Newspaper Page Text
STAND TESTS FOR SOLDIER ? War Victim Is Overjoyed When Convinced Sight 1 lees Orbs Function. A man. rendered totally blind two y ?-are and At? weeks ago, came to thi? city last Thursday morning with the help of friends. Teeter da** afternoon the same roan walk ed to tha Union Station takln* In all* tha government and bis; office buildings on the way from hi? hotel a 1-4 peered into shop windows lad ?-n. with visual announcement of spaing and summer attire. ?e bought a newspaper on the wsQT down to the bis; terminal and read what the local press bad to THO*4A?l SKEYHILL. wy about the war and the thr.at ? ned raise in the price of ice. He looked at the Washington monu ment, saw the Liberty Bond Bell pa--.*? by and remarked, when the dorn?- <>f the Capitol came fully in view, how v. ell .-u* h a building w ould look in Berlin. Once Inside the station, h>- walked to the bureau of information there, asked for a N* w York time table, then sat down, and began .?canning its sched ule. Occasi'inally the man looked ?a the big clock to glean the time. The man was Signaler Thomas ?Skeyhill, of the Eighth .Vnzacs. whose remarkable restoration of .*<ight after being blinded by shell explosion at the Gallipoli front in _91?, was told in yesterday's Wash ington Herald. Almost as much elated as Skey hill himself, are Pr. R. D. Moore and Dr. Carl Kettler. who sought only to relieve the signaler of a pain in the hack of his neck by means of massage, but who. as it turned out, gave the man's sight back in the bargain. A displaced vertebrae at the head of the spinal column, caused by the .-hell explosion, rendered Skeyhill sightless while battling for his eo_e_try Overjoyed, hut decidedly nerv ous, at his new ly found vision. Signaler Skeyhill went yesterday to New York ior a few days' rest. After a stay in Manhattan with friends, he will return to Wash ington, and assume a role in the great Red Cross $100.000,01.0 drive that will keep him busy up to his eyes for the next few weeks. ? | PUT OLD ENEMY TO UTTER ROUT i _ ? ? ? J Tells How to Lift Off that J | Touchy Corn Without } Hurting One Particle. Hospital records show that every time you cut a corn you invite lock f jaw or blood poison, which is needless, says a Cincinnati authority, who tells >ou that a quarter ounce of a drug called freesone can he obtained at lit tle cost from the drug store but Is sufficient to rid one's feet of every hard or soft corn or callus. You simply apply a few drops of thia free_on_ on a tender, aching corn :ind the soreness is instantly relieved. Shortly the entire corn can be lifted out, root and all. without pain. This drug is sticky but ?Iries at once and is claimed to just shrivel up any corn without Inflaming or even Ini tatinff the -?urrounding tissue or skin. If your wife wears hish heels she mill be ?lad to know of this.?Adv. Advertising Talks (For AdTertiter and Reader.) OONTINl'SD raoM PAGE ose. The retail merchant who is broad enough to realize the possibilities of meeting the time and condition with quality , rather than quantity and profit, who can realize the possibilities of advertising absolutely de pendable goods and backing it up with his reputation will make friends of his customers. They will have a reason for preferring his store to any other. To such a merchant here is what we offer in the way of quality and service: Thirty thousand home subscribers, 100.000 interested, intelligent and educated readers who want quality goods and have the money to pay for them. We have added to our Ad vertising Department an Ad vertising Service of quality which will help to make your space more productive. Rioae Main 3309 and a rep resentative will call. . SENATE TAKES RENT CONTROL BILL OP AGAIN Committee Reports Anti Profiteering Law for Consideration. Alter nearly ?va hour? dla>caa?skm In executive session, the Senat? DUtrlct Commut?e yesterday reported out tn? redrafted Johnson Anti-rent -Toflteer Ing- bill. Senator Saulsbury. a mem ber of the committee, undertook Im mediately aiterwrard to have the Sen ate consider lndependenly ?ectlon five of the bill which tends to preserve the praaent ?tatua of landlord and tenant, at least until Congress can deal with the bill la full. "Ther? are rowrs and row? of hou?e? on tha ?treet? of WashlnaTton.?