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V V I ? ? I 5 5: ?> ?> ? ? .*? 2 .5 ? V 5: | t ? X *?* ?:? I I * X f t ?:. .vkrT Still Deeper Reductions. We have taken another deep reduc tion in the Suit and Overcoat prices. C learance is imperative with us at any cost. The higher grade the shop, and the more exclusive its stvles the more es sentia] that each season's stock be com plete]} disposed of. That's the only reason for such sacrificing as this. I he best is literally cheapest? Ail Fancy Suits $20 uiass, $ 113.25 " $30 ?sues, $ 19M $2b ones, $ I! 6.25 $35 ernes, $23.75 AH Winter Overcoats. $25 ones, $ H 6.25 $45 ones, $311.00 $30 ones, $ 119,50 $50 ones, $34.75 $60 ones, $3C\50 $35 ones, $23.75 $40 ones, $27.59 HJ 7.50 \ CSt: ?4 c> Ail Calvert Fancy Vests. and S3.50 So and So. 50 ! S2.2 s N ests $3.50 $7 and S7.50 \ ests Sj.oo SS.50. $t). Sio and Si i \ ests... .S6.50 .S4.50 and *2-75 S5.00 Vests S3.C0 Si.50 to S3.00 Silk Neckwear Si.25 Si.50 and $2 Gloves Si and $1.45 50c tc S3.00 Suspenders 25c to Si.50 S2.00 to S5.00 Pajamas S1.35 to S3.50 S2.C0 to S5.00 Silk Mufflers S1.25 to S3.00 50c Initial Linen Handkerchiefs 2^c 50c Accordion and Vertical Hose 25c Si.50 Domet Night Shirts 9^c Manhattan amc Calvert Shirts. f? a"d S3 Westorv Calvert Excitiasive Mats. S2.00 ,2.00 Si.38 S2.50 and $3 S1.88 * ^ Calvert. ...... .S2.50 $3.50 S2.45 S5 Somerset S3.00 Special} to Ladies. We've reduced all the Cal vert Polo Coats?from S40 to ?The Calvert Co, Men's Classy Wearing Apparel, F at Fourteenth. ?. ?> ??w-x* "WE MOVE ANYTHING " fr ; I il II! 8i in l! ELIMINATE ALL RISK of damage to your household goods by having them securely packed for shipment bv our These men know exactly how to pack the most fragile pieces of furniture and bric-a-brac >0 they'll reach their destination in perfect condi tion. Ask for estimate. 'I' 1 1= i! il !7 1F?BF00 (fp br I. II Clean, well ventilated, separate locked com partments in our modern storage warehouse at $2 per month up. ESTIMATES FURNISHED. Expert Packers at your service. Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co., We Move Anything. 920-922 E St. Phone M. 6900. GERMANY MAKES REPLY ! IN POTASH CONTROVERSY! I Answer Coincides With Argu-i i ments Filed With President j Taft, It Is Declared. Copies of the reply of the German gov- j 'rnment to thr State Department in the ; potash ?-ontroversy are not obtainable; her*, but it is s.aid that tlie German i answer coincides very largely with the j arguments niado by A. Vogel v>f New Vork, in behalf of the German syndi cate, filed with President Taft and Secre tary Knox. The fact that Germany suggests, ac ?ordlng to the Berlin report, a decision of the question of whether the Sehmidt inann interests or the American buyers bs held liable for the payment of the penalty tax imposed by lav.- on the pro duction of potash in Germany, is in lin?i, with the statement in the Vogel brief, i which says: Statement in Vogel Brief. ' It seems obvious that before the Amer ican buyers Carry their case within the realm of international affairs they should in gome way establish thai they are t?ound to make the payments to which t:ie;.- so strenuously object." The German government, it is said h*re. Oalr On* "BHOMO QUIXIXET Tktt U I.WATIVK HKOMO QlilNtNE. I?oW for T ? cleBatuiv of K. \V. GCOVK. L ?ed tlie Wor!! 0 u? Ute ? w* . does not believe the American buyers are liable t'fir the payment of the disputed tax, arguing that the tax in question is a penalty inland tax due solely from the German producers. The American buyer*, on the other hand, have urged that since a clause -was inserted in their contracts making them liable for "any export or import duties, or other governmental charges which may 4>ecome effective within the life of the contract." they would be bound to pay the disputed penalty tax. Question to Be Determined. The question to be determined by the arbitration court, it is asserted, will '?e whether or not the penalty tax imposed by the German government was contem plated by the contracting parties in the words "governmental charse." Should the decision prove unfavorable to the