid and fathM-. who had dcsertid. Is now Mrvlnty a term In tho ncnUentlary for n crime which vtll forever banish him frotn the home. rho rct nw uta all wH and happy. The children ro regularly tt- ocho1 and Bun day school and-nre woll behaved at homo, because the mother nas been helped to remain with her family and five them tho cure they need, but another year of thin caro mint hoBMiirea 'fen dolljw a wool: or $B20 a year will enable this family tn continue to have p. muthor's love nnd supervision. Opportunity No. 2 Deserted Wife and Four Children. $260. Deserted before ths birth of her youngct s'nlld. now' four ye&rs old, this mother, weal, nnd dl'OUracd. pluced two cf her four rhlldrcn in in InnHliltlnn. Ttirnmrh fhn close CO-OPeratloil "f the relatives, church nnd frtends. the two younKext children were kept with their mother. Tho two children In the Institution wlUcd lllic flotvcrj cut from the parent stem Now thy aro at niome. Thli iHimj w one of neatness and refinement While the mother lalves m sowlnir. Mie nnds tjme for a dally walk wUh her ''hll'lren. Hjr heart is full of gratitude towatd those vhc huve helped to keep the c hll dron by her sldo. livery effort bn failed to nnd the deserting- hus band. Five dollars a week or ?60 a year Ib needed for this family. Opportunity No. 3 Mother and Two Children. $312. Man-led when hardly more than a child to a worlfiless man, who, after Brutal treatment. Jeft her pennlles.i. hla little mother was forced to plnco her two little boys in an Institution. Tho only Christmas present the boys want U "A home and mother." IX ?6 a week or JM2 a yoar nun be lunured to luipplemt-nt the earntnss of the mother, a most Industrials little body, these boy will have Christmas Joy every day In the your. Opportunity No. 4 A Deserted Wife and Four Children. $364. Alone, this wronged nnd deserted wife failed to earn enough money to provide f. home for her four beautiful little children. All efforts to locate the deserting, hisbutul and father failed. Alnvmt dis tracted, the mother naked the g-jcstlon- 'I") I hu.ve t give myemi dren .iwa In crer for them to have enough Dread to eat7 no, was tho emphatic answer "Von ure a good woman and a goo'i mother, and surely friends will' be raised up to help In yo.ir time of ned " 'lll you back up this decision and see to It that tneso little ones are kept under their mother's care, for she known now to take care of them better than any one cite. Seven dollars per week or ?.C4 a year will be needed. , Opportunity No. 5 Father Incurably 111, Wife and Four Children. $260. With hor husband Incurably 111, In a hospital, this mother li work ing early and late t,o keep her four children with her. the youngest of whom U four years old. Besides keeping- her .wn home -jpot-lesn. the mother takes In washing and scvlt)g-. Through it all she Is cheery and bright In all her work she Is assisted ay the eldest gfj-l, wlio, now that riie ha3 flnlched school. Is a "true mothers helper" One little boy Is lame, but, with his mother'" spirit, he hops cheerily to school on his oruti-h. This lad Is reielvliiK atten tion from one of the leading- surgeons In tho city, a-id If there Is anything that can be done to euro the lameness. It will bt done. Five dollars a week or 5160 a jenr will keep thu home together for a year. Opportunity No. 6 Widow With Five Children. $416. our years ago this dlrtrnctcd mother did not know which way to turn. Left a widow with Ave children, tho mother was also handi capped by 111 health and poor eyesight Kcparallon from their mother nnd Institutional i-are for the children seemed to her the only solution of her trouble. Friends, through her chuivh nnd the .Wsoclated Charities, have ent the home together until now. The picture at precent Is a contented mother, surrounded by happy chil dren doing everything- which Is mggcHted for their helpful de velopment, and a neat little house in the suburbs, where they can add to their Income by railing vegetables. The children are making fine progress 'n rchool. The eldert. a boy of thirteen, wants to become a clergyman. 