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With Sunday Morning Edition. WASHINGTON. THURSDAY July 6, 1911 THEODORE W. NOTES Editor Tk? Evralig Star IVfwifapcr Conp??r. Rn?fnc?? Office. Hfb St. and Pennaytranla Avenne. New York Office: Trlhone Building, fhtcago Office: First National Bank Ruildtn*. Fnmpcan Office: 3 Reger.t St.. London. England. TV Fr?n)nc Star. with the Sirad.iT morning ?dttfon. la d^'trervrt by carriers wlth'n tV city i? 4S cent* per month: dally only. 25 cents p*r ronth Sunday only. 20 cents per month. Ordwra mar be sent by mall, or telophone Main 2440. ."olVction U mad* by carrier at tke and of eack Bionth. Parable tr adTan<*e?V mall, postage prepaid: Patty. Snr.day Included. op# month. ?V? cent*. P 'Jr. Snnda.T excepted, one month. 4f centa. Saturday S?tar. $1 year. Sunday Star. $2.40 year. Entered as ?econ<l-claBs mall matter at the post office at Washington. D. C. fTln order to amid delaya on accoaat of [>er?onal absence. lettera to THF STAR should jot 1* addressed to any individual connected with the offlce, hot almply to THE STAR, or to tke Editorial or Bualnrad Department, according .? tenor or purpose. No Increase in Water Bates! It is noted. In connection with the ?tatement, printed yesterday in The Star, ,hat a further increase in the water rates n the District is contemplated by the Commissioners, that in all likelihood if rany of the consumers had not already ?a1d their bills for the year the change would be ordered at once. This is a for tunate circumstance. It doubtless inter >oses a check upon a program against a-filch there is certain to be Immediate in.I vigorous protest, based upon sound ?e?st>n. There is no logical warrant for raising :he rates. The excuse suggested is that lOine is needed to extend the meter tquipment. To meet this cost more than twice the amount is, according to the ^!:dinK proposition, to be taken from he water users, those already metered is well as the unmetered. What is to >e done with the INO.OOO extra revenue is lot stated. A few years ago the rates were raised ?? one-third, to pay for the metering of louses and business establishments. The money thus secured has been expended ind the equipment is in operation. There s no suggestion that this process of ?ate raising to pay for successive in ttallments of meters will cease when all .he consumers are metered. No one ex acts the rates ever to be restored when >nce they have been increased. Thus t is quite possible?Indeed, It Is alto tether probable?that in the course of en or a dosen years more the rates will lave mounted to an extortionate point jnder the impulse of the false system of ncreasing the taxation to meet expendi iu-es on permanent equipment. It U urged at the District building that the local rates are now lower than else sbere. That does not, if true, argue that J<ey are too low, or that any Increase whatever is needed or Justified. The only iound rule for the fixing of a mainte lance tax is that of determining first a hat the sen-ice costs, and then appor lonlng the expense upon the users ac X>rding to the benefits derived, regardless ?f what similar services cost elsewhere. Nor should the water system be relied jpon as a producer of revenue. The Jieory of the water rate is that it rep ?esents the Individual user's share of the actual cost of the service. To go ,'arther and to consider the water user tfi a contributor to a general fund, out ?f which the service is maintained and Ihe surplus used for equipment on the (eneral account, is to destroy the prin- j tlple which has always been maintained n giving the people drinking and bat li ng and cleansing water at cost. Already thousands of Washingtonians ire paying for more water than they use, lithough metered. Their minimum rate b higher than they would pay If an ab .olute quantitative tax were imposed, this leads to water waste. It is at the tame time excessive taxation. If the ?ates are raised in the face of the pro fits that are already being voiced the imall users, who are the great majority, ail! be mulcted in still heavier sums for sater not consumed, and in truth not jt-eded. If more revenue is imperatively required to maintain the current service? ahi -h has not been suggested?a higher rate for the larKer users would be more equitable than a horizontal increase, af 'e tin~' those who now pay for more than hey use as well as those who pay only Tor the water they consume. In any case the Commissioners should ay all the facts and figures before the people before they reach a de.-lsion. This s one of the most vitally important mat e s within tiieir jurisdiction, affecting lot only the purse but the health of the ;omrnunity. and it should not be dis posed of in closet consultation, but sub ritt.-d to the j-ublic Judgment for exanii ?