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ifhrartltie jkvs. ?e 4? -4* Our Animus!! Stock Clearing Sale of t Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware ?4r <? * t JL Ill" opportunity our patrons have 1?cen waiting for. when we quote generous discounts on nearly every thing' in our store, except Watches. Honest reduc tion- mi a stock which has been maintained at its present high standard for 50 years, t ome and take ad vantage < f the deep price cutting 011 exquisite designs in Jewelry. Silverware of the finest qualities and Diamonds of the purest character at 10% to 50% Discount. 4* -$< X ?-4? 4f * -5* 4, * 'j* Solid Goiid Braceliets. S1 S.oc? styles at $14.00. $25.00 styles at $20.00. Set with two diamonds and one opal ASl Qolld Lockets and Diamond Lockets At 20% Discount. Including styles for both men and women. All Solid Gold and Diamond Brooches At 15c/< Discount. Soiid Ooiid Folbs for Men At 1 orf Discount. So35d Qo2d LavaSMers 10 to 2^% Discount. Ladles' Rangs, m Fancy Settings, At Half Regular Prices. Manufacturers" samples: solid sold sot with beautiful stones. $5.00 Rings at S2.5Q. $6.00 Rings at $3.00. S7.00 Rings at S3.50. Diamond Raogs., Fimifi^cut Stones* .Sio.oo Rings at S8.00. $12.00 Rings at S9.00. $13.50 Rings at $10.00. $35.00 Rings at S28.00. U > * r 4 ?s? >fi **? 4 4 V 4" 1 ?*?i AIS Silver Plated Ware and Sterling* Silver Dishes and Fancy Pieces 10% (1 ?? /OvjCjC ] Plates. Water Pitchers, Sugar J VU^llli ^ Howls. Cream Pitchers, etc. J ?_ A* t t ?*? * -V 4* _tr * * Sterlieg Silver Flat Ware i<0? Off f Including Knives. Forks and Spoons. Serving Pieces, Cold | AI eat Forks. Salad and Berry j Spoons. Pie Knives, Jellv Knives, ^ Bonbon Spoons and all other I Serving Pieces made by such well known houses as Gorham Manu facturing Company and the Whit ing Manufacturing Company. 1? Off AH S51ver=plated Forks, Spoons and count. ,including Knives, Pieces, at II0% Dns= 704 Sevemitlhi St. N.W. 4 *? ?? H"W' fKf'W4KW^+4,Wf",H-+"M1 CHMEDTIE BROS. 4" * *r "T 4 4 4* T *?? T 4* .*** ?j? .4? Wt-T ^ j- < 2. f t 4 ^ ^ ? X f 4? * 4* -W 4* House & Herrmann. *$? r * * ?i? ?4? * * * 4* t T* 4* Save the Dollars At Oisr Lowered February PriceSo This month marks the low tide of price reductions. Next month will begin the spring business and prices will return to normal. Why not buy Reliable Furniture now? Why not take advantage of our February sales? It means many dollars in pocket to you. Matched Smites off Furniture,, This one of our very attractive designs of Matched uiites of Dresser and Chiffonier at reliably reduced prices. *r? ??? r *&> nr 4 T This yjartir.d Oak Chiffonier is a pi??e^ of furniture ot unusually fine clmraMvr; ver> artistic ilff-i.^n; tK?lisrte<l finish: full serpen tine front' and lar*;^ French bevet liiate mirror. February price. In Mahogany S21.00 lit Oak $19.50 Beds Reduced The Dresser of this suite is hand somely designed, like tlie Chiffon ier. with the same fine polished finish ami full serpentine front. The large French bevel-plate mir ror and other features of construc tion are of the very best character. In Mahogany.. In Oak. T* ~r* ~V 4* ?? tr This $2.50 Bed Only T ie si .atest H<<l jp ^ _ _ \ th?* season; ]| xs[ } siii|;t?' or double size; c*' ** oWv ^truiiKl> built and well enameled, our price only six*. This Library Table $1 E.?0> In rich Karly Kngllsh (mission) finish, with large drawer and shelf bool;rack.?, each end. Reduced to Sil.OO. at KwrM m ?<yrv @f ^TU 1 n @?~ - LLJJ> <?@/S. y$?> St gYXriTi &Tl$BXV3,N. CK x 1 ' ? t * <- ?