Thousands of Fine Straw Hats
Three Big Bargain Prices
Hat Sale !
*2.50 and $3.oo
Fine Straw Hats,
Mat a Perfect Bat 1
<3.50 and $4.00
Fine Straw Hats,
Ewj Hat a Perfect Hat.
$4.50 and $5.00
Fine Straw Hats,
Every Hat a Perfect Hat.
Ten Dollar Genuine
$15 Dollar Genuine
FVE got our hands full waiting on fhe trade
?thafs clamoring for clothing. We have
by far the biggest and best collection of
men's dottring hi the town?and the prices
draw like a magnet.
M. S. M.
Two Stores?One Policy
Monty's Worth or Money Back
D. J. Kaufman
St. N. W.
TO STM OPERETTA
Musical Comedy (or Soldier* and
Sailors Jane I.
Conphiiif wtth a n|(Ntion of the
T. U. C. A-. KallapoH* Orotto No. ?
haa appointed a ooxaxnlttoa to pro
Sailors J urn
rlucJ a musical comedy for ths utir
talnment of soldiers, tailor* and 111
rtnea in th? vicinity of Wsahlngton.
Mora than a hundred persons will
be In the cast.. The production will
be given at Liberty Hut, June I. The
ladle* in the caat will be from vari
ous chapter* of the Eastern Star.
Char lee A. Steven* waa made chair
man of the committee, which will
?upervlae and put on an original
musical comedy, "Life on an Ocean
Wave." and Charles A. Stevens will
direct the production of the piece, of
which ba is the authoY. Raymond
B. Dickey will ba master of ears
In the caat win be the Hisses Lena
CaDan, Edith Shreve, and Hrs. Ethel
Eraser..and Charts* Moore. William
8cantlebni7, William Hurray aad
Tickets will be distributed to offi
cer*, *o Idler*, sailors and marines.
Tfce J. - T. D. Pyies stares sell
high-class teas, prices from 44c to
<tc; red kidney beans. 15c can; IS
lb*, whit* potatoes. Me; A. J. pan
cake or badrwheat flour, 11 He;
large herring, Sc; pur* pep par, 40c;
?rap. peaches, l?He: head rtea, lie;
pink salmon, 20c.
THE TEA CUP INN
In tk* Heart of the Shopping District
-* 4? ?* 1 tL. *- * 1
mi wm ibm |mq nHigi w en uq uie dm people
f a. ib t# ? r. -
Ml 12tk Stet N. W.
.< FOR ST. LOUIS
i National War Labor Board
Plans Settlement of In
dust rial Disputes.
The first "forum of Industrial
pe?0*" In ths Unltsd States during
th? war was created by ths National
War Labor. Board yesterday. Ths
board announosd ths sslsctlon of Its
first t>sraansnt Hxal commlttss of
mediation and condition. This com
mlttss, composed of representatives
of ths workers and employers of 8L
Louis, will act In that city as ths
permanent agent of ths National War
I Members of the board declared the
creation of this medium of compos
ing differences between capital and
labor marked a most important step
| toward ths maintenance of lnduit.
trial harmony while the country is,
involved la ths worldwide struggle.
Aatls Federal Authority.
Possssslng ampls Federal author
ity, ths St. Louis commlttss will en
deavor by oounsel and conciliation
to Intercept and settls controversies
threatening to arise In any of the i
Industries of thst district. Ths chief ]
effort will be to bring together both |
sldss of all dlsputss under auspices i
of ths Federal government, for the
purpose*of finding a basis of agree
Similar agencies will be estab
lished wherever necessary. It will
bs their function to assume juris- I
diction In all controversies In their
district. They will have authority
to obtain information from evsry I
possible sourcs snd to srft upon the
solicitation of either side, or upon
their own initiative to call both
sides together for discussion ot
points at Issue.
Walsh Makes Statement.
In a statement accompanying the
announcement, Frank P. Walsh,
who bolda ths chalrmsnshlp of ths
board JolnUy with William H. Taft
"The plan will secure to the em
ployer maximum production, and i
guarantee to the worker his right |
to organisation, healthy growth of I
ths principles of democracy aB ap- |
piled to Industry, and the highest (
protection of bis economic welfare." ;
The members ot the St. Louis ^
committee were recommended by |
the Chamber of Commerce and Man-1
ufacturers' Association, snd the
Central Labor Union. Representing I
employers are E. B. Pryor. J. S.