&tion and thought. About the only thing that would seem a lUfticient recognition of the precocious *tad"m of Willie Sidis would be to tmend the Constitution so as to make lim eligible to the presidency or the Su ireme C'furt. The well meaning but tiresome man who r.s sts on telling you what to do for a told will not bo heard from for some j me. The laJ-t news of Sir Alfred Austin rep * sented him as peering regretfully over jie edge of the wastebasket. lords and Commons. The parliamentary situation in Eng and grow* acute. The house of com mons has passed the so-called parlia ment bill, which provides that any neasure which has been passed by the .ommons at three successive sessions, with two years elapsing from the first "second reading" to th-? tinal passage, ehall become a law without the ap proval of the house of lords. The up per chamber has now adopted, by an ?jveru helming vote. Lord Lansdowne's amendment excluding from the opera tions of this proposed system of one rhamber legislation any measure pro posing; home rule for Ireland. Inas much as the liberal coalition in com * iions holds together largely through a definite pledge to the Irish members to use the new system, when estab lished. to pass a home rule bill, the Lansdowne amendment is certain to be rejected by the commons when the measure is finally passed and returned to the lower house. What will happen then cannot be foretold in detail, but ;ertain elements are in evidence to in licate the probable r?sult. The Asqulth government cannot pos ?ibly back down now on this project ?f breaking the blockade of the lords. To do so would force a general elec tion. with a virtual certainty of a unionist triumph. The Irish eontln jent would be alienated and even the lociallat-labor faction would become auspicious of liberal promises. It is accessary for the ministry to proceed. It must Insist upon the acceptance by the lords of Its project for their vir tual elimination from the legislative equation. The lords, however, have not yet played out their hand. They still hold, as a high card, the L.ans downe reform bill, which proposes the abandonment of the hereditary prin ciple and the organization of a second chamber partly elective, partly appoint ive and partly ex-officio. This cham ber. however, would still be heavily unionist, in all probability, and there is no disposition on tbe part of the gov ernment to accept the plan. It will doubtless Insist upon the acceptance of the parliament bill, without change in any respect. Then will come the test of strength between the two op posing forces, with the chance of vic tory favoring tne ministry. For as a last resort the government contem plates the creation of a sufficient num ber of liberal peers to overwhelm the tory-unionist strength in the upper chamber, perhaps 500 of them, ele vated to titular honors to cast one vote that will put an end to the effect ive career of the body of which they will form a part. It is hardly to be believed that the unionists will force the ministry to go to such an extreme. Surrender at the last moment is to be expected. Congress, Executive and Taxation. Another bogey gone the way of all bo geys. One line of attack on the pact with Canada has been the charne that the President in the negotiations usurped the powers of Congress. As the subject was that of taxation it was for Congress to lead. Beware of the encroachments by the executive branch on the legislative branch of the government. The evil being of recent date should be corrected at once. In the Senate yesterday Mr. Burton handled this charge with much felicity. After showing that the President had kept within his rights, the Ohio senator cited an interesting bit of history with a direct bearing on the matter. This was that just fifty years ago a tariff bill which had been drafted by the Secretary of the Treasury was accepted by Con gress, and became a law almost without change. It is true the times were grave. The civil war had begun, and money must be found to pay the government's bills. Mr. Chase knew hln subject, and Con gress deferred to him- It was probably the wisest course. A protracted debate about usurpation, or about protection and free trade, would not have squared with the occasion. Fine words would have buttered no parsnips. What the government wanted was revenue, and right away. And Mr. Chase's bill sup plied the article, and the government survived the acceptance by Congress of an executive initiative as to taxation. Should we have had a better result in l??3-4 if Secretary Carlisle had drawn a tariff bill and submitted it to Congress for its consideration? He was the ablest man of his party In office, and a recog nized authority on the tariff from the strictly revenue point of view. It could not have passed