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JUNE 30,
Dept. Store,
*{' Penn. Av. & 8th St. ?.E.|
Stop paying rent!
Stop moving around! |
Buy a home of your |
own and be comfort = ?
You will np'er b?> as comfortable In ^
rented property as yon will In a homo of ^
.roar own You will take a pride in fixing
up u permanent home ami adding all those ^
little conveniences and comforts which ^
you would not do in a house that was not
y.?ur own?and which you were liable to v|
vacate at any time. sg
'Hie ownership of a home also plves you ?
a financial standing and a sense of se- jp
curity and Indej^mhuctv ?|
Why ko on living a life of uncertainty? ^
moving from on** rented house to another
ulu-n we will build you a house after ^
y.?ur own plans on a lot of your own se- ^
lection at <$1
and sell you the house and lot on easy 9s
monthly payuH*uts?same as rent? &
Desirable lots at 20c. to 45c. j=
foot. Water, sewer, pas and g
all the city improvements.
()nlv 20 minutes by electric ?
line to business centers of the g
city. m
f: Terrellfl <& Lattfle,
"Exclusive Agents for
Petworth Syndicate," ?
'PHONE MAIN 612. jg
Petworth office? N. II. are. and Bright* ^
wood ave.; 'phone N. 664. ^
Dr? Lyoo's
Tooth Powder
Cleanses and beautifies the teeth
and purifies the breath.
Used by people of refinement for
over a quarter of a century.
Very convenient for tourists.
I. W. Lyon, D.D.S.
fel-w&Sa-104t PS
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t fl4E0Penna. Ave. N.W.
& 'PHONE MAIN 3**1.
Guaranteed Work. Reasonable Prices.
Steam or Hot Water
Beat for Economy?Efficiency?Durability.
Boiler-Power and
Electric Plants.
Jel oot -28 _
Are too young to
remember, ask
some of your older
friends to teal you
about the telegraph
service before the
POSTAL was born
?then think what
it is now; then you
jfjrr 42d
? Th. belt KTwn value In
Waahlngton?a good metal
renter screen for ISr ; ad
justable to At any window.
John B. Espey,
.}? "Strictly reliable qualities." A
t,to-c open until 0 p.m. dally. &
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:? Pre-inventory Sale. %
Y ? A few special lot* from the fir<*t-floor
V ? departments to l>e cloned out previous to ^
? stock-taking. June 30th. y
IJnen Handkerchiefs.
5 c.
Lot of Wash Belts.
10c. ?
Ladles* 3.V. Rinek and Colored fl dll/"* V
J>le r.lo?M il ?>
Toadies* 3Sc. High-neck and Short fl A
sleeve Light-weight Vests II A
Ladles' $1.75 Black and Colored V
Union Taffeta Umbrellas, natural 45 fl ^(ftj V
t Extra Klze Neckwear, beautiful, washable
stocks. si?eclal at 25c., 50c., 75e. and $1. &
i All Colored Parasols reduced X
Wedding RSngs -
?Select the wedding ring from the splendid
stock we're showing. There are wedding rings
to satisfy every taste, and In any weight de
sired, at from $5 up.
Beginning July l we clone at 1 p.m. Sat- 5S
urdnys during the heated term. ?
I "Model"
la to-use
fg Model E*alnt is the standard of paint excel
|S lence. Twenty years on the market and
growing in popularity erery yenr. Best for
Interior or exterior work of all sort*. Sold
with a guarantee to give / g,, ^,4.
^ a I isolate satisfaction
Drop postal and we'll deliver any paint
desired at your residence.
iHodgkan's m stog. _
5S jc2S-2Sd &
1 Discoratiimuiiinig t
i Clothiiinig.
^ Decided to close out this
T line entirely and not handle
4 clothing again.
i All 2 and 3-piece Suits, in
T cheviots, cassimeres, serges,
etc., that were $20 fl e*
to $30 now 11 <3>
4 Colorado Bldg. & 621 Pa. Ave
In Painting and
Is only attained by careful study and
years of practical experience. You get
trained exj?erts of many years' experi
ence when you call on PUtt to do the
IPH ITT* ''"'nter, 1727 7th st. o w.
a u_li a u ? I'aperhanger. 'Phone N. 1435-M.
