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| ? f Business Hours Until Further Noticc?8:30 to 5:30. Richly Decorated China At 20 Per Cent Oiscomrait. ?Fine Plates?Tea, A. D. Coffee ?and Bouillon Cups and Saucers ?Suitable for Entertaining. 'HIS clearance sale is of the liner grades of English and French china?exquisitely decorated with in crusted gold band and scroll border patterns and with hand-decorated floral and gold designs. Plates of ? all sizes, with cups and saucers to match?in sets or small lots?at the special price reduction of 20 per cent. ! "Odd Lots" Sale off Plates, Tea, A. D. Coffffee, Bouillon and Chocolate Cups and Saucers. Manv varieties of discontinued patterns, including fine specimens of English, French and other noted imported makes, at discounts ranging from 20 c/o to 50c/o And even greater reductions?including? Dozen. $25 Dinner Plates for.$15.00 $35 Luncheon Plates for $14.00 $30 Luncheon Plates tor 1 ^5.^)0 $20 Tea Plates for...$12.00 $20 Low Shaped Cov ered Bouillons and Plates for $10.00 $22.50 Low Shape Covered Bouillons and Plates for $12.00 $10 Low Shaped Bou illons and Plates for $4.50 S75 Handled Terrapin, with Cover and Plates, for $25.00 $18 Terrapin Cups and Plates for $6.00 Dozen. $32.50 Cauldon A. D. Coffee Cups and Saucers for ....... .$12.00 $21.50 Gold-decorated Tea Cups and Sau cers for $12.00 $15 Chocolate Cups and Saucers for $9.00 S1O.50 Gold-decorated A. D. Coffee Cups and Saucers for.... $7.50 $12 Gold - decorated Teas and Saucers for $8.00 $8.50 Tea Cups and Saucers $5.00 $20 Tea Cups and Saucers $12.00 Dulin & Martini Co China, Glass, Silver, Pottery, Porcelain, Etc., 1215 F St. and 1214=18 Q St, 09 * """ " | RINGS FOUND DT STOC&IHGS. Jewels Missed After Fire Where Girl Was Employed. PITTSBURG. January 0.?While Sadie Buggasich was asleep in her cell in the North Side police station Wednesday Ma tron Josephine McCready carefully search ed her and discovered a flannel bag in one of her stockings. It contained two gold bracelets and seven rings set with precious stones. The girl, who is seventeen years old, had been arrested following a tire at the home of John Murray, where she was em ployed as a sen-ant. The jewels were missed from the house immediately after Uie blaze had been extinguished. DODGING THE LAW V?BOOTLEGGING. By FREDERIC J. HASKIN. The growth of the temperance senti ment throughout the country has given rise to a class of artful dodgers whose i business in life is to furnish the means for thirsty folk to dodge the law. Some men are naturally bound to have a drink stronger than water, no matter what the statutes to the contrary may be. Just as naturally there are others ! with perverse minds who will serve them at any cost. They become com ponent parts of a system to prevent prohibition, and the resultant schemes are often amusing as well as refreshing to the thirsty. A perfectly moral but very dry i northern drummer was in a prohibi tion city in the south not long since when a great craving came over him for strong drink. It was a wicked im pulse and it was . Sunday, but he re garded neither of these details. He was having his shoes shined and hinted to the colored friend and brothef that he would like a stimulant. "How much you all goin' to give, bops?" queried the shiner. "Oh, about a dollar," replied the drummer. "Wait here 'til I comes back, and if I don't come back, you take my kit," said the son of Ham. The moral northerner waited half an hour, saw no signs of his messenger, picked up the shoe-box and inside found a pint of very bad whisky. Some Oklahoma officers had an old but useful trick sprung on them when they tried to Old Trick Works locate a "blind w 11 ? /*i_i v tiger" in their Well in Oklahoma. 10 w n. They caught frequent whiffs of alcoholic oreath, but could lind no trace of the dis pensers. One day they took a chance and raided a room from which emerged nu merous genial persons who had no spe cial reason for going there. The officers found nothing but a bare apartment with the gas turned low. The raiders tried to raise the light, turned the gas cock the wrong way and a stream of liquor poured onto the floor. The keg which furnished the stream was craftily con cealed between the ceiling and tho room above. Even penitentiaries have not been proof against the activities of the illicit distil ler. A prisoner in a northern* peniten tiary some yeans ago was making a poor but effective whisky in his cell when he received in a careless moment a spurious half dollar in return for some of his out put. He complained to the keepers that he had been getting bad money, the coun terfeiter was traced, and he in return be trayed the striped bootlegger. Both re ceived additional sentences. The liquor was carried In a pipe around the waist of the dispenser, and he drew drinks as re quired. The hollow collar for a horse is an an cient method of getting liquor through European towns which have gates and collect octroi duties, as in Paris. This same trick was successfully worked in a southern city for a long time. Many of the best citizens were unduly merry at unseemly houre, and the town marshal was quite distraught. He watched care fully. and found that the leading cnthus ers were prone to talk o'er