* said Senator Saulabury. "occupied by ten ant? who face ejectment and It Is to protect this class of short term ten ants that I ask the Senate to con sider this resolution. We want to Prevent the?? people from being thrown out and continue their status until Congre?? Is able to concentrate its attentions fully on the matter." Rate Rawaed aa Vatae. Senator Gallinger objected to hav ing section live considered Indepen dently and the matter went over un til tomorrow. In putting the linai touches on the measure, the Senate District Commit tee amended section three, which stipulates that the landlord may charge the tenant not more than 7 per cent per annum on the value of the property, giving the landlord to starrt on, a value of one and one-half time? the assessed vaine of the prop erty. For Instance If a house is valued at M.000, rent amounting to !t per cent of ta\Ot? may be charged, tine basis being one and one-halt ! times the assessed value. ' The amendment to this section adds, ? "so long as the present basis for tax ation continu?e, but if such basis ts ??hanged the value for the purposes of this act shall be changed accordingly, so that the rent in no case shall ex ceed 7 per cent per annum of the actual value of the property." Section six, which permits ?n to rease In rent of propertle? which are not bringing the 7 per cent per annum but does not say who shall authorise the increase, was amended so as to permit the Rent .Administrator to In crease the rent upon application of the landlord. Part of section ?lx reads, "rents In excess of the rates herein provided (7 per cent) are hereby declared void, and if accrued or paid after the pas sage of this act auch exc?s? may be recovered by the lessee, his assigns or legal representative If action ?hall be begun therefor within six month? after the expiration ot his tenure"?to which was added by the committee, "in the case of hotels or apartments in hotels or apartment house? which have not been rented to tenants on or before October 1, 1917, the rat?? shall be fixed- by the Rent Adminis trator st the same prices as nearly as may be as are permitted to be charged for similar accommodations by hotels and apartment houses of the s&rae character similarly situated in the District of Columbia." rixed Rates I. Re Pawted. ?Section eight stipulate? that the Rent Administrater provide card? upon which rates authorized by him must appear in hotels, apartment house?, boarding houses and all others letting rooms. Section nine Is amended, allow ing Uve instead of three days for a tenant ..: landlord to appeal from the findings of the rent adminis trator. The board of assessors of ihe DUtrlct will not, according: to this amendment, hear the appeal? The amendment creates what is to b? known as the Real Estate Board ot Equaliaztion and Review and this body is to hear and pass upon ap peals. What was section fourteen was entirely stricken out and a new sec tion put in. This old section dealt entirely with the amount of com mission to be paid real estate a?rente for the sale of property, fix ing 2 per cent as the maximlm charge for sale or exchange and a 125 charge (if agreed to by both contracting parties) on sales or ex changes under SI,000. The new section, known as sec tion fourteen reads: "That any house or -?building not occupied by the owner or tenant for a period of three months preceeding the pas sage of this act may be comman? deered by the President, for the period of the war and ?ix months thereafter and used by the govern ment for war purposes, the rentals and eondi tons of tenancy to be fixed by the rent administrator in In discretion." Instead of appropriating S!?. 000 for the enforcement of act. the committee increased this am?junt to ??"0.000. DRAMA LEAGUE END NATIONALCONVENTION The Drama League of America which closer! its annual convention here last night after sessions lasting three days, haa added two new plays to Its list, according- to tha report of Fr-nf Chotean Brown, chairman of the league series committee. The two plays added. "The Easiest Way," by Eugene Walter, and ?'Artiste Families.'