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THE EVENING STAR.
Wttk Sua day Morning Edition. WASHINGTON. SATURDAY... .September*16, 1911 THEODORE W. NO YES Editor Tl? BtmIm Star W?wf>w Coapur. >MTnw? Office. 11th St. an<1 Pennsylvania Am??? New Tn*% Ofll.-e- TYtT?one ftnUrttac. rktri|o Office: Flrat National Bank Rulldlne. Karopvan Oflk-e: S Recent St.. UbiIob. England. The Reentne Star, with the S?n-1*e moraine edition. la delivered by carrier* nl'Va the City ?t 48 eenta per moarh: vjailr orlr SS certe per ?onth: Sunday only. !0 cenra per month. Ordt-ra Bay he eent bt mall, off trki-boa* Mala J440. Collection Is Mdt hj carrier at tW tad of net ?mth. ra*aNe In advance-he matl |?(ir? prenald: Dally. Snndar taetwM. one svn'h. fin mti Dally. S?M?t evept'J, one month. rent*. Saturday Star. Si year. SunJay Star. $2.40 year. Catered aa aecond-clata mall natter at tb? poet office at Washington. D. C. C7Ib order to ctoM del.ara on account of peraooal ahaenee. lettera to THE STAR ahould tot be addressed to any Individual connected arlth the office. but almplr ?o THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Hualmsa Department. according to tenor or pnrpoae Leadership. Gov. Wilson of New Jersey declares that the people want their governors to lead. Well, he is living up to his idea. He led in the senatorial controversy in his state. But for his influence Mr. Martlne would not have defeated Mr. Smith. Mr. Martine gives him the credit He is a product of Wilsonism applied. In matters of legislation also Gov. Wil son has led. Measures he favored were pushed by his whole influence. He kept his eye on the legislature. When a dem ocratic machine politician appeared to lobby for measures he favored. Gov. Wil son sent for him and warned him. "None of that," was what he said, and the machine man was balked. And the machine man is now engaged in making war on the Wilson presidential boom. In Kentucky the democrats appear to reject the Wilson idea. Their criticism of the republican candidate for governor Is that he shows too much leadership. They characterize him as a boss. They assert that he dominated the convention which nominated him and practically wrote the platform upon which he stands. If he is elected, the state, they tay, will be under his thumb. Judge O'Kear demurs to the indictment. He has no machine, and therefore is no boss- He was nominated on the strength of the views he had proclaimed on state issues, and the platform, naturally, was written in conformance therewith. If elected he will exert himself to the ut most to have the legislature redeem promises that have been made to the people. If the bod>; shows reluctance he will hold it in session as long as possible in an effort to secure the proper meas ures. But the republicans do not rest upon this. They retort by saying tnat tne dem ocratic candidate for governor possesses no leadership at all; that he was nomi nated by machine influences, and if elect ed ^111 obey them in ortice. And they po-nt to his silence on important locai is sues and Ins vociferation on national is sues. He is running for governor on an appeal on national policies. Gov. Wilson has raised a nice question. That a governor should lead stands t ? reason, tie must study the needs of his slate, and make recommendations to tne legislature according to his linumgs. x,ul tile legislature is not dependent upon him lor its information. Memuers may atudy state neeus for themselves, and, if they see proper, set up their own views in opposition to the governor's. As a generality, however, Gov. Wilson's MWeriion is good. A man e.ected to the highest office in a state should have the ab.lity and courage to lead. The Released "Firebug." A heavy responsibility is assumed by those w ho secured and those who agreed to the release from the Gov ernment Hospital for the Inshne of the man guilty, by his own confession, of setting nineteen incendiary tires in this city for the pleasure, as he explained, of seeing the horses run. This inan may have been mentally irresponsible for his actions, and it may be true, as urged in his behalf, that his condition was due to stimulants and that the cause has now been removed, with the result of restoring his sanity. Never theless. it is incumbent upon the courts to give the benetit of the doubt in all cases of this character to the com munity rather than to the individual, and while it is to be hoped that the judgment of the court in this case is aound, and is based upon trustworthy advice from the hospital authorities, there is unquestionably a risk in set ting at large a man with a mania which has only by the best of fortune failed to cost Washington dearly in lives and property. The fact that none of the flres set by him was of any con sequence and that 110 lives were en dangered in no degree lessens the dan ger involved in the presence of such a man in the city. Nor does his de parture from Washingtqn for another part of the country justify his local release. Washington should not only take care of its own dangerous people, but should protect other communities. The "move along" doctrine has not been adopted in this instance, although possibly the promise of this man's family to take him out of Washington may have had some influence in secur ing his release. The closest surveillance must be still maintained over him by the court, even though he may be diBtant. Upon the flrst sign of a re turn of mental trouble he should be surrendered by his friends. I'ersonal interest should never stand in the way of the protection of life. If women get to vote, one of the flrst things they ar?