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DEBUTE IN CHAMBER
Business Men and Lawyers in Lively Discussion. OVER STOCK PROPOSITION Report of Manufactures Committee Meets With Opposition. PLACE OPEN TO ARCHITECTS Salary for New Municipal Office Fixed at f5,000?MaJ. Judson Elected Honorary Member. A debate in which business men lined up in good-natured but earnest battle against lawyers was the leading feature of the Chamber of Commerce meeting last night. The argument on the prop osition to amend the chamber's constitu tion so that the body may hold stock In corporations which It might intend to encourage In the District of Columbia lasted two hours. The skirmish started with the report of A. C. Moses, chairman of the manufactures committee, who introduced the resolution to change the constitution, and from a discussion on the merits of the proposition the wordy tight was turned into a legal argument In which several lawyers made Impassion ed speeches. Those who saw dangers ahead sought to have the whole matter referred to the committee on law and legislation, but that motion was lost after some clever parliamentary maneu vering. and the matter now stands' as un finished business to be discussed at an other meeting of the chamber. The manufactures committee Is seeking to And good enterprises for Washington. Mr. Moses explained in some detail that any project that his committee recom mended to the Chamber of Commerce would be as sound as the closest investi gation could And it. He then cited what several other chambers of commerce are doing in the way of inducing manu* factures to start In their cities, and said that the live way to build up Washing ton's enterprises is fop the chamber to take an active part and to show Its willingness to help by putting money Into them. With ths Chamber of Com merce investigating the projects and in dorsing theworthy ones, it was Mr. Moses' idea, that the city-would grow in the direction which the manufactures committee hoped to see. Mr. Moses' Resolution. The resolution introduced by Mr. Moses would change the constitution in the fol lowing manner: In preamble, paragraph 2, after the word "activity" add "to indorse and to subscribe to the stock of manufacturing concerns, and that sums so subscribed shall be recommended to the chamber for action by the board of directors; fur ther. that such stock shall not be held by the chamber for a greater length of time than in the opinion of the board of directors may seem necessary to foster - such industries in the District." Isaac Oans Immediately ? opposed the - change, and COnrad 8yme asked Mr. Moses what would be the individual lia bility of the members of the chamber "If the concerns should fall down." Mr. Moses replied that the chamber would not subscribe to stock not fully paid up. The battle then began to grow warm and lawyers, rising from all sides of the room, began to flre so many hot questions that Chapln Brown, who had been the adviser of the manufactures committee In the martter, was asked to give his views. He said that all the safe guards he .knew of 'had been provided for: that the manufactures committee . would make a searching examination of all, projects; that the board of directors would then examine the matter, and through it the full chamber would get the facts and decide the questions. He explained something of the Incor porating laws of several states, and said that as to the liability of members there would be no way to dodge it. except by withdrawing from the Chamber of Com merce. Any member would be responsi ble for the action of the majority of the members at any meeting, he said, but he also stated that the method of investiga tion proposed would reduce any danger to a very small point. Urged by Mr. Lancaster. William E. Shannon spoke In support of the proposition, and as he took his seat C. C. Lancaster, breaking away from the lawyers, appealed to the member to put the matter through at once, and begged the chamber, with some humor, not to let the matter get into the hands of the attorneys, "because there are no two of them who think alike." His speech was applauded loudly, but a less enthu siastic member poured a little cold water on the proposition, and it looked for a liuf J18 ,f &'Jaw and halation com mittee would have to take it to them selves and dissect it. However. P M came to the rescue of the man ufacturing committee and offered to in sert the words "proposed to be" before j. to ch?nge the amend ?