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WATERS STEPS DOWN
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Gives Up Post as Superintendent
of Salaries.
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WILL TAKE SMALLER JOB
Illness Causes Him to Seek Trans-!
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fer to Denver.
HE BECOMES CITY INSPECTOR
Changes in Post Office Department.
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Promotions. Dismissals. Demotions
*n-i ?ointments.
?'hrtn=es in the Post Office Department,
especially in the force of post office in-i
spectors. were ordered by Postmaster
tiereral Hitwheock before he left the city '
last night on his flying trip to Europe.
Charles M Waters, who succeeded'
Oecrge Beavers as superintendent of the
division of salaries and allowances, at a
salary of M.OOlt per annum, is transferred
to the position of post office inspector
at fj,too per annum, at Denver.
Col.
Assigned to Denver.
Mr. Waters will become city inspector ;
t Denver. Col. The signment was :
made at Mr. t\ aters' ow n request.
Mr. Waters has been ill for several
months. Mis physician advised him that:
h:s reccvery depended on a change of
Climate from Washington to Colorado. !
Mr Waters has been connected with
the Post Office Department for many
years. H?- entered the service as a clrrk
in the post office at Denvei October I.
at a salary of $700 per annum, and
has served continuously since that time,
in the Denver post offi 'e lie served successive.!;.
as clerk, superintendent of registry.
cashier and bookkeeper and superintendent
of the money order division.
lie was made a post office inspector in
November. !<!*>, and appointed post office
inspector in charge of the Denver div.sion
in ivp. He was transferred to the
position cf city inspector. New York city.
November. I'.Mt. and was made an assistant
superintendent of the divis7on of
salaries and allowances July 1. lO'il. On
Januaiv 1. l'.t"?4. he became superintendent
of the division of salaries and allowances.
Mr. Waters v.as one of the corps of inspectors
who served in t'uba. The present
condition of 1 is health is due in part
to the effect of his service in the tropics.
He was born in Oneida county, N. Y.,
April ?. !% '<
Reductions and Dismissals.
The fol'owing post office inspectors were
ordered reduced, effective July 15: John
D. Sullivan, from $*J.4O0 to Sl.tlOO, with
per die in. \ice Eugene Parsell; William '
1.. Reid. from $1,800 with per diem to
$1,000 with per diem, vice J. E- Robert.-on:
Charles H. Pendleton, from $1,800
with per diem to $1.60? with per diem,
vice J P. Clum and Arthur B. Smith,
from $!,?*> with per diem, to $l,20o with
per diem, vice G. A. Harris.
David M. Harshberger. inspector, at
$1,400 and per diem, was removed, to
t^ke effect July 14. Robert E. Barry and
Eugene Parsell. Inspectors at ll.Uoo and
per diem, also were dropped from the
rolls, the former from June 3t?, the latter
from July 14.
Promotions for Inspectors.
The following promotions of post office
inspectors were ordered, effective July 15:
From $1.^00 per annum, with per diem
of $4. to $1,4*M>. with per diem of S4:
t'harles F. Bean, vice A. C. Helmer;
Francis A. Butler, vice M. O. Halverstadt:
toontague H. Chase, vice B. R.
Burr; George R. Cellar, vice J. \V. Welhorn;
Edw. W. Chatterton. vice W. F?
Heck; Cyrus M. Dunn, vice W. F. Cleary;
Max J. Forman. vice Clark Campbell;
Frank E. Fraaier, vice George Pate;
Anthony C GrefT. vice A. A. Paisley;
Harry Hadsel. vice H. \V. Robinson;
Ralph M. Hugdal. vice H. S. Grogan;
Alexander B. Hulse, vice H. G. Reese,
William E. Hurley, vice S. .V. MacSwain;
John IT. irving. vice Morgan Griswo d;
]><nis< A. Johnson, vice Omer Rhodes;
lake Jones, vice C. I,. Patterson; John
H. Lucey. vice W. M. Hughes; Walter
H. Mullen, vice L. C. Chance; Roy E.
Nelson. vice A. A. Nichols; Charles S.
Ranger, vice George Daniel: Hinah B.
Reynolds, vice E. P. Smith;'Charles H.
Saffell. vice H. A. Barker; James L..
Slice, vice J. F. Elstcn; Robert I. StocKinger.
vice F. W. Smith; Frank M. Trout,
vice J. P. Fogarty. and Thomas E. Wall,
vice D. M. Harsh be ger.
From tl.Ht and $4 per diem to $1,000
and *4 per diem, effective July 1~?: Harry
A. Barber, vice T. H. Fuller: Devi C.
?*hance. vice F. P. Roberts; William F.
'leary. vice G. T. Gou'd: Maurice O. Halv-rstadr,
vice A. S. Tallman; Arthur C.
Hehner. vice Emmcns Rolfe; Wirt M.
Hughes, vice G. H. Christian: S. A. Mac- i
c i~ - o D ii . 4 A
on did. > i' c o. r>. L/rua11 , .\i imui iiitiinls.
vice A. P. Frederick: Albert A. Paisley.
vice 31. de la Montanya: Clayton L.
