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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 20. 1914.
8 ALEXANDRIA AGAIN IS TROUBLED BY FIREBUGS Attempt Made to Bum Stable and Carriage House of David Crockett Alexandria. Va.. Dec. 19. A firebug shortly before last midnight made an effort to burn the stable and carriage house connected with the store of luviu Crockett, a grocer, southeast corner of Pitt and Gibbon streets. Smoke from the place attracted a passer-by who extinguished the fire before any material damage had been done. According to reports, two white men were seen near the stables a ahort time before the fire was discovered. An examination disclosed that holes liad been bored in the stable and car riage house and paper ignited, the Are being started by the incendiaries from the outside or the building. Authorities are making unusual ef forts to apprehend the firebugs, as a large number of supposed incendiary fires have occurred hero recently. William J. Vickers, fifty-five years old. died this afternoon at his home. 417 outh Royal street. He Is survived by liis wife and two sona. The deceased .-e-tently was employed on a government dredBine Sllrilhlf, His funeral will take place at S o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Trinity M. K. Church. Burial will ba in Bethel Cemetery. Faiwitl of Gordon D. Thomas took place this afternoon from his late home, j :I3 South Patrick sareet. Services were ' .mill, ted by Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, ! pastor of the Second Presbyterian ' r'hurch. The men mecttaa; of S eond Presbv- I terlan Church will be held. at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Westminster building of the church, and will be ad dressed by H. J. Councilor, of the Y. M. C. A. religious work comVntttee. of Washington. Fire at 7:10 o'clock tonight was caused by the overturning of a coal nil lamp at ."CS King street The lamp quickly was thrown into the street by John G. Cockey before any damage was done. The fire department responded, but its services were not needed. Alexandria Lodge of. Elks is making preparations for its annual Christmas charity fund. More than 100 baskets will be distributed Christmas Eve to the worthy poor of the city by the commit tee In charge. About twenty pupils of the Alexandria High School will enter an osay contest on "The American Merchant Marine; Its Decadence, and Its Restoration." Essays will have to be in by April 1. Mrs. Hazel Reeder, of Washington, will sing at the offertory at .the First Baptist Church tomorrow night. TROOPS LIE IN TRENCHES AWAITING UNSEEN ENEMY 'u.VTINL'ED PROM PACE OKE. ? World's D..i Xander's oesi Eggnog M hl.kle. d Rums Ttk. CHOCOLATES . THAT YOU'LL LIKE We put up as fine a box of pure Chocolates at 40 and 25 Cents A POUND as you can buy elsewhere for 60 and 40 cents. Quality shwIstHT- pare. .orr merit large. Candy, Toys, Baskets and Canes Doran's Big Candy Store H Street, Near North Cap. Nobody can realize this unless It la seen by them. It Is clear that in the last, four months a miracle in the souls of the French has been accomplished. When before in history has a people undergone such a change In character with such extraordinary rapidity? The vivacious, ardent, nervous, impetuous French people have become calm, tran quil, patient, cool, resolute, and the man themselves as well as the officers have rhared this strange transformation. The French soldiers are ever famous fo Impetuous audacity In attack. They were the Instruments wherewith Napo leon was able to make the most rapid