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-:* A'r ;V "it ?k i ?V* ?.." n ;v '.i ?SrC J& 1 -X Palais Royal ?,T -.c A. LISXER Our Friday Is Different, It's delightfully different these warm days. Bargains are offered that do not try your patience?you'll find best styles, all sizes, all colors, etc. This $2.50 Suit to Ba $L98, ^9cK^98cjfor25cto$jL2^>hoesjind^Ca?s. The Suit is here in sizes 34 to 46. Ma terial is the famous "Surf Cloth," made ex pressly for bathing suits. Colors are navy and black. Trimmings arc white and red. Price other days is S2.50. Friday's?tomorrow's? bargain price is $1.98. Note that girls' sizes are also here?Si.48 for sizes 2 to 8 years, $1.98 for sizes 8 to 16 years. More Expensive at 10 Per Cent Discount. Dainty Suits of brilliantine are here at $2.98. Other suits, combining silk, are $3.98 to $5.50. Princess Suits, including Paris models, are S4.50 to $7.98. One-tenth deducted from the price marked on any suit selected here tomor row. Friday's Bargains for Bag Women. >2.00 for $3.50 and S4.00 for $0.00 Dresses. I lie $3.50 Jumper Dresses of fast color wash materials are to be only S2.00. The Lingerie Dresses to be S4.00 instead of $0.oo are elaborately trimmed with superior wash laces. I hese Dresses for large w omen are mentioned here?because it'll be most welcome news to many. Of course, you all know that small and average sizes are here ad infinitum. * * 'V I % 1 * -k % % 'A 'k & I* % & 1 i I * # t ? 5 V $ <%'z <Vc "X % ? ?** r.? is ? '.V s % ?k * rfe rrZ V % i.'t Si.00 Other Davs. Any one of the tens of thousands of Si.00 White \\ aists and Skirts?at 89c tomorrow. Only those new to Washing ton or bound to other establishments by "an account" need be told that the Palais Royal Si.00 Waists and Skirts are best fitting and best wearing. It's very comforting, both to the merchant and his patrons, when the advertising of a comparatively little reduction in price always proves effective. For instance?the Palais Royal's $1.98 Waists are known of so favorably by so many that a reduction of only twentv-nine (29) cents will help create a busiest possible Friday. 6<9>c Tomorrow for $1 Petticoats. Better Than Trashy Silk Skirts. Of "Hydegrade" materials. These reliable fabrics are im measurabjv superior to the "loaded" silk which constitutes the material in the garments made to profitably retail at a bargain price. "Hydegrade" Petticoats are here in black and colors, made up as are expensive silk garments?and wearing infinitely better than the cheap imitations of "loaded" silk. 69c ?for tomorrow onlv. 114c 2^c Hose. 25c 35c Hose. 35c 50c Hose. % % 1 & ? & 2'* & - ? ?.?? j* t i Friday s prices for "Onyx" and other reliable Hose. Xot remnants?tens of thousands of pairs to select from, for wom en, men. boys, girls and the baby. Note the quality of the Lisle Hose at 14c?are they not better than usual at 25c? Note the garter tops and reinforced heels and toes to the Silk Lisle Hose in lace effects?to be 25c instead of 35c, Examine the patented "Dub-L" tops to the new "Onyx" Hose, to be 35c instead of 50c. % * 'h X I & * Vj Hand made and Hand embroidered French Lin gerie. worth up to $J.OO. Also $2.50 Lingerie at $1.33. Also $2 Kimonos at $ir AlsoSiandSijjo^Jxnnon^ ?The prices would be little enough?even if they were rem nants. More surprising?when linked with new and dainty summer garments in all sizes. Note that the special prices are for Friday?tomorrow?only. Hi & * X: t & * ?k ?k * % -k * Gloves?Not IReimnants, and No Trash. 29c 79c ? 89c ^oc Values. $1.25 Values. $1.50 Values. I I V It will be a startling surprise to the trade?to learn that Lord & Taylor of New York are abolishing their wholesale department for fabric gloves. It will be a delightful surprise to the patrons of the Palais Royal?to learn that Lord & Tay lor's stock of Silk Lisle Gloves ,are to be distributed here At 2?jc Instead of 50c Pair. That these best Lisle (iloves are better looking and vastly better wearing than cheap silk gloves will be evident to anv with discerning eyes and logical mind. See and feel these Lord & Taylor (iloves?and note the two pearl clasps. White and colors here in all sizes at only 29c pair. Learn, too, that reliable Silk (iloves, that are sixteen ( it>) button length, are better bargains at 79c than the trashy gloves that are NOT 16 button are at half the price. Feel these Chamois Gloves?more like suede kid than chamois?and you'll know that 89c is a bargain price for the best. I t' * * * * * *? % Fans, 5c; 25c Belts, 10c. More Bargain Fans. Books and Stationery. for better than usual 10c Japa nese Kan* Only l.V to W4c for .W to Silk Fans, hand painted, lace trimmed and spangled. tl (Th*? 