? by Brieux. have both been current successes on the stage. Mr. B. H. Clare; gave the report of the educational department, follow ing which Prof. Frederick H. Hoch, of the University of North Daktota. spoke on "Amateur Playmaking." Th? reports and talks all em phasized the necessity of maintaining at a high standard the morale of the people at home during the strenous war-time conditions. In ad dition to providing entertainment for soldiers abroad. Hard Row to Hoe for Joyriders, Indicted by Grand Jury Action Habitual joyriders are going to have a hard row to hoe in future. If the attitude of grand Juries and courts is any criterion. Yesterday ten per sons thus accused were Indicted by the District grand Jury, and Judge Stafford Imposed severe sentences on two convicted slready. In the case? of Thomas Reed and Volile L. Jackson, the grand jury returned two Indictments each for joy-riding, while one Indictment each was reported against James Boat wlck, Verne J. Clarkts, George R, Bruce. Henry Barry, Welby Neal, Joseph Burkhard?, John Quinn and Herman -Carlson. Young men about town bava been taking automobiles that do not be long to them, and often damaging the stolen cara. This practice both' tho grand Jury and the courts are de t(*nnl5?4 to stop, y ? Dainty Rosebud Trimmings | 'Tftf?j) ?for dancing dresses, boudoir caps and lingerie ?/?fU^Sr ? dancing dresses, boudoir capa I Regular 50c, 65c. 85c. $1.00 yard. Tomorrow 35c, 50c, 75c, 85c yard. Trtmaai-a; Depart?eat?Stl-et 9toot. fSTAR. a_fi_7 THE SHOPPING Tjf^N CENTER^ OL?IS ROY. Plin?ABLE QUALITIES - _____rCI_?TVTLB3 __.I_-7<_7_. 7?(? Great May Sales Begin ? -with $300,000 Worth ofMade-in- U. S. A. and Imported Merchandise at Remarkably Interesting Prices Extraordinary Features in NeW Englander Beds Demonstration and Important Sale Here Tomorrow. At Special Prices If you know of the "Englander"?then you will duly appreciate, the special prices. If not yet fully acquainted with the extraordinarily superior features of the "Englander," then a visit here tomororw will prove an experience of great value. Engl?nder Level Lock Couch Bed, illustrated to left hand. Special at $ ?.50 Engl?nder One Motion Couch Bed. as pictured below. Spe cial at $ 21-50 Fa gla mist Folding Couch Bed, opens to double bed size. Special $ 25??? The illustrations graphically tell the story of the "Engl?nder." A child can open and close this Couch Bed. so simple and easy is the motion. Each is fitted with guaranteed rust-proof spring and mattress filled with pure white cotton, covered with a fine grade of Art Denim. Special at $17.50?Pictured above?is the Level Lock Couch Bed, with all-metal frame finished in gray enamel. Special at $21-0?Pictured below. The One Motion Couch Bed. 48 inches wide when open. The mattress of this bed weighs 30 lbs. Special at $25.00?This "Englander," 54 inches wide when open, is the equivalent of a full size double bed?and yet closes into the ordinary size of a couch. Sample Box Couches Twenty-five only. Each in perfect condi tion, and. being samples, finished with unusual care. Covered in plain and striped denim. $28.00 for $33.50 Couches, and $22.50 for $28.50 Couches. Simmons' Steel Beds Special, $9.75. Simmons' Steel Beds are nationally known. The beds advertised for this May Sale at $9.75 have ten (10) heavy fillers and continuous post. Very special at $9.75. Krpehler Bed-Davenports Finished in golden oak. fumed oak and ma hogany. Save the difference between $50.00 and $40.00; $5130 and $41-50; $55.00 and $44.00; $78.00 and $?3.00. Limited quan tity at these special prices?don't delay. Other Englander Specialties There is an "Englander" for every emergency?and however little the price, the certainty of efficiency