and grandiose campaigns In history. Well, these soldiers have taken the pick and shovel, have learned In a few weeks to build the most ingenious trenches Imaginable, and have adapted themselves cheerfully to a war of moles. They are now fighting against those in sidious foes, cold, damp, disease, oore dum. discouragement, and the enervat ing idleness of long days apent in witch ing a faraway line behind which hides an invisible enemy. This extraordinary transformation has been facilitated among the soldiers by the quick Intelligence of the race. The French, as the Italians, are naturaliy of ready mind, therefore In this war ven he humble Infantryman has rapidly un derstood that rapid, continuous offensive, such as that of the war of 1170, would have cost tremendous losses. One of the things that most interested me in my visit has been t chat with the soldiers and have them explain the war to me. Almost without exception, they told me with that clearness of language which is a prerogative of the French among the less educated classes that at the beginning of Ihe war the French army had suffered heavy losses because everybody believed they could flftht as In 1870. but soon it sat realised that useless waste of courage and lives was being made by facing artillery and machine guns against which valor and dash are unavailing. The artillery and other ma chine guns equally or ctore powerful ar. necessary, as well as much prudence, cun ning, patience and ability In taking cover In good time and coming out In the open at an opportuno moment. Several soldiers have given me small lessens In tactics with marvelous clesr I neas and accuracy. After listening to j them I had no difficulty In understanding how the officers have been able to change fundamentally the military education of these intelligent soldiers Await Momnl to Attack. These soldiers told me. ulwsys with i clear language, truly wonderful, on the I lips of peasants anJ workmen thst there I will be a moment when Fran, e will come out of its trenches to attack Hie enemy, because then she will be able to In with I small loss. I They sre convinced of this, and with , this in mind they arm tbesnseivea with ; patience and continue this slow, long ; war of the trenehes. This war Is a war j during which week after week the enemy I is hidden or at most a fev.- nun shots are exchanged. This Is a war In which hat ' liefields are deserted plains, and for whole days nothing Is heard hut the , savage wailing of the wind. However, the fighting instinct of the French, although disciplined by reason. is still allvaj and strong even at the bot tom of the dark trenches. The French army dreams of the day when It will resolutely attack the enemy and push him from the country he has Invsded and chase hLn Into his own territory. It awaits tl at day patiently, but with keen expectation. How . many soldiers during my vijlt to the trenches ssked my officer-guide, "Mon capltalne. when do we begin the attack? We want noth ing better." Mrs Will Be Ready'. This Is, In fact, the great problem on which depends the length of the war. but it is also the most obscure of problems. Many rumors are circulated In France. Some say it is necessity to await spring: some that the period of expectancy ,.i:T be much shorter: others are vaguer still. As a matter of fact none of these pr- -uictfons are based on sound reasoning. Nobody krows shat the commander-ln-.hlef Is th'nking; and preparing this rr.o- ment. and nobody .tjuld even say whether be has already laid down sny definite plsns. It may easily be he doesn't