'or ^ ' Wash Belts, dain It/C tlly embroidered; each tttted with pearl bin kle. alone worth more than loc. for usual 10c Novels, paper bound. Only 'Stc for $1 .V) edi tion of ' Tattllngs of a Retired Poli tician." by Forrest Cressey. for all this?100 sheets writ ? 3C }ng paper, .">?> envelopes, bottle of ink. blotter, pen and penholder. The Palais Royal, A. LISXER. Hours, 8:30 to 6:00. G and nth Sts. it c* i1 Jt ^ i-it Hi?u TRY OUT THE ENGI1IE Wright Brothers Are Busy at Fort Myer Today. PREPARING FOR A FLIGHT Hay Operate Their Aeroplanes Late Today or Tomorrow. TWO ARMY OFFICERS PRESENT Lieuts. Lahm and iFoulois to Be Trained hi Handling of the Machine. The engine of the Wright aeroplane was tried out at Fort Myer this morning. The run was only a short one. but it was satisfactory as far as it went. hTe rail roads. it is explained, are apt to ship gasoline motors upside down in spite of warning labels, and it results in oil pet ting on the valves and In the tops of the cylinders and other places where it does not belong. Therefore in spite of the fact that the engine ran all right at Day ton before it was shipped it will have to be cleaned and put in shape again be fore it is ready to go up with tlie ma chine. There is a bare possibility that a trial flight may be made late this even ing, but the chances are against it. A portion of the magneto was broken in transit, and it will have to be replaced. The starting rail had not been installed up to early this afternoon, but that Is a matter of only an hour's work. The rail probably will be put at the north end of the field, just as was the case last year. Two Officers in Training. It has keen decided by the War Depart ment that tiie two officers to be trained in handling the machine will be Lieut. Frank P. Lahm and Lieut. Benjamin D. Foulols. They were both ordered here from Fort Omaha and are daily at the fort observing the assembling of the machine. The Wright brothers will not remain here any longer than is necessary to complete their contract with the govern ment. One is going to Germany to make a contract for a machine, and the other will remain In the United States. They say they have made no eritrv so far In the Hudson river race that will be held simultaneously with the Fulton celebra tion in October. But the management of tlie celebration wants to get the use of the Wright aeroplane for the occasion. C. M. Hammeir, manager of the aeronauticl end of the affair, was here today in con sultation with Gen. Allen, chief signal officer. He asked, that if the Wrights did not enter one of their machines in the race from New York to Albany the army machine and one of the officers be sent there, either to enter the race or give ail exhibition. No decision has been reached, as the request will be submitted to the Secretary of War. Start Without Apparatus. One interesting fact in connection with the capabilities of the Wright machine has developed since the brothers have been at Fort Myer. R will be recalled that cable dispatches from Rome when the Wrights were there announced that one start had been made without the use of either the weight or the starting rail. The correspondents all agreed on that point at the time and it was commented on by the technical Journals as being im portant if true, but lacking in confirma tion from the Wrights themselves. Both the brothers said in conversation with a Star reporter today that such a start was actually made. The stretch was on almost level ground, if anything inclining to upgrade. A run of between 40o and'300 feet was made and the ma chine then went into the air. It was the only time that such a thing has ever been done without the aid of wheels. Valuable Adjunct in Scouting. Orville Wright said when at Fort Myer last year that he was confident he could start from an ordinary grass slope, and that he