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THE WASHINGTON TBIES: THURSDAY: SEPTE3IBER 12; 1918.
ST" 51 12,000,000 IN ' x REGISTERTODAY : Today's Pledge for Liberty (Continued from First rase.) lln an orderly manner or which the! entire country may be proud. Here In Washington all member j of the Government who had not al-j ready enrolled at some other place were early In line. Government de-, partrnents ere shut down to give, the men a chance. I Estimates at the office of the Pro-, vost Marshal General were that to-, daya enrollment "Will swell the total i registered available military material to the gross total of 23.400,000. "While In making this estimate the statisticians let It be known that they expected today's enrollment to total 12.53S.973, there were many of-j ficlals familiar wltk conditions whoi Bald that the total would exceed 13. OOO.OOO. Of this number the men first qualified for service will be the men who have passed their nine teenth and not reached their twenty-first birthday nd those between fire- ages of thlrtr-twd to thirty-sir. Because of the necessity of allow ing the younger men to determine ; whether they will take advantage of the Government"! offer to continue their studies until called, officials of General Crowder"s office say the thirty-two to tilrty-six class will predominate In the calls that will be Issued for the men needed during the next two months. 70,000 LOCAL DRAFT REGISTRATIONS ARE EXPECrED BY OFFICIALS Registratloi of 70,000 men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years In the District today Is forecast by returns si noon from the forty-one retrlstratlon'PrecIncts. This Is arnumber In excess of pre viously aciounced estimates, but Is borne out, by the returns available after four'hours' registration. Approxlnately 40.000 men had signed eafds when the registrars be gan to tlink about lunch, and this number represents slightly more than haK of those who will appear during lie day, officials estimate. The etxly morning rush was due In a large; part to the fact that many Government departments and business houses gave their employes a few hoars off In which to register. This 'was dJne In an effort to avoid a last minute rush, and will materially aid the central committee In preparing Its flgnris for Trovost Marshal General Crowd er office. Early ItegfrtraHon. Early registration was unusually heavy in the southwest section- of the city. Mote than 400 men were In line before both he Greenleaf and the JelKerson schools this morning at 7 clock. Tie crowd was good hum ored, and tin men waited their turns patiently. Reserve forces of regis trars were mrrlrd to these schools, and the rust was over before 10 oclock. At the Ranlall School, some 100 or rrore men wee awaltlnc the opening or the registration booths. Residents of the nelghbSrhood served luncheon to the registars at noon. In order to ave time thai would be taken for the clerks to go cut for their meals. Nearly a tiousand men had regis tered at the "Justness High School by 11.30 o'cIocV this morning. This school was ov of the busiest regis tration placet In the city. Three hun dred men vrae in line at 7 o'clock this morning. an every passing street car brought Its ull quota of registrants. Men leaned against tree boxes and were seatedon the curbstone watting for the schol to open. Small stores In the neiglborhood did big business supplying makeshift breakfasts to men who hsl left home without wait ing to cat Lints f TValllns; Tien. Registraton was a little slower In outlying sictions of the city, liven these distrtts had their lines of wait ing men. tiough. and at lesst thirty were in lite at the Handle Highlands school at 7 o'clock this morning. Approximrtely half of the eighteen to forty-flvevear-old men in this dis trict had been registered up until noon toda-'. and It is expected to hate the full rglstratlon completed before nightfall Numeral cases of fathers regis tering atthe same time as their sons were reco-ded in every district in the city. Anong the first to register at the Kebham School this morning vi ere Wlbur Lee Blankenshlp, forty four, anl his son. Norman S. Blank cnshlp, tventy, of 2223 Chester street outheaa. "We a'e both employed at tlie navy ; ard anl want to crc in th amy lojtether' they tolj the registrar. Amona the first to regii-ter at the Congresj Heights School this morn ing was John Thomas Steele, veteran tf the Canadian army and twice wounded during engagement, at Vimy Kdge and Tprcs. Steele en listed Aigust 2. 