Americans, it is understood that since the German government ha? within its power the reduction of the surtax on all contracts made prior to December 17, 19t)0, and since the American contracts were made on June 30, a petition for reduction of the amount of the tax would be considered. The German government. It is said, re gards the whole controversy as a question of contract law to be settled toy courts having the necessary jurisdiction. ? Machine Victim Improving. I As far as physicians at the Emergency | Hospital can tell without removing the bandages. Miss Alice Houghton, part ol 1 whose scalp was torn off when her bait | caught in a machine at the census office last Tuesday, is doing as well as can b? expected. She passed a fairly comfort able night. First Contest Story. ^ The first entry in our ten-thousand-dol ? lar prize story contest is "The Passion or ' the Peak." by Herman Sobeffauer. It wil i appear in our next Sunday Magazine. ; Stories by Sir Arthur Gonan Doyle and i Mabel Herbert Urner will appear the i(oll6uina Sunday. dedicated? peace Palace at The Hague Donated by Andrew Carnegie. MAY BE READY NEXT FALL Magnificent Quarters for the Court of Arbitration. ALL CONVENIENCES PROVIDED Shabby Treatment Accorded Visiting Counsel and Arbiters by the Netherlands Government. j;y vnr.i.i.ur f.. ccrtis. ' ' Written for The St:ir a:?1 tlio < 'Ulcagu Record Herald.. Everjbod-y will remember that Andrew Carnr*!e contributed a million and a half nf doll" **s for tho erection at The Hague of a I ,iiao^ of Peace, to he the perma nent headquarters "f the international I court of arbitration. The deed of trust ? pays: "The establishment of a permanent ? j court of arbitration by the treaty of the ' | Ji'tii of July, 1S9I), is the most important stop forward of a world-wide humani tarian character that has ever been taken by the joint powers, as it must ulti mately banish war, and further, being of opinion that the cause of peace will greatly benefit by the erection of a court house and library for the permanent court of arbitration," etc., etc. The donation was made October 7. 1W>. The trustees are the administrative coun cil of the permanent court of arbitration, which consists of the minister of foreign affairs of the Netherlands and the dlplo* matt-- representatives at The Hague of the ratifying powers?precisely the same as the governing board of the Bureau of American Republics at Washington, who are tne trustees of the building which Mr. Carnegie erected there for the pur pose of promoting friendly relations be tween the United States and- its sister American republics by giving theme " home and a headquarters for social and diplomatic intercourse The Site for the Palace. 1; The site selected for the Palace of Peace is 011 a shady avenue running be tween The Hague and Scheveningen, a celebrated seaside resort, the Atlantic City of Holland. Tt comprises sixteen ' i acres, which were the garden of a palace , j belonging to the late Princess Anna Pau jlowna, widow of King William 11, and '(grandmother of Queen. Wilhelmina. and 1 was purchased tor JtoS.O.'O, which is ! about A small, old-fashioned ! villa, which stands immediately by the roadside, has been utilized as headquar ters for the architects and the contrac tors. but it will be removed when the new building is finished. The plans for tho courthouse were ob tained by competition in which 21G archi tects from Great Britain, France. Ger many, Holland and the United States participated. The prize was awarded to M. L. M. Cordonnier of Lille, Prance, who has as?'">eiated with him as engineer and superintendent of construction J. A. <1. van dor Kteur of Haarlem. Five of the competing plans, the "next best," to which awards were also made, hang upon the walls of the old palace, in order that the ?public by comparing them may foriu its own judgment as to the choice of the Judges of the competition, who were the six leading architects of Eu rope and the United States. Pure Dutch Exterior. [ The design of the exterior is pure j Dutch, as it i-hould be, and suggests some of the fine old town halls to be seen in the eities