- likely to do is to pas-* laws to put the word '?suffragette" out of service. The Water Department's Surplus. The figures presented in Supt. McFar land s annual rei>ort of the operations of the water department afford an effective argument aKainst increasing the rates to consumers for the purpose of paying for the extension of the meter system throughout the District. At the close of the fiscal year the department had a sur plus of ?S7.U?h.4l!t and the superintendent Indicates that with this surplus it will be possible to install 5,000 meters during the current fiscal year. In point of fact, at the average rate of meter cost, $15 each, It wi:i be possible with this surplus to Install some 3,813 meters. There were at the close of the fiscal year 1010?later figures are not at pr esent available?63,472 water services in the District, with 15,040 meters in use, leaving 47,332 services un metered. At the rate of 5,800 meters a year these could all be equipped out of the surplus earnings of the department, at the present rate of balance, in less than nine years.' With strict economy in the water department doubtless this sur *?:.i* could be increased and a larger f.ino 1 annually provided for meter installation without going deeper into the pockets of the consumers than at present. This report of the department contains another Item which weakens the argu ment for the necessity of universal meter ing. The purpose of the proposed com plete extension of the meter service be ing to reduce the consumption and there by render less urgent the need of an addi tional conduit to increase the water sup ply. it would seem that sufficient economy In the consumption could be effected by prosecuting the work of stopping leaks. The superintendent states that nearly 7,000,000 gallons of water a day were saved from leakage during the year through diligent observation and prompt report. This loss was due, In large part, to defective service pipes and the remainder to faulty mains. As long as It remains possible to cut off such Immense wastage it Is superfluous to try to reduce the in dividual consumption by metering and rate increase. Why not let thp two works go on to gether, the correction of the faults in the piping system and the gradual exten sion of the meters out of the surplus funds? There is no imminent prospect of a water famine now. Indeed, tho mar gin of safety is widq, and probably the saving effected by the pedometer inspec tion and repairs to the mains and service pipes fairly balances the natural Increase in the consumption from year to year. An extension of the meter system through a period of ten years would leave the District at the end of that period in excellent shape, with the ratos bearing their present relation to the service ren dered. , It is difficult to see how the Commis sioners can, in the face of all the figures relating to the watpr service, persist In their announced Intention to raise the rates arbitrarily. There Is 110 urgent need for it. and there is no equity in it. If the small consumer is considered, as he should be, and his rate remains the same?whether or not his permitted con sumption is decreased?the increased rate will fall with unjust weight upon the large consumer, who is now metered, with but few exceptions, and is paying fully for the water he uses. In view of thr necessity. under the Commissioners' pro posed rate increase, either to tax the small consumer more for water when he uses on the average less than half of his permitted consumption or to throw the en tire burden of meter extension upon a comparatively few large consumers, it would seem to be far more logical to leave the rate stand as It Is today and depend upon the surplus earnings for an nual meter extensions and for the stop ping of leaks for the conservation of the supply. "Much More Radical Action." The public is not so greatly interested in Dr. Wiley's vindication as it is in the President s intimated intention to proceed to take "much more radical action'' later, This is understood to mean that the President will endeavor upon his return from the western trip to* correct the abuses that have grown up In the De partment of Agriculture, reorganize the personnel to lessen the friction so gerious iy in evidence there, and, in short, to do whatever