Patterson, vice A. B. Smith: .George Pate,
v K e A. R. Burr; Horace G. Reese. vice
\V. E. Greenaway; Harry >?. Robinson,
vice G. T. H. Blrdseye; Frank W. 8mith.
vl e R. ('. Bannerman: John \V. Welborn.
vice D. F. Dolan.
Frcro HXtn acd St per diem to Sl.StW)
and St per diem?George F. H. Blrdseye.
\he C. H. Pendleton; William E. Greenaway,
vice W. Maxwell; James B. Robertson.
vice \\. L. Reid.
From S-_'.J.V? to George G. Kimball.
vice W. M. Ketcham; Frank R. Barclay.
vice J. D. Sullivan.
From S-Jjioo to Thomas M. Reddy.
vice W. T. Sullivan: Frank F. Sharon,
vice G. G. Kimball: George A. Leonard,
vice J. K. Bennett.
From S1,-S*> and $4 per diem to
George Daniel, vice F. R. Barclay.
From SI.4< At and $4 per diem to $*J,000?
Jesse F. Elston. vice F. F Sharon; Morgan
Griswold, vice G. A. Leonard.
From Sl.^-d and $4 per diem to SJ.OOd?
Frederick W. Reuter. vice T. M. Reddy;
Charles E. Driggs, vice C. A. Macomlc.
Appointed on probation at SI,200 and
$4 per diem: Robert H. Aldous. vice F.
W Reutes; C. A. A. Bioebaum. vice
J. I- Stice; Wrightson Chambers, vice C.
E. Driggs; William A. Golden, vice A.
B. Hulse: Raymond Gray, yice C. S.
Ranger: Thomas W. Naylor, vice D. C.
Hudson: Thomas G. Rowan, vice H. C.
Haynes; Charles M. Setzer, vice H. Hadsel
Other Changes Made.
Other changes in the roster of the
department were ordered, as follows:
Appointments?John P. Quill. District
of Columbia, as clerk for three
months, at ftMNi a year, painter, vice
Miss Ruth K. Herriott. resigned; Frank
A. Lynch. Massachusetts. fl.'JOO. vice
Lillian Linklns, resigned: Helen A.
Hammerley, Virginia, for three months,
at a year.
Reduction?Frank M. Hamilton. In
diana. post office inspector at >U.4<m?,
to and $4 per diem, vice Robert
E. Barry, dropped from rolls; effective
August 1.
Resigned?John B. Sanders. Sou ttf
Carolina, laborer. JDbo.
Transfer?t'harles M Waters of Colorado.
superintendent division of salaries
and allowances, at $4.?H??t. appointed
post office inspector, at #?.*?mi, vice
Frank M. Hamilton, reduced; effective
August 1.
Promotions?Neal N. Herndon, Alabama,
from JHUP to ll.OHO, office first
assistant postmaster general, vice Chester
W. Kldredge. resigned; effective
July l'j; Frank A. Hornady. Texas,
from (l.fWNi to tl.fWNi. vice John M.
Groff, resigned; J. "Edwin Nell. PennsylAania.
$1.20o t? f 1,40ft, vice C. A. Enslow.
resigned.
Ship 2.000.000 Founds of Frnit.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. July n._The
largest day's shipment of fruit ever sent
from the Sacramento valley msa? dispatched
yesterday, when seventy-five
i a; * of pears and plums left for points
in Canada and eastern sections of the
I'nite.J State.*. There were nearly.2,00tfc<? ?
pounds of fruit in the cars.
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| LAST .
:: I
|" Corylopsis of Japan 1 I
iilRJr 10c
Y 11 A hi|rh-*rade preparation J T
Y ii made to sell for I'-V. Every i 1
Y (i woman knows i<at superiority. I I
J '!
I ii Fancy Got*
5 " Handsome Round I,ace Col- i I.o
Y tars; made of heavy vcnlse ; ent
> ii and Plauen lace. Ree- Ciftr* k!;\l
6 ord Sate price 5WC buoj
X Women's White Satin-horder j blacl
X I, and I.ace - border Handker- l,o
O chiefs: in neat hem- oiset
?S? stitched stvt??. r?c value. t /J>r n?tu
? <\ :: for s'on
1EMBROI
%
I Actual 29c and 39c \
| Choice of wide flour
x all-over embroiderie:
| corset cover patterns
% Here's an embroidery bargaii
$ nomenal offerings recently advert
Y strictly fine qualities?sheer, firm
j* the most artistic s?>rt. Designed
j* effects. Yard, i^c.
?:
& Table of Si.oo and Si.50 ;
Embroideries, from is to I." inches ^
? wide: choice of ail-overs.
y waist fronting* and
flouncing*; in the hand'?
somest designs produced Q-*' ^ VS^.
? this season
j* Table of Pretty Cambric
X Embroideries worth tt /
? 13c and lik: all the W' jj /
wanted widths in edges {TV) fl.
* and insertions: over
fifty new patterns
fi2^c co:
S Three startling specials to cn
J on the last day of the .Record Salt
? English Batiste. 1
I Corded-stri
t *-? .-r < < j f a
? tteautuui ngurea anu nowcn
X tiest materials ever sold for i2j/>
r sented this summer for saving m
? for Thursday's Record Sale, yar
| Record Sale of
| Bedspreads.
f One-third and More
I Under Price.
