1/oa'j Store?Offttial Weather Report?Fair. This Clothing Sale Is the Biggest Saving Event of the whole year?gives you unrestricted choice of Every Overcoat Every Suit In Tbe Man"i Store's Magnificent Stock at Honestly Reduced Prices Dost Delay! Get in Today?. leery $15 Sait.,. *9? $1 on E??*ry $20 Overcoat ud Sait. 1 J If /V75 Every $25 Overcoat and Suit. ID Every $30 Overcoat aad Sah. 19 Every $35 Overcoat and Suit. 23 Every $40 Overcoat and Suit. 28 Every $45 Overcoat.'33 " Money's Wfirth or Money Back. \ D. J. Kaufman .75 ? ?.?* COB PO-MATEII. ) 1005-1007 Pa. Ave. He Waits Too Long, She Weds Another Young Man Learns in License Records Cot William A. Kroll, marria-re license clerk at the City Hall, has been a witnerss to bo many queer whims of those smitten by Cupid's darts that he Is seldom surprised st anything. But the colonel's armor plate of an "I should worry" expression rei-elved a rude < What is Home Without an Heir! Thi? is a subject that has a place la all ai oda ta all times. And tt naturally directs thought as to tbe comfort of tbe mother during that wonderful period of expectancy. Mother?; who know recommend "Moth e r ' ? Friend." It is an external remedy for the stretching muscles, enables them to expend without undue strain, asai-sts tbe organa to crowd aitai net nerve*, to pul) at ligaments _ to thus avoid pain. Thus restful days are assured, peaceful , rights are experienced, morning sickness, headache, apprehension and other dLtraaaei are among the various things which '--oeee everywhere relate they entirely m> nped hy using "Mother's Friend. And by I*s effect upon the muscle*??! the form Is rct dned and they return to their natural. *:rocth contour atcr baby ii bcrn. This is an interesting and valuable tiling to remember. Tbe skin U but a net worl: of rery ?m:i.l Mood Yca-*e?s and connective ttaaue ami by keeping it well lubricated, flrn .- ? hi ?tre: -r. u^r-mus cumlition it vtfl net rsoft. And when tbe time has passed will return to its natural sliape w.thott V\m ?cam*? ;.-?! aran th.it arc so liable to b? tbe case if "MotLrr's Friend'* is not uned. Get a bottle t? this inv.ihmblc aid to exportant nrotr-e-,*\ * ry dni-r^-t vili supply you. It is hJimlc-s Hit ?.-?-'?t'p?'? effective. Writ* to Rmdftelil Il-cr.^t-.r Co, T'.l Limar ???., Attuta, Ga? fnr a specially written guUle lunik for wumen interested In \Sz su*.jert t.r nu.tcm'iiy. it will prove an 1?.??.? ration. It contains Information that every woman aboulJ know a.l ?buut. Write today. IF YOU HAVE DUPLICATING To Be Done Quickly Just Say? "M. 259" G? tke -???*rater, aad talk t? ?? about It. We em Dar-plicatl??. "KM Hear la." \ dm\rem,s>im%. pnMlaf. Mai I lnK? Uuith.1*. and t? 'our sattafartlo? bsrmmmmm v*e*re ?Xpert In thla Yvarlt. \mmr antrouxe aellelted. Batt, Bates & Co., Inc. WILKINS BUILDING, 1512-14 ? St. N. W. 1'aJED (373 Warren Piano Only $175 Teruia Made to %nit Yau. <s ?treet at Thirteen th. Why W orry: SEND IT TO Pboae M 3?54. 3"ij on Savings Account?? UNION SAVINGS BANK, "Oldest Savin?s Bank in Warhina-titn." ?w LOANS HORNING tmttA tad j? Hist??, ?ndssi .??s? tt.,? Ha ?.?G D a*. m*T shock the other dar when a young man ?earing? a solemn air stalked In. The colonel, expecting another customer, opened his book and prepared for business. "Is this the plavce where records of marriage licenses are kept?" asked the young man. Col. Kroll replied in the affirmative. The visitor asked If a license had been issued to a couple that morning. Hiving their names. Remembering that a license had been granted to the persons named, the colonel turned the pages of his book and pointed to the written record. The young man took one long look, heaved a sigh, and left the office. As he passed out a folded slip of paper fell on ths floor. Here Is what lt contained: "Did you ever get aa initiation in an old familiar hand. Open it ?nd And a suaunona raa cannot usdentand' She'? soins to be Married, to a enap jou do not know, Sba's tlie siri ?ou wouldn't marry, but you hat. to see bar so. She'? tbe beat that ?.er happened, abe'? a thoroughbred by birth. ??he a worth ? million dollars ahe'. th. qaeeo of ?Jl the ?arth. And you didn't think ahe'd do it. for ?a. Massed to like ?oa so, 8b.'