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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SrNDAY,1 DECEMBER 26,' 1015.
Seer Sees Startling Events For Capital In the Coming Year i L I I I i - Continued fronwPdge1 One.) February and catastrophe on the seas. While tho navy may gain in June, looses are likely in tho middle o? tho month. Trouble over loans is presaged for the summer. September brings a crisis, followed by an upward sweep for the better in December. Italy may expect victories and reverses in rapid succession. Riots over food and credit are probable. Conditions should im prove in May, but a member of the cabinet will be in trouble. From September, 1916, to May, 1917, lost ground should be (regained, if the King escapes' danger from the late Bpring' to Ihldsummer. Belgium has little hope of better times until 1918 or J919. Peril and losses threaten King Albert in February. Women and children may suffer additional horrors. More public buildings may be destroyed. France should find its financial condition improved during the course of the year. The army may suffer setbacks in March and April, followed by heavy losses in July and August. Gains are prognosticated for early April and June. In November and December, treachery may be uncovered, and the end of this new year of 1916 probably will be a crucial time. There is menace for the lifo of President Poincairo in March and April and again in July and August. PERIL FOR RUSSIAN BEAR. Russia has little hope of encouragement in the message of fche planets. January and February should expose a chain of conspiracy extending back to June, 1915. For the Czar, serious losses and possible injury are foreshadowed. April is an adverse month, and he may expect little good until after August. If he survives, next December will bring gain to him. Austria has little promiHO of great change. The aged Em- ' peror may die in early spring or "aummcr. Holland has a sinister augury. Events having their origin in 1916 will reach a climax in July. Personal danger to the royal family and Iobs of estates or property belonging to the realm are to be expected. There fs an ill omen for January and March, when dangers on sea and land are forecast, and possibly an invasion by a hostile army. Sudden and severe catastrophe arc probable. Norway shows intrigues and conspiracies from January to June. In March conditions involving naval activities are fore told. From April to November the outlook is serious. Sweden may have a threatening time in January, and again . in June. A crisis in international affairs may be postponed until December. Although the United States begins the new year more blessed than any country in the world, the stars forewarn the people that they should prepare for a year of startling events. Business conditions probably will be much affected, since the element of surprise is prominent in all public affairs. Men .and women of every class are counseled to be most conservative in their expenditures. The year will be a time for safeguarding money and property. Those who speculate are warned jot extraordinary fluctua tions in the stock market. These will be followed by scandals caused by failures and embezzlements. The sudden death of ,a person of prominence in banking affairs is prognosticated. Two financiers will end life, one in January and one in July. Foreign loans will be much discussed. Brokers and speculators' should be especially careful in the autumn, as the last of September and the first of November are under a sinister rule. The coming summer, July 1 to 15, is under an unfavorable sway of tho planets. Bankers are fdrewarned that the public mind will readily entertain fear. They should guard against possible runs on banks and consequent failures on stock exchanges. New York and Philadelphia come under a direction that indicates excite ment. There is also an aspect that may mean repudiation of foreign credit. Farmers will reap large returns from crops, but unsatis factory conditions may cause losses. Cold and 'dark weather is indicated; storms of unusual violence may cause heavy losses of live stock. Breeders of horses and cattle have the promise of large profit, but they should take precautions against the spread of contagious disease. NATURE IN SAVAGE MOOD. Floods on the northwestern coast of the United States are prognosticated. Seattle may suffer damage. Disasters under ground may be numerous. Mining has an unlucky sign, read as indicating accidents from explosions and fires. Santa Fe, El Paso, Bismarck, and Leadville have an ill