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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1918.
VETERAN RAILWAYS .
Excessive railway competition Is
Cone forever, as a result of national
administration of the railroads, Ed
ward Chambers, director of traffic,
former vice president of the Santa Fe
system, told the regional directors of
the highways transport committee of
the Council of National Defense at a
dinner at the Chevy Chase Club last
Blent. He also said he expected to
ee hauling costa lowered, as well aa
operating efficiency raised.
"The lessons we are learning now
are teaching even veteran railroads
new things," said Mr. Chambers.
In & tribute to William G. McAdoo,
Mr. Chambers said:
"I do not know of any railroad
president in this country who knowa
more about railroads than Mr. McAdoo
does today. He's a wonder. He's go
ing to work this problem out. I have
no doubt of the results."
At the same time that the railroads
are learning things about themselves,
Mr. Chambers said, the public Is
learning for the first time the baste
value of adequate transportation.
The help that the Highways Trass-
port Committee can give the rail'
roads was the theme of addresses by
Mr, Chambers and his assistant, Rob
ert Wright. Both laid emphasis on
the ability of motor trucks to
help clear big city terminals, han
dle short-haul shipments In radii of
thirty to forty miles from city cen
ters, offer more mobile transport for
farming areas that railroad branches
cannot hope to serve, and move from
point to point to take care of sea
sonal or emergency business. They
asked the regional chairman of the
highways transport to co-operate
with the regional traffic chiefs of the
"Household Day" Sale of Housewares
(Due to the Inclement Weather Today)
All specials advertised in our Big Half-Pafje Housefurnishinirs
Advertisement of Tuesday Evening in the Star on Sale Tomorrow,
Thursday (One Day Only).
AEtfUttBLS QUfcUW - COEBKT STYIM
ELEVENTH AND G STREETS
"Household Day" Sale of Housewares
(Due to the Inclement Weather Today)
All specials advertised in our Big Half-Page Housefurnishinjra
Advertisement of Tuesday Evening' in the Star on Sale Tomorrow,
Thursday (One Day Only).
INTRA fflCM AS
Five persons today are suffering
from injuries incurred .yesterday In
While alighting from a street car
at Fourteenth and Glrard streets
northwest. Arthur Wellberg, forty
eight years old, 2829 Eleventh street
northwest, was knocked down by an
unidentified driver of an automobile.
He was taken to Garfield Hospital
Four men were slightly injured
when an automobile in which they
were riding operated by Robert D.
Wolff, 412 a street southeast, over
turned at Virginia avenue and Sixth
street southeast. The driver and G. A.
Wolff, 407 G street southeast; M. A.
Rete, 411 G street southeast, and
M. A. Aplebaum. also of 411 G street,
who were occupants of the machine,
were badly bruised.
An automobile operated by Albert
reterslla, of .Mmntlria. knocked down
Gus Giesler, 320 Twelfth street north
west, at Twelfth and Pennsylvania
avenne. last night.
Walter E. Hlggins, of L&ytonsvllle,
Md., was Injured when the automobile I
he was driving ran into an excavation!
near the K street viaduct. The car
struck one of the heavy pillars. Hlg-i
gins was taken to Sibley Hospital. I
A .street car of the Washington Rail-1
w... !, 11nt4j. fVMintgTur v11Mi4 '
with an automobile operated by F. R.
Kelly. 821 Fourteenth street northwest,
at Eleventh and New York avenue
northwest, last night
The Concordia Lutheran Church, at
Twentieth and G streets northwest,
which Count Bernstorff. German am
bassador, attended, and whose pastor,
the Rev. rani Menzel. has been deco
rated wlt" the Prussian Order of the
Red Eag for serving as chaplain to
the Germ i embassy here, has offered
the grounu floor of the edifice for use
as a mess hall for American soldiers.
The hall will be used by members of
the George Washington University unit
of the students' army training corp.
As soon as officials of the church
learned that the university was In
search of a room for a mess hall In
the vicinity, a meeting was called to
discuss the advisability of tendering
the use of a part of the church edi
flee. The pastor and the orflclal
brethren were unanimous for making
the proffer, and university officials
promptly accepted, expressing their
delight at the whole-hearted display of
The hall Is about fifty by a hundred
and twenty feet in size and Is conveni
ently located on the ground floor of
the church, which is an attractive little
red brick edifice. The hall in the past
ha been used for socials, suppers and
entertainments, and before the war
was a frequent meeting place of the
Turn Vereln. Adjoining the hall is a
large kitchen, fully equipped with
The hall Is expected to seat about
400 at a time. As the George Wash-1
lngton unit Is 'xpected to contain
about GOO members, there will be no
difficulty In accommodating all of the
student soldiers and serving them ex
peditiously, although two sittings prob
ably will be necessary.
