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bor Bodies Strikes Would Help Kaiser. i ? , Director General McAdoo last night addressed & communication to the six heads of labor organisa tions having jurisdiction over- the machinists, boilermakers and other branches of organised labor em ployed in railroad shops, pointing out the meaning and possible con quences of strikes or walkouts of railroad employes during the war. The statement reads in part: "The strike of certain shopmen and machinists, in the railroad ?hops at Alexandria. Va.. has creat ed ? very painful impression on the public mind. I cannot believe that these men know what they were doing. They are all employes now of the United States government. They are not employes of any rail road corporation. "Therefore, this was a strike against the government of the Unit ed States. It is the first time in the history of our government that any of the employes have attempted -a strike against their government. Such action is incre^^le. For the good of our beloved country and ^ for the honor of railroad men in the service everywhere, I hope that there will be no repetition of what everyone must condemn as unpa triotic in the highest degree. Cassot Coerce Government. 'The government cannot of course be coerced or intimidated by ?ny of its employes. It is anxious to do justice to all and will do jus tice to all as far as it is possible to measure justice. Recognizing that there are probable inequalities in the recommendations of the Wage Commission, which should be im partially considered and dealt with. I appointed in my general order No. 27. dated May 23. a board of railroad wages and working condi tions. composed of three represen tative labor men and three repre sentative railroad men. whose duty it i^ to hear and to pass upon all petitions and complaints. "Every class of employes or parts of classes of employes who feel that they have just ground for complaint under the wage decision should submit their cases prompt ly to this board, and they will be given just and impartial considera tion. The American people have just been called upon to pay large ly increased freight and passenger rates for the purpose of paying in part the increased wages amount ing to more than $300,000,000 awarded to railroad employes. hat Would Happen f "Suppose they should strike against the government because they do not feel that they are fair ly treated in being forced to pay these increases for the benefit of railroad labor; what would hap k pen to our country? . "Suppose that railroad officers should strike because they dislike V ?r<Jer ?l the government and should refuse to obey them; what would happen to them? "Suppose the railroad employes should strike aaginst the decision of their government and hamper the op erations of the railroads at a time when transportation is essential to protect the hundreds of thousands of k Tr,r'ca" ***" now fighting on the battlefields of Europe to save the lives and property and liberty of rail road employes serving here at home; what would happen to our country "The Kaiser would probably get *t. V* e cannot all gpt exactly what w? want in this world, nor can we win this war unless each .nnU every citi zen is willing to submit to the lads of the land and to the decisions of those in authority. - "I earnestly hope that from one end of this great land to the other it may never be said again that any railroad man. officer or employe, was so un patriotic as to strike against his own government when it is in the midst of the most perilous war of all history. It is the highest duty of patriotic men to remain at their posts with the railroads, where they are so urgently needed, and to rely upon the b->ard or railroad wages and workin* con ditions and the director genera! for the just consideration of their claims. I am sure that I can count upon you to immediately urge upon your men t>y wire the wisdom and patriotism of the course I have suggested.'