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THE EVENING STAR.
With Sunday Morula* Kdltloa. WASHINGTON. TUESDAY July 20, 1009 THEODORE W. NOYBS Editor Cqtared m mcod4-cUm mail oatter at Ul ??t offlc* at Wa?hinfton. D. 0. m stab hai ? rtplat Mi ponaa* nent Family Circulation mnoh mora than the coaMatl olrenlatton of tt? ether Washington datllN. As a Wewe ?. and Advertising Medium It haa no competitor. K7Zn order to avoid ddayi oa nooomnt of paraonal absenoe letters to III STAB should not ba addressed to any Individual connected with tha ofltae, bat ?Imply to TBB STAB, or to tha Bdltorlal ar Bnalnaao Dapartment, aoeordlag to tenor or purpoae. The Next House. The democrats arc building high hopes on the next Houof. Their calculation is ?that the republican divisions created by the revision of the tariff" will show in the campaigns of next year. Heartened thus, they have already perfected their organization, and are going to work at once. This is good politics. Suppose there Is an element of bluff in the early demon stration. Bluff is better than inertia. It lis a sign of spirit. And nothing of value is accomplished without a show of spirit. Fifteen years ago the democrats lost to the republicans in the contest for the Fifty-fourth House, and nave shown nothing but defeat since. They have reg ularly come forward with their candi dates and their platforms, only to be dished at the polls. They have not lacked energy, nor capable management. The congressional committees have been well handled. First there was the prom ise <jf Mr. nailey for Speaker; then of Air. Richardson, tnen of John Sharp Williams. But the country would not respond with a democratic House. Now the promise is of Mr. dark for Speaker, with Mr. t'nderwood for chairman of ways and means. The selection of Mr. Lloyd of Missouri lo campaign manager, with Mr. Dixon of ^Indiana as secretary of the committee, is recognition of the territory where the bat tie is to be fought. Promise of democratic gains as the case now stands Is in the miuule states and the .middle west. Re publican protest against the Senate's tariff policy has been strongest there. Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Wis consin, Minnesota and Idaho have figured prominently in the so-eallcd insurgent movement both in the House and Senate, and the democratic calculation is that even if the President puts a strong touch on the tariff the situation in those states will be unsatisfactory to the people. The south, as usual, will require no at tention from the democrats. No votes will be lost to the party as the result of protection sentiments proclaimed by | southern men at this session of Congress.1 If here and there a democrat loses hisi appeal for renomination, another demo crat will win, and be elected. It is to be observed that the commit tee has elected a treasurer. That means that campaign contributions are expected. The democrats have at times been in easier financial circumstances than at others, but it is to be doubted if they have ever been absolutely empty-handed. What the harvest of shekels will be next year Is a question. It depends a good deal upon the aspect of things when the campaign opens. The Flying Machine. It was somewhat significant that on the day that Hubert Latham failed to cross the English channel with his monoplane Orville Wright should have made the best flights of the present series of preliminary trials at Fort Myer with the biplane. The slowness of the Wrights to reach the p<>lni or actual ontial testing has un doubtedly caused some Impatience In the American public tdfod, but this has not been an entirely warranted feeling. Inas much as these tests are the most import ant that the Wrights have undertaken in J his country and in a measure mark the turning point In the career of this partic ular device. That the Wright brothers can maintain themselves with a heavier than-air machine has been well proved both liere and In Europe, and it now only remains for them to demonstrate their ability to make a certain speed over a measured course across country. The ma chine is apparently capable of the re quired speed and the question chiefly at issue is whether it is possible to propel the nia.hme over the set distance in ac tual reconnoitering conditions. The aero plane, whatever the type, cannot be re garded as a demonstrated success until it ? is sent over unknown ground, with all its irregularities. Latham's failure to cross the channel is explained by the fact that his motor "died." This is what happened to the Wright machine a short time ago when it came to the around and was damaged. Necessarily in the machine that carries no gas and has, therefore, no power of maintenance in the