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r ytv ftTA!k&nVkA4YvtY fiTtmrf w. wwmiyjwM. VJ.WVVA- Mattna Meond eiu mttr at u Po. lem'l?!T WfflMmn rtJBUSHED EVEnT EVENINO neiuain Bundari) y fto Washington Times Company, THE KUNBET BUILDING, renna. Are. IfBANK A. MUN3EY, President. . H. TTTHERINGTON, Secretary. C. H. POPE, Treasurer. , On Tear (Including Sundays). B.M. U Months, jl.W. Thrv Months. Wo. Thursday, November o, ioio. DECISION MAY DB VERY SLOW It is still impossible positively to ptmounco, the result of a Presidential lection which in many ways is ut terly without precedent. A number ef States are so close, and the elec toral outcome likewise is likely to be determined by so small a margin, that any one of several States might Jiave the distinction, finally, of de termining between the two candi dates. In that event, it is quite possible that the official canvass of the votes from several States will bo neces sary to determine the outcome The public has need to maintain its amiability, and keep its nerves under control. Business must not be inter fered with by reason of a long period of uncertainty, and people with violent political prejudices will perform patriotic sorvice if they keep their bristles neatly parted and ctmbed down. There is going to be no attempt, by either side, to steal the Presi dency. The national attention is on the situation, and the national mind Js in no frame to submit to any such performance. The man who has been elected will be counted in and sworn In, and nobody needs worry about it. TAKINQ CARE IN TIME A man who owns an automobile does not wait until it breaks down before he repairs it, if he can help It. Yet that, is the way most folk treat their bodies. We consider the famous one-hops-shay methods sat isfactory for the human machine. The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculo sis has set aside December 6 as a national medical examination day. The Committee of One Hundred, made up of scientific and educa tional experts, has been advocating such periodical examinations. Most physicians, as well as lay men, need to be educated to such a practice. The doctor is too apt to consider himself a human repair agency rather than a human engi neer. Some duy the physician may bo as concerned about keeping his patients well ns he is about curing them of their ills. The reason why every man and woman should undergo periodical examinations is forcefully set forth in a pamphlet of the national asso ciation, which states: The physlcnlly perfect man In al most Impossible to And. Almost ev eryone who has reached the ago of thirty Iihh somo Impairment or de fect of his body. Out of 2,000 men n nd women examined 70 per cent were found to have Impairment! of e more or less serious nature, while all of the remaining U) per cent had some defect;) of u minor character. Uut of the thousands who have been examined and found to be Im paired, only 10 per cent Imagined there was anything wtong with them: the remaining 90 per cent sup posed themselves "perfectly well." Establishment of clinics for the examinations of "well" persons, one can foresee, will some day be as im portant a part of our public hy gienic machinery as clinics and hos pitals for the sick. The activity of the former will relieve much of the burden upon the latter agencies. In the meantime the layman may be hesitant about going to the doc tor when he considers himself "per fectly well" and he may have trou ble in getting the physician to con sider him seriously. But we can af ford to take a little pains to educate our physicians in this field, ns well as to take reasonable precautions for our own health. A WOMAN IN THE HOUSE Whatever other tremendously im portant results may flow from the election of Tuesday, it can be writ down as certain that one character bus been added to the list of Ameri cans whose names will appear in the Fchool histories of the future. Over on the margin of the text book page which deals with the doings of the 1917-1921 Administra tion, there will appear an inset pic ture of a woman. On earlier pages the children will have noted the pic ' tures of Pocahontas, Moll Pitcher and Susan B. Anthony; and when they .turn this page they will learn that Miss Rankin was the first woman ever to occupy a seat in Congress. Sho will be. described as elected in 1916, fronfMontana. Miss Rankin not only is a Con-' gressman if a lady may be de scribed as a Congressman but she is one of very especial dignity; for she has been elected at large, and therefore is the representative of the whole State of Montana, rather than of a mere district. She is described as a woman of pnrts, with red hair of the sort that nowadays is called titian and is accounted n mark of beauty rather than a disfigurement. as in the rude dava of our child- hoods Jfc wm supposcd to