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THE. 'WASHINGTON TIMES;- WEDNESDAY,- NOYEMBER 8 19.0. i Untsred si second class mattsr at the Post CKIc at Washington. D. CL ' V PUBLISHED EVERT EVfiNINO (Including Sundays) By tho Washington Tlmaa Company, THE MUNSEY BUILDINQ. Fauna. At. PRANK A. MUNSEY, President R. H. TITHEBINGTON, Secretary. C. H. POPE, Treasurer. One Tear (Including Sundays), W.S0. Ix Months, 11.71. Thres Months. Ms. WEDNJESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1016 ' THE MAN WHO "TOLD YOU SO" There is one consolation in tho tx suit whatever it' 'is. Evcrybddy "told you so," at some tirne or other; and pretty nearly everybody did. If it's Wilson, his backers did it before any returns camo in. If it'c Hughes, his backers got their chance later. Th i has been shifting nough to let everybody predict about everything, at one period or another. The man who told you so is, there fore, going to develop into an un usually troublcsomo character in the 'next few hours or days. He is go ing to have a long, sad story to tell. NIt will include what he said at 8:13 Tuesday evening, about Ohio and California; how he construed the sig nificance of the Hamilton county vote at 10:03; what he discovered once on a railroad train in Minne sota, about the relations between the cities which report early and the country, which is leisurely. He will have a list that he made up at mid night undoubtedly no did, too, at or about that hour that showed the thing happening that afterward did prove to have been happening. The man who told you so is an earnest, sincere person. He ought to be made to carry a load of tooth picks, one at a time, balanced on the end of his nose, from the Treasury building to the Capitol, before being permitted to narrate his marvels of perspicacity. WHAT THE PLURALITIES MEAN Illinois has' twenty-nine electoral votes and is entitled to cast two votes for every one that a manhood uffrago State casts. A majority of 100,000 in Illinois is, therefore, in the same proportion as one of 13,792 in Maryland, with eight electors. It is to be compared to a majority of 10,344 in Maine, which has six elec toral votes, or to one of 5,172 in Delaware. Nebraska, with eight electors, would not be credited with anything like a landslide to the side for which it produced a majority of 14,000; but it would be going stronger than Illi . noia goes when it rolls up 100,000. New York has forty-five electoral votes, and they must bo chosen by its men. When Illinois gives 100,000 majority, NewvYork, to keep in step, would have to give only 77,280. That would not have appeared, last night, to be a colossal plurality. Probably a gopd many people were misled, by the early reports from Illinois, into the impression that the Midwest had undertaken to make it unanimous, because the Illinois figures looked so big. Take the indicated majority in 'a suffrage State, and first divide it by two. That places it on a basis for comparison with other States. Then divide this quotient by the number of electors in tha( State. This quo tient, then, becomes a basis for de termining how the State is going. Multiply this last quotient by the number of electors from any State with which you are familiar, and ob serve whether the product looks like on astonishing majority. Illinois showed, let it be assumed, 100,000 plurality for Hughes. That was equivalent to about 22,000 plu rality in Iowa; and 22,000 plurality in Iowa would almost make the State look close. THE AMERICAN OOLD DOLLAR A conference of shipping inter ests in the Far East has agreed on a uniform scale of chnrges for ocean transportation in the Pacific, and that charges shall be made and payment required in American gold dollars or their equivalent. In the past it has been a custom, fixed as the laws of Medes and Persians, that sterling was the basis for such charges. The reason needs now be ex plained. Sterling has become scarce. Sterling exchange is uncertain and varies widely as compared with American money. The fear that no nation in the war may bo able ul timately to maintain the gold stand ard becomes more acute with every passing month. Reserves of gold in all the cQuntries are dubious. Fig ures are more or less manipulated in order to maintain confidence; but the fact stands, that tho British gov ernment is issuing treasury notes that cannot bo differentiated from the greenbacks on which our civil war was financed. That war ended in 1865, and tqe greenback was not restored to 'parity with gold until 1878. How long would