& These are Heavy Crocheted Spreads,
& full size and finished with neat pearl
y hems. Patterns are artistic and well
y defined, closely imitating the Marsetiles
effects. Three lots.
:: si-oo ^
;; Bedspreads . . .
I $1.25
Bedspreads . . . OVC
|| Bedspreads . . . 9SC
BOMBSFROMAIRSHIP:
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ta
Glenn Curtiss Demonstrates!^
i fU
Possibilities of Warfare. i\
"i
FEATURE OF'AVIATION MEET ?
P<
tl
Oranges. Representing Explosives,
Planted in Close Proximity to
"the Enemy's" Vessels.
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ATLANTIC CITY. July 13.?Glenn H. s<
Cur ties dominated the closing day of the p
Atlantic City aviation meet. Flying at a al
height of 400 feet and traveling at a j
maximum speed of forty miles an hour, ol
he played a war game that thrilled a tl
great audience. He carried oranges as pi
bombs." A sixteen-foot lifeboat, manned
by scarlet-coated guards, and a ?
group of photographers that had followed
him out as far as they could go, j
with their cameras, formed his targets.
A fleet of yachts dancfng half a mile
out was to have shared his attention, but
the fear of accident to some passenger
aboard them deterred him from doing tl
more than tossing one orange at this t,
"enemy" as a warning "shot across his
bows." g(
The flrst bomb cast at the lifeboat fell p,
within twenty feet of it, and before the r<
spray had been swept away Curtlss was dj
out of all but rifle range, and to a rifle
he woud have offered about as good a
target as a gull.
r<
But Fifteen Feet Away. t,
On the second circle Curtiss dropped tl
another bomb that fell about fifteen feet
on the otlver side of the boat, whose tl
location had been changed materially. tl
A third bomb on the tnira circle came ?
within ten feet, and Curtiss swooped tl
away down the beach to "attack
troops" represented by the photographers.
The bomb thrown at them was
swept a dozen feet out of plumb by the j
momentum of the biplane, but it fell so
close that the photographers were splattered
as the orange was dashed to a
pulp on the beach. f
On a second round Curtiss threw three ^
more bombs at the lifeboat, and worked g
in so close to his mark that the last shot d
s'ruck within three feet of the boat. t
Gen. William Allen Jones, retired, for- w
inerly of the United States Engineer
Corps, who is an advocate of aeroplanes c
for coast defense, stated after the trials o
his belief that the air machine has s
proved its efficacy.
"The armored battleship is approach- B
ing its last days as an engine of attack s
against a city or country guarded by ,
aeroplanes," he said. "Glenn Curtiss or 1
any other expert aviator oould drop high t
explosives on the decks or down the funnels
of a warship as easily as Curtiss to- .
! dav tossed oranges within a few (eet of ?
I the yacht. * j]
Protection to Coast Cities.
"1 believe a fleet of a score of air machines
would absolutely protect any coast {j
city. A night flight by such a fleet would p
not only probably demolish an entire fleet t
of battleships, but could also demoralise b
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I
AMD JB
Store hours 8 to 5 o'clocl
Open until 9 p.m. on Saturday for th
convenience of those of our patrons wh
arc unable to shop earlier: for whic
service we give our employes a half hot
day in each week.
ids at Record Pro
t of ."We. High-grade Pat- | $1.00
Leather Belts, in six new j Veils, witt
?s. l.arge gilt or black also Black
:les: some with gilt All are iy
a la; re<}. white and The popi
k AOt* made of f
t of I'-clasp Short Cham- teria!. v\l
te Gloves: in white and rached; lip
lal: perfect imita- lavender,
of chamois A??v i black
TOE? ID IT TG^
JLyiDliDliiiCj^
\
alues,
icings,
s and (gj/ \[j
9 9
n that outshines even our pheised.
The assortment contains
swfss grounds and patterns of
in rich scroll, eyelet and floral
Record Sale of Embroidery
Edges and Insertions: pi
worth up to lt?c: firm, slieer
grounds, showing unusually
elaborate designs. Yard
Big bargain table of
Laces, worth up to 10c; choice ??,
of Ruby Vals. Irish Crocheted ET fV
Ibices, Maltese Lac-es and ^TSlIv^
Linen and Cotton Torchons:
white, cream and ecru..
loHBI
nvd the Wash Goods Departmen
r%
Satin-stripe Organdy,
ipe Dimity.
ed patterns in the sheerest, dain
c. It's the best opportunity pre
onev on a cool dress. Half pric
d..' .
65c Bleached
Sheets,
39c
72x90 Size.
Double-bed Sheets made of superior
bleached cotton with fine linen finish.
Hand torn and Ironed and neatlv hem
med?3ftc.Record
sale of regular 15c Pillow
Cases in 42x36 size. The ma- ^
terial |h heavy and strong, and Of*
every case is deeply hemmed...
10c and Ut^c Yard-wide Bleached
Muslim, mill ends, but in
desirable lengths; heavy j/
smooth-finished kinds.
le prew of the attacked vessels so as to
ake them useless."