an(1 a BCt'0f Interior furnishings for her .head that are even moro scintillant I ......... ... .... . .than the exterior finish. Min uic exterior iinisn. ono nua been a leaderln the sufrmgecaUB0 in inunuinu, ana neipeu organize mo State's camnalfrn which two years ago carried the measure enfranchise ing women. She has been elected to Congress on precisely the same basis that men are elected in other places, and on which, in the future, a good many other women will be sent to Congress: her brains, fitness, public services, and general right to recognition. Miss Rankin is reputed to be a real student of public affairs over a pretty wide range of phases, an effective speaker, and a woman who will givo a perfectly good account of herself on the floor. Sho is a Republican. Imagine the sensations that would overcome tho Hon. Thomas J. Hcflln if he should draw the next scat to tho new Congrcssmaness, or Con gresslady, or Congrosswoman. Re motely to contcmplato the emotion al surge of that moment is to shudder. But the Hon. Tom will havo to braco himself. It may happen. WHEN THE PRESIDENCY HA5 BEEN CLOSE Inquiries have come to The Times from many readers for information about Presidential election results in years when they havo been very close either in the Electoral College or in tho populur vote. Many people Have forgotten that in the beginnings of this Govern ment there was practically no popu lar selection of a President. In most of the States, during the first generation of constitutional govern ment, the legislatures selected the electors. During this same period, also, the President was the candi date who received the highest num ber of electoral votes while the can didate receiving the next highest number was declared Vice President. Thus the President of the United States and the Presiding Officer of the Senate and successor-designate to the Presidency in case of vacancy were of opposite parties. The Con stitution was finally amended estab lishing the present system. The popular and electoral votes for President beginning in 1828, have been: Rlec Plurality, toral. 159,151 ITS a 117,315 219 41 :i,MSl 170 124 140.310 254 M S8.17J 170 m is.;:; ici 127 220.8M 2o4 42 494,(05 174 IK 491, 1M ISO 12 i- 33 407,342 ill 21 2U0.4M 214 SO 762.M1 280 ...J.. M 1 230,952 14 7,018 211 1"i W.CS3 2111 112 9S.017 1M 2;:5 3S0.S10 277 US 601 ', 85 4 271 17G Sl&.-'jO 2W 1SS ?,545,Mr 3.M 110 1,2,!01 321 1CJ 2.17J.M2 4W 3 (8 ISIS Jackson Adams Ml Jackson -lay 1SK Van Uuren Ilairlsnn, et el. JStO Harrison Van Uuren UK-Polk May ISIS-Taylor , (.nil IKi-I'lerce Scott 1Sj lluchnnan Fremont tSGO Lincoln Douglas llrecklnrldge ... Tlell H6(-I.lncoln Meridian IKM-tlrant Seymour WJ-(iranl .Opposition lJKSHayes TllUen 1SS0 flarfleUl Hancock lSSt-Cleveland limine lSSS-Clevebind Harrison P3:-cievelunil Harrison Weaver lW-McKlnley Ilryun 1900 McKlnley llrjau 1904-ltoofevelt Parker 1908-Taft Ilryan 19i:-VIUon Tatt Roosevelt In 1870, it will be observed from the table, Mr. Tilden lost the elec tion, although he had a popular ma jority V)f a quarter of a million. In 1888, Mr. Cleveland lost tho election, although his popular plurality was 98,017. The closest popular vote was that of 1880, when Garfield had only 7,018 plurality. The election of 1876 gave Tilden not only a large popular majority, but probably entitled him to be de clared President. A tremendous feud was developed over the returns from Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Oregon, which was carried to Congress because that body in joint session canvasses the electoral re turns. The contest was so bitter that at times there seemed danger of most disastrous consequences. Finally Congress passed a law pro - viding an electoral commission of fifteen members, consisting of Sena tors, Representatives and justices of the Supreme Court. This, commis sion, by a vote of 8 to 7, decided the contest so that Hayes received 185 and Tilden 184 electoral votes. Con gress accepted this determination though the Northern Democrats were prepared for extreme measures, in which tho Southern members of the party refused to join them. There is now looming in sight the possibility that the present election may be so close that some contested State will have to determine the re sult. ' Two Presidents of the United States have been elected by the House of Representatives, because the Electoral College failed to give any candidate a majority. In 1800 Jefferson and Burr each received 73 votes, and the election was thrown into the House, which elected Jeffer son. Again in 1824 Jackson re ceived 99, John Quincy Adams 84, 'Henry Clay 37, William H. Craw- ford 41. Tho Houso elected John Quincy Adams. Tho House of Representatives would not under the Constitution bo litJ tnf tVi Pat,lnnf f. .-mm -.v ... ..w,.uu... . tho next ur years in any con tunuuio vav, w... - .u ... ....