Recognition of the government of
Costa Rica Is urged by the Antl-lm-periallst
League in a letter signed by
President sioorneia storey, oi uos
ton, read before the Senate by Senator
Shofroth, of Colorado.
"It is urged that by diplomatic nd
Senatorial action existing difficulties
may be removed and harmony estab
lished with the country, which should
be facilitated by her declaration of
war against Germany," the letter
The league also asks for a modifi
cation of the treaty with Nicaragua.
Re-establishment of the Central
American Court of Justice is recom
mended by the league. This court
was established following a confer
ence In Washington in 1907. The
charter expired In 1917 and the court
has not been established since that
A Bargain Basement Sale of Women's and
Misses' Coats, Suits and Dresses
$5 Night Gowns
A wonderful new lot of fine
quality crepe de chine, geor
gette, and Philipino night
gowns, also combinations.
Regular $5 value, special at
$3.98 a remarkably low
price for garments of this qual
ity. Petticoats, $3.98
Attractive collection of plain
and striped silk petticoats, also
changeable effects. Choose
from a number of different
Kimonos, $1.98 to $3.98
Also Dressing Sacques in all
the new shades, flowered or plain
styles, trimmed with cord and
ribbon: made of crepe or outing
Handsome lace and embroidery
gowns, combinations and petticoats
in white and pink baUste. Unusual
values at J2.0S.
Palais Rayal Street Floor.
At 10 Discount
Any fur piece in our entire
stock sold at i0 discount. A
large and very complete col
lection comprising Fur Sets,
Muffs, Scarfs, Capes, Coatees,
and Coats, many of which
have never been shown before.
AH were bought
months ago so that our
present prices are 15 to
25 below market prices
today. From our already
low prices we offer this
discount of 10 for a
limited time in conjunc
tion with our Fall Open
FalaU Royal Third Floor.
Regular $8.95 Value. Sizes
7 to 17 Years
D e p e n dable, serviceable
suits of genuine Crompton
corduroy, in sizes for large and
small boys. Made to stand the
strenuous wear active boys
subject suits to. In the latest
trench Norfolk model with
slash pockets and well tailor
ed; in drab color. Special at
Boys' Woolen Nor
Sizes G to IS years. Of dur
able cheviots, " cassimcres, and
tweeds, in the new fall styles
and a variety of neat patterns.
Worth considerably more than
A splendid lot of suits at this
price. Coats arc lined with alpaca
or serge, finely tailored of jrood
grade cheviots, tweeds, cassimeres,
worsteds, and all-wool fast color
blue serge; some of these suits
have extra pair of trousers Worth
$12.50 to $16.00. Special at $10.00.
Palais n.yal Third Floor.
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Offering Extraordinary Valuesa Means We Take of Introducing
The Autumn-Winter Styles in Palais Royal Basement Apparel
Thp facf rprprlino- summer rlavs will soon Five wav tn cool, crisrj autumn weather, and. naturally enourfi. the
thoughts of every woman turn toward her fall and winter wardrobe. To emphasize the importance of the Palais
Ro3'al Bargain Basement as a place to save money and as convincing .proof of the underselling ability of this
downstairs store we have planned a most remarkable selling event for Thursday, which includes extensive assort
ments of practical, sensible, and attractive Suits, Coats, and Dresses of dependable quality, all new in style and cor
Some of The Garments Included are Described Below and Priced as Follows:
Taffeta Silk Dresses, $9.75
Also Satin and Silk Poplin Dresses, with short and "normal waist
line; some trimmed with braids, others plainly tailored; blouses finished
with white organdy collar and cuffs. Sizes to 18 in misses', to 44 in
women's; in navy, copen, plum, gray and black.
Georgette Dresses at $12.35
A combination of Georgette and Crepe de Chine. Some daintily
embroidered and button trimmed, others in tailored effects; practical
dresses for business, shopping, in black, navy, plum, brown and taupe.
Sizes for misses and women.
y: New Serge Dresses aj $14.90
fronts and backs, silk fringe or braid trimmings. These and other
Crepe Meteor, Crepe de Chine, Satin and Taffeta Dresses are among
the most attractive autumn styles. All sizes to 44. 1
Taffeta Dresees Worth $25 at $17.89
Three distinct models each a gem at this special price. And
other attractive dresses, each a $25 value, at $17.89.
ohort-waist styles, with silk fringe and satin band effects, shown in lovely dresses of satin and
georgette in combination ,
Smartly Tailored Taffeta and All-wool Serge Dresses, with clever skirts and beaded blouses.
batin Dresses in new panel effects ana lovely autumn snaacs.