. the sir! you wouldn't marry, bot mi bau to ace art ? go. Moat raf yott bave met it in the mm. familiar way. And ?ou re feeling kind of homesick, now your hair is turnips gray; Por the day? get awfal lonesoms. ?nd th. ?btdow. deeper grow. When the girl you wouldn't marry makes op her mind to go." Woman Falls in Theater. Mrs. Bessie Estes. 34. *"*K D street northnest, employed In the Bijou Theater, fell in the theater yesterday and was Injured. Her elbow was broken. She was tsken t>> (emergency Hospital. Falls and Breaks Leg. William Walton, 23. of 38 G street north?''<i. slipped and fell on a sidewslk mmt? 1 ? rdav night, breaking- his left leg. He Uva?? taken to Casualty Hospital. EFFECT OF TRIP VITAL TO WILSON Fate of Policies Depends Upon Enthusiasm Roused in ' Middle West CONFUSION IN CONGRESS Danger of National Defense Program Being Sidetracked?Question of Revenues Held in Abeyance. On the trip which Preaident Wilson is about to take through the Middle West will depend the fate of the national defense program In Congress. This trip, too. is likely to have a vital bearing upon the political fortunes of Mr. Wilson. Unless the President can stir the Middle West from its apathy toward the question of preparedness, his program for Increased expenditures for the army and the navy Is certain to be sidetracked In Congress. Also. If the President fails to arouse sufficient enthusiasm to force a victory on this Issue, his leadership in the Democratic party will have suffered a blow from which it would be difficult for him to recover. In fact. If the Preaident goes down to defeat before William J. Bryan and oth- r Democratic leaders in the fight that is Just beginning, some doubt whether he would consent to become a candidate for ri-nomination. The present situation in Washington aa regards the national defense program is discouraging for those who had hoped to see prompt action on this Importana matter. Not In years has there been a big question before Congress about which there seems so much confusion, both of thought and action. It Is Just becoming apparent that the President and Secretary Daniels are themselves chiefly responsible for the confused thought ln Congress on thia subject. The indifference of both the President and his Secretary of the Navy to the question of national defense a year ago and their statements Indicating that the army and navy were sufficient are now coming home to plague them and the preparedness advocates. Thl. change of mind on the part of the President and Mr. Daniels presents the most serious obstacle now before Congress to a consummation of the program. The opponents of preparedness are clever eno ?,-h to use the former utterances of tli*? President and Secretary Daniels In a way that brings confusion and perplexity to those who are honestly trying to make up their minds on the Issue. Those who are opposing the President's program In Congress are trying to bring about a general investigation by Congress into the defense leagues for the purpose of delaying action and bringing about a postponemeTit of the entire matter until the next session of Congress. The entire question of revenues is being held in abeyance until some light is shed upon the national defense plan. The leaders of the House do not propose to go ?.head wtth plans for raising additional revenues until they know how much is going to be needed for preparedness. The present outlook, therefore, is for a long delay ln obtaining any action from Congress either on national defense or on the revenues. In fact, aome of the Democratic leaders already are predicting that the session of Congress will extend Into the fall, with a recess at the time of the two national conventions BORLAND'S CAR STOLEN Three youths, charged with taking an uninvited ride in an electric automobile owned by Representative William Borland, of Missouri, were arrested by Sixth precinct police last night. Police say the I boys are Walter Mayer, IS, 1007 New Hampshire avenue northwest; Stephan laascola. 