- possible, but if a contest should arise over a State, or States, which j controlled enough electoral votes to determine which side had the ma jority, the precedent of 1876 and the electoral commission might be in voked. If, for instance, tho votes of Minnesota and California should be claimed by both sides when tho joint session sits to canvass the re turns, then some method would have to bo devised to determine which side was entitled to theso electoral votes. Doubtless some such measure as tho commission of 1876 would be adopted. As the present Congress is Demo cratic in both branches, and there fore in joint session, it is not a violent presumption that in such an exigency tho Democrats would at tempt to create a commission fav orable to thc'mselves aB the Repub licans did in 1876, and through its decision take the Presidency. A POLITICAL REVOLUTION No matter who is elected Presi dent, the polling of Tuesday demon strates that a political revolution is in progress in this country, if it has not taken place. There Would be nothing revolu tionary for the country to reject Mr. Wilson and elect Mr. Hughes; neither for Jt to continue Mr. Wilson in power. But those possibilitfwnJo"nb con- .in.., tt i u ..fin i. Bv.vui uhjcu..u. ui ... ,,u.. cukuciybiu uiub hub uim;ii jjiukc. hcio are some of the things that appear: The Democratic party haB the pos sibility of electing a President and then re-electing him. Tho last Dem ocratic President to whom that hap pened was Andrew Jackson. Sinco Jackson's day no Democrat has di rectly succeeded a Democrat in the White House. A President can be elected without the vote of New York State. It has come to be a fixed tradition that, while this might one day happen, it was never going to. In place of New York as the domi nating factor in a national contest, we sec the woman vote loom as the force that can determine the result. Four more States went dry on Tuesday, making a total of twenty three States dry. The complexion of legislatures and State administra tions chosen this week justifies ex pectation that several more States will join the dry list within the next year. National prohibition is brought, not only appreciably nearer, but positively into vision. There is one tradition of national politics that needs to be broken down, that still survives. The Solid South remains solid! If it could have gone the way of the New York legend, it would have been a splen did thing for the country, and even a better for the South. Perhaps the South will be willing to com mencc disintegration if it learns that a Democratic president can be chosen without New York, The new industrialism of the South is certain to bring that section more and more nearly into harmony with the po litical tendencies of the rest of the nation. Finally, there is in this election result testimony that a period has arrived in which the White House may be not infrequently of one po litical complexion and the Congress, or half of Congress, of the other. Unpopular administrations have re peatedly lost control of Congress in the latter half of their course; but the general rule of a half-century, aside from tho period of Hayes, which was abnormal by reason of reconstruction conditions in the South, is that the Congress goes along with the Presidency The election of a President of one party and a, Congress of the other, would have a profound significance. It would necessitate either a soften ing, of political rancors and a larger co-operation between executive and legislature in order to get business transacted, or else, in an era ot bit ter partisanship, it might bring about a decided curbing of the grow- 1 ing power of the Executive as a dominator of legislation Two Presidents in recent time have been much accused of bossing their Congresses. One was Roose velt, the other Wilson. If we go back to Cleveland, we find the same accusation laid at his door. Surely the strength that all three of these men developed with the country suggests strongly that the country rather likes the dominating sort of executive. Mr. Wilson, elected or defeated, has run far ahead of his party. Roosevelt was elected by the biggest majority ever given tfo a President. It is not likely, then, that the country will soon give a general verdict in favor of those timid statesmen who are forever bemoan ing tho danger that we are develop ing an executive tyranny in this na tion. Dr. Zimmermann to Speak Tho Itov. Albert H. Zimmermann, A. M., founder of tho American Bible Scouts, will give an address tonight nt 8 o'clock ftt Hyland M. E. Church. Tenth Ana u streets southwest, on Anion the Stuff." "Saul Don Marquis' Column Frnnk Wllstnch has Issued a book containing alt tho similes Iri the world. Add: "Uncertain as an election." Where Is Archy? Jane sends us a clipping from the" Lancet, that