* PURELY PERSONAL Cleveland M. Waters, of the General Land Office, spent Decoration Day at his home 31 York, Pa. Charles McLoughlin is ill at his home in Hyattsville, Md. G rover s. Colwell has received an appointment as clerk in the Postoffice Department . . ? Emmanuel A. Williams, of Chester town. Md., is visiting friends in Georgetown. Oscar J Range, of the Government Printing Office, has resigned. William p. McMann and Christo ar* on a motorcycle trip to Braddock Heights. Md. Miss Louise Mudd. the younger wiN*?I*?e?li ^ ,and Mr" A I- Mudd. v ^J iVKl in the Convent of the visitation. Connecticut avenue and L? street northwest, next Friday. Th* ?.7te^Iake PU? " 4 Russia's Womanhood Stands Impotent. While Red Pageant of Reconstruction Moves Pasty Says Famed Amazon Leader i Mme. Botchkarova, Colonel of Battalion of Death, Now in Washington, De scribes Her Bitter Experi ences and Declares Ex periment She Tried Was a Failure. Russia's womanhood Impotent and almost indifferent while the great red pageant of' world re construction moves past. Its gigantic potentiality nil as a national force. Suppression from without, cou pled with the peasants' fatalistic lassitude from within, chaining the Slavic Amazon. Such is the burden of the story, brought to America by Maria Leontievna Botchkarova, founder and colonel of the Russian wom en's Battalion of Death, who is now visiting Washington, having taken apartments at the Powha tan Hotel. Madame Botchkarova came to Washington after an escape from Russia that reads like a novel. 8he is accompanied by Lieut. I* G. Filipoff, of the Russian Army, who is acting as her adjutant. Madame Botchkarova will leave Washington for New York Cityj early this morning. She was re ceived by Secretaries Lansing and Baker yesterday. Telia Tragie Experience. Madame Botchkarova supported her gloomy portrayal with her own tragic experiences and an account of how her patriotic endeavors were frustrated. Her efforts to organize Russia's woman into a fighting power al most led to her death when the Bolsheviki ousted Kerensky. And she escaped to the United States only at the greatest risk, now being In Washington to deliv er what she describes as an im portant message.'* Her patriotic fervor scorned at home, the exiled Russian Joan of Arc, who rose from peasant obscur ity for an hour of glory and trag edy. is now seeking service under an Allied banner. It is her lament that the example of the women who consecrated themselves to their country's cause in the Battalion of Death has not proven an inspiration to the women of Russia. "It all seems to have been In vain." she said. "Through suppression and lack of vision the women of Russia have not risen to the big part they should be playing in the great upheaval through which our land will find its future place among the nations. "That is the saddest truth about Russia today!" Madame * Botchkarova* typifies that part of Russia's inarticulate, groping, downtrodden womanhood which caught the vision shining above the revolution. A sort of stolid Joan of Arc who' reacted to the shock, and who, with courage in heart and a rifle in hand,* went out to play an active part. The death of her soldier husband spurred her on. With his call to the colors, she also had gained per mission to enlist, being the flrst woman to see line service. While surrounded, as part of a Russian scouting party, she killed her first German with a bayonet, and then escaped. Several times she was wounded, and, for saving the lives of men in her company, was award ed the St. George medal and made an under-offlcer. Hatband Killed. It was while fighting at the side of her husband that he was killed, and she was so rftorely wounded that she was believed dead. Not long after she was taken pris-1 oner on the Austrian front. But. de- ( luding her captors into the belief that she was a Sister of Charity. Madame Botchkarova was allowed to return to her own lines. Then the revolution took place, with the demoralization of the Russian army. Kerensky. who had heard of thi3 re markable fighting woman, summoned her to Petrcgrad. asking her. "What is your dearest wish?" "A battalion of women soldiers," j she replied, "to set an example for, the cowards who will not fight.