1013. one week after the slnkng of the I.usitania. In com pany wth ten other Americans, lie vu sert to France for service with the Caradlan army Only fAo sur vivors jf the original ten lived to reach tils country, and Steoie was cranted an honorable dlscharg from his regiment because of wounds re ceived In action. He is employed at the Flrth-Stirllng steel plant .-n.1 lives nt Major House, route S, Anacostia, r. C. Man of Mystery. A rran of mystery apieared at the Ijoose-Wiles Biscuit Company's station iurln; the morning. He claimed to be a: alien enemy, and looked to be rbout eighteen or nineteen jcars old. 2n hb hand he bore what purported to re a permit to reside in the District 3ie was very anxious to register, and . rflcials had difficulty in explaining ;jst why they could not illow hira to Cig a card. My father and mother were both l-orn In Germany." he said, "but I want It fight for this country. I was born jight b"-c in Washington in the Ger Jnan embassy, and I wantlo enlist." When registration offial failed to "sign him up," he rrf'n left Hi booth without giving any further clue as to his identity. At Western High Schoil, Thirty fifth and R streets northwVt. 400 men were in line when the egibtration booths opened at 7 o'clor. Several hundred colored registrants rere in line at Garnttt ncjool. Tenth and U streets northwest, today As toe doors opened, all of tieni broke ne and rushed to the dor In order to be the first to register i Thirteen hundred men tad regist errd at Western high schott by noon today, and indications are tor a rec ord enrollment. Clerks hid several -pood laughs this mornlngjover the replies to questions addjessed to jiprw ik0 " M W - 7 xr -- ? -- - -- mrarartf&rsA ,a llllflHi IMIIMIl linn I I Hi liPM i I mmmmmmm Innnno urruo registrants. One man In reply to the question "Do you live in the United States," stated: "No sir. I lie in Vir ginia." Another man was unable to say where he Hied but declared, "I can show you the place in Just a minute." James I.ynwood Davis, of 1218 M street northwest, claims the honor of being the first man to register in Washington this morning. He head ed a long line waiting at the Thomp son School. The doors ere opened just a few moments before 7 o'clock, and Davis beat the line to a seat at a table. When the hands or the clock pointed exactly at 7, a clerk handed Davis a registration card. He was thoroughly familiar with the ques tions and had no difficulty In complet ing his answers in record time. Hi card uas the first turned in at the Thompson School. Davis is employed at the City Postofficc. Davis" claim of being first lo register in the city Is disputed. In eaih of the forty-one schools at least one man was handed his card promptly at 7 o'clock, and early re ports from the officials indicate that each school will have a claimant for the honor of being first in the city to register. Cheer Start. More than 2lK men were in lin" at Franklin school. Thirteenth and K streets northwest, when the registra tion booths opened at 7 o'clock. As the doors opened loud cheers went up from the registrants and such ex pressions as. "Here is where we get our railroad fare to Berlin." and "Let me at that rn and Ink," were heard. By 7:30 o'clock the line of men waiting to register stretched nearly a block. Work of registering the men went on briskly at Arthur School. Indiana aenue and Arthur place northwest. One lmndred men were in line when the registration booth opened and fif teen minutes later it was estimated that 300 men were waiting to register. At Gales School, Mansarhusetts ave nue and G streets northwest, draft of ficials stated that the number waiting to register was probably larger than at any of the schools. Nearly MO men were in line by 7 o'clock. One stretched nearly to North Capi tol titreet on Massachusetts ..venue. while the second line stretched for nearly a block on G street. Kxtra