would try It some time when all the conditions were favorable. Nobody had believed, however, that the machine could rise on level ground or up hill. This ability largely increases the use fulness of the machine from a .war point of view. Army officers say that it will be a most valuable adjunct In scoutihg, even if it can only go fifty miles over head and return to the starting point. But if the machine can be stopped on a reasonable clear space and can then go into the air again by Its own power with out any special arrangements for start ing it, the usefulness will be enhanced many fold. The chances are that if the machine is completed tonight, ready for a fiight, that one will be made early tomorrow morning. But there has been nothing definitely announced on the subject by the War Department, DIDN'T JUMP OVERBOARD. Man Who Left Letter Threatening Suicide Arrested in Norfolk. NORFOLK, Va., June 24.?Rudolph Hausman, the Baltimore man who wrote a letter to his wife announcing his own death by suicide and left It on the deck of the steamer Kndeavor, was picked up on Main street, in this city, yesterday by Detective Purnell and his family noti fied by wire that he was still alive. W. R. Brown visited police headquar ters and reperted that he had seen and talked with Hausman about noon. He described the clothing which the missing man wore, and in less than two hours Hausman was arrested. Hausman had no explanation to make in regard to his disappearance act, and did not deny that he wrote the letter to Mr? Margaret Hausman and his daughter announcing his Intention of Jumping from the rail of the steamer on the way from Newport News to Pine Beach. He will be detained until the Baltimore authorities can be communi cated with. Post Office Department Changes. The following changes in the Post Office Department were announced to day : Howard C. Van Amburgh of Michigan, clerk class 4 ($1,800), in the office of the third assistant postmaster general, trans ferred to the position of clerk ($1,800) in the stamped envelope agency, office of th? third assistant postmaster general; 1 effective July 1, 1?00. Miss Ruth E. Herriott of Indiana, ap pointed to the position of clerk, cluss E < $1,000). in the nlfice of the third assistant postmaster general. Miss Maida B. Card of New York, a temporary clerk of class E ($1,000> in the office of the third assistant postmaster ! genera', dropped from the rolls; effective June :to. 1!W)S>. Patrick F. Mullady of New York, reap pointed from the position of foreman of laborers ($800) to that of watchman ($720) in the office of the Postmaster General; effective June 24. 190P. Matthew Malloy of the District of Co lumbia. reappointed from the position of laborer <JH?rO> to that of foreman of la* borers <$H0o> in the office of the Post master General; "effective June 24, 1!H)0. Bread Must Bear Stamp and Weight. LOS ANGELES, June 24.?The city council has passed the ordinance provid ing tlrat every loaf of bread offered for sale must bear a stamp showing the name of the baker and the weight. It is specified that the weight so stamped must be the weight at any time within eight hours after baking. Luiian P. Davis, for many years an employe of the Lynchburg (Va.) News, is dead there, after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Amherst county, hut had lived there fifty ytars. <9 <S> Boys' Underwear. ^ For regular 50c quality A special purchase of Boys* Superior Quality Balbrig gan Underwear, the well known Lawrence mills' product, offered tomorrow at exactly half the established price asked for these garments by other stores. Extra fine, elastic quality: shirts with high neck and short sleeves, knee-length drawers. Strictly first quality gar ments?not "seconds." Regular price. .V)c a garment. Sale price. 'Sic each. IT PAYS TO DEAL AT QOLDENBERG SEVENTH AND K. J* Jt Jl J* J* J* J* .< ,* .4 ,* * .J* j* J* ,*? Jt ,<* J* J* ?S| .