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THE WASHINGTON TDIES; TUESDAY; JANUARY 8." 1918.
Tin. electricity, and two kinds of
as contributed to fi-lo!lonn at
Thirteenth and E streets .iorihwst,
which have touted manhole covers
ibcrat like biscuits and rendered mis
erable the lives of tliners in nearby
This Is the opinion expressed to
day by the superintendent of the
Washington Gas Light Companj's
street department, Tthlch. has been
in the job for hours attempting to
discover tho supposed leak in their
mains at that point.
It Is thought that the slow collec
tion of sewer cas under the manhole
trap has been set off by Illuminating
gas acting: as a "pilot" light. !eep-
E of gas fiom the leak In the main,
in turn, has been ignited b a
grounded electric conduit. A red lan
tern, which firemen placed on top of
the first manhole cover to blow off.
also may have caused the second ei
plosion last night, which hurled a
precs of Iron through the big wlp.
do.wpf the Globe Restaurant at 1307
fc street northwest Xo. 1C englno
made a rnn to the spot
The gas company has had similar
trouble with a manhole cover at Sis. I
teenjlj and U streets northwe?
If. S. WOMAN'S WIT
TUSCOX. Ariz, Jan. 8. The Quick
.-wit of an-Anyrlean woman. Mrs. Juan
Rene, -.rife of a Jbhyslclan of Mazat-
Ata, Ariz:, saved her life in the re
i tnt attack by a band-of YaquI lii
dlans on a Southern Pacific of Mexico-
train-. - according to survivors
-tjht Irjdlahs jntered .the car In
i which AIra.Icene was traveling they
fired on several passengers. Thirty
seven were killed. Mrs. Rene fell
prone across the dead body of H. J.
Poe, - Los Angeles traveling sales
man, and feigned death. She escaped.
n old man -was slain as he pleaded
for the lives of his two daughters;
the conductor was bayoneted.
PARROT SOUNDS ALARM,
TREvT0N", Jan. S. There is a
parrot .In the home of Jlrs. A. P.
XTHJIams, a wealthy jeweler, that is
a real hero. A negro Intruder forced
h!s way into the house and attacked
the domestic, Rebecca Gtrman, as
he was about her duties in the
kitchen. He asked If there was not
a colored girl In the house, and when
told there waa not, he threw red
pepper In the gjrl's e,yes apd threw
lfer to the floor.
The man then pulled a revolver
and threatened to shoot II the girl
screamed. The girl didn't, but the
parrot did, and the negro made his'
BRITON WOULD USE GULLS
TO 'SPOT' SUBMARINES
LONDON", Jan. 8. An Exmouth en-1
gtneer wants to train seagulls ;
He would have periscopes estab
Jished in the minds of the birds asj
places "where food was obtainable and ,
Just leave the rest to them.
GERMAN GUNS ACTIVE
AGAINST HAIG'S FRONT
LONDON". Jan. & Active hostile ar-1
Uilering at night in the neighborhood
-uf BuDecourt and Passchcndaele was re-
ported by Field. Marshal Hair today.
In the neighborhood of Flesqulcres, the
amy raided a British post. One Brit-1
ish soldier is missing. i
Writ or call for our jmu
Ir tar citing Bookllt,
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Xo. 1.7 of a Series of
'TOC were suf
Ue only pos
l b I e remedy
for which lay
tn a dellrate
. . surgical oper
aon, -you would natural
Ty "yurt your case only
to the most capable ur
geori to be found.
Tour chlf concern
would be to know that he
Kor the same reason if
troubles arise in such won
d'rfully delicate and com
plex organs a your eyes
7ou should entrust their
care to no one les than
n oculist one who,
through, long spoclallzln?
in correcting their defects.
Is certain to prescribe the
Surely, there Is nothing
so far beyond valuation
as your sight, and the
most -o-pert attention
should be tho only kind
Should such an examina
tion show glasses to be
necessarj. remember that
. ." iu,t as Important
mat the prescription be
I?.."?.""1 ? " optician
equally capable of maklng
and fitting them correctly
V' OSTICAL cat
1429 H Street N. W.
"W a NOT Bzamint Eytt.