of Holland. The foundations are feet square and surround a cen tral court 144 by 111 feet. The material is brick and stone, with a high, steep roof covered with blue slate. The de sign is in every way appropriate. The building is set back quite a distance from the street and behind it is a garden and a s-<plendid old grove. In front is a wjde terrace, and the main entrance is ap proached by an inclined plane instead of a flight of steps. An arcade with a heav ily carved balustrade serves as a setting on either side, and a tower 200 feet In height, which will have a large clocl% rises at the left corner. At the opposite corner of the front facade and in the outer wall of the great court is the cor ner stone, which was laid by Mr. Nelidoff, the Russian president of the second peace congress, July ?!0, 1U07. The stone bears the following inscription: "Pari justitia iirmaudae hane aedem Andrae f'arnegil muniflcentia dedicavit." The basement, contains the offices of the secretary and staff of the perma nent. organization, a room for newspaper reporters, a telegraph office, accommoda tions for the janitor and his assistants, the heating and lighting plants and a res taurant. The Great Courtroom. The main - floor, which is of a monu mental character, is devoted entirely to courtroms and consultations rooms lead ing to them. The great court, in which the meetings of the international per manent court of arbitration and similar conferences are to be held, is a splendid apartment, seventy feet long, forty feet wide and thirty-three feet high. It is reached through a wide corridor lined with Greek and Italian marble, which, by the way, Was furnished by Italy and Greece. On one side of- the room is a platform and lx?nch for the tribunal. For a space of thirty feet in front of it, pro tected by a balustrade of carved mahog any, are tables for lawyers, and back of tliein the remainder of the room and three galleries on three sides may be occupied by spectators or by delegates as the case may l>e. T.ight is furnished by three or four large windows, which are to be tilled with stained blass contributed by the with stained glass contributed by the British government: Attached to the great court are retiring rooms for the tribunal and for the law yers. In the corner of the main floor, at the base of the tower is a smaller court room. about one-half the size of the other and almost a duplicate in architectural arrangement and decorations. This is to be used for ordinary arbitrations, which are usually conducted without spectators, and is sufficiently large to accommodate any staff of attorneys and assistants, t'onnetced with the small courtroom are reading rooms, consultation rooms, a reference library, a maproom and other conveniences which will be appreciated by those who have participated in the pro ceedings that have already taken place at The Hague. Cause for Criticism. There has been a great deal of com plaint about the accommodations that have been furnished by the government at The Hague, and also about those which have not been furnished. None but shab by, uncomfortable, Inconvenient quarters have ever been provided, and they have not been easily accessible. The Dutch government has assigned rooms that it is not using?the left overs?instead of pro viding commodious quarters suitable to the dignity and importance of the pur pose for which they are used. Every body at The Hague has endeavored to make as much money as possible out of the visitors that have come there to par ticipate in arbitration proceedings. When ever the date for the sitting of a tri bunal arrives prices are always doubled, and that is done with the consent, or. at least, the toleration of the government. There are three excellent hotels at The Hague, but their capacity is limited and arbitration proceedings usually bring to gether a sufficient number of people to fill them. The landlords take advantage of the situation, as I suppose those of any other city would do. We are accus tomed to such extortion in the United States, and the thrifty Dutchmen are no more unselfish than we are. At the same time the government