Bern I? and M. E. Singleton. Labor
msmbers are M. J. Cassidy. J. E.
Woracsk and David Kreyllng.
Fifteen strikes now are In prog
ress In St. Louis. Involving 15.000
men and women. The committee
returned to St. Louis yesterday.
AMBASSADOR FRANCIS |
WILL REM AIN AT POST
Friendship for Russia Is Settled ?
U. S. Policy.
"Ambasssdor David 5- Francis
will remain at his post In Russia
whether or not the dlplomatio rep
resentatives of the entente allies
leave. Every effort will be made to
stimulate and continue the growing
friendliness thst represents Presi
dent Wilsons policy towards the
This statement wa, obtained yes
terday In a high official quarter. It
was predicated on the report from j
Moscow via London that the French |
Ambassador, Joseph Noulens. may j
bs forced by the Bolshevikl to leave
Russlsn soil, and would probably j
be follow cd by all other allied dip
The French Ambssssdor's state
ment, as repeated here, was that
Germany was attempting to gain !
economic control of Russia, and If J
the allies should be forced to take
military action It would be merely |
in the nature of friendly assistance. '
The trouble caused by this appar- |
ently harmleas remark Is declared i
to accurately emphaslss the ex
tremely delicate situation wblch ex
ists In Russia
WATERWAYS BILL IN I
SENATE IS LARGERi
? Consideration of $19,500,000 rivers and
harbors bill was begun yesterday by
the Senate. Only one change was
made by the Commerce Committee in
the measure, which came over from
the House. The committee added
$204,000 for work In Los Angeles har
bor. making the bill total in all $19,
Senator Lenroot. of Wisconsin, has
submitted an amendment that no
work costing more than $100,000 shall
be authorised, unless it is actually
war work and has been so designated
by the Secretary of War. This
amendment is now pending, but will
probably be disposed of early today,
and then, no doubt, the bill will be |
passed In quick time.
An appropriation of $1,500,000 for
making the channel at Charleston. S.
C., forty feet deep and 1,000 feet wide
met criticism yesterday. Adminis
tration Senators insisted that this
channel would be necessary In con
junction with the $4,000,000 drydock to
be built at Charleston as provided for
In the navy appropriation bill. The
money for deepening the channel will
not be use4 until after the drydock is
FORDCAST FOB SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
District of ColumWs-Fair and wanner Sat
urday; Sunday partly cloudy with gentle to
moderate southerly winds.
Maryland?Pair Saturday, warmer in east por
tion; Sunday partly cloudy with gentle to mod
ants southerly wind*.
Virginia, North OaroHna and South Carolina
?Fair Saturday, warmer in the interior; Sunday
partly cloudy with ssntle to moderate east to
Temperatures?Midnight, 98; 1 a. m.. 54; 4
a. m.. 62; 6 a. m.. 52; 8 a, m., 58; 10 a. m.,
84; If noon. 78; S ? m.. 74; 4 p. m.. 77; 8
p. v.. 78; 8 p. a.. 71; 18 p. m . Of. Highest,
78; lowest, 61 Relative humidity. 8am.,
ST: 1 pi 38r 8 p. rn.. 81. Rainfall [8 p. m.
to I p. m.). none; hours of sunshine. 14.4;
per osnt ot po?dble sunshine. 100.
Departures-Accumulated excess of tempera
ture Maes January 1, 1818. +88; exoees of tern
, perature sines May 1, 1918, M-88; accumulated
exceea of precipitation since January 1. 1*1*
+8J4; deficiency of precipitation aince M*y
1818. ?8.41. Temperature same date last year,
highest, 78; lowest. 68.
- v-- Lowest
Highest last Rata
Heme Baby Weighing
The Children's Tear Committee U
i mallta* weighing and measuring
I blanks to physicians and to parenti
Some mothers art unwilling to have
their children go to the centers and
prefer that their family physician
weigh and measure their children.
! The Mamks can be obtained at head
quarters, 182S O street northwest
?ye, Bye, Jalla.
Two o'clock Thursday morning.
The miljt man and the bread man 1
are Just shutting off the alarm clock,
preparatory to getting up and going j
All respectable people In bed. At |
least they should be there.