it require to re-establish Europe on a gold basis, after a war of four or five years and possibly longer? Not too much concern will be felt, at least for the time being, over re ports that the allied governments actually contemplate the deliberate dwnonetixation of gold, unless America will loan them money on their government securities without collateral. It would be a revolution ary thing to do; a thing that would impair their credit for generations to come. Tho exigencies of war might forco it; but the time is not at hand when they will announco such a program. Neither will thoy take such a step in any manner" that would be calculated deliberately to pull down America along with them selves. Their most earnest desire, if they must go to tho fiat basis on which most warsave been fought, WQuJd bo to' have one great, rich, powerful country stand safely on tho old basis so that it might help them get back to that standard after tho war. A CLOSE RESULT Tho earliest. election returns last night suggested strongly a landslide to President Wilson. Reports from towns in Eastern States, where it was to be presumed he would make his poorest showing, indicated great gains, and the- first fragments of in formation from Ohio pointed the conclusion that the expected was happening in that State. After that come an abrupt change in the tide; New York city very soon appeared with a slump that was most disappointing to Democrats, and left them hopeless of the Em pire State. More than that, it indi cated that the State was going for Hughes by a preponderance that, if it was in any wise symptomatic of conditions throughout tio nation, would mean a landslide to the Re publicans quite as emphatic as the first suggestion of Democratic vic tory had been. It was well after midnight when reports, still very incomplete, had brought impressions from all parts of the country in sufficient volume to make perfectly plain that the elec tion was in fact very close. Tho New York swing to Hughes and tho Ohio phenomenal Democratic gains were seen to be exceptions to a rule of close results. Early roports, which commonly come from tho cities, were found to be less conclu sive than had been expected, be cause the slower country districts did not bear out altogether their forecasts. The normal ratio between country and city strength, from which in other elections the political experts had been able pretty ac curately to project a fragmentary result over the whole electoral body, and judgerthe general outcome, was not maintained by any means. every where. The Dcmocratsj&iieving that Ohio was symptom of a widespread condition in MWdlq West and Far West, clung to their hopes that the President wodld "come back" when fuller returns made a more accurate view possible. Tho Republicans were still confident tha the advantage they had gained in an overwhelming sweep of New York and Illinois would be the real test of national trend, and that they would win with ease in the Electoral College, though it became apparent that many States were close. It is not the first time thas such things have happened. Peoplo who remember 1876, 1884, and 1892 will not need to bo reminded that it iff never safe to be certain until the fig ures have made certainty mathe matical. Mr. Hughes may not bo elected, but the Republican party is reunited. The election is no landslide; it is a close test of national sentiment, in which the "kept us out of war" ar gument has given the Democrats an advantage whose proportions may now be visioned better than ever be fore. If the Republican party had been in power when the war started, and if this country had kept out of the war as, of course, it would have done and if prosperity had been made by the war as it has been mado despito Democratic policies if that had been the situation, the Republi can majority, popular and electoral, would have been a reminder of 1872. The Democrats had every adventi tious condition in their favor. THE NEXT CONQRESS At the hour of writing, there is so much chaos about the Presidential result that intelligent discussion of tho Congressional outlook is hopo lc8s. But out of tho clouds of un certainty seems to gleam the prob ability that even if Mr. Wilson has been elected, the Republicans have carried the House of Representa tives. It means, of course, that the Pres ident was stronger than his party. Almost everywhere ho ran ahead of tho local tickets. There will be end less possibilities for more or less in teresting comparisons in this field, when detailed and accurate