omen. High tides and floods are likely to cause losses in Eastern and Atlantic and Seaboard States. The eclipses of the year tend to high winds and destructive tempests. The Panama canal may be severaly damaged in the last week of January and the first week of February. The last of July and the first of August and the end of October also are unfortunate times, in which damage that is costly may be looked for. Earthquakes may be more numerous and more widely ex perienced than in previous years. The Middle West and Central America may be disturbed by shocks January 26, 30, and 31; Canada and the central of the Atlantic States, April 17 to 24, which time will also be dangerous for the West Indies and the Panama canal. These seismic phenomena may be especially severe at sunrise and sunset. In South America and Central India these upheavals of nature may take the form of landslides and tidal waves, windstorms, tornadoes, and cyclones. Special dates read for these cataclysms are as follows: Winnipeg to Galveston, Vera Cruz, and Guatemala, January 31 and February 1; Dawson to Tahiti and Manila, February 3; western Pennsylva nia, Charleston, the Island of Jamaica, the Bahamas, Equador, and Peru, February 13. In the summer the following dates are probable: Winnipeg to Galveston and Central America, the Sonora river, Lower California, western Arizona, and Nevada, Helene, and Butte, Mont., July 13 and 1.4. Floods and disasters from the air possibly severe heat and thunderstorms afe indi cated for the North Atlantic coast about July 26, when Jamaica, Porto Rico, Haiti, Santo Domingo, and the Panama canal are opt to suffer severely. There is a tendency to fire, eruption, -or seismic shock in the Yukon district July 29, but the influence is more likely to affect Australia. BENIGN TOWARD MOVIES. The winter solstice and the vernal equinox are not alto gether encouraging for theatrical affairs, although they indicate a period of change which will be most beneficial for the future. During the next few months motion pictures will continue under a most fortunate direction of the planets. There is a lucky sign for the introduction of color into the drama of the screen, for educational pictures and for advertising through the use of the camera. For the legitimate drama new and surprising evolution in the taste of theatergoers is presaged. Success for serious plays instead of the merely frivolous is predicted. A tragedy is foreshadowed among the big producers. A partnership of the &st importance will be broken, either by death or by a quarrel. SEER'S WORLD FORECAST War probably will continue until 1918, although 'March, 1910, may bring strong hopes of peace. As the sub-cycle of Mars continues until 1944, this will not be the last conflict of the nations of vthe world. March and June will be memorable months in the United States because of internal troubles as well as external dangers. Germany may suffer adverse conditions in January and March. Death of a person of rank, possibly a member of the royal family, is indicated. England shdlild expect peril from air raids from February 3 to 7. Personal danger for the King or one of his sons in March. Italy has a forecast of alternate victories and reverses. Trouble for a member of the cabinet in May. Belgium has little hope of escaping from its overshadowing cloud of calamities until 1918 or 1919. France may suffer reverses in March and April, followed by heavy losses in July and August. President Poincare should safe guard his' life. Russia will uncover a long train f treachery. Personal injury to , the Czar is probable. April will be unlucky with adverse direction until August. Holland has the forecast of much trouble and possible invasion. Producers who have largo investments are warned of sudden and unexpected events which may afflict four of them, and there is danger of serious bodily injury to one of tho younger men who has made a great personal success. Owners and managers of theaters are forewarned of a fire or catastrophe, possibly between May 1 and1 May 9. This is likely to bo somewhere in the West or South.. This'period and the end of June are unlucky, ns there may be a severe loss or bankruptcy for a theatrical manager. There is a sign also read as indicating a demonstration or a riot in a place of amusement. A prominent man may die or be assassinated. The summer may bring ill luck for actors, especially those who are engaged in the moving pictures. Accidents on the water or in motor cars are probable. A wreck where many may be lost is foretold for July 26 or August 