>' add,n* the words at the end ST? ?that such stock shall be *?,d J* tthr*? trustees for the chamber, *"d t,'*t no stock shall be subscribed lor until an appropriation shall have been made to pay for the same from available money in the treasury of the Chamber of Commerce." Instead of clearing the tangling argu ments. this Immediately brought from several members the objection that the W?B. n?t 80 rad,cally changed from the original that It would require w,th flve dayB* notice to make ts adoption valid. There was a Vo?,". tongues and a .parliamen tary tangle, an appeal from the chair on v1e ?1 ^J5*Ment Gude's decisions, and \ Ice President Oyster took the gavel for a minute. Before he relinquished It the motion to. adjourn was put and carried and the excitement was over. The next meeting will probably see the matter brought up again. Municipal Architect's Salary. As exciting as this matter was. It had a rival in the discussion over the cham ber's attitude toward the office of mu nicipal architect This has been dis missed at the school committee meet JfSM. and J*'?** the board of directors, ""."am E. Shannon renewed his fight against the chamber indorsing the reso lution, which would open the office to competition by ?ny one In the United states. After some debate, in which the name of no possible candidate was mentioned, the chamber finished the mat ter by resolving that the salary of the office should be $5,000 a year, and that the office should be open to any archi tect in the country, and that a coin petltlve examination would not be neces sary. MaJ. William V. Judson. Engineer t.omuilssiener, was elected an honorary member by a rising vote, and as he was present last night he made a short speech to the members, thanking them and commending their work. F. P. May. chairman of the wholeaale trade committee, made a report which showed, that the advertising that the city has been getting haa not been frultleas Before the meeting afijourned it was de cided that further Impetus should be given to the advertising of the city by appointing ten men to Took after it for the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Oana, after reading a circular aent oat by the Ro<?hester. N. Y.,'Chamber of Commerce, spoke for better advertising of Wash ington. and Indorsed a request which had come from residents of Quantlco asking for a better train servloe to Washing ton. The Chamber of Commerce will agitate the question with tli? railroads. DIVORCE APPLICANT NOT 21. Andrew C. Riley Seeks to Be Releas ed From Wife Wadded in 1907. Andrew C. Riley, who is not twenty one years okl, by hie next friend. W. C. MeCurdy. today filed suit for an abso lute divorce from Mary E. 8. Riley, to vhom be was married at Rq^kvllle, Md., I * 10c box of Phelp's knut butter kisses, SPECIAL, 5c Have you tasted thane yet? Yes then you will be here tomorrow after some more. No. not yet then you've a great pleasure yet In store for you. They are the popular chewing kisses. Oiled with peanut butter. They're delicious. Candy Dept.?First Floor. . BELTS We have a small lot of Women's 25c Elastic Belts and *Belts in Persian ef fects, which will bo closed out at I2%c Lot of Regular 50c Elastic Belts, black and colors. To be closed out at, each .. First Floor?Leather Goods. Join the K. C. L. now Kami's Circulating Library? lc a day 6'* St 6 Pa. Ave. "the busy .corner" FUR STORAGE Dry. pure air, cold storage. A superior service. The small charge covers loss by Are or other cause. We'll send for them when you say?Just notify us by phone, post al or in person.?Second Floor. % 12%c to 25c pearl buttons, a card, 110c Ocean Pearl Buttons. Five different sices, all at the same price. 1 dozen on card. First Floor- Bottoa Dept. 0= SUIT DEPARTMENT? Second Floor. 5$ CHOICE, $12.75 SUIT DEPARTMENT? Second Floor. ?