yet con sider the situation dear enough to allow him tc take deliberation. In other words. even he may be pursuing a policy of watchrul waiting. It is certain, however. that those who have been privileged to mix with tee French troops In this cam paign are of the opinion that the supreme cr mmander Id free to deliberate and choose the moment, as he will slways find his soldiers ready. O.tHj.c. Kit, Ljr Xew York Ameitin I CrriZENSPROTESflNG JOHNSON SCHOOL ANNEX quated wooden firetrap, with a wooden 1 firo-cscape and no modern conveniences." I were features of the meeting hut night ! of the Mount rleassnt t'itlxens' Assoc!- , tion. Secretary C. M. Shaspe declared the ! annex Is in worse condition than any I school building he ever saw In the slums. I "About twenty feet of plaster fell on i my own boy. ' said Secretary Sharp. ' ' and when I investigated I ootid see through the ceiling and look up to the sky. The building is heated by old stoves and hasn't even been provided with the ordtnsu-v sanitary conveniences that the children are accustomed to In their liomes. For fire protection there is a. I wooden fire-escape." Protest against housing school children In the Joluison School annex, at Lamont and School streets northwest, and charac terisation of the annex as an "snti- ' George W. Don", Publisher. Dead. j- Toledo. Ohio. Dec. IS. George W. Dunn, j publisher of the Toledo Times and found er of the Columbus Citizen, died sud Idenly here today of heart failure ." OGRAM HAS IT - Gifts Useful and Unique For the Whole Family BRIDGE TABLETS in bran, with pencil attachment; something new $2.25 "zTXMAS CARDS, each in envelope ready for mailing 25c "traveling clocks in various sizes, in leather case $1.25 to $22.50 PARISIAN IVORY it in greet demand this Xnias. Makes handsome gifts, especially when MONOGRAMMED IN COLORS. We have Parisian Ivory Toilet Sets, Mir rors, Clothes Brashes, Shoe Horns, Manicure Sets, Jewel Boxes, Powder Boxes, Hah- Receiver!, Clocki. Shar ing Sets, Etc. Finest European and American Perfumes, 25c to $10. OGHAM'S GIFT STORE Cor. 13th and Pa. Ave. HEmSTSALE vw W 7 r ;i 'L'A '(' .A t vu. 'Ta .'-V7 .? F"sfcrsenMmn. We're Going Out of Business and Have Got to Sell This Entire Stock Your dollar will have more than double its buying power in this great sale. The most sensational underselling event this city has seen. For years this house has been recognized as ajeader in the selling of Men's, Women's and Children's Apparel. We show the newest styles and the best qualities. All Christmas goods attractively boxed. Thousands Of Eleg&nt Waists Great Values in Furs ''' Handsome Waists, in lingerie a ii'l voiles, daim y effects; ll.ifl allien I .".ii 1. mi pene and Voile WaiMs. KoinethiiiK particularly nice; repulnr $ 1 .M va I ues Kleganl Chiffon and "repe de Chine and Satin Waists; $.". and ? values A small lot of Wash Silk and S.i i i :i Waists; very ai t ractive; st les; $3.i0 values g5c j $27.50 Red Fox Set $18.75 j $40.00 Black Fox Sets $25.00 69c $35.00 Black Wolf Sets $22.50 $2.49 Children's Fur Set- Regular e- CJ $4.00 values $1.59 &1.09 $20 White Iceland Fox Sets $11.45 Children's Coats $3. 