16, 2136 Pennsylvania avenue northwest, and Samuel Traidjo, Id, 227 E street northeast. Representative Borland's csr was stolen at ? o'clock from In front of his home at 1113 Sixteenth street northwest. The three boys were arrested about four hours later by Policeman Drummond at Seventh and I streets northwest. They were In the automobile, police say. STRAND au t??$ ??ft?L sEftTs 15c ^10:30-12:30-2:15-4-5:45-6:30-8:15-9:30^ Commodore j. STUART BLACKT?N'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF CAPTAIN JACK CRAWFORD SENSATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY it Will Stagger Your Illusions of 'What We Are'and 'What We Ain't" Inaila O. Kent will talk en war aa? its prevention at a meeting of the Capitol Hill Literary Society this evening In the home of Mrs. Laura B. Lawaon. 20? Thirteenth street northeast. The annual dinner at the Wasalngton Traffic Club will take place In the Raleigh Hotel Thursday evening st 7:16 o'clock. Railway ?nen from all over the country will attend, and J. C. Williams, president of the club, will act a? toastmaeter ? ..lum'.i? I....I?. N?. 4M. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, is to hold its annual ball Tuesday evening at s o'clock ln the National Rifles Hall. The proceeds will be used for the beneUt of sick and disabled members. The n..nu..l I'..?.I. ?ml??." ?>( the Washington Saengerbund will be held in the, clubrooms, 314 C street northwest, on Monday evening. February 7. The annusi mtaetlaj.fr ?( the Rehrew Relief Society will take place Sunday afternoon at J:?0 o'clock ln the Pythian Temple. The annual financial report will be read and the officers and board of directors elected. The ?rat ??home Isle?? raarrrt- of the Washington Saengerbund will be given In the clubrooms, 814 C street northwest, Tuesday evening, February 1. Mlas Helen ? ? man. physical director of the Washington T. W. C. A? will speak on the value and benefits of physical training and systematic exercise In the Takoma Park Parish Hall at 3 o'clock Saturday afternooon. ?: laminati?!?? for a/acanrlea ex lai taa In the Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, and other government bureaus will be held in Washington, February 23. Stonewall Jackson Chapter, I nitrii Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold a rally In the New Willard tonight at 8 o'clock. The iunior .1?.. at the Washington College of Law Is preparing for the annual banquet of the college, ?vhfch [Will take place February 3. Miss S. Christine Quick, president or trie Junior class, will be toastmistress. The Raalas?eln (lab ?ill ?give Its eecond concert of the season Wednesday night In the ballrooom of the Raleigh Hotel. ? The West Um* Citisene' AnoavcUtlon will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the Powhatan Hotel. The College Kami ?????> ? ?nan. will meet tonight in the New Oxford Hotel. The question of suffrage in the District will be discussed. A paper on -I.reek -tritai????" arili he read before the archaeology section of the Twentieth Century Club Tuesday afternoon at 2*22 Woodley place. ? lithihnu.. Inspectors from nil over the country will meet in the Depennimi of Commerce Building. Nineteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest. February 7. Lighthouse Inspectors from the three river districts will meet here February 25. The North Capitol and Erklnarton Citixens' Association will meet tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock In Emery Public School, Lincoln road and Randolph place. The North naketa Asoorlnttea. of which I.or?n C. Nelson Is president, will hold Its annual banquet on the night of Washington's Birthday. Vire President Mamanll an? Representative James T. Lloyd, of Missouri, will address the Board of Trade Wednesday night. The art section of ?he Twentieth Century Club will meet Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at 1765 Columbia road. Frank B. Woodward, of ?he ?ninnatila Historical Society, will apeak on the preservation of landmarks of the District In the New National Museum Thursdsy night. A literary and naoatcal program for the blind will take place in the Library of Congress tomorrow evening at 8:15 o'clock. DEATH RKIORD. WHITE. Masi'?* E. Shertzer, 33. rears. Geonrtn. ?'oi? Hoir. John Bervn. it. liforgrtnwu L'rria. Hospital Jims? E. White. 