and lasting satisfaction is assured in every instance. Special at Special at Special at $7.00 $8.00 $14.00 At $7.00?Knglandi-T Folding Divan Bed, all metal, finished in gray enamel, fitted with guar anteed rustproof spring. At $800?Knglandcr "Foldaway" Cot, with all-metal frame, gray enamel tinish, covered with heavy striped canvas. At $14.00?Engl?nder "Foldaway," complete with rust proof spring and cotton; mattress, covered in khaki. This model can be folded and rolled i no an ordinary closet. Falal? Ros?l?lotir!? Floor. Two Hundred and Fifty Bed Springs Woven Wire, National Link, Diamomi Link and other best make*, (?uar.iiiteed not to sag. $6.25 Springs, May Sale Price, $5.00. $7.00 Springs .$5.00 I $9.00 Springs .$7_0 I $11.50 Springs . $9.20 $8.00 Springs .$6.40 I $11.00 Springs .$8.80 | $12.75 Springs .$10.50 OB Sale Tomorrow ?tornine?miai? Rojal?Fourth ?loor. 250 Mattresses, Special at$9.95, $16,75, $19.50 At $995?Closely tufted, rolled edge, well-covered cotton ami moss mattresses. At $16.75? All hair mattresses, with rolled edge, covered with fine quality of art ticking. At $1950?Layer felt mattresses, with rolled edge, covered in striped ticking. O? ?air Tomorross?Palai? Ratal?Kaurth Floor. Five Hundred Sample Tables One of the Most Important Features of Tomorrow's Sale. From a leading factory come these tables?at prices to assure you a saving of dollars and the satisfaction of finding just the one wanted. Library Tables, Bedroom Tables, Parlor Tables Tables and tables, all well built and with artistic lines, finished in golden oak, mahogany. Mimed oak, American walnut, bird's-eye maple, etc ?32.00 Tables .$35-6? I $20.00 Tables .$16.00 ! $600 Tables . $4-c $27.50 Tablea .$"*_o $18.50 Tables .$16.00 ! $4.00 Tables . $3.-0 $26.50 Tables .$33.00 $1800 Tables .$15.00 ! $2.75 Tables . $3.00 $24.50 Tables .$20.00 I $10.00 Tables .$8.00 I $125 Tables . ji.oc Samples of Art Reed and Willow RockerSy Armchairs, Etc. Just 75 of these samples, including a few settees, finished in old ivory, copper, green, brown and natural, upholstered in new art cre tonnes. See the one-of-a-kind Art Reed Chairs, special at $7.20 to $16.00 Regular at $9.00 to $20.00. The usual ?9.00 Chair? at 17.20 and $20.00 Chair? at 116.00. with equally favorable price? for those between these extreme?. See these ?ample?? and you'll well appreciate bow auperlor they are tn style and finish. Palala noy?1?Fourth Floor. 200 Bed Pillows Important May Sale feature- these spe cial prices for new Pillows?filled with new feathers. $1.25 Pillows?special- at.$1.00 $1.50 Pillows?special at.$1.19 $1.75 Pillows?special at.-i.$l-_ $2.00 Pillows?special at.$1?0 $2.75 Pillows?special at.$3.00 $3.50 Pillows?special at.$3.75 $4.00 Pillows?special at.$325 Palala Roy?!?Fourth Floor. Andrew Jackson Chairs $4.50 and $5.25 Old Hickory Porch Chairs the sturdy and comforting weather proof chairs. Rocker? at $5.25 Am Chain at $4.50 The rocker, exaetl.? ?.? illustrated, ha? dou ble woven ?eat and back. Windsor Rocker? Solid mahuKany with ?addle scat, j Built to last a life time. Very (tic Z?i special at. * ???<*?_? Porch or Sewing Rockers Solid maple, natural finish, with double woven seats; well built. Very spe- ^"1 PP cial at . Folding Chain, $1.25. Solid maple, natural finish. Handy chairs for porch or ?arden, ?pcclnl. S1.2-. Laura Swingt, $9.00. 4 - passenger swing's: well built of hardwood: strengthened with iron bolts. Choice of natural finish and red-painted. Special at ??.00. Lawn Serteet, $1.50. Well constructed of hardwood, natural fin ish. Folding ? easily carried. Special at $1?1). Maple Rocken, $4.00. With high back, broad arms, double woven ?eat. The rocker need ed In every home. Spe cial at ?I.OO. Of ?olid Mahoaaay. Cane Wing Chairs ?Rocker? and Setteea. This May Sale brings for you a rare oppor tunity to acquire a worthy addition to the home at dollars less than the usual outlay. ?2S.00 Chain at f-4J? ???..?? ran ir? at siK?? ?is?? Chair? at ?IS?a ?lT.on chair? at ?14?0 ?18.00 Chain at ?1-75 Rockers and Settees ?all of solid mahog any?at special prices, creating even a great er saving of dollars. Fon ri h Floor. 