rirrlu Needed. Two extra clerks were needed at Dunbar High School, First and N streets northwest, to register the 400 men who were waiting In line at 7 o'clock. At the Toner School, Twenty-fourth and 1' streets northwest, only 100 men were on hand to register when the booth opened. Ry 7-13 o'clock It was estimated that 400 men were waiting to register Three fathers and their sons registered together at F.astern High School. Seventh and Pennsylvania avenue southeast. They were Wai ter Caleb Burgess, forty-five years old, and his son John Krcd Burgess. nineteen: Wayne Abbot, forty-four years, and his son. Harry W. Abbot, eighteen years, and Samuel Somer set Waters, forty-four years, and his son. Samuel S Waters, jr. fightem. Officials estimated that 230 men were n line st Eastern High School at 7 o'clock. Lewis Franklin I.ppo. fort -three yearn old. -124 Fourth street southeast, was the first man to register at the high s liool Slate and Nation, a Congrssman fan no more waive his exemption than can a woman or a person outside the draft ages, and the fart that ho is a Congie'jssman automatically exempt him. the ruling said. ; Crowder pointed out that drafting a Congre-sman would automatically, deprive him of his oto which might be "against the wishes of his constlt-' uents and would deprive the nation of a valued counsellor." j TAKES RECESS FOR REGISIRAIION OAY E ON FOOD MEASURE Because of the fact this Is registra tion day and numerous Senate em ployes are required to register th Senate has taken a recess until Fri day and is not in ression today. Thirlppn mMnhprs ftt th SIsnalr must register, though none of tRem committee is suojeci to immediate nrart call, all being oer tliirly-sevn years of age. Senator Ashurst of Arizona has waiv ed exemption and wants, to be put in Class 1 lor Immediate service. Other hcnalors required to register are Benet of South Carolina. 39 years of age: Gerry. 39: "Wolrott. 41; Wads- worth. 11 : Trammel. 42; France. 43: Hardwick, 45; Shcpperd. 43, McNary, 41: Henderson, 4.', and Pittman, 43. About 120 menibcri of the House are eligible to the draft. They have in some cases gone to their homes to register. Others arc forwarding their registration papers to home boards. On the House side of the Capitol Ser-gcant-at-Arms IL B Gordon has es tablished a Htation where members of the House and cmplujes may fill out their cards. Congressman John M. Baer of North Dakota, member or the Non-Partisan league, is the first Congressman to Itgister at the Capitol. Mr. Batr lost a brother in the Spanish-American war. The House held It session as usual today, because leaders are eager to go ahead with tho ntenue bill. SEEKS EXEMPTION OF RAILROAD IN CANT WAIVE EXEMPTION Director General M-.doo has taken steps to shield the rail organization of Amir'ia fioni mo heavy inroads bv the net draft. It became knowr officially today that instructions have gone out to the regional directors to prepare claims for exemption of all men "necessary to operation of the lines" !.abor directors of the administra tion have sent out questionnaires to all divisional office asking detailed data concerning tli- number of men eligible to all ftr Briny serir. More than 200,000 iae gone from the pay. rolls of the railroads to the pnioll of Uncle Sam since tho United States entered the war. Officials here bclirtn tl(. railroads face a new man-power crisis Thou sands of men arc going voluntarily lntv the service. Hmplniment of women wherever possiblo has b'fti given strong en couragement by tl e Director General, hut much of the railroad work re quires services of men. Congressmen cannot waive their ex emption under the selective draft law. Provost Marshal General Crowder ruled In a letter to Representative I Gard of Ohio, rend in the House to-j ., to start 'something. Well. - I Secure Sour War .Saliu;s Slainpa) prisoners drinking beer, and an cdi- Slnce the law provides specifically I tliey will Mtrely Speed the War'a Sue- torlal disapprove.! of the dlseontimi- for exemption of civil officers of the I crasful Subsidence. ance of Wagner opera In New York The attempt of the Senate to hurry through legislation bearing on rent als in the District by attaching the Pomeren rental administration bill as a rider to the food production bill may fail. Loaded With Amendments. Indications that the House con ferees will have nothing to do with the Pomercne amendment and will take the position that it has no place on the food bill began to appear to day. The conferees on the food bill are to be. chosen from the House Com mittee on Agriculture, and will be headed by Chairman f.ever of that Mr I.ever is not at all pleased with the way the Senate loaded up the food bill with amend-mei.