returns ore at hand. Post-mortems will bo long and some of the testimony that will be, adduced will be of an unusual char acter for such political occasions. But it settles down, pretty apparent ly, to the conclusion that tho Presi dent was strong on the issue of keeping the country out of war. On that .issue he got the women's votes that saved tho day for him, if it was saved. They were willing to give him .more for keeping the country out of war" than thoy were willing to take away from him for' rofusal to indorso tho Anthony amendment plan of bringing woman suffrage. Beyond this is tho evidence that tho farmer voto was more friendly to tho Presidont than cverbofore to a Democratic candidate. On this point there will be keen interest in the detailed statistics; for if the farmers, despite the Underwood tariff's withdrawal of his protection, has sustained tho Administration that made that measure, then there is just ground for a most serious survey of tho economic situation that confronts the country. The election of n Republican House or Senate, or .both, would be for the timo being a most useful barrier against possible extremes of action by a Democracy restored to a con fidence amounting to cockiness, by a victory won on an issuo that never was an issue. THE WOMEN'S VOTES Tho election, seemingly, would have been a pretty one-sided affair if it had not been for the women's votes. Kansas is very close, with the responsibility upon the ladies and their devotion to tho isauo of keep ing us out of war. California is very close, with the women credited with keeping it from a prompt as sumption of a firm place in tho Re publican column. Tho other Pacific Coast States, suddenly become high ly important and possibly decisive, seem to be close largely because of tho women's votes. Illinois went Re publican by a vote that seems to in dicate that, there, where the women were voting for a President for the first time, they went along generally with the men and did not signifi cantly affect the result. Utah is a woman suffrage State, and it flopped from being one of the two Republic can States in 1912, to being Demo cratic in 1916. Montana is a suf frage State and is for Wilson; Colo rado, ditto; Wyoming has remained in the Republican column, though by a close vote. Washington is claimed for Wilson, ,and with it Oregon; Idaho seems to be safely Republi can. In Bhort, the woman suffrage States have shown a trend to Wil son which indicates that woman suf frage is a new factor in national politics which must compel politi cians to remako all calculations. The most remarkable fact is that the na tional suffrage organizations were hostile to Wilson, and that a deter mined effort was made to line up the woman vote against him on tho ground that he had not stood for the Susan B. Anthony plan, which Hughes accepted. On form, it would have been presumed that if the women placed their suffrage de mands above all other issues they would go to Hughes; but they did not. "When a woman will, she will; and when she wont " MORE STATES IN COLUMN 'DRY' On the basis of figures that are necessarily incomplete, far from conclusive, and subject tp revision, it looksjis if thjs Prohibitionists had decidedly increased their column of dry States. Advices this morning indicate that Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, arid South Dakota have all voted dry. Arkansas, which is dry, appears to have defeated the re submitted proposition, which means that it will remain dry; and, remain ing dry after an experience in that arid state, tho Prohibitionists con sider that their victory is indicative of a protty firmly fixed purpose. In Idaho, which is already dry by legislative enactment, the vbtcrs were called upon to determine whether prohibition should be writ ten into the constitution so as to make it a more firmly fixed policy; and that proposition seems to have been adopted. Iowa was in the same class; its legislature has voted the State dry, and at the same time sub mitted an amendment to write the plan into the constitution, and this amendment appears to have received a large majority. Florida had the wet-and-dry issue directly involved in its governorship fight; early reports of the result are confusing and the Prohibition lend ers are unwilling to commit them selves as to their significance. Cali fornia was voting, for the second time, on State-wide prohibition, and indications are that it has been de feated. On the whole, the drys would seem justified in claiming that they have made a great advance in their cause. Theirs is one of the most effectively organized propagandas that the country has ever known. It works all tho time, and works lika a busi ness organization. Tho long-haired men and short-haired women that we used to hear about as the futile leadership of this cause, are not leading it or else, perhaps, they are long-headed instead of long haired. King Grows Fruit. UONDON, Nov. 8.