500 "Bar Harbor'* Chairs and Rockers ?Among tomorrow'? important feature? of the May Sale? The "Bar Harbor'* is considered the necessary adjunct to every well-appointed home. Bar Harbor Chairs of selected ?s? ssl ?st ?___. ______ ^*r ?^*u*x>r R00?*?-? ?f ?-?"-_?_1 ??^G___*?_a_ $5.50 and $6.50 ?-***-*?***-?A ? ?5.50. at this special pnce?$6.50. / Ob Sal? T.taorroas?l'alai? Ku>al?Fourth Floor. May Sale of Undermuslins ?offering thousands of bright, new garment? bought month? ago, before the big advance, permitting u? to present exceptional value? ia the most desirable qualities. See complete par ticular? in thia morning's Post and Star newt papers. We here mention a few important specials: 59? aad 69c Value? at... 50c 8jc and ?1 Value, at.. 75c $3-. to $?.50 ST $1.98 $375 -nd $298 Value? at ... $2.29 $1-5 and $1.50 "...$1.00 at $1.75 and ??.?? irr.... $1.50 $3-5 and Values $?75 $2.98 $398 Values Included $3#50 Hundred? of Styles of Gown?. Petticoat?, En velope?, Combination?. Chemise. Corset Cover?, nrawcr?. Etc ?any beautifully embroidered by hand??ome elaborately trimmed with dainty lace*, many with medallion? Incerte-: ??ao attractive ribbon-run ?tyle? In Nightgowns and Knvelope Chemise. A gre?t many ?uperb novelty style? in Silk Crepe de Chine. Etc. Palai? noyai???Ir? ? Onyx9 HOSIERY WEEK Celebrated "Made-in-L". S. A." Onyx Ho-itry is given special prominence this week. Great purchatet of the desirable qualities and the newest and bett stylet are included?many loti at special prices. Below we mention a few: 2,000 Pairs Women's $1.75 and $2 Silk Hose $1.65 T_e*e Standard Qnalitiei Sell Reg ularrf at $1.75 aad $2.00 tke Pair Thry are ??? ex??led la either ?lyl-, ?a a Hey or value la thr aaarket today. As a ?pei al interest - In??*attraction ?nd to further increase the popular ity of Onyx Silk Hoee we are permitted to aell these momen? beautiful pure ?ilk stocking-? at 11.16 pair. The assortment 1? very lare? and In clude? all the fashionable ?h-d?s. such aa sold, ?ilver, sued?, ?ky. pink, brown, ?ray, whit? and Mark. Value? are exactly a? stated?recular 11.76 and I! ?0 qualities. Special for this ?ale. II 66 pair. Women? $1.25 V'ala* Onyx S_k Ho*, $1 ? popular priced hose that ha? an amari ng number of friends. So well known for it? wearing qualities. Shown in black, white, cham pagne, tan and olive drab. Super- ??| AA fashioned. $1.25 value. Special at... mStt/V Women's Onyx Fiber-silk Hose, Special. 75c For general wear many prefer these for their lasting qualities. The assortment is most com plete, including black, white, navy, gray, silver, suede, champagne, Russian calf and 7?./? African brown. Special . ** Palai? Woyal a?in? Fta-r. Sale of Colored Madras Curtains $2.95 Pair A wonderful assortment; value? are extraor dinary. All of them are very artistic in design. Soft, cream grounds with dainty pattern? in rose, yellow, blue, gold and green combination colors to suit any room in the house. Well made with out valance; all are headed at top?ready to hang. Desirable for doors and windows. Special for tomorrow at $2.95 pair. 5,000 Yards New Curtain Material?, Yard, 29c The lot Include? ?crim?. Voiles. marquUette?. diet weave nata and Swine?. Doten? of attractive pattern? of perfect grade rood? of fre?h, de?** merch?ndi?e In full bolts. In white, cream or col ored effect?. Special at tie yard. 75 Bolts New Cretonne, Yd., 45c ?In a wide rangs of pleaslne pattern?. Wonderful Chine?? design? and colorine-? In blue, gold, rose and Ivory. Many Oriental pattern? in tape-try. Egyptian and conventional design? tn print and flower pattern?. The eeason'? be?t offert*??_? In thla trade of cretonne? Special, Ite yard. Swim Curtains, $1.95 Pair ??2.60 and ?Ml value, dainty ruffled net and colored Swi?? c?rtala?, licht and airy tor bad room?. Th? net? are In dealt? that can he used for living and dining-room?. Awning Material, Yard? 29c ?? full bolt? of awning good? la blu? or taa aad whit? ?tripe?.