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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: FRIDAY? AUGUST 317 1917.
"CHAMBER" JOINS Chamber of Commerce Head Indorses Times' Smoke Fund E SUICIDE FAILS TO -,0MCoMrcQr' BRIDE'S THREAT OF EFFORT TO ASSUR SOLDIERS SMOKES (Continued from rage One.) wits, lncenulty. and activity In 'und- raislng. A number of merchants have en listed their corps of employes In the campaign and in many stores today men and women were observed cir culating subscription lists. Clerfca All Contribute. Several of these lists have already been sent to The Times. They show that practically the entire force of clerks and other employes in busi ness houses have contributed a quar ter or more to the fund. Annooncement was made today by one business man that the employes of his firm had appointed a perma nent captain who will circulate a subscription list each week and that the employes have all agreed to con tribute something to The Washington Times Tobacco Fund on each pay day This announcement is especially gratifying In view of the fact that The Washington Times Tobacco Fund was organized for the duration of the war and so long as there Is an American soldier abroad money should tie contributed to purchase tobacco. This Is the period of organization. By the time all the plans under con elderatlon have matured and the ma chlnery gets to working smoothly there will be a steady Inflow of money for tobacco. . To Flace Contribution Boxes, In response to the suggestion of It. P. Andrews, president of the Retail Merchants' Association, that contribu tion boxes be placed in all Washing ton business houses, arrangements were begun today for providing these receptacles. The plans include the placing of suitable strong boxes on the main floors of big department tores and other business establish ments so as to afford all patrons an opportunity of dropping change into them. Large signs will be placed on the boxes to attract the shoppers at tention. The contributions received thus far show very plainly that the Idea of sending tobacco to the soldiers has made a wide and general appeal. Men. women and children In all walks of life are sending in donations, some of them mentioning the particular sol dier "over there to whom they wish the tobacco purchased with their money sent. Most of the contribu tors, however, simply say In their letters "Send my tobacco to any good American soldier overseas. They are all worthy and all entitled to the best we can give them." Elk. Do Tbelr nit. One contribution list, sent In by members of the Elks Club, showed that The "Washington Times Tobacco Fund was casually mentioned by one of the antlered tribe and In a jiffy tislf a dozen or more good fellows who were puffing on perfectos dropped two bits into a hat. The Times wants to see all the (Club men In Washlnton listed among the contributors to' this fund. The club fellows like their smokes, and can appreciate better than a lot of other people just what a good pipe or cigarette would mean to a soldier In 1he trenches. If you want to find out what the people of Washington think or the plan to keep the American soldiers supplied with tobacco, mention The "Washington Times Tobacco Fund in your home, at your place of employ ment. In the street cars. In the lunch room, theater lobby, or on the street. The first thing you know you will he In the midst of a scheme to get up ta subscription list, and the fund will be that much bigger The Washington Times' Tobacco Fund wants all the personal workers it can enlist. Why can't you be a booster for it, and thus do your bit for the boys at the front? Postmaster General Burleson today Enthusiastic Indorsement of The Times Smoke Fund was given to day by A. Leftwlch Sinclair, president of the Chamber of Commerce. The Times deeply appreciates this patriotic co-operation. Followlnc is Mr. Sinclair's letter to members of the chamber: "Permit me to Invite your atten tion to the movement Inaugurated by The Washington Times for the purpose of raising a fund with which to provide the American soldiers In France with tobacco. "This Is, to my mind, a most worthy movement and one which should appeal to all who know the solace the smoker derives from his pipe. In case of homesickness, what would be more comforting than the aroma of tobacco from home 7 "Gen. Leonard Wood, who is a physician as well as a soldier, has said of the movement: "'Nothing gives a soldier In the Held more pleasure and contentcent than a cool, refreshing smoke after a hard day fighting or while await ing call to the Crlng line.' "Let's send In our contributions to The Times' Tobacco Fund and give this splendl- movement our enthus- llastlc support. Sincerely yours. "A. LEKTWICH SINCLAIR. A. LEFTWICH SINCLAIR. "President.