Brooklns made two spectacular flights
i his farewell to Atlantic City. The first
as the longest exhibition flight that has
sen made, lasting twenty minutes and
iking him up nearly 1,800 feet. He
>mped home from it in a way that set
le onlookers wild. He bank&i and cut
lure eights, and described "six second
rcles" with an abandon that belied his
Tectionate description of his machine as
i good old plugger." On his second flight
; came down too close to the end of the
?ach to make a landing and went out to
a again with a turn so sharp that he
inked almost within arm's reach of the
tople on the ocean pier. At the eompleon
of another circle he came home with
glide so low that he went through the
>ray of the waves.
Royal Party Makes Ascension.
DRESDEN, July 13.?Prince John George
' Saxony, brother of King Frederick Aujst,
and the princess made, an ascenon
last evening in the dirigible balloon
arseval IV. The two princes of Caserta
so were passengers. The airship, which
-rived here early in the day from BitterId
with six passengers aboard, carried
jt a series of interesting evolutions over
ie city and made an easy landing in the
resence of 10,000 spectators.
ARTHQUAXE SHAKES BAVABIA
luildings in Munich Cracked and
People Terrified.
MUNICH. Bavaria. July 13.?A sharp
irthquake was felt here at 9:45 o'clock
lis morning. The walls of several
ulldings were cracked.
The movement continued for three
>conds. thoroughly terrifying the
sople, who fled from their homes and
,>nrained in the streets long after the
isturbance had ceased.
The shock was felt also in surroundig
villages, including Garmisch. A
?pArt from Oberammergau says that
le shock was noticeable there, but
lot little damage was done. *
BERLIN, July 13.?Dispatches Irom
te Tyrol, in Austria-Hungary, - report
tat one person was killed and twenty
thers injured by an earthquake at
te village of Uttenheim today.
SAND WRECKS TRAIN.
'ireman Killed and a Dozen Persons
Injured in Indiana.
PRINCETON, Ind., July 13.-Sand
.ashed on the track by a heavy raintorm
caused the derailing yesterday of a
iouthern railway passenger train, the
eath of Fireman William Finney and
he injury of a dozen persons, all of
.horn will recover, with the possible ex
eption of Klmer Reaves, engineer. Most
>f the injuries consist of bruises and
Ught cuts.
A heavy rainstorm, which amounted
lmost to a cloudburst, washed away a
and hill on the north side of the track,
t sharp curve prevented the engineer
rom seeing the hummock of sand on the
rack.
The locomotive and the combination
aggagr and mail coach went into the
litcn. but the rest of the train remained
>n the embankment.
The proposed merging of two teleihone
companies in Portsmouth, Va.,
ias been halted by Mayor J. Davjs
teed. The mayor does not like the
erras of the merger as recommended
>y the joint ordinance embodying them.
iEST 1,
" *5 We mean to make Thur
? I tremendous business that li
p t beaten that pf last year's sj
0 ; paring Thursday's big li>t c
l first rank in value giving. 1
I Watch us break EVERY rc
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- - ^ t f t | t |(y
ces |
"hitr Wash I
1 deep lace borders; ? H
; Silk Veils. * ~
yards long. f ]
ular Middy Collars, f K HI
ine mercerized ma- J
th large at- I AgHHBH
lit blue, allee, navy, T j
"hlte *nd ZBc | (
PIIRF-IIN
I Ullb kill
Worth I
Lowest price ever quoted
conies iust when such garmci
Irish linen that has no superb
Excellently tailored in every e
with large pearl buttons. Ski
1.98
In lingerie Fabrics, Figured
I^awns and Best Binene.
\\ ide assortment of styles, in
the handsomest dresses, made to sell
for S.TtH). The lingerie dresses are
lavishly trimmed with val laces.
The lawn dresses have Dutch necks
and are trimmed with lace and embroidery.
The linene dresses are in
several attractive models.
jEwsir
t
e
~
8%c Amoskeag
Apron Ginghams
5<?4c
Standard Fast-color Apron Ginghams(
in checks of all sizes and colors:
heavy*, long-wearing & "2 /
grade: deeply reduced for
' Thursday's Record Sale.... /TT
Regular 12t4e Yard-wide Percales,
in neat stripe.? on light *-v-J
grounds; these are the
patterns in first demand...
18x38 Fnion Huck Towels, with
fast-color red borders; /
usually sold for rj'^c.
Note the libecal size su"
AVIATOR FAILS; ENDS LIFE
DISCOURAGED AT INABILITY TC
MASTER FLYING ART.
"The Game Has Me Beaten," Sayi
Lieut. Pfitsner After Last
Accident.
MARBLEHEAD. Mass., July 13.?Lieut
Alexander L. Pfitsner of Budapest, Hun
gary, an aviator employed by the W
Starling Burgess Company at Plum la
land, becoming despondent because hi
felt that he could not master the art o
flying, ended his life yesterday mornlnj
by jumping from a rowboat in the har
bor.
Pfitsner. who was about thirty-flvi
years old, and formerly an officer in tin
Hungarian artillery, had completely mas
tered the construction of aeroplanes. He
had invented a monoplane. The engine
with which Glen Curtiss won the Bennet
epp at Rheims was his invention. Bu
he was unable successfully to manage hi:
air craft. After his last accident he toh
Hiliard. his fellow-aviator, that thi
"game had him beaten."