73. Hotel Stratford. l?th aad .Monroe ?I. ow. George W. le?ais, II. ?". S. Soldiers' Home Hosp. Edward N. Moxl?r, 70, Sts" 1* st, n?. Robert P. Msin, a. t? V?. ?>e. ?w William W. Hollis. ?3. 237 13th It. aw. Isabella ?. Johnston. 80. Goat. Hisap. Insane. I'.?i ? Ricrdan. 71. 33 M at. nw. Honor? MoGrath. ?>. G. s. Hotdien' Home. Mickel Marrr, ? month?. 12*:i 7th at. sir. COLORED. M?rtha E. Oreen. 73 ?ears, 1241 20!h ft. nw. Margaret Arrea, s, Children'? Hospital. Charles M *Sd?arda 22, 161 N st. ?e. Martha Crown. 38. Waah. Aijlum Hospital, f liarles Kent. 24. Tiihertrtilosia Hospital, frank Mnmforai. j6, Waah. Asylum Hospital. Ernest W. Boston. 30 month?, ?36 Asaer a. no. BIRTHS REPORTF.n. M7HIT? Le Ito. and Marion J. Willelt. ber. Joseph A. ?nd Nellie f. Tonillo, boy. Wilhelm and Johanna ?,-timsit, girl. Laurence ?. and l'atherine G. Muxry, tiri. Jame? ?. ?od Ella ?. Leatford. bor. Harry E. and Blsnche Leannarda, bor. ?. Harrea and May 1. Kiss, boy. John J. and Winifred Hurler, bor. Krank and Ella E. Cordon, bor. Arthur ?. and Eielyn ?. Gibson, fir). Milton M. and Edna A Flanders, boy. Aliah H. and Ullie ?. EoflJih, boy Torunas A. and Elles T. Dawson, tiri. Mear L. and Miry A. Demorrland, bor. William M. and Agnes T. Brace, girl. COLORID. Ttioma? sad Minnie Chaat, girL All that any advertising can do ts interest people in you and your goods. Then If you have any excuse for being ln business at all, you ought to be able to sell them something and make a favorable Impression that will bring them back for MORE.?Dan layles. IN MANY STATES Congressional Union Branches Form-ed Twenty-two Commonwealths. TOWORKFORAMENDMENT Congressmen Will Be Shown Sentiment of Constituents on Susan B. Anthony Suffrage Measure. Every Congressional district In the United States Is bring lined up solidly by the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage bebind the Susan B. Anthony amendment, removing from the ballot tht qualification of ?ex. Miss Doris Stevens, who has headquarters ln New Tork City, ls organizing effective working units ln the -OS Congressional districts of the United States. Since March. 1915. branches of the Congressional Union have been organised ln 22 States. Under the directions of Miss Doris Stevens, the chairmen of the Congres? ?.tonal Union 8tate organizations are hold ing a conference in each Congressional dlitrict In their State, at whlcb the members will elect a committee whose business it will be t% make evident to the Representative from that district the sentiment existing In his constituency In favor of the passage of the Susan ? Anthony amendment this session. Miss EJ?ie Hill, daughter of Representttlve Hill, of Connecticut, who has been assisting Mrs. Sophie G. Meredith In Richmond in the work of organizing Virginia, will leave shortly for Chicago In order to undertake the work of organizing a Congressional Union branch ln Illinois. Miss HIM and Mrs. Sara Bard Field, of California, will be the principal speakers at a meeting in <"hi<a*-o. the arrangement? of which are In charge of Mlas Sophonlsba Breckinrldge, of tha University of Chicago. Miss Breckinrldge Is a member of the advisory council of the Congressional Union. ARGENTINE OFFERS TRADE OPPORTUNITY Lecturer Newman Says .South American Country Imports More Than China or Japan. ?* M. Newman, traveler and lecturer, declared In hta talk on "Argentina" at the Relaaco Theater last evening that the most wonderful opportunities?the most profitable in the world?for the extension of the trade of thia country arc right at our door ln Argentina. The speaker explained this la so because of the great wealth of the country, which has seemed to come "overnight." and because of the two Important facts that the republic Is entirely without skilled labor and Is the largest importer of raw material ln the world. He urged the business men to give up further efforts to capture the trade of China and ' Japan and turn their attention to this I important South ?American republic, which, with only 7,000,000 people, imports t46O.O0O.000 worth of goods yearly, rauch more than China with 600,000,000 people, or Japan with 50.000.000. He stated that no country in the world Imports aa much per capita -aa Argentina. Buenos Aires, Mr. Newman aald, la the