50 A st ra k ha v Coats, in red. blue, and brown; Fizes . ii ii years A handsome lot of Children's Coats, in best materials; $j and $ A till . n Hie nt lot of Stylish children; highest grade A max Coats for materials; $R and $10 values $1.79 $2.98 $4.95 Three Specials in Women's Suits $40 and $45 Suits; all the newest fashionable mod Some plain tailored, others fur trimmed $19.75 Misses' and Women's Coats $10.00 College Coats, in plaids and stripes ; wonderful values $22.50 Suits; in a wide range of smart styles; in the Q Qf" $12.50 Coats, in serviceable and smart-looking fabrics, most approved shades of broadcloth, gabardine, serges, etc.. ta7.3 j Clever new models $18.00 Suits; choice of exceptionally high-grade ma- Q MJp $22.50 Coats, in zibelines, mixtures, etc lerials: in the clever new styles vO4D models. A value that can't be duplicated. . . jaunty Great Sale of Women's Dresses Trimmed Hats at Fractional Paces 3IC5 and 3ZU Uresses, in velvet, satin, and jio and HI Trimmed CO QQ serge. This season's cleverest &0 Mt? V? .",';': ' 5tyL $8.45 j HaV"Td $2.oo $10 and $12 Serge Dresses. In If A OA I t $1.59 -a...:..- ....i- sD4.fl. very eii.uc s.jrca -- RQ n . ga I'mrimmed Hats, worth up to S3, to Qt lc at w- Lwru $4.95 $6.75 $1175 Petticoats at Big Reductions $1.85 $1.39 $3.50 Mcssaline Petticoats; all colors $2.50 Messaline Petti- Big Values in Men' Suits The cleverest tre- at ions i :: Men's I Suits. r.itch pocket i and plain effecis. In hiph-Rrade materials. $15.00 VALUES $0.85 Han d-l a i lored Suits in Tartan, pl. :f!s and Tartan stripes, as well as. plain eiTects. Some with nobby patch pockets. others plain. POSITIVE $22.50 VALUES $ 1 1 .85 11 Great Sale of Men's Coats Handsome Balma caan Coats, in a wide range of fine ma terials. All wool. CANT BE DUPLI CATED 'UNDER $15.00 $7.85 100 of the Smart Looking Balmacaan I Costs. In the nob biest effects. They are strictly all- . wool. rSITIVE 20.n0 VALUES $1A95 10 THREE GREAT VALUES FOR THE CHILDREN Children's All-wool Blue &4fe AC Serge Suits. Full-lined pant'. sOU Sizes 7 to lS years. Can't be 'bought undergo. Special " Children s All-wool 2-pantsj Suits. Full-lined pants. Sizes 7 to 18 years, $7-50 everywhere SJ.IS 4 Children's Ail-wool Suits. Something exceptionally good. $5.50 value WONDERFUL BARGAINS IN XMAS FURNISHINGS 50c Xeckwear, in all the newest shapes and patterns. Neatly 'boxed. 7.;c Neckwear, in the nobbiest styles and richest patterns 3 for $i.oo. 15c and -sc Hosiery for, pair $1.50 Umbrellas for 27c 35c 9c 95c $1.00 and $1.50 Shirts, in all the newest patterns $1.50 and Sj.oo Shirts 500 dozen Men's Handkerchiefs, to close out, at, each 25c and 35c Silk Lisle Hosiery. Special at 3 pairs for 50c. 69c 79c 3c 17c $2.00 andt$-'.50 Umbrellas $2.00 Men's Sweaters; shawl collar or V neck $3.50 and $4.00 Men's Sweaters; shawl collar or V neck; all colors. $5.00 Men's Sweaters; all colors $0.35 $1.45 $1.35 $2.15 $3.25 ALL SUIT CASES AND HANDBAGS REDUCED TO LESS THAN COST )OOCXOOC90CXOOOC?00000000000300000CX)OOOOOCXXXX)000000000 Crowds Buy Where Bargains arevBest Last 4 Days of the 12(li Annual Cut Price Sale .1- :-:. t-tt- 11 y r . Mi SB r8s Last 4 Days of the 12th Annual Cut Price Sale BBBBPrapoo 1 1 1 11 11 mniiinrrrr That's why Lucios' is thronged with gift buyers nowhere in Washington will you find a finer array of gifts and never before have we been able to offer such remarkably low prices. Truly your gift money will do double duty if you follow the crowds to Lucios'. OPEN NIGHTS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Here is a Classified List of Extra Values in Gold Jewelry for the Busy Shopper tfitl! JBSsV SSSSSfc- 0 ' Solid rlold rrrul srits. with i' Pearl" t Uf. Spc rlsl . . . $5.00 Women's Gold Jewelry. $3.00 Bar Pins (2.00 $6.00 Brooches $4.50 $12.00 Qmeo Brooches $8.50 $6.00 Pearl Rings $4.30 $5.00 Circle Brooches . . $3.50 $3.00 Lingerie Clasps $2.00 $2.00 Neck Chains $1.00 $5.00 Pendants $3.50 $3.50 Ribbon Sautoires. $2.50 $6.00 Gold Bracelets $4.50 $5.00 