estimable medical publi cation, that may throw a sidelight on tho continued absence, of Archy: Summarizing tho rosults of the experi ments as a whole, they seem to Indicate that many of tho substances which have been supposcd to kill the cockroach have really acted by driving It away and so leading to lu disappearance. Such gregarious migrations have been ob served, but have hitherto been otherwise explained. For quick destruction atov- Ing with bromlno or sulphur dioxide Is apparently best. For domestic ap plication tho dally use of creosote, wood naphtha, or the oil of rosemary, eucalyptus or citronella placed near tho haunts of tho cockroaches for two or three weeks should effectually disperse thorn. Whoro .these aro Inadmissible on account of their smell, odorless dusting powders may bo used. Of these sodium fluorido was found to be tho most ef fective. It Is also cheap and keeps In definitely. These experiments may have' somo value ns applied to Insect peats. The cockroach being abundant and of large slzo It has been posslblo to use it as an "Indicator" arid to observe tho results moro accurately than would be possible with smull Insects. Other things being equal, tho same results should follow In tho case of many other Insect pests. Adulation. Protus.the Poet, long of old. Was torn with anger and pain untold: Thoeason waa slmnlv that the mod J?" thought Ijlmsclf much mlsundcr- "tood wcnt 0 a cQuntry whfre they BftnR His praises loud; the harps went whang. The trumpets tooled. Then Protussald: "If this bo fame, give me home In stead!" -Karl Slmonson. Mars, Meet Terpsichore. Sir: 'Why all this clamor for Pre paredness? Lycurgus who could tell our statesmen a thing or two about managing a state established dancing as of prime Importance in training the Spartan youth for war. All wo have to do, then, In case of war Is to con script tho cabarets and mobilize the dancers w our nrst line of defense Broadway alone could furnish a full army corps. Officers? Chief of the general staff. O. Hepburn Wilson: commandcr-ln-chlef, M. Maurice; quartermaster gen eral, Oscar Duryea. Some of the teach ers would act as generals of divisions and others as colonel?, captains, and sergeants. And might not all our dan seuses qualify as Med Cross nurses, with Pavlowa In command? Preparedness? Pooh! We are pre pared. A great nation of dancers and we are that need never fear an Inva sion of the Huns. I, of course, would be In charge of nubllcllv. ulilnh ihn British are proving is Indispensable In war. Make-1'p Man. Never. t I never saw a lowly Fo'rd lo bravely dashing hy. But what I thought, "If thg thing goes. Why damme, cannot w' Peripatetic. Without a Struggle. Tou've got to lay aside the mallet. Before the Russian corps-de-ballet; A mile or two I'd gladly hike To h'ear "Kntr-act-c Symphonlque." -Flrstnlghter. Secretary of War Baker will retire on March 4. Then he can devote his entire time, If he chooses, to the affairs of the Cleveland (Ohio) Peace Society. Likely he will be about as effoetlve In bringing on tho millennium an lie was In preparing the l nlted Sta'.cs army for possible trouble. :i)a i luiHiixu out.' iiarjiicui; "A hunting trip without your ti Jty pipe Is about as lonesome as a. honey moon wiinoui your oiusning oricie. After long and caroful consideration of this statement we feel Impelled to give our opinion that It Is not true. The Stubborn Steed. "I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came " And so I thought I'd try the writing; game. But I have found the good steed Pegasus A mulish and cantankerous old cuss! I think to write an epic after lunch: All I can get is JOKES to send to Punch. And when I'd fain write Jokes, my board to pay, My brain's awhlrl with BIG SCENES for a play! But If Dan Frohman came to me and suld. . "Say, Bill, I need a play!" I'd fall down dead Because I'd know I couldn't write a thlnK , . .. But SONNETS to the gentle flowers of Spring. And If (but this, of course, could never be), An editor prayed for Spring verse from me, In vain I'd strive for rhymes; but I could write ... A reollstlc NOVEL over night! Don't be surprised If In the ads you An Item "For Exchange!" and signed by me "One Pegasus, who travels fast and far. To be swapped for a docile motor Car" BII.MUS STHYVEn. They Exist in Every Age and All Genders. Sir: You're a , Kay deceiver. Hcr mtono Is not a w6man: I sat In front of him last night at the theater. LISTEN: Hermlonc Oh, no; I'm not tall. Most people aro as tall as I am. You Just ImaRlno I'm tall because I'm so slim. But I don't mind not being tall, some how! Malo .Friend to Hermlone Do you care for baseball? H. Oh, ye-es! (Flvo minutes later): H, You know. I said that -without even thinking. I'm perfectly Indifferent to baseball! It Just doesn't mean any thing to me! Margaret. Friends and enemies of suffr'ago will im nlnnuori und dl.qnleased to note thnt run wnmpii'A vnips um nun u u lint I mako much difference one way or thai .ikw, DON MARUUIS, ATTRACTIONS COK TO CAPITAL THEATERS t-:. r iu i Varied Program Is Offered by Next Week. Ir Soihern. On Monday, November 13, for six nights and two matinees on Wednesday and Saturday, ar tho Ilclasco Theater, 13. II, Sothern will appear In "If I Wcro "Hi in wnicn nc porirays me lascin- I .IB puei-vagnuonu, I'rnncois viuon, ii. -;""''.." '". . :"'. , ,".' 