** It was thus the famous Battal<on of Death was formed. At Kerensky's request Madame Botchkarova agreed to take charge! and recruit the battalion. In two davs ! 2,000 women volunteers had been en rolled. Frivolity Intervenes. But almost at once, she aserts, the' frivolity of many of the women en dangered the safety of the legion as well as the high purpose for which it was being organized. Flirtations with the men training of ficers, according to her story, under mined morale from the start, while the flippant attitude of many of the recruits courted the very disaster which was soon to overtake the regi ment of Amazons. i Iron discipline did not please the "If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Would Ride" And if wishes were dollars everybody would have money; but money does not come that way. You must work for your money and then save part of your earnings in order to acquire wealth. Deposit your earnings in this strong, progressive bank. SECURITY SAVINGS 1/ i & COMMERCIAL BAN J\ NINTH AND G STREETS i 3% ON SAVINGS "Pen Is Most Difficult Weapon I Ever Handled" So Says Famous Leader of Rum Women's Death Legion, Signing First Autograph* The pen isn't mightier- than the sword with Mme. Botchkarova. She admits it's the hardest weapon she ever tried to handle. Fact is. Mme. Botchkarova is Just learning: to write her own name. This autographed photograph of the famous fighting woman, the only one given out in America, represents her first lesson in chirography as taught by Gen. Korniloff and Kerensky. The signature a composite, faithfully reproducing the handwriting of both her distinguished mentors. f ? When Russia's Amazon, an untaught peasant, became colonel of the woman's regiment she could neither read nor write. But it was necessary for her to sign important orders and dispatches. Gen. Korniloff started to help her out of the predicament. This was during the kaliedoscopic days, and his first writing lesson to Mme. Botchkarova was interrupted after he got as far as "Botch " There she was, with only half a name and no teacher! She met Kerensky in Petrograd a short time later, and he taught her how to complete the signature. The two different handwritings are plainly distinguishable in her autograph, and she laboriously preserves the composite effect. The writing on the lower part of the picture is another of Mme. Botchkarova'a sallies with the hardest weapon she ever handled her military title, painstakingly spelled out in Russian. butterflies who coquetted while their country wa*"t?>T>Mins to'fliaos. The Verdlet. In a week only 250 women fighters were left. This remnant shortly engaged in one of Russia's half-hearted attempts to check the Germans, and, while ? stnb lished in a front line trench, was de serted and left to its fate by the male soldiers. Thirty were killed and fifty injured. Wounded, discouraged and disillus ioned. Madame Botchkarova returned to Petrograd where she inspected women troops recruited during her ab sence at the front. Instead o real soldiers, she said, she found a band of adventurers who would not accept the necessary dis cipline. Of women as soldiers, Madame Botchkarova savs: "Only one woman out of every 1,000 in Russia is mentally and physically capable of bearing arms against the foe. "In the Allied countries, including America, the proportion is only one in every 5,000 women. "The so-called modern Amazon Is a failure. "With few exceptions, woman's place is not on the battlefield as a soldier. "I believe I have demonstrated that I am one of the exceptions, and I hope to attack the Germans again in France with the Americans, French and English." Kerensky empowered her to disband the women volunteers wherever they were found unfit for line service. At Moscow she found a battalion of ladies dressed aa for a masque ball, in paint and silk stockings, said the now thoroughly disillusioned founder of the Legion. Her disappointment broke out In a bitter tirade, whereupon she was beat en almost to death by men soldiers. After the Bolsheviki revolt she again escaped death by a Soviet firing squad only through the intercession