Jr24 10d
For Cobblers,
1 The moat cool- e=, r ,
I ing, refreshing ^ o 415,
| aud delicious of Qj) ai>
a ail summer hev- QlL. for Si
- erage*.
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PboueM .99*
I Je28 20d
Report of Health Office for the Past
Consumption claimed thirteen deaths in
the District of Columbia last week, accord
ing to the weekly report of the health of
ficer. submitted to the Commissioners to
day. Other prevailing fatal diseases were:
Diarrheal diseases. 12; diseases of the
heart, 7; diseases of the brain, 5; diseases
of the kidneys. 8; malignant growths, 7;
scarlet fever, 2; typhoid fever, 1, and apo
plexy. 10. There was one death by suicide.
The changes In contagious diseases were
as fallows:
Diphtheria shows no changes from the te
port of last week. 5 new cases being report
ed and the same number discharged, leav
ing 8 in quarantine.
Scarlet fever shows a decrease of 2 cases,
6 new cases being reported and 8 discharg
ed (two by death), leaving 20 in quarantine.
Typhoid fever shows an increase of 0
ea.ses, 11 new reports were received and 5
discharges, leaving 42 cases under treat
ment. as compared with 45 during the cor
responding week last year.
Smallpox shows a reduction of 2 cases in
quarantine, no new cases being discovered
and 2 discharged, leaving 4 In quarantine
at the hospital.
The number of births reported during the
week were 109. 77 of which were white in
fants and 32 colored.
The deaths in the District of Columbia
during the week Just ended numbered 109.
as compared with 126 during the previous
week and 113 during the corresponding
period of 1904. Of these recent deaths 52
were among the white inhabitants and 56
among the colored, and represent a death
rate per 1.000 of the population of the for
mer of 11.9 and of the latter 30.5. The
death rate for the entire population of the
District of Columbia during the week Just
ended was 17.4 per 1,000. The respective
rates for the previous weak were 16.0, 28.3
and 20.3. and for the corresponding week
in 1904. 12.7. 34.1 and 19.5.
The weather conditions, as reported by
the weather bureau, were as follows: Mean
temperature, 77 degrees; mean relative hu
midity, 87 per cent; mean actual barom
eter. 29.85. The maximum temperature, 93
degrees on the luth Instant, and the mini
mum. 63 degrees on the 24th Instant. The
winds were southerly In direction, with an
average velocity of ? miles an hour, and a
maximum velocity of 28 miles on the 22d
Mr. Bueth's Statement.
In a statement made to The Star today
Ur. Frank Rueth denies that ho had at
tempted yesterday, as has been stated, to
light a gasoline stove, causing tin explosion.
He said he simply responded to a call for
help, and that the Are was caused by the
accidental igniting of a can of gasoline
which was being used for cleaning par
The Sunday Star,
Including the Magazine Supplement,
By Mail, $1.50 a Year.
Ancient Objection to the Building of a
Road?Would Drive Off
Kroir the London Globe.
A petition against the proposed course of
a new turnpike road, addressed by local res
idents to the authorities some two hundred
years ago, contained the curious objection
that "the bittern would be driven from his
pool and the wild fowl from the marshes."
But the road was made and the bitern was
ptobabiy none the worse for it. Doubtless
he sufTered considerably from the change
wrought on the face of the country by
drainage and the disappearance of his fa
vorite fens and swamps. And the advanc
ing railway system still further intruded on
the secluded, sedgy resorts In which his
family ane most at home. But down to the
middle of the last century a blttern'3 nest
was occasionally found In this country, from
which period the bird seems to have been
regarded as so distinguished a visitor as to
be fully entitled to a gunpowder welcome.
But he returns year after year with a pa
thetic insistence which Is. unhappily, too
seldom justified. Three of these beautiful
and interesting birds have been shot during
the present month, and in the course of the
last twenty years many have been de
stroyed in half the counties of England.
The bittern commonly visits us in Feb
ruary, which is unfortunate for himself, as
he cannot claim the "protection of the act" !
until March 1. As the bird does not gener
ally breed much before April, the chances |
or' his again nesting in this country are.
therefore, reduced to a minimum. And yet, j
as a high authority observes, "there can be
no doubt that, if unmolested, the boom of
the bittern might again be heard in our land )
during the breeding season."
The Bittern's Call.