Cop spots Julia Oosnell strolling
along Ninth street
Looks several times at her.
looks at him. Wonders if he has good
"Watcha doin' out here this tin
of night?" asks cop
'Taint night," snsps Julia. 'It's
mawnin*. End wot Ah am doin* here
is my bisness. Satisfied now. is yoT"
"Not at all," answers oop. "Come
along with me. Wanna see you on
some important business."
Said business being the lockup with
little or no ceremony.
Trial develops that Julia lives in the
streets. "She is a regular vamp, It
I jiving in the street is cheaper than
paying rent to a profiteering landlord.
Taln't respectable, though.
Julia has record. It Is in big letters
Several times the cope have tried to
put Julia away for the benefit of the
community. They have heretofore
failed. No evidence.
They had plenty this time. Sixty
days worth. t
. Oh. My.
Comes now the plaintiff Annie
Said plaintiff being the mother-in
law of Rice 'Johnson.
Plaintiff tells court that son-in-law
threw a chair at her apd broke two
of her false teeth.
Defendant Johnson denies charge.
Says mother-in-law stumbled and fell
on the chair.
A dosen qr more witnesses who don't
Know anything about it, take the
stand. They dd not enlighten the
court one bit.
Appears that mother-in-law
been supported by son-in-law ever
since ahe became a mother-in-law.
Recently son-in-law notified her
that he was going to move. Plans for
tho new domicile failed to Include the
8he got sore. So it seems, words. J
Slurs. Bad names. Clinches. Fight, j
Wife ran out for safety.
Mother-in-law imagined she saw '
i a tors, guns, brickbats and gatltng
Kuna Didn't se anything at all.
That is why she stumbled and fell.
Thought son-in-law pushed Tier.
Told court ghat son-in-law was a
bandit, murderer, army deserter.
Court was convinced that son-in
law was a gentleman and a worthy
member of the community, l^et him
rfo free. That's alL
Just a Slight Disagreement.
Ever since Washington has been
dry, John Tomlinson has had a bot
tle of good whisky in his clothes
Catching a slight cold one day. John
went to the closet and got out his
bottle; took a long pull.
He screwed up his face as the stuff
trickled down his throat.
He looked at the bottle. It was not
the one that he had hid away seven
Someone had played a mean trick
on him His bottle had been substi
tuted by a bottle of cheap Baltimore
liquor not lit to drink.
He asked Charlie Carter, his room
mate, about It But Charlie denied
knowing anything about it
"To is a dam liar," snapped John.
"Me en yo Is de only ones wot know
ed ennything 'bout dat odder bottle."
"Come outen de street en call me
a llah," challenged Charlie.
John accepted. They both locked
horns In the street and fought to
beat the band.
Several hundred people watched the
flght and enjoyed it till the cops
broke It up.
Both pleaded guilty and paid fines
of |5 each and went on their way.
Who Stole Milk.
One morning: thia week Teresa Corn
well placed a bottle of milk on the
window sill of her kitchen window.
She had used a little out of the
bottle for breakfast and set the rest
aside for her husband's lunch.
At noon when she raised the win
dow to get the milk it was gone. But
ihe bottle was still there.
She raised the roof for a while,
liubby came home for lunch and she
told him about it
Manlike, he didn't say much. He
refused to cry over stolen milk. A
few cents more or less was not worth
losing his head about, he thought
But Teresa kept fussing and fuss
ing. Suddenly she Jumped at hubby
and told him it was all his fault. (Just
like a woman.)
"Woman, ef you doan shet up en
I? mme alone bout dat dam milk,
Uawd knows what Ah won't do to
you," he remarked in disgust.
is all he time picking on me,
yo is," Teresa retorted, "en hits high
time Ah put a stop to It Me for de
i ourthouae right away quick.'
Hubby was arrested for making
threats. He was very much surprised.
Luckily he had enough witnesses to
offset Teresa's testimony and the
court, after sizing things up, released
him on personal bonds.
Poor LIT Llaale.
Pity the poor flivver that gets In
the way of^ seven ton truck.
And thinK of what might happen
if the flivver gets sassy, which It
is very apt to do.
The other day a big: truck, load
ed with safes backed up in a down
Right la Its way stood a little
machine, the pride of Detroit
One or the other had to give way
?but the question was which of
George Powell, a helper on the
tracks walked up to the flivver, took
off his hat. bowed, and asked the
flivver to move. '
The flivver stuck its cute little
nose in the air. switched its skirts
and aaid no.