- EfSVbH HfairFvlH LsHHHHHRi'lsw -iaHHHHH siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirVHBHDpvsaB iaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiV?ttiiN'SJ .EL-iJaSsLisiM gave The Washington Times Tobacco Fund his whole-hearted indorsement and it Is expected that the employes of the rostofflce Department will make a substantial contribution to show that they agree with him. Postmaster General Burleson first showed his Interest In the movement by helping to work out the plan un der which -the soldiers receiving the tobacco will be able to acknowledge their thanks on postal cards sent back to contributors. Beside the postal card, each packet sent to the Individual soldiers will contain the following: One package of Tuxedo tobacco. Four books of Tuxedo cigarette papers. Three pouches of Bull Durham tobacco. Three books of Bull Durham tobacco. Two packages of Lucky Strike cigarettes; twenty In each pack age. Retail At 43 Cents. If you bought the above standard size packages of tobacco at retail they would cost you 4S cents. Figure it up for yourself. Under an especial ly liberal arrangement with the American Tobacco Company, however. The Washington Times Tobacco Fund is enabled to purchase the packets at 25 cents each, mm all clerical charges, packing and transportation costs eliminated. When you contri bute a quarter to this fund you may rest assured it will buy 45 cents worth of tobacco, aiK1 that no over head charges or anything else will take a penny from It. This afternon at. 4.30 Dr. Rollnlck will give a lecture and moving pic ture exhibit on "Twilight Sleep" at the Casino Theater for the benefit of the tobacco fund. The lecture will be for women only. One-half the gross receipts will be contributed to The Washington Times Tobacco Fund. Previously acknowledged $700 v Kmplocs of Adolph Kahn 3.00 O. T. C 10.00 Miss Irene F. Shirley 1.00 Confederate Widow .25 Grace M. Hurley, aged one month .15 Nettle Sclgcl. 300 Maryland av enue northeast .25 Gertrude Sclgel, 300 Maryland avenue northeast .25 Mrs. S. Selgel. 300 Maryland avenue northeast 25 W J Brown. Elks Club .25 Charles Herrmann. Elks Club. . .25 W. A. Thomas. Elks' Club .25 P. J. Foley. Elks' Club .25 James A. Farrell, Elks' Club.. -5 J. H. Wood, Elks' Club .25 Odd Fellows' Lodge, Falls Church. Va. .00 Mrs. H. T. 3.00 E. Wilson, Portner Apartments. 1.00 J. I. Belt. 1322 B street south east 1-00 Mrs. B. L. Olmsted, 1011 Irving street northwest -.... 1.00 John M. Moore. 1454 Tark road. .50 C E. Gross, Fourteenth street and Park road 1.00 Mrs. A. M. Rudes. 013 G street 'southwest 5 James North. 613 G street southwest .25 Miss Millck. 1010 I street north west .25 W. W. Jolway, 335 Sixth street southeast .25 Mr. N. K. Schroth ." Miss E. Tolson .25 W. G. Burns .25 Henry G. Hanford 25 H. H, C. . G. A. H 25 A. L. J. . D. 31 a C. S : .25 E V. F .25 G. tit smitn .. George W. Miller "5 W. J. Wright .25 I. P. .25 Miss H. Beglan 25 J. P. .25 SWAY EXEMPTERS NEW TORK. Aug. 31. "I will com' mlt suicide If jar husband Is sent to war." Mrs. Margaret McKay Rayback, a bride of six weeks, declares to the district board which passes upon all appealed military exemption claims. The young woman, who Is only twenty. Interrupted the board's meet' lng In the Federal building to beg for the exemption of Henry W. Rayback, her husband, a teacher In public school 110. She brought with her a note from the members of local ex emption board 13. In which they said that they would have allowed her husband's claim for exemption had they fully understood the circum stances surrounding her married life. "ily family have refused to speak to me since I married, she cried. "I can't possibly go back to them. and I can't work." Because