There is, perhaps, no other bird which has ;
made an equal figure in our island story,
with whose "life and conversation"?to use
Gilbert White's phrase??e are now so lit
tle acquainted, as the bittern. But the pe
culiar booming sound which he gives forth
in the spring has always made him con
spicuous, and he was hardly more the won
der of the ancient naturalists than of the
poets who idealized, and the people who
dreaded, his mournful note. This has been
the subject of almost as many different ac
counts as the song of the nightingale, and
has echoed through the pages of English
poetry, from Chaucer downward. It has
been compared with the lowing of a bull,
the explosion of a musket and the "grunt
of the largest bass string." Doubtless the
sound itself often varies in force and qual
ity, and some allowance must be made for
the idiosyncrasy of the listener and for the
circumstances In which the "boom" Is
heard. But it is admittedly one of the
weirdest and most mournful sounds which
wild nature affords. Goldsmith was ex
ceptionally well acquainted with the
bittern, and he justly observes that
it is for this singular accomplish
ment that it is held in such detestation by
the vulgar. "I remember, in the place
where I was a boy, with what terror this
bird's note affected the whole village; they
considered it as the presage of some sad
event, and generally found or made one to
succeed it." The various local names of
the bittern are invariably founded on this
peculiarity. He is called the Night Raven
because of the time at which his warning is
usually uttered, but he is also widely
known as the Bull of the Bog. the Bog
Bumper and the Mire Drum; while in
Wales he bears an appellation which signi
fies the "boom of the marsh."
Cause of the Sound.
As a matter of mechanical fact, this
strange sound is nothing but the bittern's
spring "call note," and as such Is not really
more wonderful than the cooing of the cush
at in the woodland. It proceeds from a
loose membrane at the bottom of its long
windpipe, which the bird can inflate at
pleasure. Some other anatomical peculiar
ities concur in giving the vocal organs a
power above the average, the cause and
nature of which are now well understood.
The weird Impression created Is also obv.ous
enough. The bird is a recluse, haunting
lonely fens and stagnant marshes far from
the common resorts of men. Booming at
nightfall across the desolate countryside,
the uncanny sound must needs challenge
attention and arouse fear. Scott speaks of
the bittern "booming from the sedgy shal
low;" while, alluding to the distance at
which the call can be heard, Southey says:
? ? ? at evening o'er the swampy plain
The bittern's boom came fur.
But the poet of the "Seasons" harks back
to Aristotle, who says that the bittern is
unable to produce his "bellow1' until he
puts his bill under the water; and so Thom
son incorrectly writes that:
The bittern knows his time, with bill Ingulphed,
To shake the sounding marsh.
Its normal note, however, is of a lighter
and harsher character, and has been de
scribed as something between the bleating
of a goat and the cry of the wild goose.
Not unlike the heron in some of Its habits,
the bittern holds to Its solitary ways with
an almost pathetic steadfastness. But ob
viously it is increasingly difficult for him to
escape notice, even in the seclus'ons to
which he Instinctively resorts.
He may certainly be called a handsome
bird, his prevailing buff color being streaked
and mottled with various shades of warm
brown. The hen generally produces four
eggs, usually selecting for her nest a bed
of dead rushes or sedge near the margin
of the stream or pool. How exceptional
is such a "find" in this country Is impl ed
by the fact that the discovery of one with
four eggs in 1849 finds a prominent place
in ornithological records. As the hen sits
for nearly four weeks, and the young are
unable to quit the nest for three, a period
must elapse during which It would be ex
tremely difficult for the most wary parents
altogether to elude observation. And as a
few hours' knowledge of a bittern's ap
pearance in January or February is gen
erally fatal to the bird, the question wheth
er it might not be encouraged to breed again
j in this country is a very doubtful one. Ac
I tive encouragement. Indeed, he does not
want, but simply freedom from molestation,
j But the bittern even resents curiosity, and
we can only accept him as an emblem of
the loneliness and desolation in which he
has so long figured.
New Ambassador From Russia Accom
panied by Baroness.
PARIS, June U8.?Baron Rosen, the new
ambassador to the United States, and Bar
oness Rosen left Paris this morning for
Cherbourg, where later they sailed for New
York on the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II ot
the North German Lloyd line. They were
accompanied to the depot by Intimate
friends and Russian officials. Many persons
on the platform respectfully saluted the
baron, who appeared to be In the best of
health. * On board the Kaiser Wilhelm the
baron and baroness were assigned to a lux
urious state cabin.