is necessary to make the ad ministration of the pure food and drugs act efficient and vigorous and worthy of the public confidence.. Probably no particular harm will be done by the delay, and yet It would have been gratifying had the President taken up this case at the time the complaint against Dr. Wiley was received and push ed through his own investigation, doubt less with the result of discovering the same state of fac'-s disclosed by the House committee's inquiry. However, such a procedure would necessarily have been private and the people wouid have lacked the information they now possess regarding the methods that have been adopted in the department to check Dr. Wiley in his enforcement of the statutes. The President s words in his letter* to Secretary Wilson indicating that he will take "much more radical action'' later are to be construed as a definite promise to carry this case tt> its logical conclu sion. The Star- some time ago pointed out that the so-called "Wiley case" had broadened until it involved the prestige of the Department of Agriculture. In stead of the chief chemist and those asso ciated with him in securing the services of Dr. Kusby being the defendants, those actually under charges were the officials who had contrived to check the chief chemist's activities and were themselves administering the law in a manner quite contrary to the spirit and. in some re spects, the letter of the statute. It would have been gratifying had the President been ready to act on the whole case at the same time. Public doubt of the good faith of the department must now con tinue for several months, notwithstanding the sustaining of Dr. Wiley. His hands are st.ll tied by the departmental and executive orders that have been issued for the unmistakable purpose of handi capping him in his work. A progressive may find it desirable to remain quiet for a time in the hope that some of the regular party may catch up to him in time to be useful. A period of great prosperity is pre dicted, but that is no excuse for throwing your straw hat away instead of saving it for next season. Mayor Gaynor does nqt exactly lose his own temper, but expresses himself in a manner indicating a hope that the other fellow will do so. St. Douis Insists that it will not have billboards disfiguring its streets. The decision shows both artistic and com mon sense. The great future that is constantly predicted tor it must sometimes cause Alaska to feel like an infant prodigy. Some severe English critics intimate that Kipling is the kind of a politician that Alfred Austin is a poet. Young Men and Politics. Charles R. Crisp of Georgia, parliamen tary adviser to Speaker Clark in the present House, is a candidate for a mem ber's seat in the next House. Though a young man, he has had considerable ex perience in politics, and a few years ago served an unexpired term in the House. He benefited largely through association with h's father, who was a high-grade politician, and during two terms as Speaker In the early 'UOs exercised great influence in congressional circles. The son's training, therefore, has been of the best, and should show in his course if he realizes his present atnbition. Arthur P. Gorman, democratic candi date for Governor of Maryland, though a young man, know* a good deal about politics. An only son, he was trained by his father, and got his taste for public affairs from hinrr. Evidently he likes the game. His means would enable him to lead a life of leisure, or engage in busi ness. But he prefers polities, and if he '"lands" this year will try next for the Senate, and thus become a fixture in the Maryland field, Davis Elkins, who succeeded his father In the Senate, is regarded as one of the coming men In West Virginia politics. He is young, rich and ambitious. His father was a political leader of long-con tinued success, while his maternal grand father, Henry G. Davis, led the demo i cratic party of his state for years. In heriting politics, therefore, from both sides of the house, why should not Mr. Elkins himself In time achieve things in keeping with the family history? A son of the late Senator Murphy of New York is beginning political activity In tbat state. In time he may come to prominence and influence. He will, if he possesses the qualities shown b> his father, who, though out of place in the Senate, was a capable political manager, and did a great deal for the democracy of the Empire state. Young Murphy comes forward at a good time for a man of his faith. lJis party, after a long period of exclusion, is in office again, and there is opportunity for a young demo crat to show his mettle. These arc welcome signs. Young men of means and education, who have had a taste of politics, cither in office or as lookers-on close to the game as played by their elders, should give attention to public business. The rewards in dollars and cents may not be as large as those of private business or the professions, but