of the Netherlands at lea^t ought to provide comfortable and appropriate quarters for the tribunals J wfcfch brir.g so mucii money into tiieii i country and mal>e The Hague the capital | of the world, so far as political affairs are concerned. It might at leapt give up I /.ne good room of the numerous suites | which are reserved for Its own official purposes and seldom used, instead of 1 sending the arbitration courts into the attics of its: ancient palaces. Attic Floor in an Old Palace. Two or three recent arbitrations have been conducted in an entirely inadequate and unsuitable room on the attic floor of an old palace, without retiring rooms, or consultation rooms, or any other accom modations. There is no elevator, and tlie 1 members of the court and the counsel were 1 compelled to climb long flights of stairs. I one of the members of a recent tribuna.. ! who is suffering from a wea'i heart, had chairs placed at Intervals on the stairs. ! so that he could sit down and rt st when he was climbing the long flights. There were plenty of other rooms reserved for the use of the officials of the government hi the same palace, but they were not offered, although the propriety of assign ing them to the tourt was fnely dis 1 cussed. Nor do the officials of the Dutch gov ernment. ever take the trouble to enter i tain members of arbitration tribunals and j the lawyers who attend them. They show I them no attention whatever and treat ' them as if they were ordinary litigants i before the ordinary courts of the coun i try. It should lie said, however, that so cial life at The Hague is not very gay. dinner giving i?s not common, balls and receptions arc very rare. The queen gives a levee annually, and if an arbitration tribunal happtns to be sitting at the time its members and the lawyers who are participating leceive invitations. ' but no one connected with the government or iiny citizen of The Hague ever puts hini | self out in the slightest degree to show ! attention to those who come to attend i arbitration proceedings. The government does not consider them tlie guests of the nation, and nobody at The Hague teems to a; preciate the advantages which that city enjoys by luing nie seat of the in ternational permanent court. When the new building is tlnlshed there will be no cause for complaint as to ac commodations. Til- upper floor of the new building, which ' is reachcd by a monumental stairway. | contains tlie rooms of the administrative | council and other officials of the perma j nent court of arbitration, n library capa i ble of holding "JJO,<<00 volumes, sevtral | rooms which may be used as office.-; by I tlie counsel in arbitration cases, and other ' apartments. | ine courtyard in the center of the building will be deeoratcd with a foun tain ind foliag e plants. Gifts of the Powers. At the time of the laying of the corner stone a resolution was passed inviting the various governments whloh signed the treaty for the permanent court to i contribute material a'id objects of art | for the decoration of trie Palace of Pca?-e, and several of them have responded in a generous manner. For example, the gov ernment. of the I'nited states-1 has con tributed a large marble group of stutuary reprcsenting In allegory the purpose of the building. It is called "Peace Through Justice." It will be placed on the main landing of the monumental staircase, which, by the way, is made of onyx pre sented by Mexico. Plaster models of the design?' were sent to Mexico by the archi tects, where the material was cut and shipped to The Hague in a finished con dition. Brazil hat' furnished the mahog anv for the finishing of the great court. Great Britain has given the four stained glass windows to the great court, and France has hung the small courtroom with Gobelin tapestries. Germany has given two monumental iron gates for the entrance to the grounds j and Belgium has furnished bronze doors i for the front entrance to the building. Norway gave the granite for the arcade and the, balustrade around the terrace; Swfden g-ive the granite for the base ment; Italy and Greece tfave the marble for the