as drawn, for there was the protection contingent of the democ racy led by Mr. Gorman to be reckoned with. But It would have afforded a stronger basis for negotiations than the hodge-podge measure which Chairman Wilson, laboring under many difficulties, presented to the House. And how about the situation of two years ago? Would a bill drawn by Sec retary MaoVeagh, with the aid of Treas ury statistics and the suggestions or Treasury experts, have helped in the re vision of the Dingley law? Would the House have been Injured or offended had such a measure been presented for its consideration? Would the measure have been more than supplemental of the Pres ident's message? It Is true, and will remain true, that the Initiative in taxation is with Con gress. That body holds the purse, and decides about both the filling and the emptying. But Congress may with pro priety seek, or accept profTers of, out side suggestions as to its course, with out surrendering any of its powers of decision, or abridging any of Its consti tutional authority whatever. Ferment in Portugal. Reaction in Portugal has been feared for some months, as signs have appeared that the people were not altogether con tent with the new republican regime. The friends of the monarchy have un doubtedly been active ever since the first overturn of government, and with such success that a royalist plot has been hatched both in the army and the navy. One dispatch that comes through London from IJsbon despite a censorship that is itself a sign of serious disturbance states that a fight has taken place In the streets of the capital between the popu lace and naval seamen, who have been aroused to revolt. This is a unique spec tacle, quite contrary to the ordinary run of revolutionary events. Contributions to the royalist war chest from Brazil are reported, but thus far the govern ment has been able to crush the revolt. There Is no foretelling what may hap pen in Portugal during the next few months, but It is quite certain that life there will not lack spice and excitement. After noting the confusion which sum mer tourists' trunks cause in a depot, it is not surprising that the railways should ex perience some difficulty In moving the crops. After the weather passes a certain de gree of torrldity criticism of any kind of a bathing suit seems more or less cap tious. The airship appears to be gaining In favor as a means of crossing the English channel without danger of seasickness. It Is usually a long hot spell between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving day. Morocco may yet present a fine field for experiment In the line of International arbitration. A street car strike In Mexico City is at all events less disturbing than a national revolution. Keep Swatting! Are you still swatting files? If you are not, you should be. The files are busily Increasing In number, and if not killed now they will be hare next year In greater force than ever to scatter disease. Every dead fly is a little gain in the fight for health. Just as every liva fly Is a menace. Down in San Antonio, Tex., prizes were offered for the best records In fly killing recently, and the people, of all ages, began to swat right and left. The small boys, however, were the busiest, and per haps they were the most efficient slayers of the pestiferous Insect. At the end of the contest the bodies of the slain were assembled, making a heap three feet high and five feet wide. There were one and a quarter million dead flies in that mor tuary mound, which shows how many flies there are In the world and how big a work lies ahead of those who have undertaken their extermination. It should he stated, for the encouragement of the fly swatters of Washington, that the boy who won the first prise of $10 killed 484,320 flies, which bespeaks a quick eye and a sure hand. The surest way to exterminate the flies, after all, is to prevent their breeding, and this means to keep every nook and corner of the house and premises clean and dry. Flies propagate in trash and dirt, and by means of good housekeeping and a moderate expenditure in screen wire and disinfectant the fly population can be brought down to a health-insuring point. But meanwhile, keep on swatting! Much satisfaction arises from the fact that some of the biggest monopolies can dissolve without causing shrieks from Wall street. The end-scat hog is a benefactor and a philanthropist compared to the citizen who deliberately wastes a limited public water supply. Some towns find It as difficult to be frank in connection with their hot wave figures as others do In submitting census figures. Every political reformer is tempted sooner or later by the proposition that "the end justifies the means." It has been demonstrated that Nebraska can never develop enough