7J'M, M'ff-. ",0.. ci ' that he Will contribute his entlro share of tho gross receipts without any deduc tion whatsoever oven for living und traveling, to tho British Itcd Cross. National "Common Clay." An absorbing story, Intensely dra matic situations, a theme of universal interest and sprinkled wltlv brilliant comedy are som of tho Ingredients of "Common Clay," the now Justly famous New York success which A. II. Woods will present at tho National Theater for an engagement of one wedk be ginning November 13. with matinees Wednesday and Saturday. Tho human qualities in "Common Play" made the work of Cloves Kln kcad tho talk of New York last sea son, -where It playetf an entlro year to rapacity audiences at tho Hnpubllc Theater. Tho story f Kllen Ncal a servant embodied In this Harvard Uni versity prize play Is an appeal to tho hearts and minds of every playgoer. The metropolitan cast has us its tnr Jane Cowl, who appears as Kllen Ncal. Others In the supporting com pany Include: Isabelle O'Madlgau, Marlon Bertram. Kate Morgan. Pauline Itnff, Henry Stephenson, Ormc Caldara.'i j-ranK utirimcK, Kcnim uayer, narry Ilaiilon, Hoy Cochrane, C'onrnd Cint zen, Olaf Hkavlln, James Oaylor, and others. Keith's Vaudeville. Stella Mayhew and Blllee Taylor will be the headline attraction at Keith's next week. Miss Mayhcw's heart-to-heart talk, her dialect ditties, and her cross-fire comicalities arc said to be her best. Charles (Chic) Sale, the protean co median, another annual return ap pears In "A llural Sunday School Benefit." i Another favorite, Hcrmlnc Shone and comnanv. Including Glen Anders. appears In ,FMary Ann,'1 a poetic fan tasy of seven episodes In every Mtrl'o lire. Other features will he the Five Klt- aniuras, Jim Toney und Ann .Nor man, J. C Nugent and company. In "The Meal Hound;" Klavllla. "tho ac- lirHInn crtrl'' ,li.. 'Tri.n flf (71llh company. In "A Pierrot's Dream;" the Hearst International News Pictorial and the pine organ recitals. Poll's "My Mother's Rosary." ".My mother's Hosary," a new play with Father Kelly, of "Tho Hosary" fame, as Its central llgure. Is announced for next week at Poll's Theater, with the Initial performance next Sunday night. This time Father Kelly Is stationed in a town In the Middle West, where n State's prison Is located. Hero cer tainly Is material for tho dramatist, und the author has taken full udvautuKc of theso opportunities. The nomedy element has not been neglected. There are two wonderful children to the play who live with Father Kelly and causo the priest many anxious moments through their abun dant energy Loew'H loiumoia rums. i Dustln Farnum will be pictured In "A Son of Erin." which Is the feature photoplay announced for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ut Mew's Colum bia. The story concerns Dennis O'llara, a poor Irish lad, who loves pretty Katie O'Urady. Dennis dreams and longs to go to the land of promise, the United States. Ho is lured by the extravagant newspaper accounts of bow easy It Is for a stinppmt; lr.h.i i.ut to get appointed to the New York por lice. It Is Katie O'Orudy. who, without his knowing It. by a denying sacrifice, pays for his passage to America. The nlot unfolds how he becomes a policeman, loses his position through urnft. and ilnally. when the reform : gruu, anil lilliui, wucit tun ivui party comes In again, he Is made cap- tain of police. Of course, he sends for Katie, and they live happily ever atter. Philadelphia Orchestra. Next Tuesday afternoon. November H. at the New National Theutc-. the Philadelphia Orchestra will make Its first appearance of the season In tho Capital, the Initial concert if .1 series ot live to bo given In Washington. The first visit of tho famous oigaulzit tlon brings as the assisting urllxt iho great Russian violinist, Kfrem Klmbnl 1st. whoso marvelous mastery of tho violin has made him one of the great est musicians of the age. For this an1 tho succeeding concerts the orchestra will be under thi leader ship of Leopold Stokowskl, Ten Star Series. Friday afternoon at tho New National Theater tho second concert of the "Ten'Star Series" will be given. Patil Althouse, tenor, and Ethel Lcglnska, pianist, will bo the artists who will he heard In Joint recital. Both Mr. Althouse and Legln.Vta have had Interesting careers, and tha llso ot belli to stardom lias