main corridor; Denmark nutw up the fountain in the central court: Switzer erland put the clock in the tower; Rus- , sia furnishes a malachite vase eleven feet high to stand in the hall in front , of the main entrance. Japan furnished gold-embroidered tap estries for the office of the administration j and the Dutch government gives seven stained glass windows for the stairway. j The building will be completed next fall, or at least early in the year 1912. Official of Westinghouse Com pany Said to Have Lost in Wall Street. NEW YORK. February 3.?The body of Edward St. John, assistant treasurer of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufac turing Company of New York, Pittsburg and other cities, was found in the surf off Coney Island yesterday. St. John was fully dressed, and no other theory is advanced than that he committed suicide by drowning because of a shortage in his accounts, believed to be due to speculation In Wall street. The amount is estimated to be not great er than *50.000. I "The shortage was not discovered until after the report of his suicide." said Vice j President Charles A. Terry of the West inghouse company last night. "St. John had been in the employ of the Westing house company more than ten years, and for the latter half of that time had been assistant treasurer here. He had charge of collections and disbursements, and his misapplication of negotiable securities which he handled is a surprise to all his associates. We believe this must have ' been his onlv weakness, and his first fall. We have not determined definitely the extent of his shortage, bu-J I do not be lieve it is more than $50,000. He \va? bonded to tiie extent of only $15,000, for the amounts he handled were not gen erally large." Probably Sudden Venture. Mr. Terry said he did not know the exact nature of St. John s speculation, but believed it must have been a suddeti venture, and perhaps his first in Wall street. Mr. St. John was sixty years old and married. He lived in the Flatbush sec tion of Brooklyn. Mrs. St. John is pros trated. Tlie body was removed to his home last night. PITTSBFRG, Pa., February 3.?Theo dore Siemon, treasurer of the Westing house Electric and Manufacturing Com pany. left here last night for New York following the finding of the body of Ed ward St. John. Mr. Siemon would make no statement concerning the alleged shortage in the accounts of his assistant. The fact that he was going to New York, however, was taken to indicate that the shortage may be larger than was estimated. Some time ago the treasurer's office was moved from New York to thU city. St. John was stationed in New York to care for stock transfers and other work. SPOETS PLANNED FOR PAGEANT British Government Refuses to Con tribute to Admiralty Arch Project. Foreign Correspondence of The Star. LONDON, January 10, 1911. The populace of London dearly love a pageant, and, so far as grumbling at any extravagance in that direction, they are generally willing, rather than see a great street spectacle shorn of any attractive feature, that the public purse should pay the difference in the cost. Accordingly, the action of the govern ment in refusing to contribute toward the scheme for providing a worthy ap proaen to the new admiralty archway, ?iving access from the Mall to Trafalgar Square, is exceedingly unpopular. This noti possumus attitude of the treasury means that the new processional route from Buckingham Palace through the Mall and under the archway into Trafal gar Square and the Strand will not be available for use on the day of the coro nation. The procession will be obliged to follow the Old and shorter route by the Horse Guards parade into Whitehall. 1 :: ?? 2 :: ?? is ?? :: :: :: ?? ? ? s :: Fifty Dozen of the Celebrated i and $1.50 Values. Every Omie Perfect. (?