1lcht dollars a. week or $116 n. year will e.table this good work t so on. Opportunity No. 7 Blind Father and Four Children. $156. Another year at the colored vocational training: sihool will fit Martha for her trade on a dressmaker; then she will be able to help sup pnrt her blind father and ilttl s sisters. Her nircd ETondmothor and older sister aro taklnsr the placo of her dead mother. Together they woik lovjngly and faithfully nil day lone nnd every day In tho year In order to keen this good home together. The bread winners of this family are all. women, and they are winners. Indeed. When the blg-heArli'd e-ldcftt sister was asked whul rhe wanted Sent:i Clans to brlftir her", nne said: ".fust something to keep the pot boll tnir while Mertha Is lcnrnlnjr her trade." In order tn keen the pot bolllm; Fnnta Clans will havj to put 3 each wek Into the family stocking-, while Martha Is taking her lessons In preparedness: $151 a year Is needed. , Opportunity No. 8 -Old Grandmother, Two Grandchildren, 12 and 7 Years. $260. On the little pension provided by the contributors to this Christmas opportunity this tjrandmoihor Is tanking a real home for her two crandehlldrfn, twelve and seven jcars. Under her excellent man agement the house Is alwnys neat and clean und the children neatly dressed. They are both In school and enjoy it very much. After school they are always to he fnind at h ime, helping their grand mother In little tasks or playlner or studying- I'oth children aro hrlirht. well manrtred and ambitious. F.vor thlni; done for them Is deeply appreciated; In fact, the grandmother tells cverv vlrltor how wonderful It is that strangers should he doing so mr.ch for her and the children To havo a share In the making of this home Is to have something well worth while. FIvo dollars a week or $200 a year Is needed. Opportunity No. 9 Bread Winner Dead of Tuberculosis, Widow and Six Children, $260. When this home was entered by the dreaded white plasue thin family had money In the bank nnd wero buying- their home. A long-, tedi ous Illness, followed bv the death of the breadwinner, exhausted the supply and now, bereft of an unusually irnud husband, this widow Is struggling to muke a home for her six Utile ones. Tho eldest a boy of fourteen. Is ambitious to be an electrician, and hopes soon to learn his trade. At present he Is belp'np with the family Income. The second, not to be outdone, works on Saturdays and earns enough to buy the baby's milk. h .Is ambitious to be a carpenter, nnd shows marked ability. With her larco family, tho mother has little time for bread winning, hut manageH to dn a. little sewing-, in aaumon 10 wnat tney nave, 5 a wceK or Z60 n year No. G. 0.. Filibuster Is Ex pectedHoliday Recess of Congress Is Planned. Political strlfo In Congress today switched from the Houso to the Fcnate, to which body went the resolution ex tending war taxes another year. With -the sixteen Democratic majority and no Ropuuilcan nilbustor threatened Its en actment beforo adjournment tonight Is in prospect. Frcident Wilson probably win approve It tomorrow. Senate Republicans aro centering their tiro on the proposal for a year'a exten sion of tho .taxes. They Insist upon limiting It to three to six' months. Like the House debato yentctday, poll, tics, tariff, stamp taxation. Treasury deficits, and almost every concclvablo issue was Injected Into the debate to day. ('barman SJmmons, of the Flnanco Committee, has charge of the measure Ho made a formal report showing the necessity for extending the emergency lares to prevent a Treasury deficit. A holiday recess, of Congress tonight. If tho war tax resolution passes the Senate today. Is planned. House Democrats were Instructed to day to remain here until the Senate dls r.oses of tho war tax resolution. Tho slim margin of 18 In tho vote of 205 to 169 by which they passed the resolution yesterday emphasized the necessity or close cohesion of the majority The Democrats ore convinced that they must not only remain on tho Job but must stick close to tho House chamber to prevent the Republicans from taking temporary control at any moment. PICKPOCKETS IKE 10 ON SHOPPERS Pickpockets executed a sudden raid on part