politics to keep W. J. Bryan busy. SHOOTING STARS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. Lack of Repose. "Bliggms is one of those people who hunt for trouble." "Yes. Can't keep his eyes off the ther mometer." Talking Shop. "Not married yet?" exclaimed Baron Fucash. "I don't see what can be the matter with these Americans. You have one of the finest titles on the list!" "Yes." replied Lord Luvvua; "but I have noticed that our worst titles are frequently our best sellers.' A Wall Flower. To waltz Matilda does not care; She does not even promenade. With sunburnt arms Matilda fair Now seeks the solitary shade. Doubts of Their Existence. "Of course you admit that no self-re specting man would associate with a wife beater." "Of course,"' replied Mr. Meekton, timid ly. "But, do you know, I'd like to see one, just out of curlostity!" Publicity. . "Which of the later additions to your big zoo attract the most attention?" And without a moment's hesitation the su perintendent replied: "The press agent." Climatology. Never was a snow fall That didn't melt away; Never was a rain cloud That really came to stay. Never was a dry spell That didn't yield at length, So, cheer up, brother. And display your moral strength! Never was a cyclone That didn't swiftly flit. Never was a hailstorm That didn't have to quit. Never was a hot wave That didn't have to cool, So, cheer up, brother, And observe the Golden Rule! Travel and Travelers. From the Philadelphia Lodger. It Is often much harder to stay at home than it is to go traveling. The life at home frequently lacks the spice of va riety. We know each day what to ex pect. and the surprise parties are few and far between. Nothing out of the or dinary happens. One day is added to an other in monotonous sequence on the cal endar, but at a year's end the sum of our accomplishments appears little or nothing. Then we begin to imagine all manner of interesting and exciting things going on in other places, just as those on a vacation piazza at the seashore think that all the things worth doing are in town, and those in town believe that all the mirth and movement are down there among the holiday-makers on the sand. The stirring center of everything always seems to be somewhere else than just where we are. Travel, with some of us. Is a constant migration to get away from ourselves, from the chafing routine, and from the accustomed environment. But to be perpetually "on the go" Is a very different thing from traveling. Travel, like love, ought to be a liberal education. It ought to be more a change of mind than a change of place. It should mean an enlargement of the mental horizon and a widening of the scope of one's ideas. ? - Baltimore Playgrounds. From the Baltimore Sun. When summer comes and the schools are closed the children troop by thou sands into the playgrounds. There they find wholesome amusement and recrea tion, exercise and games that develop body and mind. They are under the care of competent leaders, who direct their games and contests and keep them interested. They are kept out of mis chief, they are prevented from falling under the evil influences that menace the child who runs wild on the streets. Many a tired mother finds it a blessed respite when the children spend a few hours on the playground, and she has the satisfaction of knowing that they are as safe as if they were under her own watchful eye. Baltimore has been a leader among American cities in pro viding recreation for its young people under careful direction, and the Play grounds Association, during the fourteen years of its existence, has accomplished a service of almost incalculable value. The rapid expansion of its field has been due to public demand and is proof that parents appreciate what the association is doing. Frock Coats and Trousers. From the New York World. By the municipal art authorities of Paris it has been decreed that there shall not be erected in that city any more statues of men in frock coats or in even ing coats. In Rome a number of sculp tors have declared against statues wear ing trousers. There is an agitation in both these art centers for the adoption by men of a form of dress that will lie comfortable to wear and artistic to look at either in real life or in marble. This combined Roman and Parisian movement comes timely to the season of graduation days, when so many young orators and thinkers are Inviting us to the question, Whither are we drifting? Something less than a century ago the women of London erected In Hyde Park a statue of the Duke of Wellington as Achilles. There is a Washington In a toga or blanket in the National Capital. But we have ceased to be classic. Who would approve a statue of Roosevelt as Hercules or Taft as Apollo? Happy Thought for the Day. From the