Smart Tailored Suits, $21.95
Of all-wool serge. New high waist line models, with belts, with
and without pockets; coats lined throughout; skirts plain tailored,
with separate belts and gathered backs. Sizes 16 to 44, in black, navy,
brown, plum, and taupe.
All Wool Serge Suits, $23. 95
Fine All-wool Serge, Gabardine, and Poplin Suits, slot seam or
pleated back, inlaid velvet and plush collars, new tailored military
cuffs. Some with braid-bound edges. Coats satin lined. Skirts per
fectly plain. Fall colors.
Handsome Fall Suits. $32.50
A variety of attractive styles in tailored or fur-trimmed suits.
Made of all-wool poplins and men's wear serges. Excellent values
Braid Trimmed Suits, $26.95
Only a limited number of these cleverly tailored models, and prob
ablv such values will be impossible to duplicate this season. THE
SUPERIOR TAILORING ASSOCIATED WITH CUSTOM MADE
MAKE THESE SUITS, AT ONLY $26.95, RARELY GOOD VALUES. Others are plain tailored;
sliU others elaborated with collars of self -material or plush and belts, 'with novelty buckles, pockets
button trimmed. Coats lined with satin or pcau de cygne. All the favorite shades in all sizes.
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Almost 900 Coats-of Cloth-and Plush--Featuring the Celebrated
"Salts" Egyptian Seal and "Peerless Plush Coats"
Coats That We Cannot Re-order to Sell at the Prices Now Asked. Select Your Winter Coat Now A Deposit guff fees
Coats of "Egyptian Seal" with rich,
lustrous finish. Full IH Inchon Ion?,
with large collar, wide belt and two or
namental pockets. Sizes to 40 in black,
brown, plum and green.
Coats of war-relstlncr cheviot, men's
wear Melton and Burella Cloth,
with new style collars. Half lined.
Women's and misses sizcs; in black,
navy, brown, plain and dark green.
Coats of all-wool Cheviot and Melton
rioth. 48 Inches long. Some with full
fur Kit Coney or plush collars; some
belted rtylcs, with two fancy pockets.
A. few are plain tailored, with plush
Coata of All-wool Melton. Heavy
Cheviot and new Burella Cloth, newest
models, with large collars wide belts,
novelty pockets. Colors navy, brown,
plum, taupe, green, black.
"Peerless" Plash Coats with collar,
cuffs and 16-Inch border of taupe ke
raral. Also All-wool Velour Coats, with
filush and button trimmings. All sizes
n navy, taupe, plum, brown, gray and
Palala Tioral Banraln Basement.
A Special Sale of New
Standard Grade Corsets
Acquired Advantageously and Offered Accordingly
It. & C C. B.. P. N. Choice of
barK and front laee modcli". of ba
tlfti and r-Mitll: iuleh and low
buct: lonrr IiIpf U'iiio n1 f.-ih
Sizes 19 to 20 in the lot. (g-l AC
Choice, per pair tSXMO
Of fine batiste and coutil, made
with clastic top5, low or medium
bust anl long hlp heavily
honed. C Tl and P Jf modeln.
to rtt all tvpeR of figures Size
! to 36. Values to J3.S0. OI CQ
Women's Night Gowns at $1.00
An armv of women are now seeking for a good gown to cost only
a dollar. There was a time but now' Don't despair come to this
Basement S'ore tomorrow and lind not only good lace, embroidery and
ribbon trimmed gowns but combinations, bloomers and camisoles, all at
Of Swiss and Lawn short and
long, with anil without pockets
all superior at the prices ajked.
At 39c to 75c
Corset Covers, 59c
Broken !ol of high grade covers
last of quick veiling styles are
gathered Into one great lot and
offered fct a reduced prico for
Be early tomorrow see table
full near stairway to Basement.
Bed Comforts Get a Supply Now
Higher Prices and Scarcity Later Seem Inevitable
Special at $3.49, $4.39, $4.69
See the Comforts then these prices will Indeed seem -Special." All
arc filled with pure white cotton and covered with Silkoline Tho ilz
and weight partly determine the price. Kxtra finish also counts. Kor
Instance, the comforts at J4.C0 arc quilted tilled with laminated cot
ton covered with silknllne in art designs and colors. But learn, too,
that the comforts at ?3.43 arc honest and comfortlng.'and large, 72x7-Incbes.
Bedspreads at $1.89 to $3.49
AH are Marseilles patterns and are values not likely to be duplicated
before the uar ends At Sl1 are OlxM) inch spreads for Htnglc beds
At SZ.II and S3.BH are larger. 70x"!0 and 72xMi tallies At $39 are not
the largest but wonderful good spreads. At 83.19 aie the extra size, 72xi)0
Inches. To o and feel these spreads will convlnee that the prlre are
eloquent of the values associated with the Palais Itoyal Basement Store.