= We have quite an assortment of these odd sizes in our regular #18 and $24.75 lines, and we are determined to clean out this accumulation tomorrow if price will do it. Women who examine these suits will readily recognize that they are really fine suits, and the assortment contains almost all sizes in some style or other. In a good line of colorings, such as reseda, wistaria, navy blue, royal blue, old rose, garnet, black, dark green, tobacco brown, alice blue and a number of striped effccts. There The materials are panamas, diagonal and wide welt serges; some broadcloths and some fancy striped worsteds. Coats are made mostly semi-fitting, 36-inch lengthy and finished with buttons and pockets, and a number are finished with satin or bengaline collars. You can be quite sure of getting fitted in some style or another from this lot, and as all are good kinds, in fact, some of our best selling models, you may also feel sure of being are a number of misses' su^s *n _^'zcs 1^'_anc^_1^' _ satisfied. . Our great special in TAILORED WHITE SHIRT ====Worth $2.25==== That's what we're able to offer through effort and knowing how to get right at the bottom of things?When we say worth 12.25 we mean that It equals the usual tailored shirt in quality, workmanship and stylo at $2.25. MADE OF IMPORTED ENGLISH WHITE MADRAS, in several size checks. Has yoke back, pocket, at bust, laundered link cuffs, detachable linen collar and fastens in front with five pearl buttons. Bust sizes, 34 to 44; collar sizes, 12% to 15 These waists are thoroughly well tailored, and mado specially for us. and quality, and stand back of them, as wa do ail our merchandise. We recommend them for style, durability $3.00 dimity shirts, $1.50 Dainty sheer material, in fine check pattern. Broad pleated style. Tucked back. Detachable linen collar. Laundered link cuffs. Man tailored. All sizes. $3.75 linen waists, $2.50 Smart stylo. New model. Made of "Vest Linen"? all puro linen. 8mall tucks down front. Pocket at bust. Gibson plo?t at shoulder. French back. Per fect fitting. All sizes. How you may buy ?ods .tomorrow 81x items we have taken, and every tone at a apodal price for tomor row's selling. That's how, in these six instances, and It Is representative ef the good values we are offering just now in this department. 50c MOHAIRS, in. plain and mixed effects, pin stripes, shadow stripes, Peking stripes; all lustrous finish, and in every color Im agtnable, and mohairs are particularly good this season. Spe cial for Thursday's selling, a yard <?c 8HADOW STRIPED SUITINGS, 38 Inches wide; satin finish; medium weight; all the new shades. Special for Thure day, a yard 30c BLACK AND WHITS: SHEPHERD CHECKS, 3? inches wide; fast colors. Special Thursday, a yard $1.25 prN STRIPE MOHAIRS. In colors, navy, brown, green and fast black; 66 Inches wide; good, lustrous finish. Special Thursday, a yard i 75c GRAY MIXED SUITINGS, in stripes, plaid* and checks, and in colorings vory suitable for spring wear; 60 inches wide. Special Thursdayr a yard 75c SHEPHERD CHECKS; 56 Inches wide; good weight especially suited to children's wear, for coats, etc. A yard First Floor?Dress Goods. t t HAIR HELPS CARVED Hair Barrettes, shell or amber color; beautiful designs, and never sold before un der 25c each. CHOICE fl tomorrow, each * VrW FANCY BANDEAUX for the hair; shell color only. Regularly 49c. Special tomorrow, each ^ First Floor?Notion Section. BONE HAIR PINS, dozen in box; sell regularly at 25c * a dozen; first quality. Per ? vC box ........................ BALL-TOP Carved Hair shell or amber color. Regularly 25c. Special tomorrow ALI^-OVER Human Hair Nets; all colors. Regular 25c * m kinds. Special, 2 for 25c, H SC or, each ? ww Pins, 10c "BHliken" umbrellas for children, 98c for women, $1.39 HERE ONLY "Biiliken" is supposed to be the god of good luck, and it Is claimed in th* little verse attached, to the umbrella as the maker's adver tisement that "Your umbrella is safe at last, For BilUken will hold it fast." Whether the good luck holds thus far or not we cannot say, but it is good luck to bo able to buy as good an umbrella as this at such a little price. They are American taffeta um brellas, steel rods, paragon frames, and the Children's Umbrellas are decorated with the regu- #vn latlon Biiliken figure, and cost but The Women's Umbrellas are or namented with a at, ^ _ "Biiliken" coin. Sfl These are only ? ? 