Its driver came to the rescue and
i rebuked George for being so im
George stared open-mouthed for
a minute and then doubled up his
Apologizing to the flivver, he
punched its driver in the face ahd
then made a noise like a scared
The driver's friends came to tha
rescue?but George was not in
sight Too many men were enough
He waa caught, arrested, tried and
?effty or tfftpUt* aod
&akfl & (tatpsng
What are you 'doing about the War Stamp*?
The Satisfaction in Saks Clothes
Yd are sa the safe
There is no
ktion in Saks CMW
They are 1#0% value?aB
of then?all throagh erery
phase of consideration?
material, making. modeL
It's one thing to offer the
best you can bay. Bat it
means vastly more to have
the facilities and organiza
tion far Hiring the best
that eaa he made. That's
oar poritim. That's your
advantage in selection here.
That's why Saks Clothe*
are aa entirely satisfactory.
Ifa responsible for the
differences yoa find; for the
superior qualities at the
mtniwireri prices. Ifa pos
sible for us to individualize
?which means personal
If yoa want the smart
and snappy effects?youl]
get them, tempered with
good taste. And if yoa
want conservative models
?you'll get them, too ?
but with distinctive charac
Satisfaction ? that's the
$20 or $50
Big Saturday Straw Special
Fine Split and
-iij all the proper blocks?and in all the becoming proportions.
Perfect in straw and finish?
?That cry rings out! A million men are sjffering. All humanity looks down upon die
scene of horror with mingled pain and pity. We. from afar off. are wont to think too
lightly of our duties to the world in general. The war is in Europe, not over here. But
how long, how many months will pass till it is brought to our very threshold? Stem
the tide of carnage. Eat potatoes and use the saving in your grocery bills to help the
We have 90,000.000 more bushels of potatoes
this year than we had last season. This excess
crop will bring the price way down and many
Help the Red Cross
The people,of Germany are depending almott
entirely on potatoes for their very existence. The
? . . . potato is an American vegetable?a native Ameri
dollars will be saved by thrifty housewives who can?and certainly we should utilize it to the
understand the extreme value of a potato diet, best advantage.
The United States Food Administration has issued an intensely interesting booklet on the use
of potatoes, containing many recipes of the widely diversified ways in which the spud may be used.
This booklet can be had simply for the asking.
Keep the Pot (ato) A-Boiling
It Is Your Patriotic Duty, Your Duty to
Humanity, to Eat More Potatoes
Far patriotic mmu tkU appeal U paid far fcf Talaatary ??k?erlptlaaa Ir+m tkr fallawta*i
B. J. AdiM ft Go. F. D Parrufc. Strohecter ft Qua*, Jack Thtmm. A. J. Sunoaa ft Ca?
W. H. Harrison ft Co. Clowe ft Dart*. Goo. RongaAoto. I. P. Both. Kmmert Bros
Golden ft Co. J. L. Sherwood. G. B. Robertson. B. L. Ball. . '
J. Frank Sweeney Lerentbol ft Oxen bur? W. 8. Andersen Co., Prank Faiy, awm
ITnbert L. Anderson, W. Charles Heitzmx-i W. O. Bhre** ft Bona R. B. Bait it J. B Gattx.
Pum Broa H. M. Wagner Co., P. B. Ooro, Jr.. ft Co.. Goo. C. HlHaerj. T- A. Ohm Oa,
B. T. Owens R. L. C. Cochrane Sons, M. ft (k, P. B. Okaconaa ft Oo B. T. Bte.
J. Hennins. ' Chlfeldar ft Vakatint, Barry Sneer. Tib Ml M. Memck.
G. W. Fart, C- B. Ntrknk. Mr. Cllkrit, J. L Sherwood ft Sons
J. H. Wilkins Co.. K. J. Ward ft Co., Treat ft Vfcsrhonse. A. M. Oamm. P. A
O. Encel'a Sons, Hatcher. Boaae Ok, Mil FlUfid, P. L fieu), Jeffewn
?? B?"0 'oompwiy. EL' B. IMntt. ?. H. J 1 Nld
Old touch MkM. Inc . Knt. Pita * Ok. Dl*? km H- a Joto?. 1m.
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