much with a' negro drayman, who had no packages in his wagon. Prying around the cart, he found the horse collar was a hollow mockery of prohibition, but a source of =??? ~T* great comfort to the unregenerate. The drayman is now serving eigiiteen months in the workhouse. * ?... ?? ?f State's rights and United States rights are a big help to bootleggers. The strata gem *of hav Bar? on Wheels a bar_ f. , room on the Good on State Lines. line between two states, and having the bar on wheels to be pushed from one state into the other at the call of danger or arrival of dep uty sheriffs is old but still effective. It is used nowadays on boats more than 011 wheels. A posse of Arkansas officials attempted to raid a floating saloon doing a large business in a dry town last year and met a full-fledged battle. The aquatic ?bootleggers won the day and escaped in their gasoline saloon. It is said that the \ flrst shantyboat built 011 the Mississippi | was made for the purpose of dispensing I liquor contrary to law, and there are still 1 shantyboats engaged in the same busi ness. A party of actors on ther way to New York got off the train at a dry town in North Carolina this fall. Fifteen minutes was the stop at this station and eleven had been spent by an acrid actor in try ing to find a "speakeasy." Seeing a negro on the platform who was stomping around with a wooden leg, he called: "Boy, go get us two pints of liquor!" "Yessir," re plied the obliging colored person, as he hobbled around the corner of the station. The af-tor, fearful the train would leave, followed and saw the willing servitor ad justing pint bottles to a concealed faucet in his wooden leg and drawing the re quired amount. The genuine bootlegger is the man who carries his supplies concealed about his clothes. The customer approaches, brushes against him casually, takes a l>ottle out of the pocket of the dealer anr. drops the pric-.i into the same pocket. A stranger in a Maine city in the midst of a reform wave brushed against a man who had l>een recommended as a boot leggfr and tried to get u drink in the usual way. The dealer did not know him, and, in fact, had gone out of the busi ness. He raised an outcry and had the stranger arrested. The investigation that followed resulted in the reformed and re tired illicit dealer being convicted and sentenced. fir The story is told of a well known boot legger in Kansas who ran a fake drug store. lie had Druggist's Mother just enough , e 111 p t, y bottles, M&de ft Mistake. aU(j gome filled with flour, to give the place the proper legal appearance. He happened to be in the store one day when his mother called up. "Is , that you Dick?" she asked. "Yes, ma." "Dick, tell your clerk to send me a quart of carbolic aeid for spring clean< ing."' "I'm sorry, ina, but I don't think we have a drop in the house," was the answer. "Oh, I forgot," replied the old lady. "I'll send to a regular drug store for it." Comment, on the kind of drus store operated by Diek is unnecessary Whisky has been called all sorts of names, both by its users and opposers. Ko has beer, which is known in sorie 1 places as nectar, in otUers as pear cider and, others as ambrosia. I11 one statS which had some counties wet and some dry It was customary for a man wanting a drink to go to the local merchandising place when the town was dry and ask for a load of locust posts. If he was served with whisky and made no pro test, sUl well and good. If he did not happen to be a drinker, the clerk pre tended to have made a mistake and as sured him the locust posts would be for warded the next day. This became such a farce eventually that the "locust post" communities nearly all went dry at the next election. The excuse for buying a drink legally Is often as hard to find as the drink itself, i One of the favorite pleas for liquor in | arid spots has been snake bite. In this connection an actor tells a story of a man who went to a drug store in a dry town in Kansas and asked how he might get a drink of prohibition whisky. He had no colic or other complaints, and the highly moral druggist was at a loss how to get the money and at the same time escape arrest. Finally he remarked: "If you were bitten by a snake it would be all right, for liquor is the only cure for such afflictions. If you want to take a chance there is a snake in the barber shop next door." The visitor went to the barber shop and found forty-seven men in line ahead of him. He waited until forty-six of them had been bitten and was prepar ing to take his turn, when the owner of the snake announced: "All off for to day. The snake Ja tired out and has r.o more poison." ? The undignified hilarity of the residents of a home for old soldiery attracted the attention of the of A Pint of Whisky fieials some time in Each Bundle. IZJ'L* P*c.' could be suspected, but the festivities continued. At last a careful watch re vealed that the veterans were most cheer ful after Wednesday, when the washing was returned by the women who had the contract for the laundry. Further inves tigation revealed that every bundle of returned laundry, when the signal had ?been given, contained a pint of whisky. A steam laundry now does the work. The ruling of the government that any beverage