- t- <- * t <( ? ? ?? s * J s J < t- f (? t- 1 i- * ITt T'l t tt 1 11 f TTtTt N t tl Tt r AT THEIR OWN RISK If District Employes Get Sick They Lose Pay. I NO PROVISION FOR LEAVE | Condition Which Commissioner Jud son Is Trying to Remedy. HEGARDED AS RANK INJUSTICE Congress Asked to Provide Against Discrimination?Numerous In. stances of Hardship Cited. H.mpMves uf tl District government are appealing for ;? provision in the law w hi !i will allow them thirty days' sic]-: leave annually. Their champion in this at present is Commissioner Judson, w ho is working: with J lie facts furnished him by Alonzo Tweedale, auditor, and who will present to the conferees on the District appropriation bi!l a proposition to grant the Commissioners the discre tion to allow sick leave. The hill as passed by the Senate has an amendment which allows annual sal aried employes thirty days of annual leave. If the bill is passed in its present form no employe of the District govern ment will he allowed even one day fcr idncs?. Inspectors of tl:e engineer depart ment. whose line of work is more or less conducive to physical disability, will find themselves in a position where they will be docked for absences' on that cause. Sick Employes Now Absent. At this present minute there are em ployes ill and absent from duty whose absence has been brought about in the line of duty. A conspicuous example of this is a man in the building inspector's office whose illness was brought about by the strenuous work upon which he was engaged. For every day of his ab sence ho is docked. regardless of the fact that he contracted his ailment while working for the District government The employes of the District found themselves without sick leave about five months ago, when a technical question regarding a per diem emplove was re ferred to the controller of the Treasurv. He made a study of the laws, and his decision was that no per diem employes were entitled to sick leave, and that there was no warrant for sick leaves to any one else. At that time many of the District employes had used up their an nual leaves, and many of them who have been sick since have taken the time out of their annual leaves. Hints at Further Deprivation. It is understood from an indirect source that the controller of the Treasury has hinted that there is no authority in law for any leave at all to District employes. That means that even the ordinary thirty days' vacation universally granted is il legal in the case of the District of Co lumbia. If the amendment which was agreed to invthe Senate becomes part of the law then that express authority of I the law will apply to annual leave. If that does not pass it is feared that some case will be presented to the controller which will necessitate lus deciding that no District of Columbia employe is enti tled to annual leave on pay. 'I here is not an official nor an employe of the District government who is not hitter against the present situation. More freedom of speech is noticeable at the District building regarding a situation which officials declare is a discrimination against the District than almost in anv other case where Congress is likely to be criticised. Department heads are in ac cord in saying that if sick leave is not granted to the employes it will be only a step toward the time when it will be almost impossible to get good clerks to w ork for the District. Department Chief's Views. A department head who is very bitter toward the present situation where no sick leave is allowed said today: "I have seen my clerks working here for month*, having to use every ounce of their nervous system in dealing with the public, and getting gradually sick by it. What is the result? They save their an nual leave fcr the possible illnesses and are afraid to take it until the last mo ment. When they had sick leave they were in much better shape. Thev would come back from a rest looking fat and sassy and ready to go at their jobs with a [ vim. This cutting out of sick leaves has left a very bad situation. With enough leave the men don't get sick, I believe." There is now no leave of any kind for employes on the per dic-m roll. Per diem employes in the District government in some cases are, in actual practice, an nual employes. One of the most im portant clerical positions in the Dis trict government is held by a per diem man, who is not a temporary man in anv sense of the word. He is actually em ployed every work day in the year, putting in as much time as any annual employe. Vet when be went to pieces with the hard work of a particularly trying job I not Ions: ago lie had to stay away ill and be "docked" for the time