> ? ? ? = The world's host shirts, known and worn by well dressed men everywhere: made of fine roa > dras and percale in coat stvle I with attached cuffs; pleute 1 and I plain bosoms; scores of smart strijed and figured patterns. ; All slz s It to IS. End-of-the scason I'l ice. $7.00 11=4 California itTi Lamb's Wool Blankets, End-of-the-Season Price . . . The limit of warmth and wear i> obtained in these blankets. California lamb s wool is known for its superior ity. To close out this small Kit of pairs we've cut the price to $3.95. $2.10 $1.15 70c ?Sl.oO 12-4 Silk-bound Australian W o o I Blankets $3.00 11-4 Silk-bound Wool-nap Wankets... $1.59 kets.... 11.50 lt-4 Heavy Fleeced White Jlianket? :: ?? ?? ss ? ? ? ? H :: t: s: ? ? :: Open Till 9 O'Cilock Tomorrow Night. ( -?5) ?* ? s: ft ?* SS ^5 V- ?= ? 4 SS ?? ?? ?? SS ?? SS s2.TOTspestr5.A0 , ij Couch Covers. ^ ( :: Large fringed ?\>\e:s. made of meiwHwil. self-tlgm od t?p I entry, Knd-of-t he-sea son price. PS". ?! 25*c Window 119c ? (Si lleavy opaque oil.nl kind. with best roller*. Strictly pcriet. Knd-oMhc-sfasoii price. !!>? . SS :s .. SS .. SS ?? ?? SS ? ? ?? ?? ? ? SS SS SS ?# ?? ? ? Here is the Final and Best Soit= Buying Opportunity. SUITS I Every Good Style. to $3. Every Good Material. SS <?) Choicc of black, plain colors and the fashionable rough mixtures. The passing of our winter selling season spells complete clearance among the Suits. Yet for you the season for wearing these Suits is far from over. Strictly tailored and attractively trimmed mod els in Suits of broadcloths. s?rges, cheviots, boucles and worsteds, lined with satin of faultless quality. Knd-of-the-Season price. $10.00. Waist Clearance ! II $1.00 Working Waists, S. Choice, End of the reason sale of Smartly Tailored Waists, made of idack and white percale and gray and blue chambray. Practical work ing models, with open, pleated fronts, long sleeves and soft col lars and cuffs. $1.50 White Tailored Waists, In the lot are Waists of Irish linen, llnene. madras and heavy lawns Plain mannish shirt style or with pleated fronts. Laun dered collars and laumleird or soft link cuffs The least bit mussed from handling ?j*c Messaline End of the season sale of Handsome Hlack and Taffeta Silk Waists, with open fronts and long sleeves. Fronts arc attractively tucked and finished with side pleated ruftles. Regular ^ jl ? & C j Oft valnr II o CP ? ? SS ? ? SS ?? ?? :: I SS SS ?? SS ? ? ? ? SS SS ?? s: ? ? ? ? ?? SS ?? ? ? fi ?? ?? ?? SS SS ?? SS SS ?? ?? SS ?? SS V. :: SS SS SS PIN Zs s\J. 1 SS ?? ? ? !: :: ? ? ?Vet prices at King's Palace are considerably lower than those that prevail in stores handling doubtful grades of hair. Tomorrow's bulletin features the newest coiffures at prices even below our usual standard. $3 Cluster Puffs, 1.98 Finest human hair fashioned into the large oval Madame Sherry Cluster Puffs, with curls attached; also the immense Clastic Clusters and the pop ular crescent style. All shades. $1.9:?. Regular $3.00 Hair Transformations. 22 inch size, to go en tirely around the head. GRAY HAIR SPECIALS. $1.98 1 #? s: ? ? ?# ?? SS 22-inch High-grade Wavy Gray llair Switches, worth double Saturday's price 24-inch Gray Hair Switches, beauti- ?? /rvt) ?S fully waved; all the good mixtures, J' 'y/Q $5.00 values ?? 22-inch Gray Hair Transformations. Worth 13.00 and $3.50. Special >3.00 1-arge Gray Cluster Puffs in mixtures to match anyUwiy's hair ? ? ? ? ? ? $1.98 p $1.98 I | Little I Folks' Wear ss ? A The new outergarments and head wear are attracting hundreds of admirers. The showing is already large, and every day adds its quota from the creators of women's fashions. Ifll c. I Women's!! at Cut H Prices. ss IBc <& $S n caps, ss ?? ss ?? SS A c c umulations SS of h i g h-g r a d e 5J Children's Caps SS in plush, felt, SS cloth and bear SS skin. A score of handsome styles 55 in all colors. II 39c j| DRESSES ?? SS Every Good Feature Known to Modern Corset Making is Expressed in 7D> Models for Present Wear and for Spring and Summer are Displayed Here at . . . ts ROMPERS 19c Table of fast ?? color Gingham SS and Chambray SS Garments in checks and plain ?} colors. Servlce 55 able styles; sizes SS SS ?? ?? ss to 5 years. . AM Children's COATS Price. 55 Choice of our 55 entire stock, eom SS prising e v e?