air when its propel lers are not 1n motion, everything depends upon the motive mechanism. The pub Mo will not have unbounded faith in the heavier-than-air device until it Is proved beyond question that the gasoline engine can be trusted within Its known limits of apeed and life and within the limits of iuel supply to continue in action with suf ficient power to overcome the force of gravity. Until that is proved?and there is no present reason to question that It will be proved?there will be more faith in the dirigible as a safe, though less spectacular, method of aerial navigation. The next step in aeiopiane experimenta tion will protably be the conducting of "reliability run:-," which will do for the air craft what they have done for the automobile in developing weak parts and pointing a way to fhelr correction. At this time of year many people should be thankful that there are cities to which tl.i^y can go and escape the noises of a summer resort. Plow Pits and Urban Limits. In the consideration of the question of the North Capitol street plow pit, the re moval of which north of T street is now proposed, it Is to be borne In mind that the legal exclusion of the overhead trolley was originally only from the area of Washington lying within the old "city limits." As a matter of fact, none of the street railway companies Insisted upon a strict construction in this matter, and in practically all the cases of underground construction with overhead wire terminals the conduits were run' beyond the old boundary line. The North Capitol street plow pit is at present nearly three-quar ters of a mile beyond Florida avenue. The Fcklngton plow pit is at a slightly greater distance. The 14th street line runs to fully a mHe and a half beyond Florida avenue by conduit construction, while the ' aame road carries its cars to Rock Creek bridge by ;he underground method of con duction. aijout a mile beyond the bound ary. Thus the general policy*of both the roads and the city has been to disre gard the point originally set as a legal limit of the overhead trolley. ?m us s;uutiing grievances o? the people of Washington against the law making power is that it refuses or neg lects formally to eliminate the ancient "city limits," the maintenance of which operates in many cases to the disadvan tage of both urban and suburban resi dents. In the North Capi'.ol street case, however, there is no such consideration, in asmuch as there is in effect a statute which limits the life of the overhead ' trolley on that street to the date when | the street is paved throughout its length. Thus the absolutely sure way to eliminate the trolley from that thoroughfare is to | pave it. Whether anything material will be gained by shifting the plow pit to the i north side of T street remains for con sideration, and on this point the public hearing which is to be held will probably i he of value as disclosing the exact con I ditlons. ft Is to be hoped that in a few years there will be 110 overhead lines in any part of the District of a suburban char acter. There are lines, leading to distant t resort points, which can be safely main tained on the overhead basis for probably years to come, but the routes which fur nish transportation to a residential popu lation should be brought as rapidly as possible to the conduit construction basis regardless of whether they run through the legal "city" or not. Possibly the rule obtaining in the North Capitol street case Is as good as any other, that is to make the life of the overhead line contingent upon the paving of the street. When a thoroughfare has reached the point of im portance warranting asphalting its occu pants are entitled to the continuous trac tion service Insured by an unbroken con duit connection with the city. Lord Roberts' Bill. Lord Roberts is continuing In his role of alarmist by introducing in the house of lords a bill providing for the com pulsory service in tlie territorial army of all male c'.tlzcns between the ages of eighteen and thirty. In introducing the bll> "Bob*" painted a gloomy picture of the Erglish defenses and the dangers confrr-riting ti t. empire. lie denounced the present ri.'litarv policy as a "willful gamble with the safety of the country an.l the empire." Lord Roberts is proceeding in this cam paign to lnif.ro\e the military position of Great Britain upon the basis of a life time cf experience in the Held. He knows what constitutes a good army as well &s any ether Englishman living, perhaps better than pny other. He knows what goes ?c make the reliable trainer! soldier, the man who can march rapidly, obey orders intelligently, endure privations un complainingly and shoot straight. He gave a demonstration during the Boer