Since his last accident, Saturday, wliei
he was nearly killed, he had avoidec
every one.
j He left Plum Islaial early yesterda:
morning, going direct to one of th<
yachts In the harbor. Several hour
afterward the skiff was picked up by t
row boat from the Corinthian Yacht Ciub
well outside '-he harbor.
Note Found in Boat.
Pfitsner had disappeared. In the boa
was found itis coat and hat and a not<
which said: "Whoever finds this boa
please return to the boat livery oppositi
: the New Fountain Inn, Marblehead.
AL. L. PFITSNEK."
In the bottom of the boat was an auto
iiiatto revolver with two shells dis
charged. I'fltsner had returned to thi
camp at Plum Island one night in a tt
of despondency, with the gun in his ham
and a towel soaked with blood.
It is .thought that he had already at
tempted suicide once by shooting him
self, but had failed to inflict a serioui
wound. To make certain yesterday, it i
believed that he balanced himself 011 th>
edge of the boat, flred the revolver a
himself, and then tumbled overboard t<
drown, if the bullet failed.
The harbor was carefully patroled afte
the discovery of the skiff in the hope o
finding the body. Unless the exact plac
where he fell from the boat Is ascertains
there is small likelihood of its recovery
Pfltaner's suicide is due, according t<
his companions at Plum Islands, to t
conviction .that he was somehow physic
ally unable to attain perfect control o
an airship.
This conviction +?as been growing 01
him with every accident. Recently h
has made several nights, but not on*
without some mishap. After each one hi
lapsed into taciturnity and despondency.
Leaving a note behind him in whip
he stated that he was going to the Die
mal swamp to end his life, R. H. Parke
, of Portsmouth, Va., left home last Fri
day night and has not been seen sine*
He declared that he would be dead b
9:30 o'clock that night.
nrVVTVVVTV TVVVVVVVVVVV%^rVVV>
kY OF
sday the climax of the "sale to beat ;
as attended the preceding days of tl
tie of the Max Kohner stock, we havi
>f bargains. Not an item in the colle
dany articles are actually offered a
:eord tomorrow.
0HMI9HPRVII9I9IIS
BBbbMISKmUUsiMuMSUt^
IEN SUITS, I
>8 amd SUOL |
for Pure-linen Suits?and consider ti
its are most in favor. The material
>r for smart appearance and wearing
It* fail ( natc hai'A nnfrlinrl mllore 01
iiu i v Hvvwiivu vuiiui o a
rts show the most fashionable pleate
* S8.00 and $10.00 Suits, $3.45.
Record* sale of $2 Linene
Wash Skirts in white, tan, blue and
brown: five styles, including *1 /r\
full pleats, knee pleats and ^ Or
cluster pleats
j
Women's $12 Pure-linen Coat ]
Suits in both plain and rough weave*; 1
coats have notched la- 4* ? /r\Q T
pels or shawl collars; 1
skirts are 4 yds. wide ^
120(0) dozen L5n
Worth $2.00, $:
and $3.00 . . .
Handsomest styles shown thi
One unusually line model ha
with entire front embellished with
: scrolls of German val lace; othei
rich effects of plauen and val lacc
side pleated ruffles. The lot also e
with large embroidered flowers, ;
Waists. All sizes in the lot, but n
Lot of Women's *1.00 Tailored
Mannish Shirts, made of white linene
with open fronts. long
I sleeves, laundered collars
and link cuffs
$:i Black and White China Silk
Waists, in tailored effects, and Colored
Messaline Waists: ? no
both tailored and handsomely
trimmed ^
Women's 39c Kxtra-size Drawers
for stout women, made with deep
UOIIiailltiiCU a 11 u tuvnou r-? ..
lawn ruffles: sizes 25. 27 ^VC
and 29. Record price
SI.50 and S2 Kimonos and Sacques;
some slightly mussed, others in broken
sizes; made of fine lawns in go/r*
plain and flowered styles;
roll collars or Dutch necks.
Complete line of Women's and Children's
Bathing Suits and supplies.
Bathing Caps 10c to $1.00
Bathing Shoes 25c, 39c and 50c
j! Women's Bathing Suits. .$2.00 to $5.00
ilVETERAN ROUTS HIES:
e
h
> OLD CONFEDERATE SOLDIER j
SWINGS CANE VIGOROUSLY.
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J %' '-** *
J Puts to Flight Five Youths Who
Hold Him Up on the
Road.
He was old and gray, but as active
- as a cat despite his three score and
eight years, and on the lapel his
- coat he wore the bronze cross of honor ^
e of the United Confederate Veterans. h
f The venerable fighter, who gave his
f name as Theodore Carter, and his home
- i address as Richmond, had an exciting
experience with a gang of toughs out | "
a on the eastern commons last evening, j
e but he came out of the fray a victor, j 1
- notwithstanding the disparity of num- f
? bers against him and his advanced "
? years. *
t Mr. Carter wus returning over the n
t Bladensburg pike from Mount Olivet
9 cemetery, where some of his relatives 1
1 are sleeping, when he was halted by J?
e five rough-looking young fellows. One f
of them demanded the 'loan" of 10 a
i cents for a "growler" of beer.