Gold Stone Set Rings $3.50 Babies' Gold Jewelry. $1.00 Gold Handy Pins 75c $3.00 Locket and Chain $2.03 $1.00 Gold Pins 50c $1.50 Gold Rings $1.90 $4.00 Gold Bracelets $2.75 $3.00 Crosses $2.00 $2.00 Gold Chains. -$1.00 Men's Gold Jewelry. $3.00 Gold Scarf pins. . . $2.00 $3.50 Gold Cuff Links. . $2.00 $2.50 Gold Tie Clasps. . . $1.50 $7.50 Gold Waldentar Vest Chains $5.00 $6.00 Gold Knives $4.50 $6.00 Gold Watch Fobs. $4 50 $1.50 Gold Foil-dress Srads $1.00 53.50 Gold and Pearl Full dress Studs $2.50 $6.00 Gold Signet Rings. $4.50 $12 Gold Stene Set Odd Rings $9.00 ffl llrr lrs:- U n-ttrs O $5.00 TEASPOONS F 11. i&l K A HHk. I 11 per . dozen O Extra Special Rogers', Reed & Barton, Plymouth and other makes of spoons. Regu lar value up to $2.50 per dozen. Closing out all de signs at the very special price of $1.00 Fr the lndividu.il. triple silver plate. Regular price, Jl.."'t'; special this week only 75c ClggfrTy Military Set. an QLK AA JS.00 value, specisl. .fw 25 c -'gfrk Sterling riSf stffc5wV Silver U . sJ&Sell Picture HI B Frames. 1 wj SB V IT JS'JZ- asT Vfaw ?T up Bouquet Holder Glsss v s s e, triple silver piste stand. Retrular Sl-00 alue.. Special this week. 50c pttrrilng Silver .Snake Rinft like ut. s t- t with brilliant. Sal- Price. S1.00 C5 VSSBBBBB?T-" 11 I V gp v Cameo Rings .Soli.l rlrvM. $10 and $ ! , vsJoes. Spwial Sale ' S7.50 :, itinaer Kinc in gold, silver, and platinum. Large va riety from whicli I" n.ak1 your selr t ion. Special Sal" I ric Kron S3.M fO tlOJMI. Sterling Silver Kings large as sortment, regu lar St values. Special, 50c X H v V . ik"1 Jfl Gold Jewelry Lucios' Fa mous Pearl Full Dress Studs, Solid Gold with S.ili.l Gold I mlanls and rliains set with real .-tones. Pearl. Special .-.. M.UI. .., a. .-!....- ....... I. .' All I 1A k. n. in . 'o. ij v. .-., it j . ii.ui.i ...uv aiii''.,, 1C" . c. , . special price. $5 set. CAMEO BROOCH 1 JJ?WV Mm) w Tie Clasps In solid gold. Special sale price, $1.00 up A large va riety of new combs and hairp ins in a n t i que de signs. A regu lar $1 comb of plain design for Monday and Tucsaay S?ly:....50c Regular $5 o r n a mented comb, for Monday and Tuesday -.:. 13.50 $R comb, set with br il liants, for Monday and Tuesday anl:5.00 fl S-arfpins fr particular men in solid gold, platinum, silver, and gold fill d. set with real dia- "ameo Brooches monds and semi-precious stones, with solid gold "from '0c to $50.00. Like cuts; mounting: regular regular fl.'-o value. (f $10.00 value: special. Special this week OVv $7.50 I Thin Model, Gun Metal and Silver Watch. Regular $8.00 Special $5.00 LUCIOS' FAMOUS PEARLS Surpass all others regardless of price. Dur regular $5.00 trand. which has become famous with Washington wearers ; special this week only. $5.00 JSr si' " sir " s "IS S m .fxc 'W u Our S3.."0 indestructi- u ble Pearls, all sizes, wits gW good clasp. Special -Ssr , sale price, fm TV $1.73 ffi Our Oriental pearl in all sizes with solid gold clasp. Regular price $10. Special this week only $3.50 l-kt pc.1,1 Tilled foil jfweled a puarantee! watch that usually slls at J10. 00. Spe. ia this neck only $8.00 VJ Solid Gold Cuff I-inks, with genu ine diamonds. Sab- Price. $2.50 New Iocket and Chains, $j.00 X value; special, q $5.50 :.0c Solid ColilJmk. and Scarfpln J1 Set. Special V V $3.50 Our famous Pearl Karrina in Sll 6 sizes. Special Sale Price. o 50c and up Sterling Silver Knives Special ale Trice hi $1.00 U-karat Gold ttllid Knives. (3.00. S' Solid Gold knivos. M.S.. Nice to han iHI a Waldemar il chain. ,1, J. & W. EISEMAN, 313-315 7th LUCIOS' 1307 F Street N. W.