-Tho King's or chard In Hereford has produced an ap ple weighing 31 ounces. No one knows Just who will got the royal dumpling, but probably the King himself. Ho likes DonMarqiiis' Golumn , The Wish. J FUTURIST STYIE. The bed float our upon the lawn, A mellow cow proclaims the dawn. Looking Quite tired 'and strangely sad, A fly sits on my blotting pad. Ilia slater fly, unkindly stain, la smashed against the window' pane. My aunt, who tries hard' not to think, Has dropped a fresh egg In the ink. The Iceman leaning on the sill, dive tho pet sheep another pill. The dog from out the Noah's Ark, Has taUght the cobra how to bark. Our mother has a ticket bought, But does not know yet If she ought. Some kindly soul has filled the lamp, And seated It with a postage stamp. My brother crumbles -up his bread, And rubs It In the housemaid's head. ' And skating. on the early morn, i seo a nusky ear or corn. While on the celling slides a dlsh I drop Into Its 'depths a wish! Grace de Onatlvla. Who They Are. Sir: I am thpt stcadY person who Is always on time. I have wasted hours waiting for dilator' friends. Once I tried to reverse the procedure. Having a da(o with one who had never been on time, I went fifteen minutes late. That once sho arrived on the minute and not finding me went away. I have not dared to try It slpee. Is there any balm In QlleadT. O. 8. GOOD. Blossoms of TTeuresthenia. The sea-fog gropes at the window, Feels for the crevice with bloodless hands. And turns the dead white eyes of the blind towards me on the bed. (f those eyes should get sight for a second. The glare they would give me would strike the souf cold In my body. tf I grasped that doctor by the ears. One ear In each hand, and pulled and pushed. I could play his head' as If It were an accordion. Du. first I would have to take a fork and Jab a row of little holes around his neck. . I turn my head swift on the pillow' And Something whisks out of the .i The shadow and breath of Its going I feel. The sense of It teases my eyeball. Dut never qult,c sea. what It Is. In' an hour, whci mfflwer gets higher, I'll thinks It's" a ghost'. Or maybe It's dod. " 9 There's a trap door sawed in my skull; It Is cunningly hinged I lift' It up by a lock of my hair And drop a poached egg In at eight every morning. My soul is shrunk .To the slse of an atom; , It voyages. Perched on a red blood corpuscle. Through my veins. s My teoih would come out on the tip of my tongue As easy as grains of corn from a cob. If I had a blowpipe I'd shoot one across -the room And sting that doctor on the 'nose. Sing a song of strychnine. Digitalis, dope. , Four and twenty drug stores , Viewing me with hope I The silver feet of the wind Glimmer, as over the harbor she dances. Up from the water and over the tor race sho hastens. And a while gull follows her Into the garden. , A gleam as of shaken hair, and she's gone. t Three red. red roses on the wall Repeated In a pattern; The first I Cleopatra call, The second one's named Sadie Hall, The third one Is a slattern. Three flowers U curleycuea and a-wirls, Each blare mouthed 'like a trumpet; One used to fish for swine with pearls, The second was the best of girls. The- third one was a strumpet. Three red mouthed women on the wall As bright and hot as' blood; The first one saw an empire fall, The secopd was Just Badlp Hall, The third died In the mud. Nothing the matter with me but nerves? Is that so! If I could get hold of an ax there'd be , something more than nerves the matter with you. Last night a long Inclined planp of moonlight Came down out of the sky And I got up out of bed and walked on It Up, up, over the harbor, over the Statue of Liberty, Up, up, and faster and faster. And a little red-eyed star came and snapped at my heels like a fyce dog And kept barking; "Nothing the mat ter but nerves 1 Nothing the matter but nerves l'i I got one good, kick at him. Go and ask Slrlus If all the pups are In the kennel this morning, Tho next person that says there's noth ing the matter with me but nerves Will find out what nerves are. I'll put the end of each of his nerves outside of his skin with a pair of tweezers