most magnificent city ln the southern continent. It le a city of over ?.000,000 inhabitants, and the panoramic view from the roof of the Plasa Hotel showed It to b? a city of skyscrapers, busy streets, long vistas of fine buildings, and stretching for mile? in every direction. The lecture win be repeated this afternoon. WEATHER COOTITIONS For tlie District of Ooluaabia ?and Mi- tr.' W Monday ?nd Tuesday; tlowly m?os temperature; gentle to moderatr southrrlf triodi. TtrT Virginia-Fair Monday, ?tiefen? warmer ir. north portion. Tuesday fair, wirmn; gentle <r> mod tnt? east to ?aoutheaat wind-** Temperatures ?re w-e-? ?bor* th* seasonal nirir throughout practical ly the entiia country, although they ?re conaid-erably lower than no Saturday in the Atlantic Htates. (??cne-rall} fair weather may be expected Mondar and Tuesday tn the Lake region, the Ohio Valley, the Atlanti? and Eaat MM State*, but wiLh In rrea-wng cloudine* by Tuesday tn the 1'pper lAke region and the Ohio VaMey. It will be warmer oo Mooday e??"* of the Mia--*',,! Hirer, ?nd wanner ? - ??:?? in the Atlantic ?States, 1..-V. Tee pelature? Midnight. 51: 2 a. ?>., 41; ?1 a. m., 44; * a. m., 44; S a. m., .38; 1-9 a. m?, 41; 12 noon. 43; 2 p. ? 46; 4 p. m.t 46; 6 p. a ? I p. m?. 3?; 10 p. ?.. 34. Highest. 48; kmrst. 36. RelaUre Humiditj-6 a. aa.. 47; 2 p. m.. ? ; ? p. m. C6. Rainfall (8 p. m. co S ? ir. -O.OL f-tairt of sunakine. W.O. Per c-ent of posible sunshine. ?.?. Temperate Marne date la* year?Highssf. 61 ; towe* 34. OTHER TEMPKRATIREsS. Lowest Highest 1?* Rain today, night. 6 tv ni. fall AjJieriUe. N. C. ? 36 ? '.... Atlanta. ?*?. 66 ? M Atlantic City. IT *J. 46 ? ?*> Ml Rtaauick. ?. Dak. * - 4 s Boston. Ma?i. . 42 ?36 ? Buffalo, ?. ?. 30 % 9 ?-hlcago. Ill. 4? 34 ? Cincinnati. Ohio . CO 3D 44 .... Detroit. Mich. O 9 ? Ihduth, Miaa. :* --* u Helena, Moat. M ? 46 Indianapolis. Ind. 48 34 44 ? ansa* City, Mo. ? 36 46 Loa Ange-tee. Cal. 56 90 W 6.fi Memphis. Tena. M 36 SI New Orleana. La. ?S tt 66 New York, N. Y. 44 36 ? 38 Philadelphia. Pa. . # 40 ?4 Pittsbntgh. Pu. . 42 ? 4t St. Loula. Mo. K 38 ?6 San Francia?, Cal. 16 46 86 ?.? Toledo, Ohio . ? ? 48 "? urei? ^personal Harry O. Sandberg, of the Pan-American union, haa gone to San Antonio, t Tex., where he will represent hts ae? partment and speak before the confer- t enee to be held to consider the question , of holding an exposition in San Antonio in 1WI to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city. George A. Watts has been appointed treasurer of the Vermont Marble Company ?t Proctor. Vt. Mr. Watta formerly was connected with tbe company for ten years, but for <he past two years be has resided in Washington with hi? mother. Mrs. Mary A. Watts. Mr. Watta haa left for his new post. W. Barksdale Stevens, expert clerk ln the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce at the Commerce Department, has resigned. Franklin A. Werts, assistant chemist in the Bureau of Standarda, has received a promotion. Clyde A. Norton has received a temporary appointment as clerk at the Bureau of Standards. Robert S. Pulaskl has received a tern- ] porary appointment as steamfltter at the ? Bureau of Standarda. Miss Beule Munnlkhuysen. of Baltimore, has returned to her home after visiting Miss Marguerite Barbour, of this city. Judge and Mra. Martin K. Knapp, ot this city, were entertained at dinner last week by Judge snd Mrs. John C Rose, of Baltimore. J. O. King, of Cedar Grove. Md.. has been visiting friends in Washington. Ss?? Col. George Ayton hss returned to Waahlngton after spending aeveral days as a guest of Mr. and Mrs Eugene Beers, of Baltimore. Hamilton ?"Burdette. who has been vijIting hla sister, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, of Cedar Grove, has returned to Washington. John Foley. of Phllsdelphls. formerly connected with the Forestry Department and now forester for the Pennsylvania Railroad, was In Washington during the convention of the Society of American Foresters. Prof. B. E. Fernow. of the forestry department of Toronto University, formerly s chief in the department in Washington, and Prof. H H. Chapman, uf the forestry department of Tale University, were In Washington during the convention