lost. He is one of the examples where the words "extra clerk" has scared the appropriations com mittee. Difficult to Place Him. In trying to switch him from the per diem to the annual roll, w here the Com missioners feel he belongs, it is necessary to estimate him as an " extra clerk,'' for the reason that he would fill another an nual place, and it is this phrase, "extra clerk." which has seemingly kept him out of an annual salary with a thirty day leave. That is but one example. There are many others. An employe of the District with a rec ord of thirty years of servce recently fell ill, was in bed for a month beyond j his thirty days' annual leave, and paid I for that last thirty days out of a twelve hundred-dollar salary. If the Commission ers had the power they would have granted thirty days of sick leave i* that case, and would in manv other cases \ stenographer in the police department who is conspicuous for his long hours of labor, worked himself into a fever and is paying for it himself. | MAY PREVENT AERO TRIP. ? German Authorities Fear Foreigners Will See Fortifications. Foreign OorrpstHinilenre of The Star. B Kill. IX. February 1. 1011. A Paris and a Berlin newspaper, neither of them disinclined to sensation, have agreed to offer a prize for the best flight I made during the coming summer in an aeroplane from Paris to Berlin. The German military authorities arc. how ever. somewhat fearful lest, notwith standing the careful selection of the route and the admission of only trustworthy pilots to the competition, one or more of the aeroplanes may be driven over or forced to land near a fortress". In vi?w. therefore, of the possible danger of for eigners becoming acquainted with impor tant military secrets, they are debating whether it may not be advisable to reiuse permission for the flight to be made. The authorities are furthermore not quite convinced that the competition is ar ranged tnereiy In the interests of sport, but suspect that the two newspapers- con cernetl anticipate that the event will prove an excellent advertisement for ' tnemselves. It is stated that the authoti : ties will probably lav the matter before | the emperor before deciding w hether the j i t uipetition shall be sanctioned or not. Samuel M. Nowlin. seventy-one years old, a farmer living in Amherst county. \"a., was found dead in a field Tuesday. Acutc indigestiou caused death. Gustave F. Touchard, Title Holder, Loses to T. R. Pell in National Semi-Final. NEW YORK. February 1t>.?It was not Iso much the deffat of Gustavo F. Touch ard. the present champion, as the ease with which it was accomplished that stir- | prised tenuis enthusiasts at the Seventh j Regiment Armory, where competition in ; (lie national indoor turnament was con tinued yesterday. In T. R. Pell, formerly a title holier. Touchard met an opponent who has always given him a stubborn ar gument. and Poll was in splendid form j yesterday. Xobody anticipated, however, j that Touchard would be beaten in twelve i games out of thirteen and Iopo by 6?<">. ! 6-1. There was a noticeable lack of j-peed ami energy in Touchard's work, lie seemed to be in poor physical condition, j and failed to put his usual snap and strength behind his stroke. Pell's first re turns and well placed drives to the back court had Touchard baffled, and as the match progressed Pell s superior stamina left the utimate result a certainty. The victory qualified Pell for the final round of the championship, to be decided Saturday. W. B. Cragin, jr., and \V. M. Hall are the only other contestants left in the tournament. Together with F. R. Alexander, Pell j also reached the semi-final of doubles j division. The summary: < ' National indoor tennis championship--Fifth I round ?W. Merrill Hall defeated W. II. Ponnell. I C 2. 6?0. Senii-flnal round--T. R. Pell defeated Glial:ivr> K. Toucliard. 6-0. 6?1. Pontiles i hninpionahip--Second round--W. C. Grunt and C. Cragin defeated U. Bryau and M. S. Clark. ?:?4. 6 4: G. C. Shafer and I*. Malian defeated J. S. <'usliman and 11. Phillip*. 8--6. 4?1>. 