And then lock him In the bathroom And not let him out until ho has shaved them off with a safety razor. And then I will say to him, "Why do you look so. Downhearted? i Tou aren't really sick Activities of Students In Schools of Capital i Vyiiat the Pupils of Washington High and, Graded . Schools Are Doirfg Notes' of the Colleges and Universities. Representatives of the athletic asso- Officers of Knnn's Club of the T. W. elation council of Central havo been C. A. were, elected as follows: Prcsl appointed and will begin their duties dent, Miss nachnel Murphy; vice prcsi Immcdlately. A change In organization dent, Florence Hoche; treasurer, Lillian of the council has been made. The as- Grecnburg, and' secretary, Mary Cooper, sembly Is to be composed of ropresenta- The' club will be under leadership of lives rrom often section, managers oi tna athletic teams, and facultv advisers, Freshmen are not allowed to voto be cause the larger number would bo ablo to control the vote. Cadet captains at Central wcro Intro duced to tho school at a general as sembly last week. ail-Is swimming classes are organized at Central, and aro expected to fur nish some good competition a little later. Miss Phoebe Preston, who has had much experience In swim ming contests the past summer, Is a splendid nucleus around which to build a team. Tho Review, the school paper of Cen tral, made Its first appearance of the year last week. Tho publication con tains about IfSO worth of advertising. Over 1,300 students have subscribed out of an enrollment of about 2.0W. The next Issue probably will be out a few days beforo Thanksgiving. Central now has seven companies of cadets, Edward Poynton being the last captain to be appointed. Tho Debating Society of Central has not so many members as formerly. Plana to upbuild it aro being worked out. Faculty advisers for Centr.il's Dra matic Society are soon to be appointed. A meeting of tho society nt which tho program for tho year will be discussed Is ttf bo held probably tomorrow. An award of Gait prizes to students at lluslncss has been made. The first prlzo of 130 was won by F. L. Tuok. with nn essay on "Chocolate." The second on a commercial geography sub ject, was won bv Miss Ruth E. May. She wrote on "Railroads In the ljnltd Hlates." First prlzo of W op a com mercial .history or sociology topic was won by Miss Edith I.. Elliott. whrswroto on "The Renaissance In Italy." Second prize of $20 wos won by Miss Kstclle L. Milne, with nn oasay on "Foods." The Webster School held a masked Halloween dnnco for pupils recently. Miss Kthel Fraonzel nB a Dutch girl, Miss Eunice Rubel as a Colonial ilani", Lon Katz dressed as n farmer, and Kd ward l.ohso a Jester, wprc tho most striking costumes, P1. .I4a flnl.Y nf n,tltltt nnA tlin necessity of a definite preparation fort lire's work was tne sudicci or an au dress by Dr. John Van Scholck, presi dent of tho Roard of Education, at an nssembly of Central students Wednes day. Tho nlivslm ilennrtment of Western hns purchased a receiving set of wire less Instruments to take tho placo of the apparatus lost In the recent flro at the school. The new set Includes an nudlon detector and a one-step ampli fier, together with batteries and cqn densers. Three musical clubs have been or ganized rtt George Washington Uni versity. Plans are being considered for a tour of the Eastern States later Jn the season. The orchestra nf George, Washington University, organized last year. Is hold ing weekly lehcarssls ulth many new members. A brass band, organized for the Thanksgiving football game with Georgetown. Is likely tt become a per manent organization. The Mandolin Club of George Wash ington Is growing rapidly. Sveral uku lele players havo been admitted to mem bership. Sflvernl girls In tho school who play this Instrument havo announced Intention of Joining the club. Business High School Friendship Club entertained freshmen girls of the school by a hjke ana a picnic supper Friday. Western High School Friendship Club wns host to freshmen girls at a Hal loween party at the school club hotHe Friday. Times Mail Bag Taking of Old Newspapers to Schools Suggested an Possible Means of Spreading Disease Among the Children. To the Editor of TUG TIMES: " I have read with great Interest from time to time tho announcements In the dally press with respect to the collec tion of old newspapers by the children attending the various public schools of the city for the purpose of raising funds for the maintenance of the play grounds. All well thinking people must agree