of a sol dier who had fought beside her in the trenches. In disguise she made her way across Siberia to Vladivostok, where. tHrough the help of American and British con suls, she managed to embark for this country on a United States transport. "Russia,'* she said, "is like a big bear?a bear emerging from long hi bernation, covered with the ticks and burrs of autocracy. Annoyed by these vermin and still half-asleep, he is pet ulant, hungry and grouchy?and ter ribly dangerous." SCOTT ADMINISTRATOR OF TEXTILES LIKELY The name of the Textile Admin istrator for the United States, it was learned last night, will be an nounced by the War Industries Board today. The man whose name has been mentioned most prominently as the probable appointee is John Scott, of Carson. Pirie, Scott and Company, of Chicago. Whether Mr. Scott will be the n^w administrator, as report ed. could not be verified last night. Negro Shoe Shiner Is Arretted and Ordered To Do Some War Work Baltimore. Md., May 30.?Henry Thomas (colored), 239 Arch street, who conducts a shoe-shining estab lishment on Fremont avenue/ was ordered today by Justice Johannsen. in the Western Police Court, to get a useful wartime occupation. He was given a week to cloae his shop. On the charge of falling to register under the compulsory work law Thomas was arrested by Patrolman Lvnger. When registered by Justice Johannsen he kaid he had experience in. farming and preferred such work lam .that he jwas willing to start shims* ?*?grt to do aa. ^ _ CUMMINS-WILLIAMS WEDDING PERFORMED I . Jamos L. Cummins: and Miss Ada Ia Williams were married at Mount Vernon Place M. E. Church South last Wednesday afternoon, the cere mony being: performed by the Rev. Dr. Clovis G. Chappell in the pres ence ot members of the immediate families of the contracting parties and a few friends. ? The bride was attired in a tai lored suit of tan cloth with hat to match. Her sister. Miss Eula Will iams, was maid of honor. Mr. and Mrs. Cumming were both former residents of Tishim ingo, Okla., but for the present will live in this city at 800 Eleventh street northwest, where they will be at home to their friends. D. C. JUSTICE M'COY TAKES SEAT TODAY Justice Walter f. McCoy, of the Supreme Court for the District of Columbia, today is scheduled to as sume the duties of the offict made vacant by the recent resignation of Chief Justice J. Harry Coving ton, and probably will be sworn in at 10 o'clock this morning. The oath will be administered by Jus tice Ashley M. Gould, senior asso ciate justice. Thomas J. Bailey, of Nashville. Tenn., who was named by the President to succeed Justice Mc Coy, has sent word that he will come to Washington early in June to take the required judicial oath. POLICE SLAYER CONFESSES HE HAS KILLED 4 Copeland Shot Three in Washington and One in Galveston. ? Herbert I*. Copeland, colored. slayer of Police Lieut. David T. Dunigran and Policeman John A. Conrad, of the Sixth precinct, and Deputy Sheriff 1a H. McParlan, of Charles County, Md.. yesterday confessed to four murders. Detective Beckley yesterday after noon got the confession from Cope land. The prisoner, a patient In Cas ualty Hospital, was weak and unable to talk much above a whisper, and on account of his weakened condition he was not subjected to a lengthy interview. Copeland admitted killing the three officers. He also admitted having shot and killed Charles Robinson, colored. In Galveston, Texas, several years ago. The slaying of the officers, he ad- j raitted. was done with the same army pistol he used when he killed Robin-1 son. He told Detective Beckley he . bought the weapon from a negro in I Galveston. KENSINGTON, MD. RED CROSS PASSES QUOTA Active Chapter of Potomac Division ' Hopes to Oversubscribe 300%. I It became known last night that! the Kensington. Md., branch of the j Montgomery county chapter of the! Red Cross, Potomac Division, has1 greatly oversubscribed its quota of1 $400 allotted it for the Red Cross, j In fact, it has exceeded this quota at the rate of 289 per cent already, $1,157.90 having been subscribed to] date, with prospects for