Tals Tar" from a cmrlxht .
I m 1 1M BU nhtm fan
January Sales Spell Economy for All
Let War Savings
Stamps be the Means
of Teaching the Chil
dren to Save.
2 While it is the part of a friend
Z to cheer, to comfort, and to
1 z aid, it teems to us that the
I Rreatest service a friend can
perform is to stimulate us
i - to bring out the best that is -
I r in us.
I i The only lasting Help that one
person can render another is
to assist that other to qual-
ify for bigger and better
If you accept what we have to
offer without stimulating us
to greater efforts, then you
are .not doing your share to
ward helping us.
If we sell merchandise with
out arousing in you a desire
to buy better things, io buy
them at a more reasonable
price, to choose them from
larger selections, then we
are unfair to you. We
aren't your true friend.
We know you're living up to
your part, and we're trying
with all our might to live up
to our, part.
Very Worthy Savings in the White Sale
Iwfw " ll
These are made of splendid' quality t)f nainsook,
and the lot includes night robes and envelope
chemises as follows: ' , " J
Gowns in slip-over models with embroiderer bcal-(
loped edges. Also embroidery yokes.
Envelope Chemises with empire or round yokes vith(
scalloped edges. Yokes finished with ribbon. Somcl
with ribbon straps over shoulders. bi.a to $1,501
values at 91c I
Billie Burke Pajamas
Billie Burke Pajamas, of flesh batiste prettily trimmed with J 1 Cfl
hemstitching and picot edge. Special at .. P 3 vJ
Billie Burke One-peice Pajama Gowns, made of fine batiste trimmed with
white bands, dainty Briar stitching and fine lafie edges. In tf1 QGI
light blnerfleah or maize. Spatial,. it-.: t.iplZfiJ
$2 Night Robes,. $1.4S' $1 Camisoles 69c
Three Dainty Ami-French Slodels. ( Camisoles, of crepe de chine and
Empire yokes; belted with ribbon ribbon; with laeo-insert'ons. These
girdles. Some with fine shirring") camisoles come in flesh only,
and. beading. $2.00 values, at 51.00 values, at 69c.
$1.45. t Third Floor Lansburgh Jt- Br.
. Extra Pretty
Enrelope Chemises, made of
fine quality nainsook with
yokes lace trimmed. 79c,
Enfelope Chemises, of sheer
nainsook. Yokes trimmed'
back and front with fine
laces and embroidery in
vertians. $1-50, $1.95 .and
$2.25. Nisht Robes, in a large
variety of styles. Chemise
and high or low neck
models. Lace and em
broidery trimmed yokes.
$1.00 values, at 79c
Night Robes, of sheer, nain
sook. Empire yokes trim
med with dainty lace3 or
fine embroidery and fin
ished with ribbon. 99c
Night Robes, of fine nain
sook. Yokes prettily
'trimmed with dainty laces.
51.95, $25 and $2.95.
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cry day from 9 a. m. to
5:30 p. m. Many new
ideas are being taught by
Mrs. Repasz. Lessons
x . In the January White Sale
Plain and Fancy White Goods
39c, 50c, 59c Yd.
Hundred;, of -pieces, consisin of Voiles, Marquisettes, Swisses
or Batiste. tn every imaginable, weave forming plaids,
-checks, dots, figures or stripes. Also plain cloths. 36 to
45 inches wide. Desirable for waists and dresses.
Imported White Batiste
45-inch Imported White Batiste. Silk finish
Swiss Batiste. SI. 00 value-at -60c yard.
Other qualities, 45 inches, 39c, 50c, 75c and
Used extensively tor lingerie garments and
White Japanese Crepe
A lot of 30 pieces'of the genuine Jap Crepe.
Good weight, suitable for most all pur
poses white goods are used for. 50c
India Linen Special
A Jme, sheer quality, mediiim weight, tor
waists, dresses, ap'rons or linings. Special
for this sale only, at 15c yard.
Klrnt I'leor I.anshurgh JL Bra.