Estate Left to Sister.
The will of R. D. Graham, who met his
death by falling from the sixth story of
the Chapln apartment house yesterday, was
today filed for probate by Property Clerk
James A. Kemp of the police department,
who received It from LJeut. Elliott of the
police force. The will is very brief, bears
date of June 27. 1905. and reads. "I hereby
will and appoint Joseph F. Webber my
executor and bequeath to him as trustee
all my property, of every kind, Including
about $500 in the Savings Bank of Wash
ington, to hold In trust for Mrs. Walter
Clark, my sister, in Raleigh, N. C."
By the terms of the will of Henry L
Krake, dated June 3. 1904, and today filed
for probate, his estate Is devised to his
wife, Sophie Krake, and at her death to his
sons, Harry and Theodore Krake. The
widow is named executrix.
? ? 9
Reaches Pretty Par.
From the Dulntb Herald.
Somebody has figured out that If Rocke
feller's money was In dollar bills laid end to
end It would reach around the globe and
have eight miles left over for a bow knot.
In the meantime It is not In dollar bills, but
It Is doing some tall reaching In this coun
Pale with indignation, Mrs. Lapsling rose
to address the chair.
"Mrs. President," she said, "the member
of this club who has just taken her seat
does not dare to come out openly and ac
cuse me of using my official position to en
rich myself with the prerequisites of the
office. She does it diminuendo. I shall not
retort by indiscrimlnating her, Mrs. Presi
dent. I shall merely delay the charge and
thus throw the onerous probandi upon her!"
(Tremendous sensation!) ? Chicago Tri
The Chauvinistic Russian lady who went
to the war disguised as a man in order to
be taken prisoner by the Japanese and so
be able to nurse her countrymen may have
thought she was performing a feat entirely
original and fresh. If so she was only pirt
ly right.
She but serves to remind us irresistibly
of the way In which women insisted in fol
lowing their husbands and lovers and
brothers In the Crusades. Such was the
zeal of the women at that time that they
burned the sign of the cross upon them
selves and their babies, coloring It with red
dye?an early form of tattoo?while oth
ers. evading the decree which forbade any
woman excepting washerwomen, and those
not under fifty years of age, to follow the
army as women, dressed themselves as
men. and. carrying spur and sword, went
through the campaign as Foldiers. One
whole troop of women was headed by a
lady who wore gilt spurs and was called
the gilded-footed lady. This was in the
twelfth century. And yet in 1005 there still
Is occasional reference to the new woman 1
?Boston Transcript.
Time was when a self-respecting young
American would have been ashamed to
marry a rich girl unless he were rich him
self, but that time is no more. It looks,
on the contrary, as if we are approaching
the era when the American girl. like the
European, will have to be provided with
a dower in order to secure a husband.
The occasion of these, remarks is the
downpour of matrimonial missives upon
11! 1 young women in the northwest. These
young persons were lucky enough to draw
farming homesteads when the government
recently opened to settlement land on the
Rosebud Indian reservation in South Da
kota They are not rich, but they have
some valuable land, and a multitude of
men show a desire to share their gains
with them.
It Is stated that the letters propositi
marriage come from all the states of the
Vnion except Arizona. New Mexico and
Nevada, and that the writers thereof rep
resent many trades and callings and in
clude one Yale and two University of \ ir
ginia graduates.?Macon Telegraph.
"The queerest marriage I ever seen,
miss." the sailor sa:d. "was in the Anda
man Islands. The islanders in them isl
ands." he said, "is dwarfs. Four feet on
the average. Very fierce and ugly. If a
young islander wants a girl for his wife
he asks her parents for her. They never
refuse. They take the girl and hide her In
the forest. There the lad must find her
before morning. If he finds her she s his.
If he don't she ain't. Of course. I don t
need to tell you that if the girl wants the
young feller she sees to it that he finds her,
all right. And vice versa.
"Here Is how the marriage ceremony is
performed. The lad climbs up a slim young
tree and the girl climbs up another close
to him. Up they go, and as they ne>r
the top their weight bends the slim trees
over toward each other prettily. The trees
bow and bend and courtesy, and finally the
lad's head touches the girl's and from
below a shout goes up. the head touch
ing has done the business. The ceremony
is finished. The young folks' troubles have
begun."?Chicago Chronicle.