additional] subscriptions running it over the J top to the tune of 300 per cent. When Kensington's quota was first announced at $400 committees were appointed to cover the terri tory a house to house canvass, I and these committees got busy right' away. Activities were begun with! a splendid rally addressed by sol diers and others, and resulted in $600 being received from that i source alone. Since then the work has gone ahead with vigor until the total has reached the figure j named, nearly all of which was cash. j ?Through some misunderstanding the results from North Chevy j Chase were not credited to the1 Kensington branch. Had such been I the case the subscriptions would | have exceeded the quota by more; | than 300 per cent. Considering that most of those In j this branch were involved also in j the contributions made through the| government offices in the District.! the showing made is a fine indi cation of the patriotic spirit per vading the Kensington community. TWO BOYS DROWNED AT PHILADELPHIA WHARF Philadelphia, Pa.. May 30.?Two boys were drowned in the Delaware River opposite the Noble street wharf, one in an heroic attempt to rescue the other. Kanorka was trying to save his companion, Stepheji Lanckowski, 9 years old. who had been seized with cramps, but went to his death locked in the arms of his chum. Joseph Duncan, jr., recovered the Kanopka boy's body a short time later. Police recovered the other body with grappling hooks. Both were t?er.t to the Roosevelt Hospital, but efforts at resuscitation were futile. Dr. McLean on Grand Canyon. Rev. Dr. C. C. McLean, pastor of the Lincoln Road M. E. Church, Lin coln road and Rhode Island avenue northeast, tonight will deliver his popular lecture, "The Wonderlands of New Mexico and Arizona," in his church. This lecture includes ac counts of the petrified forests, cliff [ dwellings. Pueblo Indians and a fTip through the Grand Canyon. The lec ture will be Illustrated with 100 col ored slides. Lawn Fete at SL Martin's. A lawn fete will be given by the | Girl Scouts of Troop 9. today, i on the lawn of St. Martin's Church. ! North Capitol and T streets north west. to fulfill their pledge to the j Red Cross and to raise funds for i a camp. The features of the even ing will be a straw ride, food con servation table and a fancy work sale. ? Chateau Lake Louise IN THE Canadian Pacific Rockies Among the Lakes In the Clouds "With win dows framing million-dollar pictures " COMMODIOUS, RESTFUL, LUXURIOUS Set face to face with Mighty Victoria Glacier. Swiss and Canadian Guides, Mountain Climbing, Coaching, Boat ing. Easy walks and rides on Alpine Trails at CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE Literal stop-orer privileges from Coast to Coast Phone, write or call for information on Resort Tour. No. 141. ? C. E. PHELPS; City Passenger Agt.. JE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY 1419 Jfew York Avenue, AVnfthlnjcton F. R. PERRY. General Agent, Passenger Dept. 1231 Broadway Kfw York City n TODAY 100 TODAY Wonderful Friday Bargains For a Big Week-End Bargain Day 100 Specially Selected Lots of Qeaa, New Merchandise tkat Indade Article* Needed Every Day by Every Member of tbe Family. At Special Prices for Today Only Read This Advertisement Carefully?Remarkable Value* Are Described in Very Small Type?Ne Pbone Orders oa Advertised Items. Women's Fine Silk Hose, Today, $1.50. Value* to $1.65 and $1.75 Pair ia a Lot. Included are a broken assortment of embroidered and clocked effects. All perfect qualities. Valves I2JS te *2.60, la Woaei's Silk Hmc, at $1.M?Pure silk hose In lace and drop-stitch effects. Black, white and colors. Last of various lots. Street Flw. A Remarkable Assortment of Ckarmiaf New Summer Hats, Special at $5.95 These famous hats are adaptations and reproductions of the best styles. The assortment includes I>ghorns. White Milan and Geor gette. The variations of the sailor and poke are delightfully fea tured. Trimmings skillfully arranged, giving all the appearance of the more expensive hats. Special for today only at $5.95. *ee#ad Floor. Beautiful Summer Wash Dresses, $3.98 From 0?r Regular $5 Lines. A remarkable one-day special offering planned for today for ?Uaf* and women patrons. 