- y K quality, material ?5 and style, in sizes. The country-wide success of the R & G Corset is the natural result of its superiority. The exorbi tantly priced imported corsets rank no higher in style and general excellence than this product of American skill. Wherever corsets afe worn "R & G " is a fa miliar name. It's an established fact that these corsets have re-^ ceived the indorsement of the best <lresse<l women in \\ ashington. In R & (j Corsets every idea that's conducive to style, fit and wear is molded into a well-balanced whole. Materials in R & G Corsets are so carefully se lected and so well put together that there's 110 other result than satisfaction to the wearer. Styles are always correct?and usually a little in advance of those exploited by other Corsets. The question of fit is given particular attention. R & G Corsets are built on anatomical lines; hence create 110 discomfort in persuading your figure to a graceful contour. flra Black, |s White airad \\ Conors, ii Knd - of - the SS season saleof Pur? ?? ? ? Silk-thread Ilone, ?? with deep hem- 5; mrd tops, at lit- 5S one-third tli^ir a'-- ?? f.ial worth. Note the "absence of the 5; Inferior " spun - 55 silk" kinds. Every SS ? ? strand use 1 in SS knitting the*# SS splendid stockings ?? Is lon^ silU thread. 5; Perfectly shaped 55 for tit. Pair. 59c. SS SOUSA PLEASES LONDON; BRITISH LIKE NOISE % Only Complaint Is That Famous Bandmaster Is Not Suf ficiently Acrobatic. Foreign Corresoondor.fe of The St;ir. LONDON, January 10, 1911. London is quite delighted to have Sousa here again. Queen's Hall yesterday was crowded to liear the famous band, and noise was the note of the afternoon?that is, most of the notes were very noisy. Delight iti mere volume of sound Is one of the barbaric pleasures that outlast civilization, and it was generously pro vided. Those of us who had seen Sousa before were a little disappointed that lie was not more gymnastic. lie was occa sionally quite dreamy, merely picking out the parts with his white-gloved hands, or leaning with gentle enjoyment toward the most prominent performers. He shows his brightest enterprise in the matter of encores, rarely giving us time for reflection in the intervals, but going straight on with some stirring piece he knows people will like, and so rapid is he that the man who holds up the name the piece on a card always comes in a bit late. The audience watch ed the band much as the music hall goers watch some perilous tight-rope walker, but the players never slip. Theirs is a fearful efficiency. The favorite per former with the audience is the able fel low who manipulates about eight instru ments In the intervals of beating the kettledrums?shaking a piece of tin, rub bing emery paper together, making a noise with piece of wood or striking the platform with a hammer. Before the afternoon was over this handy man was as much admired as if he were a champion acrobat, which he i?, Ja_ deed. One of the latest of Sousa's fan cies is a lone poem oil the theme "Has Any One Here -Seen Kelly?" The trom bones ask the question and the player who pokes his body through a huge ser pent-like instrument answers. The dex terity with which this man wormed him self into the shining entrails of his trum pet was admirable. Many people went to the concert frankly (as i;i the words of the president of the New York street cleaning commission* ?'sourballs," but went away "smoodling." YOUTH ESCAPES SENTENCE. Court Gives Him Another Chance, But Companion Not So Fortunate. The youth of James McXamara, an un dersized sixteen-year-old boy, alone saved him from a term of imprisonment, today. ' when he stood in Criminal Court No. 1 before Justice Wright convicted of the larceny of a quantity of rope belonging to the United States. After delivering a lec ture to the boy and calling his attention i to the fact that it does not pay to steal. | the court reserved sentence and allowed j the bov to so free as long as he behaves I properly. Edward Richards, twenty years old. convicted with McXamara, was sentenced by the court to serve two years In the penitentiary. Richards had been in trouble before and the court declined to parole him. though earnestly requested to do so by counsel. Justice Wright declared there exists a gang of thieves along the