Most women agree with men in regard
to their "rights." Mrs. Craigie voiced their
view respecting tlic-m in a clever ana se^"
sible speech last week. They prefer the
position that they now hold socially, which
is one of superiority to men. As BurKe
said in his famous passage on Marie An
toinette: "The days of chivalry are gone.
What remains of them will disappear after
women have found themselves forced into
the rough-and-tumble of politics.
Marie Antoinette herself was an Instance
of the unfitness of women to rule. She
was perpetually meddling with her hus
band- she squandered money like water,
and she encouraged extravagance in oth
ers She rendered all development of sine
liberty impossible by intriguing with cour
tiers against constitutional government,
and many of these were her lovers. It was
largely due to her that her husband was
executed, and that all the excesses of th<5
revolution took place.
What her own family thought of her may
be estimated by a taie told in ?ome_ me
moirs recently published by a French diplo
matist of the time. He had been French
ambassador at Constantinople and took
Vienna on his way home. There he was in
vited to a court function, where as was
usual in those times, a solemn official gi1"?
of cards was played by the emperor, who
was her brother. While the game was In
progress a dispatch arrived announcing her
execution, and was handed to the emperor.
He said. "Je m'y attendals and went on
calmly with the game.?London Truth.
The qualities of bodily excellence In wo
man are distinctive, and to these her train
ing should tend. The games and exercises
which develop quickness and accuracy of
perception and response, firmness and gen
tleness of hand, steadiness of poise and
grace of movement, that grace which corn's
from the application of just enough power
and no more than is needed to do a cer
tain thing well?these, rather than the
rougher and heavier sports which pile up
muscle, are the fit pastimes for a girl.
Kven If she should miss a little of the train
ing in boldness and tenacity which her
brother Is supposed to get In the athletic
field, this would be better than to have her
lose the finer touch, the lighter step, the
easier motion and the sweet restraint of
body that belong to one whose sensesare
delicate and whose personal preferences
are at once nice and sure. In the work
that she has to do precision and refinement
are likely to count for more than mere
force. Man builds the house; woman keeps
and orders it.?Henry Van Dyke In Har
per's Bazar.
Lady Haldon, after having abandoned the
stage to wed a title, is about to return to It.
Lady Haldon's peer is an impecunious
one. He was Mr. Lawrence William Park,
the heir to the barony of Haldon. wfaen she
married him in 1S93. He succeeded to the
title and an estate of some 10,000 acres a
little over a year ago, but the added dig
nity brought with It no proportionate in
crease in 'his Income. Hence Lady Haldon 8
determination to pitch In and make money
at her old profession, while he discharges
the function of an hereditary and unpaid
legislator.?London Exchange.
If the Dressmakers' Protective Associa
tion of America mean business when they
talk of doing away with the diaphragm,
the present age is likely to see a notable
augmentation of the dressing radius (to
borrow a term from the science of navi
gation) of womankind. The difficulty of
making the average woman look like any
thing arises, as we are getting to under
stand at last, not so much out of a super
fluity of viscera as out. of a de-fect in
these of mobility. This defect the elimi
nation of the diaphragm will go far to
It is a singular fact, which may or may
not be due to the intervention of Provi
dence, that the styles almost always leave
room enough, somewhere or other, for sub
stantially all the organs, and with the dia
phragm out of the way, they, that is to
say. the organs, will be free to take advan
tage of this. For example, in an era of
straight-front efTects, the liver may go up
and stay with the lungs, and when, pres
ently, champagne-bottle shoulders come In,
the lungs may go down and stay with the
lirer. The wonder is that nobody ever
thought of this simple and eminently prac- j
tlcal expedient before.?Life.
"The Scapegoat Sex" would be an excel
lent title for a lightly written article.
"Personally, of course, I do not want a
I title, but It would please my wife to be
addressed as 'my lady,' " says one man,
and as a matter of fact he Is much more
anxious to be knighted than his wife Is to
be "her ladyship."
"I have to go to the Duchess of 's to
night. Those entertainments bore me
terribly, but they amuse my wife and
daughters." If the women of the family
are eager to be Identified with "society"
they have probably caught the disease from
the father.