24. A divorce suit which will create an extraordinary scandal because it affects many prominent per sons is prognosticated. Woman suffrage is likely to meet many obstacles in 191G, as conditions affecting the campaign for political equality are ad verse. A sensational setback or active treachery on the part of politicians probably will cause a scandal which will produce a libel case against a prominent writer or scientist. Changes in leadership and in campaign methods are likely. Hospitals and charities should greatly benefit. The new year will bring many demands upon all philanthropic organizations. Churches will engage in new humanitarian movements, and there will be a tendency toward the restoration of a living faith and the harmonizing of science and religion. Reforms will include the reorganization of procedure in the legal world, improvements of courts, and the speeding of many forms of litigation. Prisons will occupy much attention, and the treatment of convicts will be radically improved. With the awakening to a knowledge and consciousness of the occult world and a new interest in regard to the psycho logical and subliminal conditions, there will be extraordinary imaginative work in art, music and literature. The coming of the superman and superwoman will be heralded. INDUSTRIAL UNREST AND CASUALTIES In connection with the labor trouble, strikes and riots, many catastrophes arc indicated. Railroad accidents and explosions are probable in the Middle West. There may be serious trouble in the Southeast (possibly in Virginia) which will stir the country. Fires and disturbances are probable in Washington, D. C, or near the National Capital. New York city comes under an adverse rule from July to November. The figure is threatening for the safety of railroads and steamers. There may be strikes among longshoremen and railway employes. A tragedy on the water is forecast late in May. This rule of the planets may tend to produce sudden reverses when conditions seem to promise peace and prosperity. A serious catastrophe long fore told to the principal city in the United States may occur before next November. The new year may add a long record of deaths among artists, musicians, actors anil writers who have attained high place. The closo ot brilliant careers will mark the beginning of new schools in all lines of attistic endeavor. The year 1916 will be a time in which "old tilings shall pass away." Throat and ear troubles arc likely to be prevalent, especi ally in March, stomach and nerve maladies also will be more numerous than usual. The political forecast for 1916 gives warning of personal dissensions, party bplit3 and disorganizing influences. Tho Presi dential campaign is likely to be one of the bitterest and hardest fought in history, if the reading of. the stars is to be believed. Civil service, postal affairs, the army and the navy will con tribute complications to the usi.al problems that confront can didates. The rise of a resourceful and powerful leader is ind'eatcd. New figures will appear in tho political arena, and bitterness will be injected into public issues. Personalities will be in troduced into contests for oflice, and scandals will be uncover ed. Both orators and editors will come under a rule that in clines toward virtuperation and rancor. The same occult forces that make for cruelty in the 'war will be at work in the political contest. President Wilson's horoscope reveals many great forces at work for him. He will have a jear of tremendous responsibility, the greatest in his lifo. In an hour of grave emergency he will rise to the zenith of his power and will gain great honor. There is a sign road as indicative that political plots laid in Dcrcmber will be revealed in late January and February. He is warned against possible treachery on the part of one-time friends. March is a tiir.e when he should take care of his. health and protect himself against overwork and worry. Ho should beware of accidents this monl1. and in the first two weeks in April. CRITICAL PERIOD FOR PRESIDENT. Julv probably will hr.nr the President many anxieties, especially in regard to nuvnl affairs, and May is also a time for more or less worry. Congress will give him trouble, for it is predicted that delays in passing bills, especially those carrying important appropvjntions, will bo exceedingly embar rassing. In the Senate rrrious opposition may develop. The session may be one of much oratory and filibustering. A candidate for President will gain much publicity and win support early in tho r print'. He will be