0?O. 1". Touehard and ('. It. Gardner defeated W. C. I)e Mille and J. Bostwlck, 6?3, U?4: .1. M. Steinaiher and S. Howard Voshell defeated R. A. Holden. jr.. and F. M. Watrous, 7?r>?7, 6-4. Third round?F. B. Alexander and T. R. Pell defeated G. C. Shafer and L. Mahan. 6?4. 6?4. Consolation singles?First round?W. H. Bates defeated M. S. Hasan. ?-U. 6?1. Second round ?S. Howard Voahell defeated P. M. Hall. 6 -4, 6?1; ??. S. Groesbeck defeated G. J. Steinacher, 6-3. The Frederick Board of Trad? is plan ning to secure the next annual encamp ment of the Maryland National Guard, which will begin about July 13 and last ten days or two weeks. Frederick mad? an effort for it last year, but Westminster was chosen. HONOURAN CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON GUNBOAT Five Liberal Leaders Declared to Be Unalterably Opposed to Bonilla as President of the Bepublic. NEW ORLEANS. February 1<?.?Thomas C. Dawson, American delegate to the peace conference between the representa tives of President Davila of Honduras and Gen. Manuel Bonilla. provisional president, lias sailed for Port Barrios. He will be met there by the gunboat Ta ooma and transported to Puerto Cortez, Honduras, where the conference will probably begin Monday. Dr. Fausto Davila and Dr. Al'berto Membreno, representatives of the Bonilla government, have also sailed. Drs. I>a vila and Membreno are expected to par ticipate in the peace conference. PUERTO CORTEZ, Honduras, Feb ruary 16.?Gen. Maximo B. Rosales. rep resentative of President Davila at the coming peace conference on l?oard the gunboat Tacoma. declares that the live leaders of the liberal party will never ac cept Bonilla :is president of Honduras. The leaders of both the revolutionary and government forces are complaining to the United States naval officers that the "other side" is violating the terms of the armistice by moving troops. Fifty political prisoners have been re leased at San Pedro by request from the Honduras government. Brother Percy Coming. "Polly's paper playmates" are not girls only. "Brother Percy at West Point," who will be here Sunday, is the seventh cut-out doll in the series which The Sunday Star is presenting each week for the amusement of its little friends. "Polly" does not settle in advance the matter of "Percy's" relationship, but most any little girl would suppose him to be the brother of dear "Sister Prue." Still, you never can tell! Saws Smuggled to Prison. STEUBENVILiLiE, Ohio. February lf?.? Mrs. James Mitchell was arrested here yesterday charged with smuggling eighteen saws to her husband, who Is con fined in the county jail, during a visit. Mitchell was arrested in connection with a diamond theft and later was Identified as one of the men who last month rob bed the Merchants Bank of McKeesport, Pa., of *1.400. V. C. Fitzgerald, aged sixty years, a prominent merchant of Nelson county, Va., dropped dead in his store at Arling ton last Tuesday night. He was stricken with apoplexy. FEARING EXAMINATION, STUDENT ENDS HIS LIFE B. H. Philson of Racine, Ohi'j, Candidate for Naval Acad emy, Shoots Himself. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. February 16.?Lock ing himself In his room at the boarding house of Miss Annie Duval, 159 Prince George street, Benjamin H. Thilson, eighteen years oldv a candidate for the Naval Academy, whose home was in Racine, Ohio, committed suicide yester day afternoon. Occupants of the house heard three shots fired. Hard study and brooding over the possi bility of his failure at the forthcoming entrance examinations for the Naval Academy are the only reasons that pan be assigned. In addition, 4'hllson had oniy recently movcred from a two-week ill ness. Rather fraid of physique. quiet and at times somewhat morose <?f disposition, lie had worried greatly over his progress in studies, a id only lately remarked to some of his chums that if he failed he would be too mortified to face his par ents. Philson had been attending the prepara tory school of Prof. Robert L. Werntz. He was on hand as usual, but did not at tend the afternoon classes. Alfred Rose of Connecticut and another candidate were