Pittsburg Chronicle. Half of the year gone! The next thing we know we'll be locking around for that snow shovel. Another Change for Progress. Prom the Chicago Po#t. The bubbling fountain has supplanted the drinking cup. What new kind of towel will take the place of the roller variety? Doers and Talkers. From the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Some men do the work, and soma talk it over. Qualify Groceries at Money-saving Prices. Do you know that you can save considerable money by buying your Groceries from the League of Consumers' Friends? Do you also know that you procure the finest Groceries obtainable at the same time? Thousands of economical housewives have known this and are taking advantage of it every day. Take your basket next time you go marketing and learn for yourself the purchasing power of a dollar at our stores. You will deal with our stores regularly after that. These prices for Friday and Saturday only: Pet Evaporated Milk. Guaranteed pure and of the highest qual - - 4c - - 8c ity. 5c size - Tall cans - Fresh Creamery Butter. Absolutely fresh and pure (i-lb. _ prints). Special, per lb ^ Shredded Wheat Biscuit. Special, per package - - - 11c New York State Cheese. Absolutely fresh and fine flavored. !7c pound. Fancy Sugar-cured Hams. Sweet, tender and fine flavored. These Hams are of unusual quality, and will prove satisfactory in every detail. Special ti price, per lb HOC Pure Lard. Guaranteed first-class and abso lutely pure. Special, per lb 91c Hecker's Superlative Flour. b}i-\b. Sacks - - - 23c 12 Yz -lb. Sacks - - - 45c Picnic Shoulders. All meat, and just as tasty as they -a ji _ can be. Special, per lb. 11 11 k Nice Juicy Lemons. A fine, fresh lot just received. Per ^(fh^ dozen Gambrill's Patapsco Flour Makes Excellent Bread and Pastries. 6-pound Sacks 18c 12-pound Sacks - - - 35c Campbell's Soups, 3 Cans for - - - 25c GRAPE JUICE. A delightful summer drink. The high quality of this brand, coupled with the low price, makes it es pecially desirable. Per bottle (25c tj 'IhLr size) TOILET PAPER. 1.000 sheet rolls, usually sold for 10c. Special, per roll League of Consumers' Friends. PATRONIZE THE STORE NEAREST YOU. George ClasKett. 18th and H streets. L. P. Palmer, 7th and B streets. Geo. W. Bell, 18th and Brentwood rd. J. P. Allwlne & Son. 500 12th street. J. M. Annandale, 12?>9 H street. J. Kraus & Son, 910 13th street. J. BrRyshaw, jr.. 6th and A streets. D. T. Batson, 621 7th street. J. E. Dipjrl*, 7th and H streets. Thomas Haden, (HO G street. Luther P. Hall, 12th and H streets. Frank Mace, 7th and F streets. S. P. Pearson, Sth and G streets. J. C. Rogers. 8th and C streets. R. EI Roberson. 5th and A streets. C. Harbin, 9th and F streets. Southwest. J. H. Goodrich, 8th and F streets. H. T. Gover, 7th and C streets. William A. I* Huntt, 803 4% street. William H. Leimbach. 6th and G sts. R. E. W. Schmidt. 8th and D streets. E. Spahn, ?th and L. streets. A. G. Schmidt, 4Vs and F streets. M. J. Whelan, 3d and C streets. Thomas Dean, 1326 4J/4 st. E. Cockrill, N street. A. J. May, 4V6 and C streets. Northwest. Suburban. R. Wyson, Kenilworth, D. C. E. M. Tabb, Hyattsville, Md. W. B. Besley, Lewinsville, Va. J. Riehl, jr.. Sth and H streets. W. S. Brown & Co., 1113 14th St. W. T. Davis, 15th and P streets. C. Rammling, 312 Pa. ave. F. A. Dodge. 7th and T streets. M. Oppenheimer & Son, 908 9th street O. A. Pendleton, 1336 9th street. A. H. PUtt, 6th and Q streets. C. V. Sparrow, 806 North Capitol St. W. S. Brown & Co., 1614 14th St. M. E. Buckley, 1246 2Wh street. J. R. Stone, 2444 18th street. Southeast. A* O. Brady & Son, 1357 Good Hope I'd. Brinkley Bros., 108 M street. t,. F. Dusby, 8th and East Capitol sts. R. A. Rollins, 11th and M streets. H C. Roberson, 9th and S. Car. ave. J. T. Fowler, 1327 W st. R. E. Smith. 6th and D streets. G. E. Bohann?n, 535 4th street. Brinkley Bros., 1101 3d street. M. A. Lusby, 6th and E street#. Brinkley Bros., 923 4th street. F. P. Zuschnitt, 2d and N streets. Ruland & Howes, 14th and A streets. FREE DELflVERY TO EVERY SECTION OF THE CITY. "Papa, please put this In the bank" Are you teaching your children the habit of saving? "As the twig is bent, so the bough will grow." It is a duty of every parent to impress upon the child the importance of saving. Teach the child that a part of all money that comes into its posses sion should be put into the bank and that idea will follow through life. Allow it to spend every penny, as a child, and you are cultivat ing hardship for later years. With one dollar or more you can open a savings account at our bank for your youngster. Then teach the habit of adding every . dime or penny that can be spared. The small amounts grow into a wonderful total before the child has a real need, and we are increasing it all the time with 3% com pound interest. Do the right thing for YOUR child?open a savings account to day. Merchants and mechanics savings bank Pa.Ave ? 