of Washington's shopping section late yesterday a.id got away with tho contents 'of twelve pocketbooks and handbags. Tho total amount of their haul Is placed ot only 115.50. The pocketbook I'llferlngs began about tho middle of the uftcrnoon. and within an hour' the purses of a dozen victims had been plundered. Major Raymond W. Pullman, superin tendent of police, reiterated today that tho work of pickpockets at this season of the year Is made particularly easy bv the careless manner In which women shoppers carry their money. List of Victims. Here is a list of yesterday's victims and the amounts each lost: Mrs. Rogers, 02 Florence court, northwest, 31:!. Mrs. F. T. F. Coleman, Manassas, Vn., $10. Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, 123S Thirteenth sticct northwest, 3. Mrs. U S. Rankhcad. 3300 McKlnley street northwest, $5. Mrs. V. A. Dncy, 1413 E street north cast, $1 bill and small change. Mrs. Albert Uletr. 217 C street north cast, Si in bills and some small change. Mrs. Charlotte Rclsingcr, Rockvlllc, Md.. $35. Mrs. rcva M. 'Wilson. 1823 Phelps placo northwest, tZS. Mrs. Kllzabeth Hall. 2S20 Fifth street northwest. 318, and G. F. & O. R. Rail road tickets. Mrs. W. I.. Fouke, 22 Express street northeost, 33. Mrs. P. Collins, 13 Lincoln road north west. (20. Mrs. K. D. Puffer, 33 B street north west, $f. Apartment Is Ransacked. An unlocked door gave entrance to an Intruder who ransacked tho apart ment of Francis P. Haskc, In t io Cavendish yesterday. A five-dollar bill was stblen. A duplicate key was used by a thclf In entering the home of William K. Hutlcr, 1110 O street northeast, yester day. He obtained 330. The room occupied by Mlko Certell, at 1017 Eleventh street northwest, was en tered last night and Jewelry to the value of $40 stolen. 1 S ON PROGRAM ;:6G days -Widow and Three Children. $312. will be necessary to give Christmas cheer to this family next year. Opportunity No. 10 A discouraged, worn out mother, paying tho penalty of tuberculosis, with which the children had already been Infected, was the condition when the family was first Introduced to tho Associate 1 Charities. Now tho frail mother and her three children form one of tho hap piest family groups In Washington. The mother's cheerfulness In the face of adversity Is absolutely Inspiring- and communicates Itself to everyone who comes In contact with her. Tho children have all Improved In health and the only boy Is developing into a manly fellow, trying hard to fit himself for the work of supporting his mother and sisters. Tho girls of thirteen and fourteen are most Interesting- and show tho result of a good mother's care? This has been accomplished because the Associated Charities -has been able to assure the family of a regular Income. Six dollars a week or SS12 a year will be necessary In addition to what Is ulready being dono by other frlendB, to continue this good work through tho com ing year. Opportunity No. 11 Frail Widow and Two Children. $260. The heroes of our country as well as In Europe aro the mothers at home, alone. This mother, a widow, still Is. fighting to keep hor home together. She has an arrested case of tuberculosis and Is un able to do more than her household duties. Her tyo children nrq bright and attractive. Their love for their mother makes hem willing to do anything- to be with hor. They are making excellent - progress at school, Tho eldest, a girl of flfteon year's, needs further ' trasninb If she Is to contribute to her mother's support later. Friends aro helping, but 35 a week or 3260 a year is needed. Opportunity No. 12 A Widow With Four Children Under 14. $520. This widow and her little brood of four children, under fourteen vears of age, are happy in their email cottage home. Baby W. is a prize baby, and Maigte, the oldest Klrl, Is an honor pupil at sch.ool. The other two' children aro Just average, normal youngsters, all of whom you would love to havu In your own home. The flne. hrave mother, who has ruccessfully won out In her struggle to ov.