been sensational. Not only ns tenor of the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company, but aa u concert artist, AlthouBe has won recognition among tho foremost singers of the day. Leglnska Is 6no of tho really unique figures of the musical world, and tho leading critics cede but few equals among women pianists to the young English woman, Gaycty "Million Dollar Dolls." "The Million Dollar Dolls" is next week's attraction at the Gayoty. Heading the cast is Lew Hilton. Ho Is supported by "Slim" JCellam, Alice Lazar, Arthur Lawson, Bob Ferns, Betty Powers, Grace Seymour, and others. A speclal feature Is announced In the person of "Savo," who will prosent an act that Is at enco novel and unique. ' The elaborate scenic effects Include one of the famous jjold room nt Monto Carlo, the world-famous gambling re sort. Strand. At Moore's Strand Theater Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, tho attraction will bo "Fifty Fifty.'"' a novel picture play, with the leading rolo In tho hands of Norma Talmadge. It Is an enter taining story ot tho stage, touching IU JoyB and Its sorrows. Tho added at traction will be Dale Fuller, In "The Scoundrel's Toll." Wednesday nnd Thursday- Howard Hickman, remembered as tho star of "Civilization." nnd Dorothy Dulton will ho seen in "Tho Jungle Child." The uuucu uuiuubiuiio nil. uv mitcit a vn n. ill "Ambrose's Hapld Hlso." Friday and Saturday Antonio Moreno Liy5pr?iJnKU.Y!L,0,h...l!W " f WPUlr favorite, of the and Peggy Hyland will lead the doublo feature In "Tho Devil's I'rlto;" Tho comedy portion of the program will be contributed by Rosemary Thcby and "Harry Meyers, In "ilarkcd No Funds." Garden. Francis X. Uuahman and Ucvcrly JJayne will head tho double feature film program at Moore's Garden Theater from Sunday to Wcdncsdny In 'thejr llatest success, "in tho Diplomatic Herv- y ofj.Hernat.ona. pom.. latest success,-"In tho Diplomatic Herv inursuay, rnaay, nnu naturuay Wllvt Ham 8. Hart will head tho program In I "The Dawn Maker." Tho added attraction will Include Orn. Carewo and Jack Ilclmont In "Dollars and Sense." Lyceum. 'The Madcap Ueautlca" Is announced as tho title of next week's attraction at the I.ycuem Theater. It nresents a the I.ycuem Theater. It nuncsque wonu, Headed by ucorsa Wrd.:?Ibel Ix,' Monalr. Makl Webb anu Biuonio Dixon, a wen trained chorus of twenty attractive glrU forms an Important part of the cast. Times Mail Bag Militiaman Proposes Men Get Three Months Pay on Ilcing Mustered Out of Service. To the Keillor or Till: TIMK8: As K In apparent that the District militia will ho mustered out 'in winter, and u gieat number of the men aro unprovided with civilian winter cloth ing, it seems only Just that they should bo given three mouths' nay. us was given the soldiers upon being muster ed out during the Spaulsh-Ainerlcun war. Most of tho men nre without any means, and to be compelled to purchnnu clothing on their return ta civil life, would cause much financial difficulty, ns theio seems to be n doubt as to whetlytT they will receive this three months' pay on being mustcird out. Again a number of tho men must transport themselves to other cities for employment ns they wcro awuy from the District at tho time of the call of the President. The Government, has not, as yet paid the men for tno expenses for transportation from the cities from where they were employed to Washington In answer to the call for mobilization. PIUVATIi E. KKNNA. Company A. San Anionic-, November 3, 1916. Here's an Explanation of Why the ' Price of Eggs Is Going Up. Hens Arc Not to Blame. To the Kdltor of TI1K T1MKH; In answer to your Inquiry as to "What's the matter with the hens." would slae that there Is nothing the matter with 'em. No, nothing at nil. Of course, they aie just now getting over the molting season, nnd but n nmui'U number or eggs may ue expect- ed right now on that account, but. ot couree. this Is natural and occurs every year. So it may bo safely paid the hens nre not "laying down" on the WnxliJuutou public. The shortage In eggs this season Is duo to the fact! that thousands nnd thousands of hens have been disponed of In the open market and long titic eaten because the owneis found It Im possible to purchase feed at the pre vailing hlifh price nnd keep them. Hundreds of people to my knowledge who owned small flocks, hut did not raise their feed had to sell out. There's uheie the trouble lc. and the only icmedy Is a reduction In price of chick en feed. So don't I'omplain of the high prices of I'ggs, but, on the contiaiy. save your pennies for you will havo to pony up "." cents or more per dozen 'ero long If you want fresh eggs on your table. Put that lu your pipe and puff away. F H. noi'SHEE. Vienna, 'a., November 3, 1916. Contributions Urged for Winter Concerts Here xby the United States Marine Band. Ti ihe