in the boarding house at the time of the occurrence. Philson was in his room on the second floor, while the other boys were on the third floor. They became alarmed at hearing: tlie shots and, running downstairs, found the door of Phllson's room locked. I'nable to force the door. Rose, who is a small fellow, climbed through the transom. He found his former companion lying half prostrate in the cupboard door. REPORTS LOST STEAMSHIP. Word Received That Seventy Pas sengers and Crew Perish. ROUEN. France, February 1t>.?The captain of the Spanish steamer Ollargan. which has arrived here, informed tlie Spanish consul that the Spanish steamer Abercon, which left Rotterdam for Bilbao at the same time as the Ollargan. foun dered in a tempest and that seventy pas sengers and the crew perished. There is no confirmation of the captain's story from other sources. No such steamer as the Abercon is listed in the registers. The Ollargan ar rived at Rotterdam January 31, and sail ed a few days later. Who wisely rules hSnniseli - Curious what a scrap you have now and then (maybe two or three "nows" and several "thcns") with what the old Scotchman called the "deevelish part" of your make-up. * * * It's safe to say "you'' and not miss the mark, for we all belong to the same lodge, and it seems to be a part of some great plan to try us out and see if we can thus earn the right to rule greater things. # * * Most every day some one of the many "warriors of the enemy'' comes across your pathway and puts up a scrap to see if he can rule. # * * You must be well trained and alert or he will make you bend the knee or, perhaps, break a leg or permanentlv cripple vou. * * * There are several of these "enemies" which can be named over, but for the purpose of this article let us speak of the narcotics, the family which includes morphine, whisky, coffee, cocaine, tea, tobacco, etc., all the same family, each member having a different de gree of strength. * * * Xow, coffee is perhaps one of the most plausible and deceitful of them all. * * * It has many friends, but coolly and cunningly knifes them, and they don't know where the blow comes from. * * * Many and many a poor, nervous wreck, with weak heart, suffers by day and lies sleepless at night without suspecting that his ''dear old friend/' Mr. Coffee, is quietly pushing him along toward the silent city. Xo, coffee don't hurt every one by any man ner of means, but it does pick out the highly organized individuals and wrecks them by the score. ?f * * Perhaps the victim realizes it, but has fallen time and again in the battle and been whipped so often that he has given up and bowed the head to the chain of his master. V V V "I simply cannot give up my coffee," is the wail, and so day by day lie grovels and the master stretches him a few turns tighter on the rack of suffering. * * * Make sure of one thing. Once you become conscious of t'hc fact that a fight is 011, suffering follows steadily until you are able to rule. V V V Then comes the reward?comfort, health and happiness for the victor. jje 3j: ? It is good work to stand right up and smash away with a "mailed list." but it's much more comfortable to whip Mr. Coffee by throwing him "right over the side uf the mountain" and give his place to Postum. 0 * * * A steaming, fragrant cup of this famous beverage lias the clear seal-brown color which changes to a rich golden brown tinder cream. * * Ofttimcs, the victory of one's better self over a known enemy is toll <wed quickly by remarkable changes?peaceful sleep, balanced nerves, stronger heart, and all the joy which comes after the removal of a drug and its replacement with natural food elements which old Dame Nature is only too glad to seize upon for the building material so bad lv needed and so long denied. V *(? V | Well, here's best wishes to you. reader. Hope you don't get "licked"' too often, it's weakening. "There's a Reasoni" rostum Cereal Company, Limited, Battle Creek, Michigan, U. S. A. RAINCOATS Prices Slashed to Sell Anticipating the customary winter demand tor Rain coats our workshops have been pouring