* ,* J* jtjt J* j| j? j? jj j? j$ jC j$ j? J* ? Enameled Ware. Choice, 19c. Worth up to 50c. Out go all the few-of-a kind pieces and small lot? of Gray and Blue Enameled Ware tomorrow. Some are slightly <hippe<1 from J?eing knocked about?but none ;?re hurt enough to inlerfere with their usefulness. The lot Includes Tea Pots. Cof fee Pt*?, Rice Boilers, Covered Buckets. Dish Pans. Preserving Kettles. Milk Pans. Sauce pant, etc. Choice at Ilk. Entire Surplus Stock of "Mendels=Make" TAILORED WAISTS, Worth up to $3.00 aired $3.50, Choice for 98c Twice a year we get the entire surplus stock and factory overproduction of the celebrated "Men dels-make" waists and house garments?and hold semi-annual sales^ of these high-grade garments that invariably bring throngs of woman buyers from all parts of the city to share in the extraordinary value-giving. Yesterday's advertisement announced the sale of "Mendels-make" Wrappers and House Gar ments?and tomorrow we place on sale the immense purchase of "MENDELS-MAKE ' MANNISH SHIRT WAISTS?which we offer at savings of ONE-HALF to more than two-thirds. Xever in the history of these sales has the assortment been so large or the values so great as in the present lot. AH are STRICTLY PERFECT WAISTS?110 "seconds" or damaged garments in the lot. Materials of the finest quality, styles that embody every new phase of the summer fash ions. Here is a brief description of some of the models: Smart Mannish W aists of striped dimi ties and soft handkerchief linens; all tucked fronts, with laundered collars and cuffs. Stylish Linen Waists, with full plaited fronts. Imported Madras Waists, with colored woven stripes in leading shades to match the fashionable coat suits. Solt Tailored W aists of striped dimities, all plaited front, with Dutch collars of em broidery and lace. French Lawn Waists: made entirely of pin tucks, panel vest buttoned with white pearl buttons. India Linon W aists in mannish tailored style; trimmed with white and black striped lawn. Mannish Waists of cross-barred lawn, with laundered collar and cuffs. Pure Irish Linen Waists: all box-plaited; very smart styles. Mannish Shirts of linen; full front of pin tucks, with new lapel vest effect. ALL SIZES UP TO 44. . "Mendels-make" Waists are as well known as "Mendels-make" wrappers and house garments. Therefore it is unnecessary for us to dwell upon the superior styling, careful workmansnip and high quality of these famed garments. Be here tomorrow to secure a supply of these charming waists for vacation and general summer wear. Values worth up to $3.00 and offered at 08c. * ^ jc * F F *?" >' *' * *"? * *" $? ** *?- K* h ?p h t?" *>' t> *"? *? *? *? t>~~ i? K *>' *?" *r- jc- r if ** t? if ?"? *"? if if it ic jc 1ft 'A 1ft 'A rA * 'A A A A A A A 'A 'A 'A *A 1ft 1ft V. V. V. k 'a 'a 'a V; V; V, 'a 1ft A 'A A 'A A A A A 'A 1ft 'A "A A ?a A 'A 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 'A A A fc 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft 1ft fc 1ft |C THE FIGHTER By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE. Copyright, 1909, by Albert Payson Terhune. CHPTER XVIII?Continued. Miss Standish's departure did not great ly trouble Caleb. He himself was near ins the beginning of his much-heralded "flrsi vacation." Indeed. Caine, coming! disconsolately to the Fighter's room one \ evening, just after seeing Letty's train off, found Conover sitting on the floor beside an open trunk. A mass of cloth ing, alHO on the floor, radiated away from the trunk on every side. Perspiring, red of face, Caleb was reaching out method ically for garments, folding them with slow care of the self-made man and stow ing them away in fast-rising layers in the leathern maw that gaped so hungrily for them. "I've just come from seeing Miss Standish and her aunt off to Block Island." announced Caine, routing a pile of clothes from a chair and seating him self. "Block Island, hey?" said Caleb. "Any thing like Coney?" "No," laughed Caine, "nor like any other place 011 earth. A treeless plateau above the ocean. I'gly at first glance,) but with a hundred-year-old charm that ! somehow grips one. Sea, sunshine and i wind, and the eternal roar of the surf.' "H'm!" grunted Caleb, disapprovingly, j "Nice. lively sort of a joint for a busy man to go lookin' for fun! Bout as jolly as its own jail, I should think." "It has no jail." retorted Caine. "No jail, no almshouse, no asylum. There hasn't been a criminal, nor a pauper, nor an insane person 011 the whole island in a century. There is only one police man?or was when I used to go there. And he used to take turns serving as driver