Rcgnlar Here at $1.49
Special, 98c '
Highly mercerised and In
bow-knot designs, with neat
border. Size 50x72 Inches.
Hemmed, Ironed, ready to u&e.
Regular at $2.00 doz.
The famous "LInfeel" Nap
kins, 18-lnch size, nmtlv hem
med and laundered, ready to
use. llargatn Basement.
FOR THURSDAY UNDERCLOTHES DAY-WE ARE FEATURING
A Great Purchase of Several Thousand
Dollars worth of Hosiery and Underwear
Manufacturers' Sample Lots, Seconds, and Discontinued Styles Acquired Advanta
geously and Offered at Very Low Prices.
The price inducements offered on this merchandise are so decidedly inviting that we look for one of the busiest
da;,s in some time in this section of our Economy Basement. Don't fail to visit the Bargain Basement Tomorrow.
l.'OO pairs Women's 3
Black, with white feet. " .
Uegular and out sizes: Pairs
sizes up to 10'i; seconds c. nn
Cue grade, 39c pair l.UU
Women's Fiber Stockings,
American "Fibre Sllk"-looks innIenrlbb': sIzeT 6 to' 9 3
like pure tfiiK anu wears longer.
Women's in black only all nizes.
-ep garter hem: re enforced heel
ind tov. Priced especially for
Women's Thread-Silk Stockings 2
An exceptional lot of fine silk stockings, slightly lr- Pjjrs
regular in the weave; plenty of white and black and
an assortment of wanted Autumn shades. All sizes. en
SI quality at rc. ?
In black or white
.HOP lv. -ij v w. .-j
-plcnt of leg length. .
Ile-enforced heel and Pairs
i toe; slightly imperfect.
paira .u. 5QC
Women's Black and White Stockings 3
Cotton Stneklngs In Mack or iihlte all sizes .
slight Imperfections enable us to offer these cotton raiTS
stockings at reduced price. They will give splendid en
wear and nre Just right for household use. 25c vjJue. i"i
I'rici d especially for Thursday at 3 palra for SOe.
Sizes 0H-10, with long 3
Irgs; re-enforccd heel
and toe slightly lmper- Pairs
feet, but not to affect
the wear. 50c quality. 51. OO
Cotton Hose, In white. 3
black, gray, or brown
in ail sizes. Re-en- De
forced heel and toe All tarrs
k1t Verv nneetal at .-
S3c pair. C
In white, black, gray 3
and cream: full fash
loned. Re-enforced heel .
and toe: high spliced JraiTS
heeL All sizes. Priced
especially for Thursday (t m
at 30ci 3 pair for Sl.IO. 1.1U
75c Women's SQk Lisle Stockings
Slight Irregularity In the weave brings these ex- .
cellent stockings to you at the reduced price Good rflTS
wearing qualities; full range of sizes, In white and $1.00
brown; 75c quality at BSc pair.
Here Are Details of the Wonderful Underwear Values
Thousands of women's Union Suits and sep
arate undTKarments have been lately acquired,
in instances enabling prices that mean three
pieces for the price of two. A few of the lots
arc told of below:
At 15c, or 2 for 25c
WOMEN'S RIBBED VESTS In regnlar and ex
tra large sizes. About 1,200 garments, the "sec
onds" from a mill famous for high-grade under
wear. At 2 for 25c these vests will be purchased
for the entire family by the dozen. On sale tomor
row morning at 15c each or 2 for 25c.
Knit Vests at 29c
There are 510 Women's Fiiys Grade Knit Lisle
Vests in this lot. Full cut and roomy, but not
bulky. Slightly imperfect, but nothing to afreet the
wear. Made to retail at a very different higher
price. These vests will bo quickly distributed at
the sale price, 20c
If h&wHi I A In
At 59c, 2 for $1.00
Women's TJaton Salts, fine ribbed garments,
fitting like a glove but as elastic as rubber.
Low neck, sleeveless and lcose knee style,
the grade regular at 5c In this sale at 39e
each or two for SI-O-
At 79c, 2 for $1.50
Women' TJni.n Salts, exceptional quality lace-
trimmed, nlth -ihell knee, loose knee or tight knee:
n flesh rr white. Sizes 34 to 44.
Union Suits at 39c
Women's Salts about 360 In the lot. Made with
lace-trlmmed loose knees and sleeveless. Sizes 34.
30 and 3S. Seconds of 50c grade. at 39e