20*n.w. pg Av6.S> Seventh ? G mw DECORATING BY ARTISTS. UK beauty of the Interior of your bom* will bo greatly enhanced if the decorating 1m (lone by Plitt's artists. They produce effective color schemes. George Plitt Co., Inc., Main Showroom. 1134 Conn, ave, 2 Workrooms, 1727 7th at. a.w. If aw** (5 THE VALUE OF COKE FOR COOKING ?ia appreciated by the great majority of housewives. You'll save money and get beat results in using coke for cooking. We'll supply ron. SB Bushels Large Coke, delivered $3 30 40 Bushels Large Coke, delivered $3. =? ipply ron. Co# dolledto do Bushela Large Coke, delivered.,. .1 3.80 23 Bushols Crashed Coke, delivered.. 3.00 40 Bushels Crushed Coke, delivered..' 4.fi0 00 Bushels Crashed Ooke, delivered. ,90.50 Washington Gas Light Co., 418 TENTH BTRBET It. W. "Y01FIX FEEL BETTER" One application of Lanasol Ointment for Hemorrhoids, inter nal or external, itching or bleed ing, will do it, and will cure it by continual use. i*ar Prlce, 85e agi BOc per Ju, aateed by Henry Bvaae. la*., MM W Waahlngtea, D. C. Woodward <& Lothrop New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. During the heated term we will close daily at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m. Friday-Remnant Day. The importance of Remnant Day is so firmly established in the mind of the general public that it is needless to dwell upon the sev eral features that are enlisted iti its steadfast foundation. I he iat* most worthy of mention is that the best values obtainable are found here on this day. Friday Special in Men's Clothing. Two lots of Men's Suits. 35 in number, have been taken from Mock and marked at special prices for clearance. Included j are Hart Schaffner A Marx and other j well known makes in the best patterns of blue, gray, tan and brown. Sizes .'51 to 40. $14.75. Values up to $22.50. $23.75. Values up to $35 00. Main floor. Tenth st. Women's Outergarment Dept. A tot of Women's < 1 ?? piece W hilf Mngerts |?re?*.s. trimmed ?*ith Iwe and Itisertiou. It* duo-'I from $<i 75 in $2.l?"> ea? b 10 Fine ?nd Dainty White Lingerie Dresses. from $17.."at to $11 7.* ea>*b. IN Satin Foulard Dresses. in plain Mark and dotted effect*; I Mitch neck and kimono sleeves. Reduced from $12 7.* to Jt! 75 each 2H Ow> plerc Satin Foulard Dresses. striped and dotted pattern*: also a few light wool chal Us. Redneed from $1* 75 to $10.75 each. A small lot of Pllk and Sntin Mesaaline Slips. In Mack and pastel shades: daintily made and trimmed. Reduced front $d.OO, $8.75 and $10.00 to $5.00 and $7.."?o each. 7 Wool Coat Suits, In tan. nary and Mack: slues It',. .14. ;trt. ;t)? nnd 42. Reduced from $18.75 and to $:?.7."> each. SI Woo! Font Suits, of various material* and In a number of colors; sites 14 to 3?l. Reduced front $25.00 to $11.75. 24 Suita of Satin. Mohair. Broadcloth and Serge; sine* 14 to Reduced from $20..V> and $42 50 to $18.75 each. 1 Tan Shantuns l.onjr Foat. trimmed with Mn? aatin and braid. Reduced froni $MHNI to $37 50 1 Tan Tussah Silk Coat. black allk collar and ciiffa; size 34. Reduced from $2.Vi*> to $20.on. 2 T?lenath Homespun Coat*. with black velvet collar. Reduced from $1V75 to $12.75 each. A lot of Colored Chiffon Cloth Wnlata var'ou* With self figures, cords I color* and sire* Reduced from $15.0>> $17.50 j and $1<'.75 to $7.75 each Foulard Silk Waists, In several modela: new desiens and shades. Reduced front $*.75 to Friday Specials in Men's Wear. 25 doa. pairs Men's Fancy Socks, In high-grade designs, also a few solid tan colors in the lot?ends of a number of discontinued lines. All sizes in the com bined assortment. 3 pairs for 50c. Regularly y?c pair. 50 do*. Men's Wash Four-in-Hatid Ties, made of cheviot, oxford and madras; all white grounds, and stripes. ? for 75c. Regularly 25c each. rHCh 35 doz. pieces Men's Checked Nainsook , indla Silk Waist*. reduced frotu $7.73 and Underwear, In medium and large size $s 75 to Kr. 00 each: from $.". m) to $3.75 each: checks. Athletic Shirts and Knee-length . from $4 .v? to $2 !'5 each. Drawers In ail sizes. ? Special price, 50c_garment. I Fine White Linene Skirts, in four dis Regularly 75c. 1 (jnct an<j very attractive styles; well tal And these remnants: lored and Rood fitting. 15 Straw Hats, with aoft and stiff brims; size $1.00 each Value $! 50. Reduced from $2.00 and $2..V) to f*H 7% only Mch. 14 pieces Men's Fancy Striped Madnta I'nder wear; aleovele** coat ahirta, sizes 42 and 4?i: knee-length drawers. sizes 34, 3t? and 42. Re duced from $1.00 to 75c each. Main floor. F St. Friday Special in Boys' Suits. Serviceable Suits of all-wool materials. In the most wanted patterns of brown and gray; double-breasted and Norfolk coats: sizes ? to 17. $3.75 each. Were 15.00 and $6.00. And these remnants: IS Double-breasted Fancy Stilt*: aires 7 to 17 R?