Editor of Till: TIMES: I was very much Interested In iur I'llttoriat regarding the Marine Hand's "inter concerts. Your suggestion cf having the concerts at a suitable tlmo, nnd providing a convenient place by Dtibllr contribution, should be seconded li eery citizen of Washington. Considering the splendid ability of the orfcaii'zatlon and the high standnru ot the muMc rendered by It, It does seem, as you Mate, "a sinful waste of good music" that so comparatively few can aall themselves of tho opportunity of hearing these splendid concerts on ac count of present conditions. Man) earnest students and lovers of aooil music that can afford neither the money nor the time to attend the con- eerls given by the hlgh-piiced, out-of-town orchestras, would be bcnetltcd by the plan you suggest. With this advantage so near at hand, why enunot, say, G.fflO people of Wash ington contribute : each per year to defray expenses and have permtnenlly for the Nation's Capital n symphony orchestra of which any elty roar bo proud? TuEODOItE HOFFMANN, Washington, November 8, 1916. Book Reviews GKOIIOINA or T1IK UAI.VHOWS. Ity Annie Fellows Johnston. New York: Nrltton Publishing Co. Price, fl.IJ. "Put a rainbow round your troubles," says ileorglna, and surely every reader will bu Inclined to look nt life a little moie hopefully after reading the story of the maid who learned one secret of happiness. Mrs. Johnston', author of the be loved "Little Colonel'" stories that every girl In her teens cherished n de cade ago, tins piucou tier story on plcturcsquo Cape Cod, and added a cast of characters convincingly real. CAPTAIN FAin ANU 8QUAIU:. Hy William TleyllKer. New lorn: w. Appleton & Co. Price I1.. At last, a story of boys' athletics In wlilch "the" team does not win In the last chapter! For that reason, if no other, the hook would stand ou' as different. Tho author uses an enter taining plot to work out his plea for clean high school athletics, preaching his sermon In a way cleverly unob trusive. LEADKnS IN NORWAY, ny Acnn M. Wrrgclsnd. Menssha, Wla.: George Santa Co. The mystery of the Norso point of view has been a prominent topic of literary discussion for tho past few decades. With tho resurgence of Scan dinavian literature In the porsons of Ibsen, strinuuerg. lullen Key, HJornson, and others of the modernists, manv nn nttemnt has been made to expound It. Miss Wergoland'H story of tho literary ferment of tho forties nnd the part of Henry Wergeland In It Is both drnmatlo and gripping. THt'E FOOD VALUES AND THEIR IjOW COST. lJy W. S. Ulrge. MD.,New Tork, J9I0: Sully & Klelntelch, Thousands of dollars are being spent annually by .manufacturers In the employment of experts to find out how their plants can be made to give the most ernciem results at the least I possible cost. Few people real their own personal efficiency r-ew. people realize that can be Increased at ies cost man tnov pay In maintaining themselves. Dr. Hirge, In tin entertaining way, shows various means by which one can aim . nllfv one's method of llvlnc so ns to lout the cost, while Increasing one's .ffl.l.n.u IUIWIUkl WOMAN ELECTED TO T. , Miss Jeanotte Rankin fjirst of Fair Sox' to Write M. C. After Her Name. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.-A dispatch to tho editor of the Now York Sun from Jeanetto Ilankln, of Missoula, Mont., declares sho has been elected to Con gress. If Miss Jeanetto nankin has bn ctccted, as her telegram printed abort indicates, she Is the first woman to write M. C. after her name nnd sit on the samo side of the House as Joe Cannon. She Is the daughter of a banker In Missoula, Mont., the State she will represent In Congress. She came to New York to study nnd was graduated from the New York School of Philanthropy In 190$. Her first Job was that of "baby placer" lu Seattle finding homes for homeless children. Ucr Interest in woman suffrage was so great, however, that she quit hunting homes for babies and devoted her tlmo to stumping Washington In the Interest of votes for women. She helped tho women to victory. Returning to her home sho started a fight In Montana for suffrage, spcnlc Ing beforo the. State Legislature, and succeeded In three mouths In getting a succesful vote on a constitutional umendment providing for tho right of women to vote. Her success ntnietert tno attention 0r Sirs. Clarence II. Mac kay and Mrs. .Tames Lees Laldlaw. Tho luttor sent Miss Ilankln to Cali fornia to aid fn the fight there and afterwnrd brought her here to repre sent the cause at Albany. Ml.s Ilankln Is a woman of attrac tiveness and of unusunl Intellect. She Is described ns beautiful, but Insists that her pictures helle such a state ment. She has red hnlr. She Is an excellent spenker, confining herself to sensible arguments rather than to eloquent appentt. She Is quick wlt ted, versatile, witty, nnd