120 Drmsea from our regular 95.AO lines have been specially priced for today oaly at S3JM*?The lot consists of striped ging hams and figured lawn?, nearly all colora and all sires; excellent garments for porch and garden wear. Third Floor. 800 Yards Fancy Silks Today at $1.55 Yard. Actually Worth $1.85 to $2.50 Yard. The assortment comprises: 40-inch All-silk Foulard*. 40-inch Mrlpe Satin. 40-lnch Printed Radium. 36-laeh Novelty Mlks. tn Stripes and Plaids. A splendid variety of designs to select from that represent the season's correct styles. Pnlala Royal?-Seeond Floor. Georgette Crepe Silk Dresses $28.75 Including Some Wortk to $35. Extraordinary Offering for Today?One Day Only. New Plain Color Georgette Crepe Dresses, for midsummer wear. Nearly all of which are hand-beaded, in self or contrast ing colora. There are plain white, flesh tints, grays, tans, plain blacks and bl-ues. All high-grade garments, made ovef Jap silks. Plain, tunic and draped styles, in all sizes foi miaaea and women. Aa thla aroup la a very apecial underprice pureknae. mnny of tkeoe fine Dresses cannot be duplicated. Palala Royal?Third Floor. 1,000 Pieces All-White Enamelware at 84c Each. Value*, $1, $1.25, $1.50 to $2 Included. The assortment consists of Rice Boilers, T-a Kettles. Preserving Kettle*. Coffee Pots. Tea Pots, Saucepans, Etc. Wonderful values for today only at 84c. 13-piece Lemonade Sets, Today, $1.25. 6 Tall Glasses, decorated with grape cutting: 6 Glass Sipp#?rs and Lacquered Tray. Complete. $1.25. Swift's Borax Laundry Soap, 5 Bar*, 22c. Only 5 to a customer. Deliv ered with other merchandise only. Fourth Floor. The Balance of a Special Purchase of Women's Union Suits, 69c Qualities Usually 75c and 85c. A broken assortment of Athena and other good makes in Union Suits that ordinaiily would cost you 75c and 85c. Special for today only. 65c. Mreet l loor. 8 Low-neck Vests, 15c, . or 3 for 39c. Women's I?w - neck Ribbed Vesta, alightlv irregular weave; eises 36 ard 38; lf?c values. To day only, 15c, or 3 for 39c. street Floor. 59c Womea'a Union Suit*, 49c. Pink Y'nion Suits, in tight knee and umbrella styles; also White Suits and Envelopes; sizes 36. 38 and 40; all perfect quali ties. For today only at 4*c. Mreet Floor. Womb's Ribbed Vest* at 3 for $1.00. Splendid quality I/iw-BTk and V-n-.'ck Ribbed Vests; bodice and regulsr styles: ordinary smd ex tra sizes: 3*c and 4Sc values. Special for today only. 3 for fl. Street Floor. i .ooo Yards Lace Fringe and Insertion, 8c Yard. For Today Only. A special offering of all clean, wanted new goods at an extraordinarily low price; in white, ecru, linen and col ored fringe, la^es and inser tions. Art Dept.?Street Floor. Ribbon Remnants, Today Only, 50c Yard. 69c Remnants of >atln Taf feta and Dresden Ribbons; 7 to 8 inches wide; all colors and many long lengths Today only. 50c yard. Street Floor. Ribbon Remnants, Today, at 23c Yard. 29c Remnants of Satin Taf feta and Dresden Ribbons; 5 inches wide; all colors "and many long l^nrths. Today, spe cial* 33c a yard. Street Floor. Ribbon Remnants, Today Only, 25c Yard. Taffeta with polka dot and fancy edge*. in P'nk. blue, white, old rose. Cop^nhag?-n and hjack; 4*-* to 5 inches wide; for cKTT dren*? hair ribbon*: extra heavy quality. Special. 21>e a yard. Street Floor. IN OUR BARGAIN BASEMENT FOR TODAY ONLY $3.50 to $4.50 Gingham Dresses at $2.99 Made of pood quality ginghams, in stripes and checks, with color combinations of collar, cuffs and belts. Belted waist-line or straight-line models at $2.99. Silk Dresses at $11.90 A N.w Group of Silk Drosses in taffeta, with Georgette sleeves, dainty foulards, cool lookinsr Jap silks and fine crepe de chines. Every dress a new, up to-date model, well made and perfect in fit; light and dark shades, with plenty of navy. These dresses are offered for today only at *11.90. Wonderful Table Lot of Undermuslins at 59c Each Rig bargain table filled with drawers. envelope chemise, corset covers, short skirts and long skirts; are made of good materials, with good, washable trimmings. Petticoat* at $1. ?Special lot of Petticoats, made of sateen. Colonial taffeta and heatherbloom. Black and colors. Muslin Sheet*, $1.59. 