*duce;t from $5.00 to $2.50 each. .1 Blue Serge Rlotiae Suita; sites 8 and 7. Re duced from $5.<?0 to $3.7f5 each. 5 RuriOan and Sailor Blouse Salts, white nnd gray mohair; slses 2V4. 3. 6. 6, 8 and 9. Re duced from $5.00 to $2.50 each. 2 White Duck Coat Suita. slightly willed; size* 6 and 7. Reduced from $3.76 to $1.50 each. Third floor. Tenth at. Friday Special in Boys' Washable Hats. Washable Hats, of various materials and shapes; small sizes; slightly soiled. 15c each. Were 50c. And these remnants: 12 Red Plaid Hat*. Reduced from 50c to 10c each. 11 Straw Hata. Reduced from $1.50 and $2.u0 to $1.00 each. 14 Straw Hata. for boy* and girls. Reduced from $1.00 and $1.25 to 75c each. Third floor. Tenth at. IS Khaki Riding Skirta. for side saddle. Re dn<-ed front $5 ??? and $0.00 to $3.!I5 e?fU. 4 I talk Gray Cheviot Ittd'ni: Habit*. ?ide sad dle at vie. Reduced frotu $37.50 and $3S.50 to $29.50 each. 1 Gray-and-Black Striped rantuloon Skirt, panel front and back. Reduced from $1?.75 to $10.00. 1 Cream-and-Brown Mixed Pantaloon Sklrr. Reduced front $18.75 to $0.75. 2 Navy Rlue Serge l'mitnloon Skirts. Reduced from $10.00 to $5.(*> each. Lingerie and Tailored Waists, of mar quisette, voile, batiste and linen. $1.75. S3.ri0. $3.75 and $7.75 each. Were $2 75 to flO oO. Third floor. <5 at. Misses' Department. 2." Children's I.inetie Presses, in plain white and light blue, pink and brown striped effects. Reduced from $5.00 to $.'!.50 ea<-h. 6 Children's Tan and White Rep Preasea: aia* 8. Reduced from $5.<10 and $tV7."? to $1.75 each A lot Misses' White and Colored I.awn Presses, sizes 14, 10 and 18. Reduced from $0.75 to $.'l.St.? each. A lot Women'* and Misses' Wash Presses, ta neat colored halr-llne stripes, embroidery trim med. Reduced from $0.75 to $5.00 each. 20 Percale House Presses, attractively trim med ; sires 34 to 44. Reduced from $3.93 M $2.25 each. Third floor. G st. Friday Special in * V Millinery. We have taken just ten Women's Trim mer Hats that were $6.00 and $8.00 and marked them $3.00 for quick clearance. In quality and style they represent un usual values. Special price, $3.00 each. Were $?'.-<>0 and $8.00. Second floor. Tenth st. Friday Special in Women's Combination Suits. 30 dozen Women's Swiss Ribbed Com bination Suits?the Ideal summer under wear, cool and close-fitting; low neck and no sleeves; 1 axe-trimmed drawers. Special price, 25c each. And these remnants: 21 pairs Women's Jersey-ribbed Umbrella Pants. Reduced from 25c to 10c pair. 25 Women's Swiss Ribbed I.lale Thread Vests. Reduced from 25c to lftc each. 18 pairs Boys' Knee-length Jean Drawers. Re. daeed from 6?x- to itftyc pair. Main rtttor. !?* st. Friday Specials in Muslin Underwear Dept. Good Quality Silk Petticoats, of taffeta and messaline. in black and colors. $2.75 each. Value, $5.00. Women's Soft Nainsook Gowns, low neck and short sleeve style, attractively trimmed. 79c each. Value, $1.50. And these remnants: 14 pairs Women's Fine Nainsook Drawers. Re. dueed from $1.75 and $1.50 to 95c pair. .... , . 7 pairs Women's Nainsook Drawers. Reduced We have just received an especially from 50c to 36c pair. Rood assortment of Fine French and 5 Nainsook Combination Suits. Reduced from j German Valenciennes Laces which we Friday Specials in Dress Linens. 1,000 yards Plain Colored I.inen and Me cerized Cotton Etamine, in straw berry and wistaria. lite yard. Regularly 50c. 8t)0 yards Pure Linen Suiting, in plain colors of red, purple and wistaria; 2T inches wide. 10c yard. Was 25c. Scoud floor. Eleventh ?t. Friday Special in Valenciennes Laces. $1.00 to 11 Low-neck Cambric Corset COTera. Reduced from 5<'c to 25c each. 15 Blouse Front Corset Covers. Reduced from 50c to 35c each. Third floor, O St. offer at Ote the dozen yards. Both edges and insertions are included, In widths from ^ to 4 inches. Special price, tiOc dozen yards. Main floor. G st. Friday Special in Batiste Corsets. A lot of Light-weight Batiste Corsets, with me dium bust and long hip; sizes 18 to 2ft. 95c each. Value, $1.50. And these remnants: 3 paira Parame Coraeta. coutll. medium hip and high bust, slae 19. Reduced from $10.50 to $3.75 pair. 1 pair Parame Coraets. coutll, medium bust, siee 33. Reduced from $10.00 to $3.50. 