of foresters. Miss Elisabeth G. Hosier Is visitine. friends st Annapolis. Md. Mrs. Jacob Seelner Is visiting her daughter arid son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Henry S?mele. In New Tork. Miss Kstherlne Wllleke. of 1*07 Fifth street northwest, is spending the week with friends in Baltimore. Miss Paulina Martin is visiting friends in New York City. Hsrry W. Michaels, of the Department of Agriculture, is on annual leave extending through January 29. Miss Saille Travers, of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, left Friday for an extended trip to Havana. Jamaica and Panama. ? E. W. Collomore.'of the Navy Department, has returned to his desk after a short illness. Charles A. Harbaugh, who represented the Treasury Department at the PanatnaPaclfic Exposition, has returned to Washington. F. M. Halstead. chief of the division of customs. Treasury Department, spent last week in New Tork on business. He was sccompanied by J. D. Nevlns ana E. K. DuPuy, law clerka Chief F. J. Wagner, of the Hi' department, was confined to his home last week by lllneas. He Is expected to resume his duties early this week. Miss Myra Magee haa been appointed a money counter in the Bureau of the Comptroller of Currency. H. I. Sanders, of the coast artillery division. War Department, has been reelected manager and captsin of the staff team in the Interbureau league. Crelghton E. Marshall, custodian of presses In the Bureau of Engraving ?nd Printing. Is ill at his home. Capt. P. J. Hollohan. of No. 2 Engine Company. District fire department, ii visiting In Chicago. Mrs. .Jennie P. Andrew.-, employed In the War Department. Is In Michigan attending the funeral of her mother. F. G. Stroman. of the Third police precinct, who has been in Garfield Hospital for treatment for blood poisoning, has been removed to his home. W. D. Cullcen. a navy yard machinist, who was operated on recently In Sibley Hospitsl, is Improving. Mrs. Barnett will not be able to receive todav. but will receive next Monday and the Mondays in February. Hurli Brick Throug-h Window. ? piste-glas? window, aalued at POO. in the laundry of Song Lee. at 1*41 New Hampshire avenue northwest, was smashed bv a colored man yesterday morning. The nesro called at the laundry early In the morning for a package of laundry. He had no ticket and the Chinaman refused him. The negro walked outside, picked up a hi lek and threw It through the window. He escsped. ALL THE NEW FEBRUARY RECORDS You'll Like Grafonola "75" With its Record C*W< ia M? boftnj*. Satin Weieat, or GoUea MmL $75.00 With only $1.25 a week ta pay and the machine delivered at once. Otb?-r Modfb ?15 to $20f? 00 Dooble-di?c Rfcord? 65c to S3 House & Herrmann Seventh and Eve Street*. <?l ?HOPtCHA^hioTSC H STREET NORTHWEST AT ??????GG? GVMmttonJ ? ' ?,???-? ? ?? P1.A*. nmewiooF. u >.H1\(.T(>X?? MO?T BXCXl'SIVK HOTEL. ?hmtmt tor Its ? mmime aa? rrM^tt?? ot ?.??'1???1 morvire. ?. ?. DO???, ???????. Civil Service Pension Plan Has Added Strength in Both Houses Public Hearings Will Be Held Soon on Pomerene and Penrost Measures?Fight Involves Old Contest Between Political Pie Counter and Administrative Efficiency. With public hearings before the civil service committee* of Senate and House contemplated for the near future, a l?gislative tight for civil service pensiona will be e taped at this session of Congress. For the first time the situation offers ground for hope that something tangible will grow out of efforts to Instil Into tb? government establishment the same torn? bina tlon of good business and human. - tarlanlsm that distinguish tbe workshops of the greatest pr?vete corpora t tons In th? country. Repr?senta ti ve Hamlll of New Jersey. author of a straight pension Mil haa asked for public hearing? on his measure. Senator Pomeren?? of Ohio, author of a contributory pension bill, and chairman of the committee on civil servio?, haa announced that he will hold public hearings in the near future. Before Sen? ator Pomerene's committee will com? Senator Penrose'e bill, providing for straight pensions. The fight involves thr old contest between the political pie counter and administrative efficiency. With 30O.O0D Civil 8erv|ce