war of what Is necessary to create an army In the. Held, and It was thought then that the exhibition of the English needs would suffice to solve all the prob lems inen presented. But for some ren son or combination of reasons not ful.y comprehensible on this side these lessons have been neglected and the English atnry In both quantity and quality is undoubtedly below the standard of re quirements. Tne mere fact that Lord Huberts is corinantly dwelling upo'. this j.oint in an effort to arouse the govern ment at Landtn to a< tion is suffk-.etti pi oof in the ?yes of foreigners that tiic s.tuation is scrfous. A compulsoiy service law such as Lord Huberts njw proposes is not likely to be adopfed uuli.is the English people be come very much more frightened titan they are today. It appears in the terms of this bill to apply directly to the ter ritories or, it may be assumed, the ttloniee, and not to the British Isles themselves. Nevertheless the suggestion of compulsory enlistment Is obnoxious to the average Englishman, who, despite his dread of German invasion, cannot tolerate th?j thought of the adoption of Germ in military me?l cos. It Is easy to see that the anti-militarisin sentiment will be strongly awakened by Lord Roberts' proposition and that the cry will be rais ed that it is but the first step toward compulsory mu.tary service in the islands as veil as in the colonies. Latham. M. Latham failed, and upon relanding in France was all but smothered with congratulations on his courage. Sup pose he had succeeded, and alighting I on English soil have turned, smiling, to the bystanders for congratulations. What would have been his reception? The Englishman admires courage and con trivance in a man. but the idea of the invasion of his tight little island has so j long annoyed him that even one visitor dropping down from a flight in a machine expressing a new use of the air might give the natives an uncomfortable turn. Still such a visitor is to be expected in the near future. If a pitched battle could be arranged with the boll-weevil the brown-tailed moth, the mosquito and the rat could be made participants to a finish, science might confidently undertake to deal with the survivor. There are fears that prohibition laws will merely operate in the establishment of lucrative monopolies for.moonshiners. But most people who have tasted moon i shine whisky will regard it as an exeel j lent argument for prohibition. The things that are being written about Mr. Aldrich are not uniformly complimen tary. But the chances are that he is too busy at present to keep a scrapbook. Some of the alimony allowances are sig nificant Indications of the net earning capacity of various long-established in dustrlee. Medical authorities have not contra dicted that Africa's "sleeping sickness" would not have the nerve to attack ."a ? human alarm clock." The fact that Mr. Taft never assumes i to wield a "big stick" does not prevent I the realization that he has a veto in easy reach in case of emergency. # Stages in the Park. j A wise regulation at present excludes i the large sight-seeing automobiles which i infesl the streets of Washington from Rock Creek Park, owing to the de structive effect they have upon the roads. Thus unless a person is fond of walking or has a private vehicle or can hire a public one the park i? an unknown ter ritory, even disregarding the distance be tween the ends of the car lines and its boundaries. In other cities stage lines are maintained through the large pleasure parks. The old Central Park stase line has brought the beauties of that reserva I tion Into the view of many thousands j of visitors to New York. In, Fairmount ' Park. Philadelphia, similar vehicles are j maintained. In Druid Hill Park, Baltl j more, facilities are provided for travers I ins the area. But in Washington tnere is no established line. While the authorities are considering the question of procuring the extension of tlie car lines to the park boundaries, they might profitably look into the mat ter of a park observation service, op erated either by the District or by a pri vate concern securing the concession under carefully drawn conditions. It is probable that if this privilege were offered there would be numerous bidders for it. At a low rate of fare, not to exceed 25 cents, there would unquestionably be enough traffic, especially if the car lines were extended, to make a profit to the holder of the coucumuou. Indeed, it v> vuld not be necessary to wait for the extension of the .