"My wife." says another, In the strictest
confidence, "makes many enemies for mo
by not asking old and dear friends of mine
to her entertainment." May he be forgiven,
for It Is he who has suggested that their
names should be removed from the list,
lam they would not look well among those
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Irrespective as to Former Price and Value.
You Have the Opportunity off Purchasing High=grade Goods at
The following bargains give you an idea what shrewd buyers will be able
to secure at this great sale, which
At ?19 Soy?
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K ROSENBERG, Trustee in Bankruptcy.
Men s
Raincoats =*
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Men's 50c. Underwear 23c. 25c. Neckwear 15c.
15c. Arrow
Brand Collars
$1 Neglige Shirts 59c. X
25c. Rubber fl
Collars - = -"
*r 4*~
15c. Celluloid
Coillars = = =
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50c. Golf Caps 21c.
20c. Handkerchiefs 3c.
$1.25 Umbrellas 59c.
$1.25 Pajamas 59c.
$2 Suit Cases.
50c. Office Coats.
Sweet & Orr's
$1 Overalls -
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Men's $2.25 (Q)(n)C.
Trousers = = W
* +
$11 Waiters' <&
Barbers' Coats'
? 19c.
Men's $2.50 Alpaca Coats.
Si.so Men's Romeo and Opera^ppers,
in black and tan 7.xCo
Men's $2.75 Iligh and Low Shoes $3.79
Men's $2 Fine Hats, in Fedora and
Horse Shoe shapes
Every Article Bears the Union Label,
which acts as a guarantee for quality.
of the more fashionable men and women
who now condescend to come to the house.
"We were happy In Bayswater, but my
wife was determined to move to Belgravla."
It Is commonly said that women are In
discreet; were they to tell a thousandth of
what they know there Is scarcely a man
who would look his fellow men In the face.
?London Truth.
Letters from Russia In some of the
Vienna newspapers draw a vivid picture of
the anxieties of the unlucky czarina in
the present national crisis. She Is repre
sented as exposed to a constant strain by
day and night. Much of her time is oc
cupied In consoling her husband, and in j
inspiring him with courage. She prepares
food for him, as he is in constant fear of
poison, and assists at every detail of his
toilet, since he mistrusts every act of his
servants; she superintends the tailor and
the laundress, as well as the barber, and
attends to every want of her infant son.
whom she rears herself. Formerly she left
but little for the nurses to do; now, It Is
said, she scarcely allows the female attend
ants to approach the child's cradle.
The czar is reported to have a greater
fear for his son than for himself. He
fears ttiat tiie loss of his heir, whom he bo
long vainly expected, would cause the out
break of a revolution In every corner of
the empire, even among conservatives.?
To some of us to whom the stock ex
change is a mystery, who never read a
line In the newspapers that treats of
finance, there Is a sense of bewildering
astonishment in finding that that pretty
actress, Miss Marie Datnton, who Is now
only two-and-twenty, should In three
months have made ?100.000 on the stock ex
change by studying every day those mys
terious columns of figures of rises and
falls and all the rest of It, of which most
of her sister women and not a few men are
so benightedly Ignorant.
Such would seem to be the case, how
ever, for the Kvening News gives a graphic
account of Miss Marie Dalnton's path to
Let us hope that not too many of our
acquaintances will follow Miss Dalnton's
example. I have heard of one lady who.
sitting at dinner next to a great financier,
receiving a hint from him which led to her
making ?1.000 on the stock exchange the
very next day. That was for her the begin
ning of disaster. She thought that she
possessed a genius for finance, and many a
large sum of money was lost in after specu
lations.?London Tatler.
Building Permits Issued.
Building permits have been issued as fol
To John W. Morris, 1209 North Capitol
street, one four-story brick apartment
house; cost, >25,000; architect, A. P. Clark,
jr., and John W. Morris, builder.
To H. C. McFariand, 455 G street north
west. one three-story brick addition to
dwelling; cost, 15,000; architect, C. T. Rose;
builder. Osterman Butler.
To Mrs. Anna Latterers, 270 and 272 10th
street southwest, one three-story apartment
house; cost. $11,000; architect, Oscar A.
Yodt; builder. Fred A. Volland.
Laundry Incorporated.
George E. L. Fox. John F. McKay and
Leon S. Tyndall are named as directors of
the Princeton Steam Laundry, a certificate
of Incorporation of which was filed today.