A War Sacrifice
which we are compelled to ask you to make at the sug
gestion of the National Council of Defense.
1st: Only one delivery in any one day to any one section
of. the District.
2nd: Return of merchandise is limited to three days.
3rd: No merchandise sent special delivery.
4th: Deposit of 10 per cent required on all C. O. D. pur
chases, with a minimum charge of 25c said depos.it
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Flouncing, 39c Yd.
This attractive baby
flouncing is made of fine
nainsook and comes full 27
inches wide, it has a
dainty embroidered ruffle
with a prett? insertion.
The regular 75c quality;
but owing to a special pur
chase, yaVd, 39c
First Plavr.-ILaiubarsh A Br.
Hats for tltoe South Lamd
An ever-increasing assortment of the most be
coming hats for the women who are just now
getting ready for a Southern trip.
Such becoming hats are not alone for Southern
wear. Their beauty is not to be denied. Man
women are buying them for immediate wear
Small shapes for the most part ribbon sport
hats in pastel shades.
Satin with velvet
Georgette crepe and taffeta.
Satin with straw.
Silk with straw and wool braids. .
Captivating conceits new and exclusive, de
lightful different shades; notably the raspbern
$5.00 to $10.00
:rcad FIor. Lan-vbufsli A. Drv.
u w t x Tjrrvrfui. nj
Careful Women Can Save the Cost of Shoes
3y Taking Advantage of This
Great January Shoe Sale
Wh pa the current prices for shoes when vou can rhnn;p frnm
hundreds of pairs at these extra special prices:
$5 to $7.50 Value
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There .ire .ill black shoes, black
shoe- ith tan tops and some
Mioo ol mlored kids. Ml
Other Unusual Offerings
Will be Found at
All. Sizes Included
j Srrond I'loor. "t.anihursh
.1 II ro.
$8 to $15 Values
At $5.96 Pr
Women's shoes made of tan
calfskin, champagne kidskin.
plum kidskin, patent leather.
etc. Ml sizes included,
$7.85 and $8.95
Extra Skilled Salespeople
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It Costs A Lot
To Clothe An
That is why so many mothers
tire taking advantage of
this January Sale of Boys'
Wash Suits. The savings
are extremely worth while.
It is a positive lass not to
Lot No. 1 on
Values to $2 07C
Lot No. 2 (t1 tyf
Value to $3 t) 1 mj
Fifth Fluor. I.annburak S. lira.
A Great January Sale of Trunks
That is Welcome News to Travelers
W e are compelled to close out every Trunk in sto
iie v merchandise jut arriving. None sent C. O. D., and none exchanged
Lot No. 1 Trunk Values to $14.75, at . . .
big sacriticc in order t make room tor
v: to 3fi-inch M7es, sturdv built
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s'.-u urtiuw.ue. insiuc neauy tinea
Lot No. 2, Values up to
trunk with extra leather straps, brass bumr-
Mas two-compartment lra.
- All 1917 Stock of
I Cretonnes at 20
jj per cent off
This include, ii very iittriu:
h tive aK-sortmonl of nat-
terns ami colon". Select
what you want at regular
J, pnee, I one-hfUi:
$10 Army Locker Trunks
nciculation hize army locker TrunlcS, with bumper all around. Inside
neatly lined. Tas threc-compartraent tray. Comes in olive color.
Lot No. 3
Seward Wardrobe Trunks, $25
Values up to $36.75
1'atented nickeled hteel .wincout Hxturen. Will carry any parment a man
or woman uear, with special compartmentH for .shoes ami hats. Madp
of three-ply encer wood center; covered with vulcanized hard fiber;
hand riveted throughout; bulge top; cloth lined. Has heavy draw bolts
and spring lock. K.urth riMr. Liubargk A lira.
j One of the newest ideas mj
millinery is the small semi i
i dress hat of the military j
3 type that is so popular just j
-, now. It has one of the hel- i
met crowns, and is -made of s
a dark shade of purple. It fe
, is very simply trimmed
fl v with flat applivue dahlias
" that shade from a brilliant jj!