their marriage had taken place after the passage of the select ive conscription law. however, her husband's application was denied, and when she persisted In pleading she was quietly taken from the room. She still hopes the board members may reconsider her husband's case. When the session was over some of the members commented upon Mrs. Rayback's plea. "We are living In a very unfortu nate time," one said: "It Is an hour of suffering and sacrifice, and tragedy Is attendant upon every case where a man Is taken from those to whom he Is dear, yet It must be done. In war time we are obliged to put sentiment aside." Thirty war bridegrooms were among those whose claims were rejected. SOUVENIRS TO MARK STORE'S INNOVATION Total 831.60 400,000 AID NATION IN TAKING STOCK OF FOOD The nation began taking stock of Its food supply toda;-. Four hundred thousand housewives, grocers, farm-! ers. and food dealers tok an Inven- I tory of everything In their pantries, I cellars, warehouses and bins. From their detailed reports the De- partment of Agriculture will estl- f mate the country's total foodstuffs.! A battery of seventy-five adding ma-l chines here will work for one month' preparing the report. Another Inventory will be made. after the crops are all In this fall. I These figures will form the basis of iooa regulation ana aisiriouuon oy Herbert C Hover. Dainty and attractive vanity cases containing mirrors and powder puffs will be distributed as souvenirs to purchasers of women's and girls' footwear at the Newark Shoe stores in Washington tomorrow. Distribution of the souvenirs will be one of the features of the Inaug uration of a new policy by the New ark Shoe Stores Company, that of add ing moderate priced shoes for wom en and girls to its already well-established brand of men's footgear. The announcement doubtless will prove highly Interesting to Washing ton women in view of the company's statement that It believes S3.50 or J 4.50 Is enough to pay for ehoes for women, and Its decision to place on sale in Its stores shoes at those prices. The company Invites comparl son of Its charming styles and beau tiful models with shoes quoted at prices ranging from IS to 115 a pair. The Newark Shoe Stores Company Is a gigantic institution supplying shoes to more than 3.000,000 men and women through its own 257 stores In ninety-seven cities. Such a tremen dous output cuts down the cost of production and distribution and elim inates middlemen's profits, the bene fits of which are to be derived by the company's customers. The remarkable success of the New-1 ark shoes for men Is regarded as ample assurance that women's shoes at sensible prices will fill a long-felt want, and prove popular. INSURANCE MEN WANT BILL LIMITED TO WAR J Leatherman Co., Inc. 811 Penna. Ave. N.W. Going Out of Business! Having Sold Our Lease and Fixtures, We Must Immediately Dispose of Our High-Class Stock of Women s&oaks Suits Dresses Waists and Petticoats. Etc. WITHIN TEN DAYS At a Great Sacrifice This is your opportunity to obtain your apparel at practically your own prices. Don't miss this great opportunity come quick and get the best selections. gStore Open Saturday Until 5 P. M.W J.S. Leatherman Co., Inc., 811 Pa. Ave. N.W. w The real objection of the Insurance companies to the war Insurance bill Is not to the compensation features, but to the fact that the bill does not say the Insurance Issued by the Gov ernment will be limited to the war period. That Is, there Is nothing In the bill to say new Government In surance will not be Issued whea'the war Is over. This is brought out In a statement by George Ide, chairman of the In surance committee appointed In Xew fork last month. Mr. Ide holds that part of the bill should be passed, but that the op tional Insurance feature should be dropped from the bill. , CARDINAL'S FATHER DIES. SAN SEBASTIAN. Spain, Aug. 31 Rafael Merry del Val, father of Card inal Merry del Val. secretary of the I supreme congregation of the holy office, and of Alfonso Merry del Val y Zulueta, the Spanish ambassador at London. Is dead. ODD TROUSERS SALE OFFERS BIG BARGAINS Friedlander's Offer Big Ship ment at 428 9th St. Men who want bargains will take this advice: Duy and buy heavily at the special sale of odd Trousers now in progress at Friedlander Brothers, 8 Ninth street northwest. Thou sonde of pairs are offered at phenom enslly low prices and the values rre Irresistible. They come from the workrooms of eft of the country's largest manufac ttirers and were purchased on r.ich advantageous terms that Friedland er's are enabled to offer their patrons the benefit of remarkable sav1nj. To afford a convenient selection, the shipment has been divided Into four lots with quantities and prices as follows; 337 pairs at II 95. 