The capital stock is $5,000, divided into fifty
shares of a par value of $100 each.
Dwelling Destroyed by Fire.
A large frame house on the river bank,
overlooking Four Mile Run and the Poto
mac, In Alexandria county, was destroyed
by fire, which started about 8 o'clock this
morning. How the fire originated Is not
known, but It soon gathered such headway
that it was impossible to check the (lames,
and within an hour all that was left of the
structure was a mass of smouldering em
bers. The property was owned by two old
ladies named Swann, and they lost not only
the dwelling but the greater part of Its
contents as well.
It is stated that several months ago the
Pennsylvania railway, needing the property
in their plans for improvement between th>i
city and Alexandria, offered its owners
$23,000 for it, but they refused to sell, hold
ing it at a higher figure.
The burned house was one of the oldest
structures in Alexandria county, and- la
O reduce Surplus Stocks we offer?for to
morrow?the following complete lines of
strictly up-to-date thoroughly reliable
Shoes at these Special Prices:
4 Nobby Styles $3 Tan
Calf Low
Ties and But
ton Shoes
Black Gun Metal Calf
$3.50 grade
Blucher O x -
ford Ties?to
u- $2.6!
Crash Linen $2 grade Laced
Shoes and
Blucher O x - ^ 11 /O
ford Ties <4? 11 oA*
Tan and black
leather 50c. com- ^ ~
for table House _'?*iJ/(C'
Slippers ^ 7
* *
$."{.50 Patent
Kid, finest
made, 2 eyelet
Christy Ties
Any of our
$3.50 to $5 best
quality Tan
Low Shoes
Any of our
$2.50 and $3
Tan Low Shoes..
Very stylish $2.50 White
Basket Linen
Oxford Ties, 2
Styles at
White Duck Gibson Ties,
with big eye
lets. covered a fl ? =
heels,$2 values ^ j| /
Good $1.50 black Vlcl Kid
hand-turn Oxford Ties, plain
Common Sense
or tipped round
toes, 4 Styles at..'
Soft black Kid
$1 grade patent
tip Oxfords
White Canvas a q
low leather heel
Oxfords _
Boys' best $2.50 Tan Calf
Blucher Laced /*, ? o f=?
and Oxford vail
Ties, all sizes.u
Young Ladles' half heel
$2.50 Tan Blu
cher Oxford
Ties, sizes 2V4
to 5
Misses' $2 white Duck ex
tension Sole fp, ? ?, pzo
Button Boots >5 11
W h I t e
?sizes 11 to 2...**'
Children's $1.50
Duck big eye
let Low Shoes
?sizes to 2
Child's $1.50 grade Patent
leather big eyelet
Blucher Oxfords 0*5 if
?sizes 8 to 2
$1 Tan Leather and White
Canvas Roman
Barefoot San- / O(f*
dais?sizes to 8....
Children's Bare- * ,
foot Sandals, Ai '
Sizes 3 to 2 " "
Child's Rubber Sole white,
red and brown
Canvas Tennis _ ~
Shoes?Sizes 5 to
:4 ;
i. Main
3 RelialbSe Shoe Houses,
Cor. 7th and K Sts.
1914 & 1916 Pa. Ave.
233 Pa. Ave. S.E.
said to have been filled with old-time fur
niture and fittings dating back to the early
days of the last century.
Soda Fountain "Barflies."
From the K?n?a* City Druggist.
Saloons have their "barflies." but in that
respect they are not different from stores In
which there are soda fountains. There Is a
difference In "barflies." though. A "barfly"
in a saloon Is a man who hangs around and
waits to be invited to drink free. A soda
fountain "barfly" is n girl or a woman who
sits around walUng for her friends to drop
In and Invite her to have soda or Ice cream.
We have them here. There are perhaps
. *?? v -
half a dozen who spend much of their idle
time in here. Of course, I never complain,
as they are not In the way and tbey serve
to increase my trade. It is wonderful how
much ice cream and soda some women can
stand. A certain girl who hangs around
here ate three Ice cream sodas and three
sundaes one day last week In less than two
hours, and she didn't pay for any of them,
Judiciously Applied.
From the Chicago Tribune.
"I see the engagement of Jack Hark
along and Lulu Dilplckle has been an
nounced. Wasn't there some opposition
on the part of her parents?"
"Yes?just enough."

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