a man little heralded and may cause intense fooling that will produce party rehisms. President Wilson's chief concern, however, will not be poli tics, but the national volfnjv. The lunations of January and February are threatening to tho peace of the country. While both February and May are forbidding for shipping and in idcate possible difficulties with lhe nav, June and July are both times for serious import for credit and safety. Secret foreign enemies and conspiracies that affect Congress are likely tb be exposed in tho latter purt of April. There will be also a scandal in which foreign envoys are implicated. Letter or writings that discredit a dipolmat will cause trouble. The assasKination of a public man is foreshadowed. He will lose his life because of t.ome financial or political affilia tion, it is foretold. With nil the dangers and troubles presaged by the planets, there is the augury of ninny wonderful achievements in the ne.t twelve months. Science will nnnounce inventions that will be epoch-making, Hloimuro will add ports and novelists of high rank to Us lists, nmsir will become national concern ami religion will be more and n:drc n practical, everyday prac tice of faith and right living. OF IE PRESENT SYSTEM APP WIS MB No Attempt at This Session to Establish a Budget Sys tem. N METHOD NOW HAPHAZARD Half Dozen Committees Mak ing Up the Annual Supply Measures.' "WHKWK VOUB DOLLARS COUNT IW08T" sasss niuni iuuk uuLiKNd vuuni muai Behrend 720-722-724 Seventh Street N. W. There will be no attempt at thin scs Hlon of ConBrcs to establish a "bud Kot system" of appropriations, nlthouKh the leaders of both parties regard tho nresent method of handllnc the annuat supply bills ns unsystematic and hap hazard. Plans for the creation of a budget system, however, havo been practically abandoned, and tho special committee named by the Democratic caucus to dcvlso n system regards It as impossible to make the change at this time. , Tho special committee named to re port on a budget system at this session comprises Speaker Clark, Majority leader Kltchln, and Congressmen Hay. Fitzgerald, Garner, Stout, and Sherley. Tho committee, after an Investigation of tho subject, has decided that there In so much work ahead of tho present Congress that tho appropriation bills must be handled in the old way. Half Dozen Commi'tecs. Under the present system apprdprla tlon bills In tho Houso are handled by more than a half dozen committees. The economies of one committee may be offset by .the extravagances of an other, and there Is no centralized au thority for keeping down the appropria tion totals. No Change Posmhle. Chairman ritzgeruld and Congressman Sherley. the two ranking Democrats on the Appropriations Committee, are r.trong advocates of a change. They :ire convinced that the annual appropria tion bills ot Congress are handled In a way that would not be countenanced bv anv groat industrial establishment where system and centralized authority In essential. The special committee, however, has been forced to the conclu sion that It would be impossible to put through a lnw for the creation of a "budget committee" nt this session, and tho several appropriations committees rn going ahead with the making up of the nnnual supply measures. The tentative nrosrnm constdnrnl liv the caucus Investigating committee wos the creation of a big commute1, of fcrtv or more members, to take yearly nccount of tho probublo expenses and tho revenues of the Government. This committee would adopt o resolution llmlllnjf tho appropriation for each branch of the Government service leg iolntlvo. executive, judicial, sundry civil, military, naval, 'and public Improve ments. The appropriating committee then would be required to I-eep within the limit of appropriations set. and no eommlteo would be nuthorlzed to exceed Its particular allowance House loaders vet hope to work out a plan for abolishing the present system, but l was ndmltted today that tho c-hiingc cannot be made at this session. Wins Wine Dinner for 4 By Taking Plunge in Sea ATLANTIC CITV, Dec. 26. Watson Herbert, a Chlpago visitor, won a wine dinner for himself and three others by taking an ocean dip. He made a bet with Thomas Herbert, n cousin, that he would take a flve mluuto plunge, and the wager was ac cepted. Herbert was In the water eight minutes and Miewed no 111 effects. DONT USE COCOANUT OIL ON YOUR HAIR Or Anything That Must Be Washed Off The scalp is not like other skin on the body that can be thor oughly cleansed with soap and water. The scalp contains a hair germ that