that the establishment and maintenance of the playgrounds Is an excellent en terprlse, and all efforts to raise funds for this purpose Is worthy of tle great est praise. It does occur to me. however, that the bringing of the old newspapers to the school houses Is likely to Jeopardize the health of the pupils. We nil recognize n .iitaKii.uaH rn.t ,v,n t,.N,n germs arc readily carried in old news- Is clean and true to life and his de papers, and If papers ore taken from ' scriptlonB of the games hold the nil homes to the schools the Injury done tho children by the communication of disease would bo far more detriment al than any advantage gained by the sale of tho newspapers. It Vocms to me that there must be a sufficient number of public spirited citi zens willing to contribute to this ad mirable cause without the necessity of resorting to tho present method of rais ing funds with the dangers of Injury to the health of tho school children as a cpnsequenco thereof. If your valued paper will give pub licity to this letter in your columns, I feel that tho citizens will be aroused to their sense of duty In the premises. If you will start a subscription list, I know you will be doing a grr,at public service, and am willing to contribute to the cause. A. OHRSCOWrTZ. 620 Harvard St. N. W. Washington, November 5, 1916. Would Develop Prohibition Like Patriotism, by Moral Suasion and Not Statute or Ballot. To the Editor or THE TIMES: Siur editorial on "Patriotism by uto" la nno. I agroo with you that coercion In moral or sentimental ques tions Is dead wrong. Now, xnuny of your patrons -will be glad to havo from your able pen a similar editorial on "Prohibition by Statute." Both aro sentimental propositions, and I contend that both patriotism and prohibition are subjects for moral sua sion and education rather than for force, as represented either by the bal lot or civic regulation, EDWARD V. STAKTON. Waahliurton, Nov. a, Ul. miss .Mary, jt, ianiberton ana .Miss Hazel Griffith Tho Lansburgh Club, with Miss Julia Roman and Mrs. C. C. Ross as leaders, will continue Its .work, with Miss Esther Hargett, president; Miss Margaret Fll llns, vice president; Miss Louise Culp, secretary, and Miss i;va Clapp, treas urer. "The Easterner," the Eastern High School student publication will be out about tho middle of this week. Debating will not be pushed at East ern this year. It Is an activity that does not seem to appeal to the ma jority of the students at the Capitol Hill School.' The bank nt Eastern opened last week. Indications point to another suc cessful season. Officers of th rifle club were elected nt Eastern recently. They are; Presi dent... Wilbur Callahan, who Is colonel of tho cadet corps; captain. Flllmoro Chlsholm; tredsuror, Wlfllard Hlmmler, and secretary, 'Franklin Steer. Class elections at Eastern held later In tho month. will be "Tech Life" appeared Friday. The subscription list Is said to be growing rapidly. T A new school song haB been publish ed In the Tech paper. It probably will bo heard at the Tech-Central football game. An effort to Interest freshmen of Tech In tho cadet corps Is being made. To date, about a half of them have enlisted. Tho Agora. Tech's debating society, seems, to havo obtained a live lender. Considerable Interest In the society is being shown. t A recent nddltlon to the faculty of Catholic University Is the appointment SJ .9' ,Y. 9. 9onnor- '"rector of the Studio Hall School, as teacher of voice training nnd expression at St. Paul's College. M play by the pupils of the Tyler School wns given, under direction of Miss hvelyn Croggon recently. The school paper of the Polk-Henry School group, published by the chil dren In those schools Is to be completed this week. Miss Edith R. Lowe, library tearhcr at lluslncss. entertained her class at her cabin on Chain Bridge road Friday. i Members of the College Club of Busl "" ook a hike to the Rannockhurn golf links for dinner Saturday tinier leadership of Miss M. P. Bradshaw. There are now three companies of cadets at Business. The Incoming February class Is expected to add to tho strength of the corps at that school. , Elections for class officers at Busi ness arc to,, take place In the near future. A contest ffir pianist at the Busi ness anex In the old Central furnished considerable entertainment at that school recently. The February graduating das? of Business visited the new Central Fri day. There are several positions open for Tech boys. C. W. Rlppey, teacher of rrrclmrtlcal drawing In the school, main tains an employment bureau or rather nets as an exchange between employer and employe. Many teachers are expecting to at tend tho meeting of the Anthropological Society today In the lecture hall of the Public Library at 8 o'clock. W. E. Safford will lecture on "Magic Plants of the Ancient Americans," and Illustrated with lantern slides. Book Reviews OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. Hr Harriet Lummts fc'mgh. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company. Price, 11.85. Here is a pleasant book to read and good of Its kind. Pcrsls Dale, the heroine of the story, Is all compounded of humor, kindliness, sympathy, and shrewd sense. She Is n spinster who Is the village dressmaker, and sho undertakes. In her quiet man ner, to set In order the affairs of her neighbors. True, she is of a typo not wholly un known to New England women who write fiction, but In this case the author gives her a distinct Individuality. THE FULLBACK. By Lawrence Perry. New Tork: Charles Scrlbner'a Sons. II. Ss not. , - Lawrence Perry ,n the flrat of. n,a "Fair Play Series" under the title "The Fullback," has written an absorb ing and vivid story of the beginning of a boy athlete's career. The hero, Tom Kerry. Is a boy of the best type, srltty- fctralirht nnd a born football i anil DaseoAll plnver. The atmosnhnrA reader with as much Interest as though ho were watching tho plays themselves. Mr. Perry Is a well known athletic writer under the pen TRAINING FOR THE STAGE. By Arthur Hornblow (editor of the Theater Mara, zliia). with a foreword by Dud Belasco J. II. IJpplncott Co.. Philadelphia and London. Price, 11.26 net. That success In the profession of act lng comes to those who make the sacri fices and are willing to do the work that moans success In nny other profes sion or calling of life Is the principal message Mr. Hornblow's volume carries to thoso fortunate enough to be attract ed by Its title. To tho young man or woman who has thought there were op portunities for easo and Idleness on the stage tho author relates some very startling truths of a most disappointing character. Almost any person who Is Interested In tho theater, and that means three out of evory flvo grown persons In tho country, according to the latest esti mate, will find ihe book Interesting for the intimate sidelights It gives on tho profession of the mummer, even If such a porson 1ms no Idea of trying to mako a living on tho stage, .The book tell how one should go about training for the stago and glvoa detailed Information as to the rewards that might be expected, Mr. Belasco's foroword contains what Is really a text that Is elaborated In the bulk of tho volume. In addition to Belasco Mr. Hornblqw quotes liberally from Joseph Jeffeison, Ellen Terry, Honry Irving, Richard Mansfield, and many others who have given advlca to aspiring acton and actresses, , BULETINS ISSUED ON ROSE CULTURE BY U.S. Department of Agriculture Puts Out Information on Cuttings and Diseases. "Propagating Roses by Fall Cuttings" I and "Fall Measures to Combat Rose Diseases" arc tho subjects of two bulle tins JUBt Issued by the Department of Agriculture. In the former Instructions for cut tings aro giyen. To mako a hardwood cutting, striiKw wcll-rlpcncd roots of tho pnBt summer's plant should bo used. These aro better cut between the time the leaves fall and freezing weather. Thoy should bo cut Into nvo or sir Inch lengths, with tho tipper cut Just nbovo a bud. They should bo burled In moist sand, topH down, or plantca m open ground below the danger of frost. In tho spring the cutting should bo plnntcd In the open ground, with about an Inch above ground. Care must bo token not to Injure tho calluses that havo formed whllo tho cutting waa burlod. Rose gardeners should take advantage of the fall season to make their plants freo from disease by mothods that can not bo followed during tho growing sea. son. Generally, tho affected portion or a plant should bo cut out In the fall, and tho shortened bush well sprayed. Do not. howover. delay tho spraylrig until fall. All diseased parts should bo burned. Lime sulphur or potassium sulphide should be used for control sprayings for Hummer spores. Leaf blotch, also known as black spot, may be controlled by sprayings with ammoniacal copper carbonate or Bordeaux mixture. WHAT'S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON TODAY Today. Exhibit, water colors of Hear Admiral Charles llnry DaWs, Corcoran Art Gallery, s a. m. to t p. in. Rehearsal, District Symphony Orcheitra, Thomson School, 8 p. m. Meetln, National Library for the Dllnd, 173 II atreet northwest, 10:30 a. m. Meeting, Kentucky Society, h address by T. W. II. Clay, New Ebbltt. 