1 "You young men should be engaged
in better business than stopping people
and demanding money for drink," the
' southern veteran exclaimed. o
9 "Aw. don't git gay wid us," responded v
s the spokesman of the toughs, "or we'll
i stand yer on yer head."
a
Hostilities Begin. v
Carter leaned on ills cane and in a J
tone of contempt said: p
1 "Begone out of this or 1 will break t
9 some of your rascally heads."
1 "Aw, ye will, will ye?" said the leader j v
9 of the gang, advancing on t the old man t
threateningly, withuhis fists doubled for a
action. His companions also began to
- close in on the veteran. 4
"Come on, you rascals," exclaimed *
^ Carter. "It's one of 'Jeb' Stuart's troopj
ers you've got before you."
The former cavalryman raised his stout
- cane to the position of "head parry," and
- as the leader of the gang came closer (
a he swung' the cane with a swishing
s sound, and it came down with force on
e the head of the fellow, knocking him
t into the middle of the road. Then the
a veteran charged the remaining four, and
with thrusts and slashes put them to
r flight. The leader in the meantime had
f staggered to his feet with blood flowing
e from a wound on his head, and as Carter d
1 charged upon him he fled precipitately I
linivn the road. j
a Old Veteran Applauded. j *
j The several bystanders who had been t
attracted by the unequal battle applauded ^
u the old Confederate and accompanied him t
e to H street, where he entered a Columbia
8 electric car. When asked by a business j
B man to notify the police of the attack *
that had been made upon him. Carter 1
. said: - * <
"' "Not a bit of. it. I gave those roughs ?
j all that was coming to them and 1 really ,
r t enjoyed the affair. It remipded me of the J
- Brandy Station fight in the civil war, a
>. when 1 was unhorsed and defended my- t
y self against several boys in blue who ii
sought to take me prisoner. I was much a
f ei e
a record." Spurred on by the f>?
le sale, which, has completely I J
e redoubled our efforts in pre- I
iction printed below but takes I
t less than halt their value, t
<*>
1 Rec
<' New lot of Cluster
all shades. Fashions
IS large puffs: $2
value
| ! -112.00 clusters of
' ,, curls to cluster: fin?
human hair. Special
,, S?le Curls, c<
53.45!
hat the bargain
is fine quality A| 1
r requirements.
nd are trimmed SIZES
d effects.
$5.00 Linene Suits
$2.45
[n white, blue, tan and lavenler.
Stylish Tailored Coat Suits of
Heavy Linene that washes and wears
like linen; coats are 34 inches long,
rlth notched collars and /w * a
jearl or covered butr jfi JL T
:ons; pleated skirts ^
gerie Waists
L50 0^0
is season.
is Dutch neck and Y\ sleeves,
swiss embroidery and rows and
rs have high necks and show
; and swiss panels, many with
ontains Tailored Lawn W aists,
and Black and1 W hite Madras
lot in each model. Choice. 98c.
Special value in Children's Fast- ;
color Gingham Rompers;
made with belt, rolt collar or a i"
high necks and rubber at JLriC.
knee
Children's White Linene Middy
Blouses in sizes up to 14
years: made with blue sailor |,.
collar, cuffs and pocket.
oc value. *
l^ot of and *2.00 L'ndermuslins, II
comprising petticoats, gowns and com- [
binations?fifty styles in the lot; all
are excellently made and jtxq
lavishly trimmed with lace.
embroidery and ribbon
Lot of 73c Undermuslins?gowns, {
drawers, corset covers, combinations
and long skirts; well made * gx
and attractively trimmed in /flOr
dozens of styles
WHS
if a tiger then, and I guess I still have
ome of the cat In me." m
Mr. Carter explained that he was a servant
in the 1st Virginia Cavalry, and
ilso served for several months with Peltam's
horse artillery, under Gen. Lee.
IULY CLEAN SWEEP SALE
AT THE HECHT STORES
Firm Announces Unusual Attraction?Features
of Clearance
Opening Next Friday Morning.
Announcement is made that the July
'clean sweep" sale at the Hecht stores
rill begin next Friday morning. The
irra states that never before have the attractions
been so great and the underricing
so decisive. Every department
,nd every line has its full share in the
lea ranee selling.
A member of the firm explained today j
hat the "clean sweep" sales are ar- |
anged not for the purpose of profit mak- i
ig. but in order to "clear out stocks prior '
o stock-taking, when every ePTort is
iiade to have the stocks at the lowest
svel. The feature which commends
hese sales to the well in'ormed shoper,
it is said, is th^t they are not timed
or the end of the season, when the need
or the goods has practically passed, but
.lways occur at the height of the seaon,
when the demand is greatest.
Inducement to Purchasers.
The managers of the He^ht stores point
ut that they will gladly open an account
irhether purchases are large or small,
nd payments can be made in such sums
nd at such dates as will be entirely con enient.
That this plan has proved atractive,
it is slated, is shown by the
act that hundreds of thousands of acounts
have been opened by the house and
he nupiber is constantly increasing.