-ar lines if these stages were put into service, for the latter could be start ed from the present ends, of the tracks as well as from the boundaries of the park. Coaches of this character would be heavily patron'zed by family partiea intent upon picnicking ip the park, now compelled to walk long distances from the boundaries to their favorite grounds, often heavily burdened with baskets. A well maintained stage line through out Rock Creek Park, traversing all the roads and thereby reaching the points of attraction, would make of this reserva tion one of the chief objectives for all tourists coming to the city. They would carr> away with them an impression of one of the most beautiful reservations maintained in the United States. Rock Creek Park would become famous throughout the country. The stage ride through the park would add greatly to tlu* pleasure of a visit to Washington without increasing the expense to any appreciable degree. The District cannot afford to neglect any opportunity to set forth its attractions before all comers, whatever the state of their purse. The King of England has no yeto, but he exerts an authority over the style of men's attire that is sufficiently complete to satisfy the most arbitiaiy disposition. A London newspaper referred to our glorious fourth of July with sarcastic quotation marks at each end of the ?'glorious.1' Some people are never con tent to let bygones be bygones. | | Mr. Bryan does not take pains to em bellish his recommendations of popular elections for senators with the effulgent rhetoric which graced his views on tree silver. The idea of setting "Trilby'' to music I is now being considered in New York. There is evidently to be no end to the I sufferings of that ill-fated heroine. j Standard oil interests continue to ex pand with a frankness that indicates courageous readiness to meet a tax on all kinds of net earrfings. Imitation butter should not be called "petrol."' "Rutteroleum" would b* just as significant and more euphonious. Evelyn Thaw's experience in giving testimony seems almost sufficient to put her in the expert witness class. SHOOTING STARS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. More Information for Rollo. "Father." said little Rollo, "what is appendicitis?"' "My son,"' answered the cynical parent, I "appendicitis is something that enables fa good doctor to open up a man s anato mv and remove his entire bank account. i "Some o* de m^n dat I hears indignatin' j 'bout Wall street." sa'd Uncle Kben. "has had personal experiences dat intltles dem to speak wif feelln'. Dey "minds me of ! de boy dat went after honey in a hor net's nest an' got stune." Fanciful Creations. What,strange impressions oft one gleans Of Aiildren with odd ways and looks; Their clothes des'gned from magazines. Their names picked out of story books. An Offended Artist. "There's no use o* talkin'," said Farm er Corntossel as he sat down on the hors? trough. "I can't git along with some o* these here summer guests." "What's the trouble?" "I have jes' been lectured by that good-!ookin' young woman with glasses fur sp'ilin' the color scheme of the gar den by puttin' paris green on the vege tables." A Minifying Estimate. . "Does your son know the value of a dollar?" "Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox, "he has some idea of tt. lie knows better, than to invite the s^orn of the waiter at whose table he dines by offering him one as a tip-" A Constituent's Ultimatum. When our candidate visits Swamp Center He needn't come 'round shakin' hands An' say he's the boss clrcumventer Of plots that the grafter expands. "His theories needn't go deeper. If only this much he -will tell: Kin we buy what we need any cheape. An' boost what we're try in' to sell? He needn't ba kissin' the babies And askin' cacli "How is your health?" Nor figure with "ifs," "buts" an' "may be's" The world's distribution of wealth. If he wants to hold down certain rumors That threaten to damage his boom. He must help us skin other consumers But go slow on the things we consume. "The Human Boy." l'roiu the Philadelphia Lodger. Even if it is his privilege to sit upon a "peacock throne' ablaze with jewels, and possess a museum full of mechanical canarv birds, alarm clocks, talking ma chines and bicycles, the poor little Ahmed Mirza, who lias just been created Shah of Persia at the advanced age of twelve, does not seem to think that his P?8)" tion is very much fun. Mark Twain s story, "The Prince and the Pauper, shows how. in spite of the hard knocks and blows, the young Prince Edward es caped a deal of worriment owing to his pxchange of costume with the little street waif; arid the ragamuffin In his turn , found that his rat-haunted attic in the tenement close was a home more to his ! liking than the palace of the splenetic ; and tyrannous King Henry. i i Courtesy Toward the Public. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The head of the English post office de nartment makes a personal appeal to his mvriad of subordinates to improve their manners. He suggests that in their treatment of the public courtesy and con sideration would be merits well worth cultivation. It was many years* ago that an American railroad king was alleged to have adopted as his business slogan this bon mot' "The public be blanked." Fol lowers of his in more recent times have ! embodied the same thoi^iit in slightly less offensive form. But the habit is ; dvinK out. The people who control and support both governmental and private agencies for tlieir welfare are coming into their own. They are treated with less contempt than formerly. They are still burdened with the various oppressive devices calculated to increase the profits of thoc? who should minister to theii well-being, but on the side merely of the personal amenities there has been a \ast improvement. Travel Cure for Old Age. Fmni the New York Evening Pont. Long before Metchnikoff had diagnosed old age as a disease the epigrammatists had labeled it as a bad habit. But mod est science, as usual, gave more hope than arrogant wit. From our diseases hvglene and medication may conceivably relieve us, whereas our habits are too often our masters and decline to be ex orcised One may acquire a liking foi sour milk, with its beneficent microbes, more easily than one may straighten shoulders once rounded. Happily, the remedy for both the malady and habit of old age lias been discovered. You have onlv to take an Atlantic liner, or halt In any of the tourist caravansaries from London to Assuan, to see throngs of happy patients complacently taking the travel treatment. Before it old age has retreated, and 'takes its last stand among the sedentary, the unenterprising and the pooi. = HOUSE & HERRMANN We close at 5; Saturdays at 1 p m. ? It Pays to Own a Good ref?fcDnfo^f?) TIip hot weather may have de veloped defects in your old refrig erator or you may have put off buying a new one until now. In either rase we ask only a careful inspection of our REFRIGERATOR stock to convince you that money can be saved in buying her*3, and tfie absolute Reliability of our Re frigerators makes them a good in vestment. Every.hing built in Refrigerators, big or little, and every one guar anteed to give satisfaction. When in Doubt, Buy of House & Herrmann, 7th and I (Eye) Sts. N.W. LIBERA I* CREDIT TERMS. t??iin??8????in:;??????n:???mi I Barber & Ross. Alcohol Stoves ?Very convenient, absolutely safe and economical. 25c to $14. Alcohol Stoves arc much in use these days. They are indispensable in the nursery or sick room. Also useful.in the home kitchen?for pleasure yachts or launches or on the train. Just the thing for your seaside or coun try cottage. They are safe, econom ical and convenient. Barber & Ross, 11th & G Sts. * t 1 I Noteble i V 3? It 24 s I % I I % II i ? 'K * JS'J E talk quality? and while you pay no more for our Coffees than for others, there's a superiority of flavor noticeable at once about them. They're Flame Roasted Fresh Daily iiere on the prem ises. The beans selected from the prime growth. Goods shipped everywhere. Out-of-town business featured. s Browning & I 'h Hi I Middleton, Inc., 1 ? Wholesale and Retail ? Grocers. Coffee Roasters and Liquor Dealers, Ave N f>h<,nP M. .nVC.i^l.VV ?9 704S-7044. & I % s? ITake Aloogl Fountain Pens, 6oc to Sio. ?a good Fountain Pen when leaving for your vacation.. We sell leading makes at manufac turers' prices. SPE CIAL: Carey's $1 Ft. Pens, 60s-. ' ? 'arey's .*4 New Mon areb. $2. I Ogram's Gift Store, ? Cor. Pa. Ave. and 13th St. Next to Ogram's Drug Store. X J.v20-tu.th.sa.2S *? &?$ ift ?S? ?Ta ?g* (E7-300 1-lb. loaves to the barrel. 0R1A1 LEND Is tine BEST! j Flourj for bread, for rolls, for biscuits, for cakes, for pastries. AT YOUR GROCER'S. B. B. Earnshaw& Bro. Wholesalers, ?< ???? A THAT'S A BEAUTY May N> Itail hero nt n moat modest priee. Thi- line anticipate* eror.v faney. B<f>t c>u Htruetion. Full llue of DeliTerv Wa^on^. 'T F ?01100- Carriage 4?4-4tWPa.av.n.w. 1 il .Co II tmiittg, Repository, Phone M. 27. I ii-'VlUt" Close 5 P-m. tomorrow TNTTMI 8th St. ft Pa. Ave. THE SUSY CORNER Close 5 P-ni. tomorrow The following items show what has happened to prices in the instance of all summer goods: for I i * * | i i DIES X & i Worth $15 to $25 All tht best styles. AH tlie best colors. Really the best values the clearance sale has presented in our Ready-to-Wear Section. Each garment is priced at lees than cost today of materials. There's something for every one. Over 1,000 garments included in the sale tomorrow, and about 100 stj-les. Be quick, for clearance, bargains mean quick sales.?Second Floor. I z t v 1 Window screens J Madras portieres i 89c couch covers 19c ?