of one of the island's two horse cars. There's a historic yoke of oxen, too. that " "Not a jail?or a crime?or an institoo tion of any sort?" cried Conover. "Son, you're stringin' me! What do the local pol'ticlans do for a livin', then? if Noo York's a paradise for grafters, this Block Island of yours must be a hell for 'em. Ain't any one ever waked up there to the chances that's layin' around waitin' to be took?" "Don't talk that way when you see the Standishes again," counseled Caine. "Mrs. iStandish looks 011 Block Island as part of her religion. She " "Yes." grinned Caleb. "I s'pose so. I can see the old lady doin' saint poses on the sand there." "All her attitudes are beatitudes," agreed Caine. But as far as concerns Conover s comprehension, lie might as well have said it in Greek. "By the way," went on Amzi. "I have some fairly sure information from our political reporter that ought to interest *>oth of us. It's about Blacarda." "If you mean Blacarda's got next to Ihe gov'ner and arranged a special ses sion of legislature in September," inter posed Caleb. "I ?knew that a week ago. The Starke bill's to be flashed on em in a new form, without our gettin' wind of it. an' it's to be rushed through, with an idea of kncckin' our Steeloid combine flatter'n a pancake." "You knew all this a week ago? Why didn't you ?" "It's my business to know things." re plied Conover. "Tf I didn't. I'd be takin' orders still, instead of givin' 'em. As for not tellln' you, what was the use? You'd a' found it out soon enough; an' I've been too busy to run an inf'mation bu reau. I'll be ready for Friend Blacarda an' his crowd when The time comes; same's as I was before. Just because I don't hire a brass band to p'rade the streets carryin* a placard of my plans you mustn't run away with the idee that I'm overlookin' any bets. I've got every thing In line. We'll win out. same as we did last spring; an' by a bigger margin." "But you inay be detained as you were before And next lime 'you may not set foa clc on time. Blacarda will move heaven and earth to keep you away. Me knows by now, as we all do?that you weren't boasting when you said your presence In the lobby meant all the differ ence between defeat and victory." "That's right," said Caleb. gently flattered, "but I'll be on de^k. It's a way I've got. There's always a bunch of woak-spined chaps of our crowd in the assembly that's so scared at reform threats an' all such rot that they're ready to stampede if I'm not on hand to ham mer the fear of the l^ord into 'em. An' that same crowd s big enough to turn the vote if they bolt to cover. But they won't. I'll be there. Blacarda ain't likely to play the same game twice. Apart from it's bein' useless, he's too scared. An' there's not another trick in all the pack that can get past my handy little bunch of secret service men." "But if the bill should pass " "It ain't goin' to. How often have 1 got to ding that into your head? It ain't goin' to." "Perhaps I'm overanxious," Caine de fended himself. "But you must remem ber, practically all ' my money is in Steeioid. On your recommendation I have put every available dollar in it. So have Standish and a half dozen others I? know." "Then lay back an' be happy." advis ed Conover. "After that bill is smashed an' the public sees Steeioid Is on the u round to stay, the stock'll take another big hop. If you an' Standish an' the others have a few thousands to use in buyin' on margin you'll clean up a good lookin' pile. I've got other deals on now that make Steeioid look like thirty cents. So I ain't lyin' awake worryin' on my own account. It's as much for you fel lers as for myself that I'm goin' to get down to work on the Blacarda matter as s<?on as I come back from my vacation. It'll mean a we.