must be treated with respect. All soaps and everything that foams contains alkali and alkali dries up the scalp. Don't use them. Dandruff comes from too dry a scalp. The most sensible way to treat your hair is to thoroughly brush it once a day to keep it clean. Then use Speiser's Scalp Tonic after brushing to give your scalp that life and health which produce gloss&hair. Speiser's Scalp Tonic corrects any abnormal condition of the scalp, kills dandruff, and relieves itchy and irritated skins. But ven Speiser's Scalp Tonic can not do the best work against the persistent use of soaps, perfumed oils, cocoanut oil, and patented :oncoctions that must be washed nut of the hair to make your head iresentable in public. Speiser's toilp Tonic is for sale only at "Vnonncll's Drug Store at Sn :ents and is absolutely cuaran .ecd by them in every respect. Adrt. Women, Women Here is the Big After Holiday Cut Price Sale of Outer garments you have been waiting for. Every Cloak, Suit, Dress, Skirt in the House must gd in this JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE Note the Temporarliy-Cut Prices COATS ' $6.50 Long Black Kersey Coats $2.85 $10.00 Mannish Novelty Cloth Coats $4.85 $12.50 Black Cloth, with Plush Collars and Belts. . .$6.65 $20.00 Silk-lined Black Ural Lamb, Broadcloth and Novelty Mixture Coats $9.90 $20.00 Fur Collar Plush Coats $11.99 COAT SUITS- $10.00 Suits (Misses' and Women's) $5.00 $12.50 to $16.50 Suits $8.95 $22.50 to $27.50 Suits $13.77 $30.00 to $37.50 Suits $16.95 DRESSES $7.50 Silk and Serge Dresses $3.90 $12.50 Street and Evening Dresses $6.95 $25.00 Evening Dresses $9.90 DRESS SKIRTS $2.98 Serge Skirts $1.55 $3.00 to $3.98 Skirts $1.85 $4.00 to $5.98 Skirts $2.85 Skirts worth to $10.00 $3.90 WAISTS- Lot of 50c Waists 23c $1.00 Tailor-made Waists 44c $1.25 Beautiful White Waists 69c $1.50 to $2.00 Silk and Wash Waists. 94c $2.00 Georgette Crepe and Crepe dc Chine $1.45 $3.00 to $4.00 Lace and Silk Waists $1.85 $5.00 Women's Motor Raincoats , . .$2.55 $10.00 Women's Silk Raincoats, all colors .$4.95 $10.00 Big Black Fur Muffs . .$4.95 $25.00 Black Sealette and Red Fox Sets -. . .$13.95 $16.50 Black Fur Sets . .$9.90 I $2 Chlldron's Rain Capes 94c IH1 "Mil Dlue. red and neat striped capes for cirls 4 to 1j ears, Mad, with plaid lined heels Alter Xmaa price. We. sW BsHUlM II $1.00 Children's Sweaters 42c eavy n eight. close ribbed straight eae coat sweaters Made n itli col lars and pock ets. All sizes. $3.fc0 - Boy's Suits )Ib94 Xobbr Yoked Norfolk Suits. In neat blue, era. brovin mixture clot us. XlR'le with Knickerbocker pants. 6 to years. I i Ltt" i ulU ill r TV .'si-Jr GLEAN-UP SALE OF MEN'S WEAR 25c Men's Suspenders and Silk Four-in-Hand Ties 7c $1.00 White Laundered and Unlaundered Shirts f .39c 15c Arrow Collars, all new styles (50c 2 doz.) 9c $1.50 and $2.00 Madras Shirts 65c 25c White Linen Cuffs 7c 50c and 75c Silk Neckwear 29c $1.50 and $2.00 Pajamas 79c Men's Jewelry, worth to $1.00, including Scarf Pins, Tie Holders, Cuff Links, &c 15c 69c SATINE PETTICOATS Black, blue, sreon and gray, good qual ity satlne skirts; made with wide ac cordion pleated ruffles. $2.50 Women's Bath Robes VrVfLsnMh i09 Warm, wool blanket robes In rich Orien tal patterns and pretty col orings; cro c h e t a d en hrotdered edged collars nnd cord gir dles and iO k-et. i ii $5.00 Big Girls' Winter Coats $1.99 Black "Waves of the fiea." fur cloth and wool (ebelln coats for Rlrls i to It years. Warm, well made and stylish. After Xmas price. January Clearance Sale of WINTER UNDERWEAR 50c Boys' Gray Union Suits 24c 50c Men's Fleece-lined Underwear 34c 35c Women's Fleece-ribbed Underwear , . . ,22c $1.00 Men's Gray and White Wool Mixed 47c $1.00 Women's Ribbed Union Suits 74c 25c Children's Fleece-ribbed Underwear 16c Piece Goods Dept's Strong Clearance Offerings I0o Dress Goods, !23;jc Plain shade seme. nea check, pretty plaids and fancA noveltv worsted dress cloths; double width. After Xmas irR. 12,4c. 75c Velvets, 48c , ROOd OUt!- line heavv Kvcry wanted color its- OresH velvets; pile and mil width. l.r.n White Catton-nlleil ComfortM Hit fl.llll Whllrsnd (irn lllunkrtM " " . , . lk rt.no Wool Tallied HliinkrtM . SI ll.l 50o and 75c Dress Goods, 37c Crepes, serses, checks, plaids, novelty mixtures. Krench broad cloths in all colors' and doublt width. Clean-up price, 37c. 8c Apron Gingham, 5o Good quality, fast color apron gingham, In all slzo checks. S4.30 Sllkotlne AVool-fllte lomiorta S3JI7 IZ'Af lMlloiY fair. SOc llouhle-bed Sheet . . . Tie Wash Hnic" 7."i Doulilr-lied Seamless lieeU Nie B5