'v* Umbrellas?First Floor. Makes washing pastime Novelty suction washing machine Price, $5.00 Does away with all the hard work of washing and the wear and tear on clothes. Also eliminates boiling clothes. One-half the usual quantity of soap necessary. GUARANTEE?Buy it, use it for 30 days. If you want your money back then you can have it on de mand.?Demonstration, Third Floor. BOOKS i - Another tremendous purchase. They're to be sold at 20c on the dollar and less The purchase is of standard works of famous authors and poets. And it also includes portfolios of famous artists, and the reproductions are the kinds that retail in art stores for framing at 75c to 12.00 each. The event, sup plementing as i.t does the present sales of sets and other odd lots, gives to booklovera the best and biggest sale over held in Washington in the spring. While most of the books are perfect, the lots represent those assembled in the publishers' annual housocleaning, and some show signs of handling and rough treatment in the storerooms. Works of E. P. Roe?19c volume Gibson monographs, 35c Published at $3.50. Contains six mouhted examples of this famous artist's work in black and white. They are suita ble for framing. Also a critical study of the artist. -0O0 $6.00 portfolios, 35c Each contains a picture in color by each of the following noted artists: Harrison Fisher... .Fred eric Remington.... F. X. I^eyen decker Jessie Wilcox Smith Walter Appleton Clark....W. T. Smedley.... A. B. Frost Eight pictures In all. and each 14x20 in. in size. Suitable for framing. -oOo? Story of the Universe, Edited by ESTHER SINGLETON. 25c volume Published at fl.25 a volume The Starry Sky. The Earth's Garment?Flora. The Earth, Land and Sea. The Earth's Creatures?Fauna. -oOo Household library, 25c a volume Published at $1.25 a volume. "The Home Maker?Her 8cience.** "The Home Cook Book." "Home Nursing ? Motherhood Care of Children." -oOo Real Soldiers of Fortune By Richard Harding Davis. This is a story of unusual inter est, and was published at $2.50 a copy. We have a limited num ber, which will be sold at 25c each -oOo $112.00 A. B. Frost portfolio, 35c This portfolio contains 6 artists' proofs, size 18 by 24 inches, suita ble for framing. They are regu larly sold in art stores at $2.00 each. ? -oOo Life of Pope Leo By Mgr. Bernard O'Reilly. In troduction by James Cardinal Gib b o n s ; 2 volumes. A ^ Published at $2.50. Spe- 4LVJC. cial Published at $1.25 a volume The list of titles contains the best by this popular author. Remember, these are subscription editions and not heretofore to bo had In book ster*fc Barriers Burned Away. What Can Sho Do? He Fell in Love With His Wife. A Face Illumined. A Day of Fate. An Original Belle. Nature's Serial Story. Knight of the 19th Century. The Earth Trembled. Opening of a Chestnut Burr, Taken Allvo. / * From Jest to Earnest. f Near to Nature'* Heart. Without a Homo. Miss Lou. & Driven Back to Eden* Success With Small Fruit*. Young Girl's Wooing. . -0O0 Buckram bound editions of poets* Sale price, 25c volume?Published at $1.25 The list of poets whose works are In the salo at such a remarkable price follows: Wordsworth. Pope. Arnold. Holmes. Hemens. Byron. Coleridge. Keats. Lowell. Shelley. Emerson. Moore. Hood. Scott. Mrs. Browsing. Milton. Whlttier. -0O0 French classical romances* 25c Published at $1.25 a volume This collection embraces the works of noted writer* and'titles notable in the literary world. "Colombo and Carmen"?By Mer lmee. "Mauprat"?George Sand. An Iceland Fisherman?Pierre Lotl. The Brigadier ? Frederick-Erck mann-Chatraln. The King of the Mountains? About. The Lady of the Camellias Dumas Fils. Samuel Brohl & Co.?Cherbullez. Captain Fracasse?Gautler. Mile, de la Seigliere?Bandeau. The Black Tulip?Dumas. The Chartreuse of Parma? Stendhal. Abbe COnstatlh?A Marriage tor Love?Halevy. Madame Borary?Flaubert. Renee Mauperin?Concourt. Notre Dame de Paris?Hugo. Romance of a Poor Young Mqn ?Feuillet. The Nabob?Daudet. Pierre and Jean?Guy de Maupas sant. -0O0 e Remington and Gibson portfolio Sale price, 35c. Value, $8 In this collection are four 'artists ? proofs by Frederic Remington and four by Gibson. The regular art store price for these is $8.00. * * ?? 