1 Nemo Corset, model No. 318, alze 24. Reductd from $3.00 to $2.25. Third floor, Eleventh at. Friday Special in Women's Hose. 131 dozen pairs Women's Fine Black Gauze Lisle Thread Hose, with double soles and high spliced heels; reinforced seams down the back. Special price, .15c pair; 3 for $1.00. And these remnants: ' 27 pairs Black Cotton Hose, sizes 9Vs and 10; slightly Im perfect. Reduced from 35c to 17c; 3 pairs for 00c. 14 paira Women'a Navy Blue Lisle Thread Hoae, sites 9 and 9U. Reduced from 50c to 25c pair. Main floor, F st. Friday Special in Children's Gowns. Children's Muslin Night gowns, In yoke style, trim med with tucks; V neck finished with ruffle; sizes 2 to 14 years. Special price, 25c each. And these remnants: 6 Children's Nainsook Dreaa es. daintily trimmed. Reduced from 75c to '50c each. 0 Children's Yoke-styl* Nain sook Dresses. Reduced from $1.00 to 76c each. 0 Children's French Haad made and Embroidered Sunbon neta. Reduced from $4.00 to $1.50 each. 1 Children's White Milan Straw Hat. Radnced from $5.00 to $2.50. 2 Children's Lingerie Costs, Reduced from $8.00 to $1.50 each. Third floor, V ?U Glove Department. 1!? pairs Women's lO-button leucth Lisle Thread ttloves. tail, trrity and black. Iteduc-d from Btte to 25c pair. 11 pairs Women's One clasp Natural-colored Chamois Gloves. Rites ,'1%. uuj and ti>4. R> due ed from $1.00 to 50: pair. Main floor. F st. Shoe Department. 24 pairs Women's linn Metal Calfskin and Kblnkln Two evelct Oxford Ties. short vamp. Goodyear welt sole, sizes 4 mid 5AA; -4 5%. <$ and 7A; 3. 3*4, ?; and 6?^B; 3. 5Va. ?1 and ?*4C; 4Vb and 5%r. Reduced frotn $3.00 and $:>.V) to $1.50 pair. 17 pairs Women's Ankle-strap Pumps, of Run metal and pat ent coltskin. slfos 4. 4"ij, 5 and ?AA; 3. 3?*. 4. 4<-i and 5A; 3B. Reduced from $3.50 to $1.50 pair. Third floor, Tent'i st. Umbrella Department. 15 Colored Silk X'aras"ls. in old rose, red. navy blue, white, amethyst, lltrht pink and bine, tucked and plain itTects. Re dueed front *3.50. $4.'*> anl $.'>.00 to ?1 .nr. each. It Children's ltiack Gloria Cloth T'mbrellas, 22 and 2? ineli sizes. Reduced frt-m $1 .">0 to 7."h' each. Main floor. O st. Upholstery Dept. 12 Hnrd\vo<Mj Srrorn T^ooth, natural fininh. tilled with wire cloth; various sites, sliirnt lv lin|?erfeet. Reduced front $1.25. $1.50 11 nd $2.i? to 7.V. 85c and $1.25 each. Brtii^ measurements. 27 Metal - frame V indow Screens, in perfect condition. Reduced from 40c to 2!?c eacli. 500 yards Tapestry?damask, srmure. brocade, etc.. in a ?<**' ratiRe of c<>loriiiKs, and all or excellent quality; I'-a t(l r;J yanls to the piece. 4be yard. Values. $1.50 to $ >.00. Fourth floor. O st. China Department. 2 Decorated French china Covered Dishes. Reduced from $2.25 to 85c each. 1 Decorated French China lee Cream Tray. Reduced from 'V^Dscontted Haviland China Covered Butter Dish. Reduced f-om S2.75 to $1.00. _ 1 Decorated Porcelain Poup Tureen. Reduced frotn $1.<5 to f&o 1 dot. Green-and-Gold Havi land China Bread and Butler Plates. Reduced from $13.00 to 'V^doa. Decorated Kngllsh Por eelaln Plates. Reduced frnm $2.50 to $1.80. _ 1 dos. Decorated Kngllsh Por eelain Soup Plates. Reduced from $2.16 to $1.20. 4 Decorated Austrian China Teacup* and Sancers. Reduced from $1.25 to COe each. Fifth floor, O at. Cut Glass Dept. 1 Cut Glass Flower Ho'der, wire top. Reduced froiu $5.00 to $3.50. 1 Cut Glssa Ice Cream Tray, sliglitl.v chipi>ed. Reduced from $<!.?0 to $3.50. 1 Cut (JImss Berry Bowl, sllrhtly Imperfect. Reduced from $2.75 to $1.W5 1 Cut <>l:iss Salad Dish. sl!f:litlc ciilpiied. $4.2". to $_'.00. 1 17-iii'ii Cut sliirlitlv clii|i|?ed. $7.25 to $4.!I5 Fifth door. <i st. Reduced from Glaas Vsse. Reduced frons Traveling Goods Department. 2 24-in'h Three-ply Rattan Trunks. I:ffht weijrht. Reduced frotn $25.t?> to $16.50 each. 1 3tl-im li l?ress Trunk, one tray. Iteluci-d from $8.<X) to $4.!?5. 2 82-inch I.icht-weiirht Fiber Steamer Trunks. Reduced from $lt..00 to $7.i*5 each. 1 24-inch Sole Leather Suit case. Reduced from $25.00 to $17.00. 1 20-Inch Black Walrns l.ealher Bac. Reduced from $25.00 to $17.r>0. I lti-iuch Black Walrva Leather Has. Reduced frotn $2<>.0f' to *13.50. 1 lM-inch l.iRht-welKht Cane B?ir. Reduced from $5.00 to $3.?5. 1 24-inch Cane Suit Case. Re duced from $15.uo to $7.50. BafM'uient. K<juitabic bldg. Furniture Dept. # $2.50 High-back Arm Rock ers, now $l.i?5 each. 1 $7.50 Solid Oak Armchair, now $4.W5. 1 $15.00 White Enameled Rat tan Work Table, now $7.50. 1 $20,011 Solid Oak Settee. now $10.00. 1 $2.n5 Golden Oak Rocker, now $t.!t5. ? 75c Large Camp Stools, now 50c. 1' $5.50 Old Hickory Hettee. sllK'-itly damaged, now $3.50. t> $3.50 Oak Dining Room Chairs, slightly damaged, now $1 05. Sixth floor, G st. Housefurnishing Department. 6 Soup Strainers, shopworn. Reduced from 40c to 30c each. 1 3-ft. Clothes Horse, dam aged. Reduced from 75c to fiOc. 1 S-qt. Gem Ice Creat* Freeser. ahopworn Reduced from $4.10 to $2.00. 1 8-ft. Kitchen Table, shop worn. Reduced from S2.76 te $2.00. ^ e Bristle Clothes Brashes. Re duced from 36c to 15c eaeh. U Oval Clothes Baskets. Re duced from 76c te 60e each. 6 Hampers. Reduced from $S,R3 to $2.00 each. * Fifth floor. Eleventh at. Woodward & Lothrop.