-s not relating in any way to agr. ilture. Tlelongn Tn Dlntrirt Committee In discussing the situation today. Chairman I.ever made it plain that the question of rents in Washington ought not to be put up to his com mittec to dispose ot. and that the Dis trict Committee, headed by Chairman Johnson, was where It belonged. "I have no doubt therewis profiteer ing in Washington," said Mr. l.ever. "I have had some personal experience with it myself. But neither myself nor the Committee on Agriculture has given close study to the prob lem." Mr. I.ever Is anxious to see a bill passed on rentals with teeth in it. but he feels the proper committees should consider and deal with the subject. GERMAN QUOT CHICAGO MAY CHICAGO, Aug. 12 A four-page paper printed In Cngllsh at Frank-fort-on Main is being tossel from German airplanes into American trenches. A copy of July 29 ras been received here. It Is stamped In red ink' "From jour American brothers, with permission of the German gov ernment." It carries what purports to be Mayor Thompson's speecn In the Coliseum here in May. when he an nounced his candidacy for United States Senator: Quotations from tho mayor are: j President Wilson was rc-electea as a guarantee of peace " "I am opposed to all propaganda or hatred to disjoin our people." "I stfrk lo George Washington's: principles that the best policy la to keep out of Kurope's quarrels " "America In Hurope." as the sheet L Is called, prints an account of "labor troubles in America' It Is announced that "tho Creek Indians are in re volt." also that it Is a lie that Ger mans treat American prisoners badly. French claret and French girls Is the heading over an article encourag ing American soldiers to devotj more attention to these There are pictures of Amcri an XKHoo6warb Si Xotbrop Store Opens 9:15 A. 51. New York-WASHINGTON Paris Store Closes 6 P. SI. Announcing Display Autumn Modes in Millinery Today, Friday and Saturday Charming Pattern Models Chic Tailored Hats The new shapes are decidedly artistic, with their graceful, generally irregular contours. A laree majority of the models are either developed along broad, comparatively low lines or else they are imposingly tall. Ostrich feathers are extensively used and promise marked popularity, also pom pons in all styles and sizes, including the new and ultra-smart tassel effects. French Blue Velvet makes a smart Hat, with facing of black beaver cloth, battlement brim tipped with smart blue wings. Another Stunning Hat of battleship gray velvet, in broad flaring effect, has the edge em broidered in a lighter shade of gray and a large latticed medallion on one side of the brim. Aband and bow of the same is embroidered with the lighter shade. Tete de Ncgre Velvet is wonderfully lovely developed into a broad shape, with .the top of the crown and facing of henna ostrich feathers shading into brown. A novel shape comes in Black Silk Befiver, narrow pointed effect, rolled at" one side ' and trimmed with beige ostrich band, with plume ends. " You Are Cordially Invited to Attend Millinery Salon. Third Floor. t: ' r! (- I It 3 n VI a 5 rff I.R r" n Interesting Offerings in Tomorrow's Remnant Sales it Is well to carefully note the items that are brourht forward in these weekly Remnant Day Sales because thereat".' is bound to be merchandise of one kind or another that you can procure at a distinct saving. And there is always a distinct -! saving. Each article is marked below its usual price. That's the way we dispose of our odd lots and broken size assortmentsr-'lK and keep our stocks clean and fresh. In justice to those who shop in person, Remnants are not sent C. O. D. or on approval, and are not return ' able. Friday Special in Soft Sheer Voile Curtains $1.50 Pair. A most extraordinary value. These Cur tains are 2V4 yards long and have 2-inch hem stitched border; cream and white. At the price they are worth buying for future as; well as present needs. For Friday Only, $1.50 Pair Also the following 1 Fine French Panel Curtain, with hand made filet and cluny lace, mounted on fine " scrim. $23.34. Was $.15.00. 