^k or two of big work, on tiie quiet. Jf'hen the bill's eomin* up an'?goin' down for keeps," "You're awfully good to give us these tips." said Caine. "And we all appre ciate it. But aren't you afraid Blacarda may attack some other interests of yours as well as Steeioid? He hates you; and he is not the sort of a man to confine hlm sel; to a single line of revenge. "There's where you're wrong, son." an swered Conover. "The trouble with you people Is you get all your learnin' from books wrote by other folks as stoopid as yourselves. The thing to study ain't a book. It's your f'eller-man. Then there'd be fewer folks took In by gold-brick game*. Look at me, now, f'r instance. I never read a book clear through in my life. But theie ain't a man of my 'quaint ance 1 haven't read through. So. they're as easy for me to read as a primer. Now. you look at Blacarda as a sort of man who's li'ble to attack me from a dozen sides at once. That's "cause you can't read him. I can. An' I know what lie's li'ble to do an' what he ain't. Blacarda b'longs to the king >.obra class?harm less as a kitten to them that knows where his poison's hid, an' only dang'rous to folks that picks him up by the wrong end." Caleb, warming to his theme, leaned back against the corner of the table and laid down the coat he was fo'ding. "Men who read men." said he, oracu larly. "rule men. Men who read books are ruled by the folks who wrote them. That's the diff'rence. Let me explain what I mean by what I said 'bout cobras. I had to run down to Noo York last fall on business. I had a couple of hours on my hands an' I went up for a look at the Bronx Zoo. there. I went Into a squat, Dago-lookin' joint called the R?-pt'l house.' Full of snakes and crawly, slimy things. Big crowd in front qf one glass i age. Only snake in that cage was a big. long, brown critter with an eye that wa'nt good to look at. The sign said he was a king cobra an' habitated some where or other. The attendant wanted to wash the winders of that cage from the inside. What does lie do? Does he put his arms in an' wiusle a mco within reach of Mister King Cobra? Not liim. He, or his boss. I guess, had learned to read snakes like I read men. What does he do? He slaps open a little door In the back of the cage, slings in a two-foot black snake an' slams shut the door, quicker'n scat, before the cobra knows, what's up. There lays the little black snake wrigglin*, scared like, on the floor of the cagfe among a lot of little red liz ards that's runnin' 'round in the sand. "The king cobra lifts up till his head's about six foot above ground, an' he looks down at the wrigglin' black snake, like he was sizin' up whether the little feller has any light in him or not. An' say! It was 'nough to give a feller the creeps to see that cobra snake's eyes as he watched 'tother. Then, he seems to make up his mind the black snake ain't bent on c'm ittin' sooside by beginnin' the light. So down swoops the king cobra with a sort of rustly. swishin' rush: an' lie rabs the little snake around the middle. No?not by the head or tail. He's more mad than hungry. So he grabs him by the middle. An' he hangs on. "Now what does the attendant do? Tie opens the door at the hack, kneels on the threshold, leanin' out right above the king cobra, an' ca'mly begins washln' the winders with his long mop. Ev'ry swipe that man makes at the glass, his hand inmes within a foot of the cobra. But he didn't even look at the big, pixen ous brute coiled up there below his hand. He goes on washin' the winder like there wasn't a snake within ten miles." "But," asked Caine. interested in spite of himself, "there was surely danger that the cobra might drop the little snake and strike at the man. If " "That's just the point!" cried Caleb. "He wouldn't. His pizen an' his temper was otherwise engaged. He'd sunk his fangs into one en'my. An' it ain't cohra natur' to let go, once lie's got his grip. I found that out by askin' one of the keepers. The man with the mop was as safe in that cage, just then, as he'd a' been in a Meth'dist conference. The cobra had just one Idee. An' that idee was al ready on the job. "Now, maybe you're wonderin' what this long yarn has to do with Blacarda. It ha^ ev'rything to do with him. He's tl'.e king cobra sort, if ever any man was. An' in his case, I'm the man with the mop. Blacarda's fitted out with a whole lot of fancy venom. An' he'd like nothin' better'n to get his fangs in me. I can't say I exae'ly blame him. But 1 ain't banket in' to get hit So 1 throws into his cage a little snake called 'Steelold.' An' he nabs it. So long's he's got his teeth in that, he ain't got the bigness of mind to bite anything else. When Steel old's over. I'M toss him another little snake, an' so on to the