-rcomo the Rieat white pjapue, wants, of course, to keep her little ones un der her motherly cure. With yout help she can do so ai-d keep on going about her work In the garden of her cottage home with a song in her heart, without your help this now happy homo will be desolate. Ten dollars a week or 3520 a year Is heeded to assure its safety. Opportunity No. 13 Blind Mother, Partially Blind Father, Six Children, All Under Fourteen. $520. Against heavy odds, but gamely, the father and mothr are trying r IN CAPITAL TOOAY to keep their home tonether und educate their children, all under lourieon. ine raumr is nartiany onna, ana too inoinor ost her sight by accident Tho children are healthy, bright and normal. The mother, with the help of the older onos. keeps a choery home. What the father arns by upholstering and chair caning must bo aimmontod by $lif a week to glvo the children tho protection and training of a soort Home with thnlr parents. Opportunity No. 14 Widow, Four Small Children. $312. Two yecrs ago this widow with four little children, first Knew what It was to have regular help In the struggle to keep her family together. She had been desperate and faced what seemed to her the next and only step, putting- her children In an Institution. Friends, through the Christmas Cppoitunltits. came, to the rescue. ilea and sunnlemen Relatives helped all thoy could ed what she was able to make wllh sowlifg at home. t an inoy couiu. rno lamuy was moved Into more convenient quarters. While the two years hnve not been without n mc tca-s and dis couragements 1 1 herself nnd her friends, today she says, "I know my children er In better health. I know I can do more and am a better mother, becaiih of help irivun nnd Interest taken " 'x dol lars per wtek or : 12 a year will help keep up this line couruge. Lecture, "Th Life of Christ," Mme. Mount ford, before Woman's National Press Club, Halelgh. Celebration, fiftieth anniversary of tho adop tion of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution abolishing slavery In TnlteU States, under auspices of the Na tional Emancipation Commomoratlve So ciety, at resldenro of W. D. Nixon. 1S18 Thirteenth btrcet northwest. S p. m. Inlation, Mount Vernon Coinmandery, United Order of the Golden Cross, Pythian Tem ple, S p m Dinner, Beta Theta ri Fraternity, Univer sity Club. 7 p. m. Lecture. "The Wonderland of Europe and North America In Natural Color Photo Krajihy." Franklin Price Knott, before Na tlonal Geocraphlo Society. New Masonic Temple. 4:45 and 8:15 p. m. Luncheon, board of managers of the Day -tireery, Masonic Temple. R.iirrtnlnment. Washington University Dra- niiitlc Society, auditorium of university S i. in. , Kxhlliltton. "Battle Cry of Peace." photoplay Continental Memorial Hall. S:30 P m Inturburcau chess tournament. Home Club, .l.lr. rtnnr. S n. m. Moetinir. Georse Dewey Naval Camp, No, t United Spanish American War Veterans to-1 Masonic Lebanon, No. 7, Martha, No, A', I Ascension, No. :0; 'East Gate, No. :1, i Eastern Star. Odd Fellows Central, No.M- Metropolis, No. 10; Phoenix, No. :s; Mesenenu, rso. i, j:n r,ftmnmi"ttt: Miriam. No It. rtebekahs. Knlghta of I'ylhlas-Syraeuslatis, No. 10. 1 Rathbone Temple. No. 8, Pythian Sisters Knights nt Columbus Insurance committee Socialist Party Local Northeast. Amusements. New National "What Every Woman Knows." Beiasco Boston Grand Opera Company und 'atoa Ballet Jtussr. p. in. Poll's "Too Many Cooks." 1.13 and 8.15 p, m, ir.m.... Van,li ill IK nnd :15 D in Casino "Undo Tom's Cabin," 2:15 and i.U P. in. Gayety Burlesque. 2:15 and 8:15 p. ro. Tomorrow. Cnnnert - Yale Glee. Hanjo anil Mandolin 1 f.l.,1. Ttnl,!rh I. II in. Inltlat'lon, Adni'lrnl Oeoree Dewey Camp No, 7, United' Spanish War Vctcruns, New Ma I -'....I.. Vainot. 7'ftfl M til. I Luncheon. National College Equal Suffnsoi League, Ebbltt, 1 p. m. ,,... MeetlnC. Biological Society of Washington, Cosmos Club, S p. m. . . . . j.rr'". ..hm,. i-hi. nf xmi-Reslstance,' M Hasuly, before Society for Philosophical In'qulriM'u.We Library. 4-45 P m I Dinner? WhJnton Car'ral of the Military Order olTirt JL'ttrabao. Army and y Club, V.J$ , . , . odd PellbvreDrUI nd social. Patriarchs MIIIUnfTV . , National Unlea Jos. Henry Council. Ctnsus Council. EocltlbT" Tar&ys-Suppw.