1 sale of hi aaiF In thoroughly dependable qualities?and at rare prices We are offering these remarkable values NOW. Those who require the aid of such things or wear them from choice will do well to buy now. for the .new tariff schedule when in effect will Increase the duty 40 per cent, and within a few months we will bo unable to duplicate these bargains. Already the effect of the prospective tariff Is being felt in the market, ami though we have not yet raised prices It Is a condition that will sooner or later have to be reckoned with. Wo offer high-class goods only, and the best values obtainable at regu lar prices. Many cut prices in the following price list: Coronef Puffs (6 to a set). 8pecial LONG HAIR SWITCHE8. 16 and 18 Inches long, Worth $2.00. Special, each "OC 20 Inches long. Worth Cfl iO $2.50. Special, each . 22 inches long. Worth CI Oft $3.50. Special, each 3I.VO NATURAL WAVY HAIR SWITCHES. 20-lnch; all long hair. Worth each . 24-inch: all long hair. Worth $4.00. Special, o ao each W?yO 16 and 18 In. Natural Gray Hair Switches, |A Worth $5.00 each, for TRANSFORMATION POMPA DOURS. to go around the head. Worth $8.00. CK Aft Special, each, for W.yO EXTRA FINE PUFFS. Coronet Puffs (4, to a set). en<< Special 0"C $3.00. Special, C| Qft Coronet Puffs (8 to set). Special Psyche Puffs (3 to set). Special Triangle Puffs, the latest from France. Special .................. 98c *$1.49 * $1.98 $2.98 BILLIE BURKE Cl flfl CURLS, a set. special ...3>O.UW 506 75c Single Puffs, large line. Special ..................... Gray Single Puffs, large line, at, special SANITARY HAIR ROLLS. 24-inch Sanitary Hair Rolls. Worth 75c, for 24-inch Gray Ilair Rolls. Worth $1.50, for NETS. "Yvette". Auto Nets, tKe largest sizes. Special 39c 75c 23c FREfe.?Our New Illustrated Catalogue, showing the latest styles in?hair goods and prices. Mailed free to any address. Mail orders filled. Send sample of hair. Third Floor?Adjacent to .Rest Room. Private parlor for match ing hair. Special sale of $4.00 sued? low shoes, $8.55 How can we do this Just at this time, when Suedo Shoos ore "It"? Just this way: Wo bought an enormous quantity of Suede Low Shoes from a dealer who was getting a little scary over the backward spring. He agreed to make up for us out of th# regular suedo leather put into our $4.00 shoes a line, especially for us. which he would let us have at a special price if ws took a large enough quantity. We came to an agreement, tho price was right and hero they are for sale tomorrow in the following stylos: BLACK SUEDES? In these we have ankle - strap pumps and two-eyelet ties and plain pumps. GRAY SUEDES? These are two-eyelet ties and ankle-strap pumps. TAN SUEDES? In ankle-atrap pumps. They are all made of the best quality of oose calfskin, and tho tie styles have ribbons or corded silk, and all are made on strictly up-to-date lasts; all have our name Inside and are such as we sell at $4.00 a pair, but kinds that other stores ask $5.00 and $6.00 for. Only $3.55 a pair tomorrow. Second Floor?Shoes. . ? ? mi .mil i.i i hi 11, > Ml. Lace yokes and chemisettes, choice, This is another lot that we have just received. When we advertised the last lot the bargain tables were surrounded by eager buyers, and we scarcely had enough to last through the day. Tomor row the offering contains equally as good designs and values, and the price. 48c Is very tempting when one sees the beauty of the merchandise. Lace Yokes and Chemisettes, some of imitation Irish crochet; ono style large round collar is of the imitation Irish with large rose design. Others are Chemisettes of batiste and imitation Irish crochet, and still others are made of oriental lace. Neckwear Dept.-Bsrgaln Table.. Pins for hats, belts, cuffs and collars HAT PINS, set with white stones, and Large Metal Top Pins, set with colored atones. All 25c kinds. Special a* tomorrow, TWO for 25c, ? or, each ................... <1 ? * > CUFF PIN8?Gold-plated Enameled Cuff Pins, in a large number of styles; all 25c kinds. Special, pair ...................... First Floor?Jewelrj?Dept. and 10c In a DUTCH COLLAR PINS, variety of styles. Regu- * a larly selling at 25c each. 1 J C. Special tomorrow, each.... CUFF PINS, solid gold tops, and regular 50c kinds. In mm numerous styles. 