50C pairs at 2 4ft. 035 pairs at 13.13, TT3 pairs at S3 OS. Fabrics Include woolens, serges, casslmeres, cheviots, etc., in every shade and color combination. So com plete Is the slock that almost any odd coat can be matched with little dlffl culty, providing a practically new suit at much below the usual cost of only the trousers Be quick to take advantage of these bargains the opportunity may not be long open to you Better hurry down to Friedlander Brothers. 428 Ninth street northwest, and make your se lection Immediately. AdvL Our Store Will Close at Noon Monday, Sept., 3 Labor Day Newcomers to Washington should not fail to look up the nearest Sanitary Store. You'll find as far as grocery buying goes, that we sell quality goods as cheap as simitar articles are sold anywhere in the U. S. A. Get started right when you come to town and you'll find that Washington isn't any worse as far as cost of living goes than any other large city. We Have Ninety (90) Stores One Near Your Home CHEESE Best Quality Wisconsin Lb. 30c HAMS Best Quality OOa Smoked, lb. 0C BUTTER" Per Lb. 47c BREAD - - & 60 HITTER'S PORK AND BEANS Price Now Reduced Regularly Per Can 15c Argo Brand Salmon, Gennlae Red Alaska, per can 25c Dry Packed Shrimp, Per Can 1 Asa I Silver Brand Peas, . IUC Per Can 12ic Oval Brand Peat, f 1 -No. 1 Can 1 2C MILK Pet, Peerless or Carnation, Per Can 12c CATSUP BLUE LABEL 22C GRAPE NUTS, Per Pkg., ... 1 2c Golden Egg MACARONhnd SPAGHETTI The Old Reliable Brand Per We .Have Sold So Long Pkg. 8c CORN MEAL The Superior Quality Per 124b. Indian Head Brand Peck Bag 65c This t the Old-Fashioned Water Ground Product Made From Selected Com. Peters Cocoa, i-lb. Can. . . . Hershey's Cocoa, i-lb. Can 12iC 15c Walter Baker's Cocoa, f-lb. Can. 18c Waxed Lunch Paper 5c Sun Maid Raisins. . . 12c One Quart Olive Oil.. 90c Wesson Oil Per Can. . . 33c SUGAR W kate Jnnt unloaded another carload of loiar containing nothlaj? bat thoae S3 lb cotton bajrs, Jiut In tbe nick of time for the his fruit preserrlnff tine. PUT VF KRl'IT REGARDLESS Op PRE3E:T COST. IT WILL LOOK MIGHTY GOOD TO YOU EXT W I.NTER. Thce 25 lb, bass specially priced. 25 Lbs. in Bag, $2-19 If Mores run out of cotton bajra ire will sell tame quantity In paper bajEs. Hershey's Gum, r 2 pkgs. for..... jC Bulk Peanut rA Butter, lb C,iC Howard's Salad f(n Dressing uUC Schimmel's Salad 11 Dressing 1 IC 2 in 1 Shoe n Polish, all colors OC Ivory Soap, " r Per Cake J2u Old Dutch n Cleanser 5C Bayle's Mustard Makes Any Sandwich Better. Special This Week Only. . . 7c POTATOES Per pk. 35c Peripk. 18c Perpk. 10c THE KIM OF OLEOMARfARME WE SELL Will Please You Ask oar clerks about it. Nice Fresh Snappy GINGER SNAPS One of Our Best Offerings in the Cake Line at This Time, Per Lb. nt FLOUR Another Carload of That Dandy fill. Fine Quaker City Mills flour Just Received. 40c2e,b79c2eS1.55 Don't Forget Our Big Assortment of "Sunshine" Quality Cakes and Crackers Including Takhoma Biscuits 6c CREAMETTES The New Macaroni, Elbow Cut Pkg. 11c PYRAMID (In the RoU) FLY CATCHERS Each 2c Compass Brand, Small Sifted Early June Per Can 9c CORN The Old Reliable Blue Ridge Brand 15c ASPARAGUS, ftpsLscqrrTm:.25c I SARDINES, IT?.D.7. 6c LUX, - - S; w.n.dhLtproduct --11c Spotless Cleanser, can 5c QUAKER OATS, 8c SANITARY OATS, 8c KELLOGG'S BREAKFAST FOODS CORNFLAKES, pkg.... 9c CRUMBLES, pkg 9c BRAN, pkg 12c WHEAT BISCUIT, pkg... 10c POST TOASTIES, f 9c WASHING TON CRISPS, 9c OUR FAMOUS GREEN BAG COFFEE The Very Best Thing in Value Giving, Lb. DINING CAR SOUPS SEtfSSS? IOcIJELLO The Old Reliable Dessert 9c SOAP The Greatest Soap Bargain Ever. CRYSTAL WHITE LAUNDRY The greatest housework aid you'll ever find. If you do your own work use it for washing dishes. It's a wonder. 11kes50c j . J'