= n All of our special 25c Screens, with wood frame and steel slides; 1* inches high, with 553-Inch ex tension. Reduced for one day clearance to 19c each.?Third Floor. strip ?= Strips or half pairs of 75c a pair Madras Portieres. Cross striped effects. Full length and width. Colors are red and green. ?Third Floor. r 69c ?= Made of good quality heavy tan material with white, green, red or blue stripes. A perfect imitation of all pure linen covers: 50 inches wide; .1 yards long; fringed all around; very durable ?Third Floor. Clearance sale undermuslins Reduced to 44e and Look at them?examine the quality of material?the careful way of making and the dainty trimmings, and you'll realize that the savings are a third at least! All sizes?and many styles to select from: 20 styles Corset Covers of plain and cross-barred muslin, trimmed In embroidery, Val and cotton torchon laces. 10 styles Drawers with flare ruffle, lace and embroidery trimmed. 10 styles Gowns, round neck trim med with lace or embroidery edge or high neck with tucks and embroid ery trimming. Pink Batiste Shirt Waist Slip5, long sleeves. Sale Second Floor ?S. Kann, Sons & Co. 25 styles Gowns of cross-barred muslin or plain nainsook; deep yokes of la.ce and embroidery: some with heavy eluny lace trimming. 15 styles Long Petticoats with deep flounces, finished with laces and embroideries, lo styles Muslin Draw ers, plain and cross-barred, trimmed in lace and embroidery. 10 styles Corset Covers, plain nainsook or cross-barred muslin. d?ep yokes in diamond or Vandyke medallions, with tucks. J I t t v t Clearance white goods Kinds for frocks, waists or undermusllns, all at money-saving clearance prices: MERCERIZED LINGERIE 40-INCH BATISTE; a real l| r sheer fabric worth 20c a yard. On sale tomorrow at 11 JL 734c SNOWFLAKE WHITE VOILE: something new, and worth 15c a yard. Tomorrow for and SILK-FINISH NAINSOOK: 36 Inches wide: 12-yard piecea. BA I worth $1.80. On sale tomorrow, a piece u First Floor?S. Kann. Sons &. Co. $1.50 Corsets, $ 89c ?= -? I Only 12 pairs. These **R. A G." Corsets are made of fine coutli and batiste in medium long-walsted effect. Soiled from having l?een han dled, but otherwise as sood as new. ?Second Floor. X * i f t V I V <? 5: Clearance off siflk mraDxed roiuglhi pongee r ?= It is a 50c material. Through a very foruntate purchase we have been able to sell It for some time at 39c a yard. Tomorrow, as a special clear ance Inducement, we offer It at 20c yard. Lot includes a goou line of shades, including old rose and wistaria, In goodly quantity. ALSO at this price a small lot of 50c Fancy Woven Striped Silk-mixed Wash Goods. NONE ON MAIL ORDERS. PHONE ORDERS OR C. O. D. First Floor?Wash Goods. $2.5? white canvas pitainnips ? ==r? ?= I =? ? About yflO pairs to be closed out at this new and extremely low price. All ankle-strap styles. All sizes and widths to start with, but not many of any size. Made on a neat last. Pumps have covered Cuban heels. $1.19 to $1.50 barefoot sandals, Sizes 3 to 8 75c Sizes 8% to 2 c Plentj- yet, but not for long. All sizes from infante' to women's. And all sizes at the one price. This was the most fortunate purchase of San dals we ever made. Buyers are eager for them. Every pair guaranteed ? Second Floor. Shirt waist boxes, ?= $2.49> ?= ? Reduced from $3.08. We've but ten of them. T.arge size, covere.. with best quality white Japanese matting. Slightly defective.?Third Floor. and $1.25 lawn settees 69c Folding I.aT\n Settees Uprights painted red,or green. 3 feet long. Strung and durable!-?ith floor. UntrSmined hats reduced from 89c up to $1.50 39c H $ <? y ?= 4 Real stylish Straw Hats that will trim up well. BLACK ONLY. ' Choice of milan?chip and nea politan braids in mushroom, straight rim and the very stun ning roll brim. A large "ribbon bow would really suffice as trimming, and see what a real serviceable pretty hat would be the result of the ex penditure of a small sum.?Second Floor?Millinery Section. t t 50c and 75c hose,: 1 25c 3A1 ?= Clearing out a big lot of Women's Imported Lis.le Thread Ho;-iery of exceptional quality, in black and colors. wKh hand - embroidered fronts, at 25c a pair. -0O0 ALSO a lot of finer qualities, Sl.OO. $1.25 and- *1.50 kinds, with hand-embroi dered fronts, at. pair...... First Floor? Bargain Tables. i t Y v T i X UMBRELLAS i >$ @ 98c values up to By far the best we've had in months at"the price. Made of the the very finest quality of piece d>y?d. Union taffeta. Boxwood handles in crooked styles for men. and> novelty princess sticks for women. Mens umbrellas. incl.es. Women's, incites. AH have cases and-tassels to matc'.J. - First Floor. Bargain Table?. f % t