water front who prey on the necessarily exposed property there. The members of this pa:: : r ' their eyes on Rlcha.ils, the court sal-!, and if he escaped punishment they would renew their depredations with Impunity. '?Thurley Buxton." "The Caldron Bubbles" is the next in stallment of Thurley Ruxton" in our Sunday Magazine, to quote from one of Philip Verrill Mights' chapter headings, for Baron Von Bochaus. officially repre senting Princess ThirviniaVj governmnt. asks Thurley to continue her masquerad ing as the princess, and also Gail lard and Piaschi break out into open and deadly rivalry for the fair impostor's hand, omit ting no act that they hope will improve 'their chaucts. ! RECENT PARIS FLOODS DESTROY COSTLY CEMENT Owner Cannot Dispose of It, Though Government Needs It for Filling. Foreign Correspondence of The Stir. PARIS, January 15. 1911. During: the recent floods a large sto;-k j of cement, v.orth (12,000. that lay ou tlic i banks at Auteuil was swamped and con- ' verted into solid blocks that would re- j quire the pickax to dislodge. The owner! thought that at least he might save the j octroi dues he had paid on his ruined : goods, and he applied to the administra- j tion, whitJi answered: "Certainly, you paid on bringing your cement into Paris, and if you take it out you have only to present your certifi cate at the fortiticationg. There, when it is proved that you have taken It out, you will be reimbursed, but t'.ic cost of taking It away would be much git iter than the dues. So much the worse i'or you, but there is nothing else to be done.'' The unfortunate man returned to view his loss, and noticed that on the spot a band of navvies were busy tilling up a great hole in the ground. A thought struck him, and he went again to the authorities, and said: "Take my cement and fill up your hole. It will save you the cost of brindng in earth and me the cost of taking away my cement, and it will make much better stuffing." But again came the reply: "Quite im porslble! The contract expressly says that the hole has to be filled with earth. So power on earth can authorise the fill ing of it with cement!" And so the taxpayers have to bear the expense of bringing in cartloads of earth from outside Paris, while a mountain of solid sacks Of cement blocks the river bank, because the contract declares that i i earth mt?st be used instead of better j ' cement ready to hand ui^ the spot. SEES FALL OF GERMANY IN SINS OF THE RICH Preacher Declares Courts as Corrupt as That of Prance Under Third Napoleon. I or^iRii r?m-sp?>riiWi.-o of Th" St.-it BERLIN". Jani:ar> 11. 1??11 A vigorous "sin? of society" has begun in West Germany. It if beinc carried on by a clergyman named Seh'ilt* apropos of the approaching eonrt *ea?nn. which the reverend gentleman predicts will I.? "the wickedest, most gorgeoi* and shameless which hitherto relatively modest Germany has known." "German society," says Herr Schulte. "is in the same perilous condition as wa< French society under the third Napo leon: and let it beware lest it bring oil Uermany a similarly awful fate. "The growth of wealth has utterly cor rupted our once plain-living aristocracy. Germany is worse than France, inasmuch as it has over twenty courts: and tha petty courts, according to their measure, are as evil as the great. "But worse of all is our newly built commercial aristocracy. These people, live like American millionaires, with the difference only that divorce is little heard of. That is because marital tolerance goes much further than in America, and not because German family life is aujr sounder. "Ten years ago the racecourse, restau rant. music hall and gambling life wer? jfuhordinate to the great spectacle of ? nation in earnest. Norn- the nation in earnest is obscured by the frivolities of the rich and the unconcealed, unblushing wickedness of the aristocrat." Herr Schulte adds that Industrialism Ik a curse, as, owing to it. Germany has grown rich and lost her ancient, solid qualities Mrs. John Turner, sixty-five years <>|<| of Harrisonburg, Ya.. drank an entir# bottle of laudanum. Home remedies \\^r<j used successiuifc.