The details of the "clean sweep" sale
irill be found in The Star tomorrow, the
toe closing at 3 o'clock tomorrow, sj
hat the force may mark down prices
nd make ready for the sale.
JAYS HUSBAND DESERTED
HER AFTER THIRTY YEARS
Couple Have Had 8ixteen Children.
Wife Telle of Alleged
Cruel Treatment.
After a married life of thirty years,
luring which sixteen children were
>orn, Mrs. Rose Ella Crawford tells
he District Supreme Court her hus>and,
John Crawford, deserted her
larch 5 last. Justice Stafford cited
he husband to show cause next Monlay
why he should not contribute to
lis wife's support.
Mrs. Crawford, through Attorneys A.
J. Webb and E. Forrest, declares she
ran married in this city October 25,
880, and that twelve of the sixteen
hildren are now living, eight of them
leing under age.
She says that during the last ten
ears her husband treated her cruelly
ind has been addicted to drink. Since
ba alleged desertion she states the
lusband has not contributed to their
upport.
EGGKB
i l l ?"? A**-*
5125 Longcloth^jT)) 7
10-yard piece.... i P
Best Yard-Wide English Long- "
cloili offered at a saving of more
than one-third; clcsply woven with
si ft chamois finish; lO-yard piece? <> s'
79c.
HI I HI > ? HI ?. t-?
l? l? ? ?l? ????????? ? ? ? I I
ord Bargains in H
Puffs; in [ 2<? and 22 inch Wavy Hair
d of 15 to Switches; made of fine silky
n.? ' human hair; in all Qfis?
* 95C i shades; f2.<*? value
lx>t of fcl.OO Wavy Hair
Curls; 12 j Switches; 21 inches
" 98c JSS . R""'rd . 8*" 51.49
>nsisting of two and three to a set; al! tl
H 8c aodl 20c
Goods
s
ISF*Including 40-IXCH WHI
following high-grade materials:'^
Mercerized English Mad
Dimities. Satin Plaid Batisi
White Persian Lawn. Whi
Steam-shrunk Cannon Cloth
Everv need in white is antici]
ment of the best White Goods. I
and will cost you double the Rec
Note that plain, sheer materials
materials arc both included. Yard
FiXTRA VALUE IN 47-IXCH
White Persian Lawn, sold usually at
SKH.-. Exquisite. sheer * TT / r
1 -^72 c ;
Millinery '
Hats worth $
(I & up to $3.00
Black Chips, White Chips, Black
Hair Hats and White Milans. u
Tilts bis lot of hats contains ail the g
large shapes brought forth for sum- a
mer wear. All are of finest quality. <1
and the variety is so "great that every F
shopper can find a suitable model?7'.K\ <
4
Another wonderful saie of Regular '
$1.50 Hindu Turbans, in g
black, white, red. burnt and a r=>
two-tone effects. Record Saie
price c
. ii .
Underwear and
Ii
} i
Hosiery
I
Women's Light-weight Knit I nion j
Suits, with low necks, in <-j, g- c
sleeves and k n e e -length
pants
Women's Lace-trimmed fnion Suits: j
worth "5c arid #1 .?M?: low ? If
necks and k n e e -length
pants i
Women's JOc Umbrella <i jl
F*ants. cut full and finished
with lace edge
Women's 5oc Imported "T> /Tfc ?
Lace Boot and All-over I.ace ?T)VC 1 s
Hose; black only ' ? | ?.
Jt
HILL'S R0SY_ VIEWS
Railway Manager Is Hopeful!
of the Future. !
i
BUSINESS WILL FLOURISH j
i
Honest Men in the Country Should |
Be Let Alone?Hampered
by Politics.
NEW* YORK."July 13.?James J. Hill
came back from Labrador yesterday opt - 8
mistic. He bad been fishing in the wilds j 1
of Canada and his vacation had done him j 1
good. It seems to have changed his point 11
of view, for when he went away he was ( ?
inclined to be pessimistic. Now he thinks |
the country "may be saved. #
"Of course 1 have not tried to ke*p its ' touch
with what has been going on. As j
a matter of fact 1 went away just to get
out of touch with business matters gen- s
erally, and 1'very well succeeded. Still s
T am willing to make the prediction (hat '
if they will only let us alone everything, (
will yet be all right. There are some t
honest, intelligent men in this country %
who want to do business the right way f
In fact, thev would much rather do busi- P
ness the right way than the wrong way, *
but they can't do it as long as they are
hampered with politics. Just let us alone.
"As to these reports of general liquidation
in many lines of trade, 1 don't
care to go into any discussion. Of course, i
a let of money has been diverted from J
the regular channels by the collection of I
corporation and ether taxes, and this has I
made itself felt. I
Good Prospect Ahead. I
"By and by this money will get back
into circulation, and then, with the big
crops, things will begin to look better.
I have just been looking over a lot ot
crop reports from sections along our
lines and I see that there have been
beneficial rains in the northwest. I don't
think we ought to worry about the reports
of damage until we find out
whether they are authentic. There is
no one who can tell whether any real
damage has been done, and no one will
bo able to tell until the crop is ready
to harvest."
Mr. Hill was asked whether the heavy
speculation in land reported from the
west to have become a menace to the
banking situation had been exaggerated.