employe? involved, directly and indirectly, the government could immediately pay out the Cnrjr>.ooo involved In the first year's expenditure under the Hamlll bill for superannuated employes, and that same year, through thr elimination of useless jobs .and inefficiency due to superannuation, effect a saving of $6.000.000?a nel saving of $*,??,??. ? Despite these fact?, which are not contested. Congress ha? refused e\en to consider the proposal in debate on th? floor ?imply because under the loose administration of the Civil Service lawi the Job.? which thus would be eliminated and charged ofT from the pay roll? represent so much patronage permanently, withdram'n from the purview of Congreaa. Tlie present contest commences, however, with far stronger support behind the Civil Service pension plan than ever before has been offered. A strong position on the part of President Wilson might turn the scale and bring about the enactment of a law at this session. hut the Pr*sldent lias sidestepped the itu-Mie. Although expressing himself ai 'very deeply interested" in the proposition. However. Chairman John J. Fltsgerald. of the Houae Appropriations Committee, ha? announced himself strongly In support of a straight pension plan for Civil Service employes, and a number of other leaders are ready to support fli? plan if a bill can be brought out of th? House committee. *ecka Retlreaaeat at Age mt To The Hamill-Penroae bili providea: Kor emplo>ea who have reached th? age of 60. after thirty or more years ol service. ."? per cent of the average annual pay received for the five yean Immedlatly preceding retirement. For employee who ha-c reached tb? a*? of 62, ?after twenty-five to thirty years of aervice, 4s per cent. CS reara of tr after twenty to twenty-five year? aervIce. 46 per cent- It provide? that no em piove alkali he kept on tbe active lift after reaching the age of ?0 years, and provides for total disability penatone Tbe -economic arlado? Mt thm proposal may be deduced fron m atatment of (?eorge W. Perkins, of tha Harvest e r Company, preaentad before the Hou??* Commit??*. Mr P?rktna aald of that com? pan) ? penarton plan: "The Harveater Company doe* not do thia oat of pure philanthropy. It went lnl?? It In a purely bustnea? epfrtt. beltevtns that the plan would ao knit tt? vast organisation tog-ether, would ao attmulai?? Individual Initiative. wuuM ao atrengih?? and develop the eaprtt de corpa of th? organisation, aa to make ft poaalble foibe company to increase Ita business and earnings, and with tbe spirit of being willing to ahare this inoreaeed aaiccess with Ita employ ea' The Cleveland Efficiency Commission under Prealdent Taft reportad that 1? the Treasury Department alone, by mee; Ine the question of auperannoaatlon and at the aame time eliminating uaeleaa bureau? and jobs, a saving of COOC.OCiO might be effected annually. Thia was too much for Congress, and the conimlesion was abolished forthwith In addition to Representative Fltxger aW, the ranking Republican member of the Appropriations Committee. Repreaen tatlve Gillette la the author of s rivi! 'service pension bill Minority Leader James R. Mann favors a straight pension ? and Speaker Champ Clark declares. "Th? Foderai government might take a leaaon I from the great corporation? ind Tram. other countries on the ti-eatment of It? superannuated employes " LOCAL ???????. F?? t?mrvttT aememerri. ?Ir amt ittrt ? I lbs. buck?**h?"??t. Z.r: .S-lt? ran Kar?? I rynip. ite: 1! lbs whit? meal. "?f?r. I cholc? whit? pot?to***e. 10e: 4 I'niplre I pe*is. the; i Confldrncf com. * Sweet Wrtnkl* pe??. lie. sauerkraut "He: strinai???? brin?, T**r, large can? pear?. Ite; 3 larn- c?nt beans ?Sr; ? C. pea? he?, extra?, ir.r 4 lba ?-?????>*???> or spaghetti, tie, 4 lbs fancy h?ad ri? e ?Se* 4 lb?. evap pearhea ?5c: 1th* vanilla. *c: hominy, ?r . blark -e. eri pe?s. tc. nary bean?. 'Or. lima be???, tr: il larga box?? Quaker matrhaa. IV. 6tar of th? Essi flour, bbl. I*'??. ta Iba, ?1.S?; :t lbs., "?ftc II lbs. ?:.r c lbs ite; ?.4 lbs. Old Time flour, Mr 41? Fourth St S E and a'l the J ? p. ryle? atoraa fkarlte rtsatsll? ts-*a? la ? J-a..l? ** ?J"?. Theater. 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