'Special, pair ............... ......... BELT PINS?Large variety of styles, in gold-plated and ? 0m oxidized pins. Regularly 0 /C 25c each. Special Lace=trimmed Dutch collars, each, 50c Stamped for embroidering Collars are all made of soft. ' Anthony's skin soap Limited number of buyers can get $1.50 worth for 25c sheer handkerchief linen and orna mented with French or German val lace Insertion In panel effect, finished with a lace edge to match Insertion. We also hatfe the Stamped Heavy Linen Collars, without ? ps the lace. One grade ? at Art Departments-Third Floor. Better quality and more ^ ? elaborate stamping de sign at, each LAUNDRY BAGS of a flowered muslin; bags are lined and finished with a draw-string, in pink, blue and yellow. These will make a pretty addition to any bedroom and are very useful, indeed. Kinds we sell at 25c. Special to- ^ ?b morrow on First Floor? I /(* Bargain Tables?at, each... The makers want to introduce Anthony Skin Soap in Washington. They have sent us a limited num ber of boxes for an introductory sale?3 cakes to the box. Regu larly 25c a cake. Tomorrow with each box sold we will give you a box FREE, or, in other words, vou get six 25c cakes of soap for i?5c?if you come before the quan tity is gone. First Floor?Perfumery Dept. Tomorrow, with each 10c cake of SYDMORE Soap, we will send you FREE a 10c box of SYDMORE TALCUM POWDER. Special lot of Nail Brushes, scrub styles, with solid backs, * _ and worth 15c to 25c I llr aaph u ? Cavil, a l ??????????. ...?????? Special lot of Imported Tooth Brushes, 15c and 19c values, q Special while lot lasts, QC each November 24, 1907. He declares his wife violated her marital vows within three months of the ceremony and is now living in Pittsburg. A corespond ent is named. Attorney J. Dawson Wil liams appears for the husband. Another husband to seek the interven tion of the court is Henry Just, who charges infidelity against his Wife. Cora M. Just. They were married August 22. (1S98, and have one child, seven years old. Mr. Just says hla wife left their home. 236 11th street northeast, March 26 last, taking the child with h?r. He alleges Infidelity, names a corespond ent and asks the court to require her to return the child to his custody. Attor ney I... Cabell Williamson represents the husband. Clearing and Colder Tomorrow. Clearing and colder tomorrow was the announcement made by the weather bu reau this afternoon. It was also stated that the showers will continue this after noon and tonight, but with the rising of the sun tomorrow the storm clouds will clear away, and the temperature will be considerably lower titan it Is today. Amateur weather scientists say the rain that has fallen will give the foliage here a good start, and before many days the trees and flowers will be in full bloom. RESIDENCE BEINGS $17,000. House on 21st Street Changes Hands. Other Sales. J. V. N. & T. B. Huyck. real estate brokers, have sold for Gen. Charles E. Compton his residence. No. 1416 21st street northwest, near Massachusetts avenue. The house has four stories and basement and is built of brown brick and stone. It has a frontagfe of 20 feet on a lot 115 feet deep to a wide alley. The purchaser, a newcomer to Washington, will occupy the house for his residence here. The price paid was about $17,000. Thomas H. Melton has sold, through his agents. Bos? & Phelps (Inc.), premises WW Harvard street northwest for $7,750 to Mrs. Emma Donohue. The house con tains eleven rooms and two baths and is heated by hot water. Mrs. Donohue. after some alterations, will occupy the house as hef residence. Harry Wardman has sold the residence No. 2026 O street northwest, which he in now occupying. The purchaser is a local physician, who will occupy it as a resi dence. The adjoining house. No. 2024 O street, was purchased last fall by Dr. Prentiss Wilson. Both sales were mad; through the of? flee of Moore & Hill, incorporated. If you want work read the want 0ol? umns of The Star.