81x90 heavy quality Muslin Sheets, seamless, with 3-inch torn hem. Reaular at $1.?9. Today only, at >1.59. Cretonne, Today, Yard, 32c. In artistic patterns and color ings. suitable for hangings, slip covers, etc.: 36 inches wide: su perior Quality. Today at 32c yard. amfii a?OTf?t. $2.00 Children'* Plain Cape*, $1.69. Made of good quality sateen, with rubber-lined and neat hood that can be pulled over the head. Guaranteed rainproof. Sises 6 to 14 years. $1.69. Women's and Misses' Bathing Suits, $1.98 Worth $2.50 and $3.75. About 1*5 Suits in the lot. con sisting of guaranteed black sateen; collars, sleeves and belt trimmed with black and white, cherry or green edges. Included are Piece-knit ted Suits, with color com binations. Guaranteed fast colors. Selection of any in the lot at $1.98. All Sizes. Curtain Materials, 14c Yard. White, ecru, cream or colored border Curtain Materials, in a good assortment of patterns. Conch Covert, $1.59 Each. Couch Covers, made of good strong summer materials. In va rious patterns. Special. $1.59 each. Sunfatt Draperies, 37c Yard. 27 and 36-inch Prapery Mate rials, in sunfast madras or plain and figured marqftisette in all the newest shades. Special, 37c yard. Sa*h Curtain*, 32c Each. Sash Curtains, made with loops at top for rod: ready to hang. Special. 32c each. Haraaln Huenent. Window Shade*, Today, 62c. Of oil opaque, in whita. yellow or light green: complete with strong spring rollers and all fix tures. Wath Skirt*, $1.39. Made of good quality P. K. and Gabardine, with gathered back and wide belt; two fancy pock ets; sizes 22 to 30. Special. $1.39. Crepe Kimono*. 89c. In plain or figured desijms Many in the lot wonh from fi.2"i to $1.75. Only a limited number and only two to & customer. Special at 8"?c. Extra-size House Dreite* at $1.79. Siz^s 46 tn 52. In percales snd ginghams stripes and checks, round collar and panel front on wai?t. edged with embroidery. Only a limited number. Special. $1.79. Silk Skirt*, $3.99. A beautiful lot of n*w Silk Skirts, in all-silk poplins ani fancy silk stripes, in pretty color combinations, novelty pockets and separate belts Special. $*.*>9. Odd* and End* Sale of Coats and Snits at $9.9S. About 65 garments in the lot. all odds and ends of better arades. Mostly in lot colors. Values t? $20.00. All on one rack for $$.!?* $2.50 Waists at $1.89. Of crepe de chine, tub silks, fine voiles and Jap sllk?; white, flesh and tea r^se; Dew collar effects and embroidered or plain fronts; sizes 36 to 46. Special at $1.8$. $1.50 House Dresses, $1.19. Made of good quality percale and ginghams, in checks and stripes: cut on good full lines. Sizes 36 to 44. Special. $1.19 Brassieres and Bandeau, Today, 50c. Various patterns. Cluny lace and embroidery trimmed. Ban deaux have wide elastic gore In back. Sizes 34 to 48. Extra-size Tab Dresses, $3.98. Made of good quality gingham, in black and white checks, with white P. K. Collar, vest and cuffs. Sizes 46. 48 and 50. Reg ular $5.00 dresses for $3.38 New Tnb Dresses, $1.88. The dresses in this lot .are worth from $2.50 to $3.75. They are voiles, lawns and gingham? Many have organ4|r collars and cuffs. Both light and dark shades. Special for today at $1.88. 395 Beautiful New Silk Dresses, $14.85 An Unusual Purchase Put Forward Ai a Feature Extraordinary for Today. Dresses Included Worth Up to $22.50, at $14.85. These dresses are very smart and new, with Georgette sleeves and collars, including other style features that make this offer one of the mojt attractive of the season. Materials are fine rich satins in black and navy blue and taupe; excellent quality taffetas in black and navy blue, crepe de chines in black, navy, taupe, green and brown. Foulards in many distinc tive designs and Smart Gingham Check. About 65 per cent of the droses consist of navy blue, and many arc sample* of only one of a kind. Sizes?Misses, 14, 16, 18; Women's. 36 to 44 Special for today only. $14^5.