8 p. m. Meeting, Connecticut Aenu Citizens' Amo- '""" iiii aim imy preparatory School. Upton street, 8 p. m. Meeting. Home llrtdfe Whist Club, Horns Club, S p. in. Musical farce, "Somebody's Widow." Kntrht of Columbus Uramatlc Club, for benpn, nf Ht. Vincent lie Paul's conference. Ht. Alo slus parish. Gonzasa Collect Hon i -. Meeting, Mothers' Corresxndcnce' Club nt wasmngloii, v. c. T. U. Ilulldlng, 2 :o d m. Concert. XI. S. Soldiers' Home Band Orchcs- IIUi ermine llttll, O iU p, m, :etlng, I-ingdon-Wondrldge Citizens' Asso ciation. 2607 Hhode Island menue northeast ".SO H. m. vMiiira.i, C1MI Service ezamlnatlons. for assistant mar- ""niv Fpetiaimi, assistant III inarketlnr and assistant In cotton armUm, ' Metflng, Anthony League. S0U7 Colu-nbla roan, wan aauress oy Mrs Eleanor J Dlngham. S t. m, Masonic Harmony, No. 15; School of In struction; M. John's Mite Association. Ilrookland, No. 11. of the Eastern Rfnr Odd Kellous Eastern, No 7: I'ederal City. o. :-o. Harmony, No: 9j Columbian En campment, No. lj Mount Flratant, No. , nf the Rebekah. Knights of Uythlas Mount Vernon, No S; nerininone, -o. i: union, io. :, and Co lumbia, No. it. Washington Company. No. 1, of the Uniform Rank. Friendship Tem ple, No. V. of the Pythian Slaters. National Union Interior Council, No. :10. Amusements. National Sarah Bernhardt, J-IS and 8:15 i ' p. m. ,'rMJ Helasco "Tnc .Merry wives of Windsor," ihnd 8:13 r. m. Keith's Vnude Hie. 5:15 and 8:15 n. m. Poll's "Broadway After Dark." 8:15 p. m, naety Burlesque, 2-15 and 8:1. p. m. Lyceum Burlesque, 5 U and 8:15 p. in. Cosmos Vaudeville. 1:15 tn 11 v. m. Ixiew's Columbia i'hotop.as, 11 a. m. to 1C:'0 p. m. Moore's Garden I'hotoplajs, 10 a. m. to II p. m. Moore's Strand Photoplays, 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. Tomorrow. Address, Col. Bobirt M. Thompson, at Com mercial uiuo luncneon. in ciun, u::o p. m Election, Chemical Society of Washlngtoi Cosmos Club, 8 p. m. Meeting, water supply committee of tl o Board of Trade, In Dooms of the organlza Hon. 4 p, m. Entertainment. "Somebodj'a Wldov ' Knights of Columbus Dramatic Club f r benefit of St. Vincent De Paul's Confci- ence, of St. Aloslus' parish, Gonzaga Ila'l tp, m Spanish kindergarten. Builders' Exchange, 7:30 p. m. Illustrated lecture. "Our Unseen Neighbors. ' Dr. Paul Bartsch, Homo Club. 8:15 p. m. Recital, Young Women's Hebrew Association, 11-30 Tenth street northwest, Mlsa M. i: Cohen, soloist, Sam Waddell, violinist. Masonic Temple-Noycs, No. SI; New Jeruri lem, No. S: George C. Whiting, No. - William F. Hunt, No, 16, of the Eastern Star. Pdd Fellows Excelsior, No. 17; Salem, No. ?.', Columbia, No. 10; Covenant, No. 13, FUNERAL RITESTOR CAPITAL RESIDENTS Places and Time of Services Ar ranged by Bereaved Families Kathcrine Elizabeth Freeman . Funeral services for Katherlne Eliza beth Freeman, daughter of Mary E, and the late J. R. Freeman, who died yes torday at her residence, 2319 Wisconsin avenue, will be held Friday at Hol Trinity Church at D o'clock. Mrs. Harriet E. Reeves. Funeral services for Mrs, Harriet E. Reeves, who died Monday at her resi dence, 304 New York avenuo northwest, will be held at the Sergeon Chapel, 1011 Sovcnth street, tomorrow nt 'I o'clock. Interment In Congressional Cemetery, Mrs. Fannie M. Townsead. Private funeral services for Mis. Fan nie M. Townsend, who died yesterday at Sibley Hospital In her seventy-fourth year, will be held today. Intcrment will bo In Rock Creek Cemetery, Mrs. Sarah V. Stansbury. Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah V. Stansbury, who died yesterday, will bo held a her late residence. 122) Sixth street, tomorrow at 8:20 o'clock, thence to tho Church of tho Immaculate Con ccptlon, whero requiem mass will bo celebrated at 9 o'clock, Private inter ment will be made In Mt. Olivet Ceme tery. Masons and Elks Hear Returns From Election Masons received tho returns In Mr. sonlc Tcniplo last night. During tho cvonlng about 1,500 peoplo enjoyed tho accompanying festivities, Rotuinx were received over a pilvnto wire. JoxcpH O'Connor sang several songs, and there, were other vocal numbers. Tho Elks kopt open houso nt the Elks' Homo with an oyster roast. Ojnlera were served to about 1,000 In every con celvablo style. "LadleB N'lght" was ob served for the benefit of tho organ fund. There was dancing In the ball room, whllo a cabaret was In full swlnij In the rathskeller.