containing less than one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol was non-alcoholic, and therefore not subject to a govern-" ment stamp, caused the brewers to flood 1 the market with large quantities of weak ! beer. Usually this was labeled "hops." j "near-beer." etc.. and was kept In stock at soda fountains and other places sup posed to deal only in soft drinks. How ever, the chance for deception proved so easy that the keepers of these soft drink establishments soon began to work off reserve stocks of real bottled beer. When a stranger filtered the place lie was given, "near beer," but when John or Bill or any one known to the dealer came in and called for a soit drink he was given the real thing. One enterprising hotel mhn in a south ern town gave all guests at his hostelry a card of introduction to a soft drink dealer up the street, and th? bearers of | these credentials were invariably given I the genuine article instead of an imitation. Finally a government agent was passed 1 along from the hotel to the soft drink "emporium, and now the landlord and the foxy soda jerkcr have gono out of busi ness for themselves and are working for j the state. Tomorrow?DODGIXG THE LAW, VI?Swindling the Bank*. FIREMEN'S BOOK SHELF. Eight Foot of Literature for Eachj New York Station. NEW YORK, January <?.?An eight-foot1 shelf of books especially suited to meet the educational and recreative needs of New York firemen is to be established by , the New York Public Library in each of j the city fire stations. ? I The plan originated from the fact that many firemen applied to public libraries near their station for technical treatises j A Sale at 50c and 60c on the Dollar. Bedroom & Dining Room Fnrnitnre at 50c on the Dollar. 1 u 1 i!li I . *, ? . - ^ Library and Parlor Furniture at 50c and 60c on the Dollar. X. Portieres, Lace Curtains and Curtain Materials at 50c and 60c on the Dollar. VI 4 f / ? 149 Standard Pedestal Office Desks at 20% to 50% Red net ions. ?i W. B. MOSES & SONS, Fou Elded 1861 F St., Cor. 11 th. on engines and hydraulics, as well as for novels dealing with thrilling tales of ad venture. It was suggested that the pub lic library branches would be glu.d to take the lead in establishing circulating libraries in the fire houses, and the fire commissioner was quick to give his con sent. The public library Is now preparing its lists of books. The works of fiction will be renewed frequently in order to keep fresh thrillers always on band. The scientific books individual firemen will be permitted to borrow long enough for them to make a thorough study of the subjects treated. make known their Identity if the train la crowded and give up their seats to the fare-paying passengers. Passes issued for free transportation now bear this paragraph: "This pass is issued with the distinct understanding that its holder Is not permitted to oc? cupy a seat in a crowded train to the ex clusion of a revenue passenger. Failure to observe this rule will result In recall of the pass." restored to the revised building codo only after heated arguments .it two coun cil meetings, stand for a period which they believed would allow property own ers sufficient opportunity to start con struction work, and there was little doubt In the committee that it* action will be sustained by the council at the first reg ular meeting following next Monda> s session. DEADHEADS MUST STAND UP. Cannot Have Seats to Exclusion of Those Who Pay Fare. NEW YORK, January 0.?A line of de marcation between a "revenue passenger" and a "deadhead passenger" traveling on its lines lias been established by the Long Island railroad. An order just issued will compel persons traveling on passes to TO LIMIT SKYSCRAPERS. Proposed That Height Shall Hot Ex ceed 200 Feet in Chicago. CHICAGO, January 6.?At the last of a long series of meetings and public hear ings the members of the city council com-, mittee on buildings yesterday voted to limit all buildings begun after September 1 to a height of 200 feet. They agreed to permit the 280-foot lim itation (twenty stories) which has pre vailed for several years, and which was A Dramatic Illustration. "Violets or Supper," a dramatic picture of metropolitan life The question, to e.it or not to *at. In the presence of a tempt ing display of flowers that may be bought instead, fills the mind of the charming girl depicted by Jarms Montgomery Flagg. A double-page drawing by this master delineator of American life wili ho a part of the next Sunday Magazine oT The 8unday Star. James Baker, one of the oldest residents of Allegany county, Va., died at the horn* of his daughter, Mrs. May Baker, at Cumberland, In his ninety-first year. He was a native of England. i POLLY'S PAPER PLAYMATES. SISTER PRUE AT THE OPERA. ?: TITLE VXD DESIGN PATENT COPYRIGHT 1910." JOSEPH P. SYNDICATE, BALTIMORE AND NEW YORK. SCHILLER I ' T Sister Prue at the Opera 9 This is the first of a series of beautifully colored cut-out dolls to be issued free each week with The Sunday Star. "Sister Prue" at the Opera, the fashion doll for next Sunday, is 10 m a hats to match. * _ Order Now ?? * 4 Send your order now by mail or telephone for next Sunday's Star, or be sure i to save a copy for you* W ! ? ? ? . > l J , " v ? '