He replied:
"I think there is no doubt of it. I
don't believe there has been any general
land speculation. On the contrary, there
has been a wholesome investment movement.
The farmers have been buying
land because they are able to do it and
because they want to hand it down to
their children."
Steel Magnate Encouraged.
The Kronprinzetsin Cecilie brought
back from Europe yesterday President
Corey of the United States Steel Corporation,
John W. Gates and his son.
Charles G. Gates and Mortimer L.
Sehlff, son of Jacob SchlfT, of whom
Thomas F. Ryan spoke as "one of the
5c Seersucker a q I
etticoats nt V k *;
Full Cut. Well Made Petticoats. ' \
r plain seersucker and striped *
Insham; choice of embroidery ruf- |
ps and full-Rathered ruffles, 40c. , i.
air Goods {y
Clean-up of alt our 30. 32. ,, \.
34 and 3d Inch Hair Switches X
that sold up to fin. ? a qo ,, J,
All shades *'"'yo A #
2."ic Contour Hair Nets; the
kind that always stay *f
in place; 2 for 25c. | Cc 1*
Each Y
ie natural shades.. ... 29c j |
'hite 9^4?
o o o 4r
TE INDIA LIXON and the |
2 S
%
Iras. Imported Checked %
e. White Irish Batiste, ?
Y
te Checked Nainsook, *!
5:
>
>
latcd in this immense assort- ?>
"hey"re actually worth double, ?
ord price at any other store. '
and iclf-tigured and checked
. 9^c. |
REOCl \r; -J.tr TAN RIjOCSE UN- V
n, warranted every thread ^ ^ '**
men: moM favored material II JS.
or skirts and suit?. Yard.... *
Bargains f
<1,J<? Hats worth I
U $7-s?to$ll2!
High-grade Fntrimmrd Hats, in gen- %
ine Italian leghorns, fir.r hemp*. iaals
and neapolitaits. All tiie fashion- X
hie French mode's to choose from? %
lashing new shapes fresh fmm the ??
'aris designers. Bia k and leading >
olors;?tl.ys. V
*:*
Table of Stylish Rough Straw Band J*
ailors: usually sold for ?
l.ttti; choice ??f white and ^ f
olors
Ill'S REEDS I
V
Men's SI.on arid SI White ? ,%
>leateri Neglige Shirts, in
oat and regulation styles... 4*
Table of Men s I.V Half gs? T / *;*
lose, in plain colors and ? * *
ar.cv embroidered effects /V
V
Men's otic Bar ed Muslin ^ -= jS*
Vthletie t'nderwear: sleeve- #t.
ess shirts, knee drawers X
<
Men s an.l ."sic Reversible %
silk Four-in-Hand Tics, in ail 0J/?
olors ^ Y
AAA.VVh!?WM%.*..%.'?VV~%.,..VV?V?V
" _ c
nost promising of our younger financiers.
with others, upon whom the
nantles of the Morgans and the Stillnans
and the Scliiflfs are worthy to
all." Mr. Corey's right ankle, which
le brol;e last September autorr. > >i.itig,
s knitted, but is swollen yet He has
;ept quiei at *lii> French ImiPau Mrs.
"orey, who was Mabelle Gtlman, s comng
early in Octol>er.
"It is raining in the northwest th;s
norning," .-aid Mr. Corej. 'That will
>e good for crops, won't it? If crops are
rood you will see a revival of business,
m as optimistic as Judge Gary. Busitess
all around is fair to good. That
ippiies to Europe. Steel plants are now
vorking to To per cent of their capacity,
tnd I don't believe they will go any
ower. No. I didn't know the tcndprn y
if steel prices was downward. Am I
roing to resign? You hear that every
ear."
Too Much Politics.
"I gue-s you have too much politcs in
tmenca. " said Charles G. Gates. "That's
ibout all. I don't know anything about
he future. I should .-ay that the market
vould impmve from the time you cut
put the politics. Now, you boye, don't
tsk me such foolish questions. You
mow what ! mean by too much politics."
"I guess Mr. I.oeh would make a good
rovernor He lias made a good collector.
*io. 1 didn't see any .-to k ticker- on
Dutch <-anal hoats. L>!d you ever? 1
lever saw a stock ticker in Europe."
"Mr. Ryan was very complimentary."
aid Mr. Mortimer Schiff, blushing and
peaking of the encomium Mr. Ryan paid
lim. "I was mostly in Biarritz and
'Dance, and .-aw no sun in four months
have been playing and resting. I hear
he Russian wheat crop is very good,
vhich may. under certain conditions, af
eci uur maiKc . i>in mere are enough
people In the world to eat up all the
rheat that grows." 4
r
"A man who respects
hi*; clothes and makes his B
clothes respect him is pretty Eg
sure to command respect fe
from the world." H
One of the epigrammatic B
touches in |j
"Proclaiming the Man" |
?a breezy, cliattv article E
about a subject of univer- I
sal interest by 1
Hartley Davis 1
in the next L
Sunday Magazine f
Sunday Star. I
Clothes makers are given E
more credit for benefiting ? ,
mankind than the philan- Ej
thropic acts of Carnegie and c
Rockefeller. E
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