1 Swiss Bed Set. with blue border for full size bed. $2.00. Was $4.00. 2 Ecru Voile Bed Sets, with elaborate cluny decorations, for full-size beds. 1 very spe cially priced, $30.00. 1 very specially priced, $35.00. 2 Very Fine Ruffled Edge Bed Sets; 1 White Voile with pink frill; 1 White Voile with blue frill. $9.00 each. Were $12.50. 27 pairs Ruffled Swiss Curtains, 214 yards long; blue, yellow and heliotrope figurcs $1.67 pair to close. Were $2.50. 3 pairs Four-ply French Net Curtains, 2V yards long, with elaborate edge and insertion. $15.00 pair.r Were $22.50. 2 pairs Brussells Net Curtains, ivory color, Zi yards long. $9.00 pair. Were $13.50. 5 Panel Curtains of White Voile and Lace, with cluny and antique lace motifs, -10 inches wide and 2Vi yards long. $6.67 each. Were $10.00. 3 Panel Curtains, cluny and antique motifs and lace, mounted on fine scrim. $9.00 each. Were $13.50. , 2 Fine French Panel Curtains, with antique, cluny and embroidery decorations, mounted on voile. $16.67 each. Were 25.00. Fifth floor, G street. Skirt Department Our remaining stock of White Tub Skirts, of tricotine, gabardine, herringbone stripes and cotton reps, greatly reduced for clear ance. $4.75 for Skirts that were $7.50. $2.45 for Skirts that were $3.75. $1.95 for Skirts that were $3.50. 1 White Baronet Satin Skirt, $16.75. Was $32.50. 1 Blur and White Baronet Satin Skirt, $16.75. Was $29.75. 1 Japanese Silk Crepe Skirt, $16.75. Was $30.00. Third floor. C (street. Corset Department: 4 pair Sport Girdles, with elastic incts, made of white brocade; sizes 22, 23 and 24. $2.00 pair. Regularly $2.50. 6 pair Flesh Color Sport Girdles, brocade, with elastic side and back; sizes 23. 23, 26, 27 and 28. $2.00 pair. Regularly $3.00. 4 pair Corsets, medium low bust and long skirt; sizes 24. 26. 30 and 34. $2.00 pair. Regularly $4.00 and $4J0. 8 pair Maternity Corsets, of white coutil; low bust, medium lone skirt; sizes 23, 24, 30, 31, 32 and 34. $1.50 pair. Regularly $3.50. 12 Bust Confining Brassiers, in tricot and elastic; sizes 34. 40, 42. 44, 46, 48 and 50. 75c each. Regularly $1.00 and $1.50. Third floor. V street. Friday Special Sale Small Boys' Rough & Tumble Suits $1.50 Each Boys Roush-and-Tumble Suits for small boys, 3 to 8 years. A one-piece Suit of striped blue denim. Just the thing for every-day wear that will save clothing and laundry. Special Price, $1.50 Each Fourth floor, O street. Children's Hats and Reefers: 6 Children's Corduroy Hats, in brown and blue; round crown and stitched brim; sizes 20 and 21 inch, 75c each. Were $1.00. 5 Children's Sailor Hats in gray and bhra chinchilla, "U. S. Navy" band of black gros grain ribbon; sires 6 3-4 and 7, $1.00 each. Were $1.50. v. 2 Children's Blue Velvet Hats, mushroom shape; trimmed with ribbon or flower, $2X0 each. Wero $4.00 and $6.50. 1 Child's Blue Serge Reefer; double breasted tyle, with rolled collar and cuffs; finished with pockets and large pearl but tons; size 5 year. $7.50. Was $10.50. 1 Child's Black and White Checked Reefer, with roll collar of black velvet, finished with pockets and cuffs; size 5 year, $5.00. Was $6.75. Fourth floor. Eleventh street. Friday Special in Women's Pure Silk Hose, $1.50 Pair. Just 20 dozen in the lot Women's Pure' Silk Hose, in black, white and assorted shades. These are exceptional quality, 'but ' subject to slight irregularities in weave, otherwise they would bo marked $2.00 andY $20. Special Price, $130 Pair. Ifiln floor, C street. liD .t v IVlK'" i-. Sweater Department: 5 Very Attractive Turmioise Blue Fiber2 Silk Sweaters; collar and'euffs striped with white: broad sash to tie in front; sizes 42. . 44 and 46. $3.75 each. Were $10.00. 3 Turquoise Blue Sweaters, with pockets and belt; excellent for present wear; izo '40. $8.73 each. Were $10.00. , 2 Fancy Striped Turquoise Bine Sweaters;.! collar, cuffs, pockets and sash of same color; size3 42 and 44. $3.95 each. Were $6.75.' 