a good mix er. When beginning her campaign In the West she hit on the Idea of Hav ing the more College Girl, that wa' to race against time, earn- n banner "Votes for Women," thus attracting attention to the cause. She traveled through mining towns. making speeches In dance halls, and then dancing w,lth the men. She made a house to bouse canvas. In Montana In winning votes for suffrage. Sfee wp.s nominated as n Itepuhllcnn candldatc-nt-Iarge lu Montana, vlti nlng out aguluct seven male ospl. auts for (he nomination. She Mm pnlgned on a platform, one of the planks of which was prohibition. PLAN BRANCiSTlBRARY FOR CHEW CHASE Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Asso ciation Will Recommend Step. The Installation of a branch of the Public Library In the Elizabeth V. Brown School In Chevy Chase and M10 enlargement of the school to Include the library, will be .recommended by the Connecticut Avenue citizens' Assoclctlon to the Coram ssioners. This iirtlon follows similar action tint has been taken by the Chevy Chase As sociation. The Connecticut avenue or ganization has agreed to co-operate with the Chevy Chase citizens In fur thering tho plan. Action to this effect was taken nt tho mcefng of the Connecticut Avenue As sociation nt the Army nnd ..avy Pre paratory senooi last ni'iit. much busi ness was discussed, and several resolu tion were offered relative to improve ments which, under the rules of pro cedure, cannot lie finally acted upon until the next meeting. At" the conclu sion of the business session a buffet lunch was served. WHAT'S GOING ON.IN WASHINGTON TODAY Today. AiMrf is. "The Prophet Jeremiah " A tram Simon, before Xlon Sooli-tS p. IV. Kpctli street normuexi. " p. in. Meeting, Capital Traction Company .-.itloii No. S. Amerlein Klrotrl.- lUlhvay Aso'la Hon. asM-mlily hall, cump.ni tiulMl.m. Thlrt-lxt!i anJ M street northwest. S p. m. Addreos. Col, Uolwrl II. Tl'otiipron. at Tom mcrcUt Club luncheon, in club, u.so p, m. Election, Chemical Sit'lety of Washington, Comims Chili,' 8 p. 111. Meeting, water supply committee of t' Hoard of Trade, In rooms of the organ :. lion, i p. 111. i;nteriaiiimeiu. --nomeuotiy a v 1 0 . Knights of COlunibus Dramatic Hub fr twnetn of St. Vincent lo Paul's font' ence. of St. Aloyalus' parish, Uonzaaa llnii S u. m. Spanish kindergarten, HtillderV Kxihang. ,.10 11. m. IlluMruted lecture. "Our Cnsecu NelshlHirf ur, rnui nariFcn, iiomc ciub, S;l" p. m Itccltal. Young Women's Hebrew Atsoclatb 1, i:.S0 Tenth street northwest. Miss M. I Cohen, soloist. Sam Waililell. violinist. Masonic Temple-Nnes. No. 31; New Jeruir. lem, No. : Oeorge C. Whiting, No, jj William F. Hunt, No. 1C, of tho LJasttru Htar. Odd Fellows Excelilor, No. 17; Salem, Nn. H; Columbia, No. 10; Covenant, No 13, Amusements. National Sarah Pernhanlt, S:K. p. in lielabco "The Merry Wives of V mdor," S:tJ p, in. Keith's VuudeUlle, 2:13 and S:K p. in. Poll's "Uroailway After U.K," '.'itJ ami IS p. in. fiayety Ilurlesque, 2:15 and S:l.". p. 111. Lyceum llurlesque IMS and SUj p. in. Cosmos Vaudeville, 1:11 to 11 7, m, Loew s Columbia Photop.a)s, It a. in. to lC;:i p. m. Moore's Garden PhotoplJs, 10 a, in, to II P. m. Mooro's Strand Photoplays, 10 a, m. to )1 o. m. Tomorrow. Address, Mirs Frances I'olllcr, liefon IP . ,nem lllxh Dramatle Association, ut lit . nrss High School. ::30 p. in. Meeting, central conference, Axstclaif.il Char ities, mezzanine 'larlor, Now Wltlard, i P. m. Address, "The Shakespeare Tragedies." ne Karle Wllftey. Iieforo Shakespeare Foclety cf America, auditorium. Calm, 8 p. in. Meeting, Home anil School Association of Eastern High Hchool, with addresses by Dr John Van Schalck and Ur. Wlllanl H, Hmnll Kastern High School, i p, in. Election of officers. Story Tellers' League. New Wlllard, S p. in. ' Meeting. Carbery Alumni Association, drill hall, Haateru lllcli School, S p, m. Dance, Immaculate Social Club, pilmte l . room. Immaculate Conception School, Klgh.h ami N streets northwest, S p, in, Inhibition, water colors, by ICtj.r Admiral Charles Henry Davis, Corcoran Art Cil lery. 9 a. m. to 4 p. in. Meeting. D. A. II. State committee on patri otic education, at home of Mbi Ada liovd Gln'ssle, WO 8 street northwest, 4:80 p in' Meeting to form branch of Just tiovtrnnu nt League of Maryland, In Prince Ceorec s county Rlverdale, : p. m. Masonic Hope, :o. M; AnacoaMa. No. "1 Capitol, No. 11. of the Royal Arrh. Tnkoma. No. M, and Cathedral, No. 11, of the Kan. ern Star Odd Fellows Central, No, li Metropolis, No, 18: Phoenix. No. is. Knights of Pylhlas-riyracuslans. No. pi; Itathbone, No. !9. Ilathbone Temple. No. . of the Pythian Sisters. Services, Adath Israel Hyuagogua, t p. m. Leu t lire, "Haiti and Her Problems," II. W, I Furnlis. Andrew Itanhln Memorial niair'l! ' .T .. A ...l.....tti. .. ' REPRESENT MN &vniu l.U4lV.t.4t fM -t V V '