spring goods into our salesrooms steadily for weeks past. Owing to the un fayorahle weather for our business an <normous stock new. fresh spring goods has accumulated. To reduce t'lis at once we have made the MOST SWEEPING CUT SN PRICES EVER KNOWN ON STANDARD MERCHANDISE FOR 3 DAYS ONLY Thursday, Friday & Saturday IF YOU VALUE MONEY DON'T FAIL TO ATTEND THIS GREAT 3-DAY ? MONEY=SAVING SALE. We give you no fictitious-values; every garment will be sold as advertised. !l| i THE NAME OODY A HAS BEEN STANDARD FOR 57 YEARS. MEN'S CRAVENETTES, OVERCOATS TOPCOATS AND SLIP-ONS. Lnghsh Raincoats lor Men. ABOCT VAL- 40 A ik?s up to Mi'.r.o. Now * Men's l ine Raincoats. THIS IS AX ATTRACTIVE LOT of assorted styles and sizes. Val ues running from y $22.00 to ?2S.?J0. Your s choice at ^ $23.00 ' Slip-ons. ENGLISH J? >0? and a s??1 Men's Genuine Priestley Cravenettes. FIN EI. V MADE COATS IN ALL the newest fall shades; finely tailored. $3Ti.in? to /ja fl F ?4<? values. Now >5 1 = *13.30 anil 11 11 04 Men's Superior Rainproof Topcoats. HAND TAILORED exclusive stylos, <3 Regularly SC. to S $o0. Nv>w $17 and..? $2t'.G0 RAINPROOF Topcoats LADIES' SLIP=ONS, CRAVENETTES AND RAINPROOF SILK COATS. MANY DIFFERENT STYLES IX NEW AND ORIGINAL TERNS; Pl'RE PARA Rl'BDKK INTERLINING; ALL SHADES. ORS AND SIZES $12.00 VALUES. ;o $20.00 VALUES $7o00 $13.00 VALUES Women's Fine Mohair Coats. ALL NEW DESIGNS. LOOSE and one-lialf fitted effects; some with military collars; in blacks, grays and blues, /jo Regular $15 and $20 J/ values. Now $lo and...Q?^*w',0^=*a^ 1 VALUES. ! sray. blue ami fp ? ^ s?ck'Nowue3U5,.to^ H 2o50 SPECIAL?112 Children's School Capes, in stripes and ^ a plain colors; hoods attached and armholes; guaranteed $.*? sa I 2jL(u) to J7 values. Special for :i days, only $2.75 and u onrv !3 ||i?l ! I in Men's Medium-weight 1 all Raincoats. REGULARLY $ 1 * ^ to *2.". This sale <=?> Ofl R for $1?um? and ? ' ^ Men's Knglish Slip-on (oats and C ravenettes. MADE OF THE II IIS T FA1I )ies; regularly sir. -*> ^ ?a $20. Now c$(Q/0J ?) IN MOST 15.00 $7.50 ?in pip; jii I li I 1 !! PAT COL $5=25 $22.0o VALUES $23.00 VALUES English Raincoats for Women. A BOUT is IN THE LOT. LOOSE mannish effects, with or without regular shouldlers, in tan. olive, blue and I NOTICE?These Prices Hold Good Only Until 1? 0'Clo?*k Saturday Night. Xo Goods Charged or Sent C. O. D. During This Sale. No Mai! Orders Filled. Open Saturday Night Until 1? ?'Clock RUBBER ^ COMPANY 933 F Street N.W., 933 F Between 9th and Instant Relief from Neuralgia Sloan's Liniment lias a soothing effect on the nerves. It gives instant relief for neu ralgia or sciatica. HERE'S PROOF. Mrs. Tareox, of 2 Chainpney St., Roxbury, Mass., writes: " I have used Sloan's Liniment for a number of years for neu ralgia and rheumatism, and find it gives instant relief. This fall my husband sprained his ankle, and the pain and soreness were relieved after a few applications of the Liniment, and he was able to go to work in a short time." RELIEF FROM SCIATICA. W. H. Hawkins, of Frankfort, Kv., R. D. Xo. 2, writes: " Before using your Liniment I had been in bed with sciatica for some time. After I began its use, I got relief." SLOANS LINIMENT is the best remedy for rheumatism, cold in chest or lungs, sore throat, sprains, cuts or bruises. At all dealers. Price, 25 cts., 50 cts., and Si.00. DR. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS, Boys and Oil Start Fire. As a result of boys throwing oil on a slird In the rear of 1HO East Capitol street last night a slight blaze was j caused. An alarm was sounded from j box 522. The flames were extinguished ; before any material damage resulted. The shed is owned by W. P. Birch of l'J15 Calvert street northwest. A lire in a chimney at the home of Alfred Judson. 2."? T street northwest, last evening, resulted In a tall for No. 12 engine company. No damage re sulted. Miss Mary Ilauer. for many years a school teacher, fell in front of her home at Frederick. M>1.. and fractured h*r hip. She is closely related to Whittier'a heroine, FSarbara Frltchle, the lattor'0 maiden name being ilauer.