2 1 Fancy Weave Fiber Silk Sweater: siza 38. Unusual value, $8.73. Was $10.75. Third floor. Center. China Department: 1 Haviland China Cake Plate, neatly de corated, very special, $2.00. 2 Haviland China Cake Plates, border de sign; very special, $1.23. 1 Haviland Decorated China Salad Bowl; very special $1.25. 1 Haviland China Celery Tray, rich de sign; very special, $2.25. 1 Haviland China Bon Bon Dish, neat de sign. $1.00. 1 Plastic Art Fern Box, slightly imperfect, $1.25. Was $2.25. Fifth floor, F street. Friday Special in Mull Envelope Chemise and Cambric Petticoats A special lot Pink Mull Envelope Chemise, made camisole top and finished with blue fancy stitching. Specially priced, $1.00 each. A lot Long Cambric Petticoats, finished with scalloped flounce. j Specially priced, 43c each. Also the following: 2 Blue and White Plaid Lawn House Dresses made dress style, with wide girdle; white collar and cuffs; finished with two largo pockets and white buttons, $3.95 each. Were $5.00. 3 Plaid Polka Dot Voile House Dresses, blue and white, made belted style; long sleeves, trimmed with white dotted swiss; hemstitched collar and cuffs, $3.95 each. Were $4.50. 3 Striped Voile House Dresse?, in blue or lavender stripes; button down front; beltrd style, finished with white collar and cuffs, $3.95 each. Were $4.50. Third floor, F street. Silk and Lingerie Waists: 27 Panier Waists in peach. Copenhagen, blue, maize, gray, navy and black, braidcd.c in black and gold. $3.95 each. Were $10XO. 10 Georgette and Crepe de Chine Waists, in flesh, maize and gray. $430 each. Werc, $6.75. : 22 Georgette and Crepe de Chine Waists, m flesh, black and brown. S3J5 each. Were. $5.75. 5 dozen Manufacturer's Samples: slightly imperfect. $430 each. Regularly $5.75 aad $6.00. 4 Sleeveless Linen Jackets, m pink, bru-j and green; sizes 38 and 40. So.WJ eacn. Were $730. K 23 Batiste and Voile Waists, in assorted- sizes, with frills edged in pink and blne. o.aj eacn. were a.j. 10 Striped Voile Waists, in blue and white, green and white. $1.00 each. Were $130. " Third floor. G street. Housefurnishings : 2 Refrigerators, $18.73 each. Were $25100. 1 Sugar Tin, soiled, 3oc Was 7oc 40c Was 80c 1 4-gaL Water Cooler, $3.00. Was $55,1. X ixic&ei-piaica mine iouier, i.uu. ij -S2.25. - 4 Simplex Egg Beaters, 5c each. Were 10c, 1 Garbage Can, dented, $1.13. Was $2.00. 1 Rake, shopworn, 13c Was 30c 1 Garbage Can, dented, 9oc Was $1.75. 1 Refrigerator Pan. 30c Was 55c 1 lot Green Painted Plant Sticks, 15e dos. 1 White Enamel Tea Kettle. $1.00. Was $1.75. 1 Child's Commode. 50c Was 85c 1 Bissell Carpet Sweeper, $2.25. Was $3.75. 1 Fruit BasVet. 50c Was $1.23. Fifth floor. F street. .r :T vt s :i! Are You Helping & Win the War By Saving Sugar? Sugar has become an es sential clement for the suc cess of the war, and every spoonful of sugar saved plays an important part in gaining this victory- , Reduce your consumption here so that there may be more for uso of tho fighting men over there they need it and it's an easy way for you to do something to help your country. The Last Week of Reduction for THE DELINEATOR Durin this week patrons will have their last oppor tunity to secure at a greatly reduced rate this handsome publication, so well known for its superb fashion creations, as well as its extensive household contributions. Future numbers will contain a special section devoted to recipes and food problems as worked out under war conditions by French housekeepers, which alone will be found very profitable to the American housekeeper. Subscriptions will be received at the Pattern Counter, Second Floor, during remainder of week only at reduced rale. Save Our Soldiers From German Gas By Saving Peach Stones eaeh xtonm produce rar bon and c.irbnn 15 an esaen tiil requisite in & Ras :nu!c. Tills carbon destroys the dead ly fflrct of the voisonous gas. Save the peach stone, havo them drlecl nnd deposit thera In our Liberty Peach .Stone It-irrel at Main F street en trance. Save Apricot. Cherry, Plum. Prime, and Olive Tits. Date 'Seed". Walnuts. Hickory Nuts, Hutter Nuts, and shells of the nuts. : tt Hi to 4r