end of the chap ter. He'll keep gnawin' away, with the idee he's hurtin' me terr'ble. An' I'll go 'bout my winder-washln' business mean while: knowln' he's too much took up with his little snake to do me any hurt. Why, son, 'twas one of my men that put Blacarda up to this scheme of gettin' a special session called so he could knock my Steelold Company out." Caine made no reply but watched Caleb mop the perspiration of unwonted ver bosity from his forehead. At last he asked, with bantering smile: "Have you read me, by any chance?" "Have I read my A B C?" retorted Caleb in fine contempt. "But " "I'm not buyin" a red can'py an' givin" two-dollar character readin's," said Con over, brusouely. "Ever in the Adiron dacks? Anything to do there?" "Plenty?for the man who can appre ciate Its glories," retorted Caine with pleasant insolence. "Very little for a man of your type. I should fancy. Why?" "1 hope maybe you could put me on to some of the pointers," answered Caleb. "It's the first vacation I ever had. An' I want all the fun out of It I can get. But I'm blest if I know where the fun comes ! in." j "A ward heeler would probably regard a Corot In much the same way." observed raine, still inwardly smarting at the Fighter's good natured contempt. "But surely Miss Shevlln must have told you in some of her letters the sort of a life they lead there?something of her amuse ments? You can probably get a better iu^u of it all from her letters than from anything I could tell you. Doesn't she " "Oh. ev'ry letter she writes is full of it." acquiesced Caleb, gloomily. "But I can't make out what the good times are. Just lisen to this, f'r instance. First let- I ter I had from her?no. the second." (To be continued tomorrow.) The wheat harvesting in Frederick county Md.. has begun. About the first of next week it will be in general prog ress. In some sections the grain has l>een attacked by rust. Most of the bar ley has been cut * ? Barber & Ross. $ V *,t 1 # No matter how | t warm the weather * * Bohn Syphon Refrigerators % _ K * IW1I *^VI u ? || Will keep everything fresh * j& and nice. The average tem- ?..* 5 peratnre of Bohn Syphon Re- % 6 frigerators is "6'' degrees '?? & above freezing. Let lis show -2 | you these re- <<? ^/TK Up 8 iIpS,,T:..w 1 White Mountain Refrigerators. They arp dean. dainty. ?anitary and ^ of excellent constitution; galvanized ft ,0, & lining. Priced upfront ^ % . f * S "\\ hite Mountain Ice Chests X it * Arc thoroughly worthy and much ff j? In use. Priced up from >Pu "? 1 Stone White 5 'A Refrigerators. Thpy liarn stone whitr lining -the clean- ? est. prettiest and sanitary lining 2? erpr devised for a refrigerator. ?DQ ?* Priced up from | -t I White House Floor Oil.* | 25c qt. 45c ^ gal. | S 75c gal. Nursery Refrigerators, J'J.ftO and $3.60. # * I* Hi-Po Waterproof % | Dry Cells, 35c. 9 ? Don't imagine that cheap batter & les are economical. If there Its any ? one motor accessory that SHOULD ;% if: be the BKST, it is the battery. & HI-PO Waterproof Dry Cells % 5? are revolutionizing the battery busi- v: y ness. ft; $ Prove their merits for yourself. ? i HI-PO Cells are absolutely water- 7? ^ proof, have constant maximum ?E power and la6t longer than any ? a other batteries. # 35c each. * V % 1 , 1 - . ^ I Barber & Ross, * 11th and G Sts. ^ TESTS FOB NAVAL OFFICERS. Must Rotire Unless They Show Physical Endurance. With Washington in the grip of a hot season, naval officers are wondering If their superiors may be so cruel as to order the physical tests to which they are subject during the summer days. The officers have the option of riding a bicycle one hundred miles, riding a horse ninety miles, or walking fifty miles. They have come to appreciate within the last few days that any one of the tests would be hot work, if undertaken with the mercury climbing up toward the century mark It self. The penalty of retirement on three quarters pay If they fall to stand tho strain of the test chosen makes the dawn of the fiscal year something to be dreaded. ? It is estimated that nearly 20,1 officers of various ranks, including rear admirals, captains, command ?rs, lkutenan. com manders, lieutenants, ensigns anil mid shipmen. will take the te ts some time riming the year in the vicinity of Wash ington.