' tone of rose to a dark pur-5
touch is a quaint little bowj
I of cerise perched right on"
J the very top of the helmet
-. crown, t'rice, iu.uu.
t We are showmjr in our Shoe
Z' Department, one of the a
novelties of the season
the new French heel ox- 5
j ford. It is an exclusive 2
'j model and is to be obtained
I only in. our Shoe Depart-?
3 ment. It has that narrow fc
-' French heel, the lonjr vamp 3
with rectdinjr toe, and is .,
made of patent leather and
wine calfskin. It is a shoe
that is sure to please the
woman who likes somethinc 1
different. Very moderately
priced at $7.00 and $8.00.
The younc; girl that has one
h of those very smart new
1 military frocks i3 sure tog
want a pair of these news
t gauntlet gloves we are
showing in our Glove Dc-S
partment. They are of
washable kid in the newfj
$ sand shade. The cuff is of
black leather, with a nar-
a row piping in sand shade, t
5 The price is $2.73 pair. ?
Great Britain has sent us a I
very dainty piece of Eng-8
3 lish voile. This is some"--
$ thing that is very rare and 6
.very difficult to obtain at
1 the present time. It is the I
popular black ami white
combination, with a dainty '
lattice design. It would 1
make a very smart waist to f
go with that new suit, and
would be very inexpensive, ?
as it requires practically f.
no trimming. It comes in k
38-inch width, a yard, $1.00. 1
Frocks for the Fair Sex
Specially Priced $15
Worth From $25 to $35 j
As lovely little frocks as you'd want to slip your arms into, j
So smartly made so new in design. j
Beautiful as to materials.
Widely varied as to colors. , '
And attractive as to price.
Dresses made of Charmeuse, Charmeiise and Georgette,
Georgette and Serge, Crepe de Chine and Sergecombina
tions. Exquisite hand-embroidered effects in both serge and silk
A any panel overskirt and draped effects.
Colors are black, navy, green, taupe, brown, and combina
tions of two or more colors.
87 More Coats At
I Made of Kersey, Cheviot, Burella, Chiffon Broadcloth, Pom
I Pom, and Velour.
3 Others have large collars and cuffs of fur. Still others have
1 Kerami, Wool Plush or Salt's Plush trimmings.
2 Colors are navy, black, brown, green and reindeer. Half or
' full lined.
s Second Floor, Lan.barsb A Bra.
Vakes up to $35.
Sizes from lj to 44.
None Are Returnable.
$3.50, $3.75 and $5 All Wool
Jersey Cloth, $2.98
.Colors are white, black, gray, turquoije, beige, brown, emerald,"
old rose. Also heather mixtures. Up to S5.00 values, $2.98.
5U-in. $4.5U Broadcloth, &J.5U tl
For evening wraps or opera capes. Colors are cream, white, pink,,
light blue, nile green, tan, gold, salmon, lavender, pearl grayyi
tea leaf. $4.50 value, $3.50. "
54-fa. $3 SOk and
Wool Poplin, yard
You will need little for dresa
length. Pure silk and wool. One
shade a beautiful Quaker gra
S3.00 value, $1.99.
Lattice Coating, $1.89
Only enough for seven coat
lengths. This fabric is now the
craze in Miami, Florida. For
one day onlv. $3.00 value,
Third Floor. laabarjch 4: Br.
fjHlHTlJfT,'fjrlPty' il" X I'rlir-'SiPJrBIKTrT-f"'-"-1! "Wr'B
Soon There Will Be a Big
Rush For Silks
in ract trade journals tell us that the coming silk season
will be the biggest one in history. Reason? Scarcity of
cottons and woolens.
$1.85 Georgette Crepe, $1.59
4o-inch all-silk georgette crepe, of a very heavy crepey qual
ity. Desirable for waists and dresses. Every wanted
shade. Plenty of white, flesh, and black.
$1.25 Black Messaline, 89c
36-inch all silk, black messaline. A beutiful crow black in
a highly lustrous finish. S 1.25 quality. Special at 89c
Third Floor, Laimbursh A Dn.
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