such are not the only rewards worth striving for. There is much satisfaction in a commission from the state well exe cuted. While President Taft is otherwise en gaged. Mr. Hilton, Mr. Travers and a few others will endeavor to maintain a proper popular interest in golf. There is a school of statesmanship that inclines to the belief that there should be enough extra sessions to keep Con gress continuously in evidence. News of damage by frost again calls attention to the fact that there is a large amount of genuine tobacco grown in the New England states. One advantage the airship would have in warfare is the fact that armor plate and big guns could not figure in its ex pense account. President Mellen of t'le New York, New Haven and Hartford did say he meant to quit vhen he got good and ready. If the democrats fear a man who may talk too much, there is always Judge Al ton Parker to fall back on. Congressional oratory missed the sum mer schools, but managed to be on hand for the county fair season. SHOOTING STAES. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. Quick Action. "They tell me you took a flyer in Wall street." "Yes," replied Mr. Lambkin. "For a little while I was considerably ahead." "How much?" "Can't say. Before I had time to figure it up the market dropped and wiped me out." "De man dat expects to git sumpin' foh nuffin','' said Uncle Eben, "generally makes a mighty risky investment of time an' trouble dat ought to be worth con sid'able." Doomed to Fade. The autumn leaves must leave the spot And for oblivion sprint Along with that once glorious lot, Those good old leaves to print. Helping Home Industry. "That baggage man doesn't seem to take much interest in helping a traveler along," said the impatient tourist. ?' 'Course not," replied the cabman. "He's got the interest of the town at heart. Every train you miss means that much more business fur our hotel." Reflected Importance. "Bliggins is constantly talking about his distinguished ancestors." "Yes," replied Miss Cayenne; "most of them are dead and can't resent the fa miliarity." A New Order of Things. Since Mandy is a suffragette, She'll find the tables turned. She'll notice that I don't forget Some lessons I have learned. I'm goin' to ask her how it comes That other women rise To salaries of generous sums. While phe gets ne'er a prize. I'm goin' to ask her if it ain't A waste of time to try To help the crowd in its complaint And pass your own needs by. And I'll inquire why 1 should fjill Back in the social throng. While Mrs. Jones' husbund small Butts in with the bong tong. I'll want to know why she allows Her theories so fine To rule he:-, while those Narrowbrows Precede her in the line. I'll worry hc-r to make a start For all that glory stuff; For Mandy's really far more smart Than Mis. Mayor Guff. The Real Adversaries. From tiie New York World. A noteweuthy feature of the Moroccan diplomatic duel is the subordination of one of the principals to one of the seconds of Fran.-e to England. Germany and France are the two nations directly in volved in nfgotiations which could end in war. Yet France might almost be a mere proxy for Great Britain, so un characteristic in her calm toward Ger many, so unnatural Germany's equanimi ty toward her. In the negotiations, if Germany pricks France, France smiles but England Jumps; if France pricks Germany. Germany does not show re sentment to France but wrath against England. Thus when Germany made her latest Moroccan demands on France it was England that rang with Gallic indig nation. while Frame merely withdrew he r gold from Germany with relatively British phlegm. Now when France has refused the terms of Germany many reputable German papers print friendly praise of France for her calm restraint, while as many more break out in a new attack of Anglophobia, calling England and not France the national anemy, in some cases clamoring for war not with France, but with England. * . Navy Resignations. From tbe Detroit News. The Navy Department is said to be receiving an unusually large number of resignations from midshipmen and ensigns. These young men, occupants of the lowest commission rank in the naval service, have been only recently graduated from the academy at An napolis. Their training has cost the countrv a good deal of money. To see them trying to get out of the service almost before entering actively upon It is a sight hardly calculated to encour'.ge those' who have been teaching them or the nation that has been putting up tor their education. It does seem as if close investigation into the reasons for their leaving wculd be profitable in sugges tions. at least, for the betterment of the midshipman's and the ensign's lot to the point of retaining him. "Tank Riding." From the Rochester Herald. In spite of the courteous protest of a Scottsville motor cyclist which we printed the other day. we are inclined to hold to our opinion as to the dangerous character of "tank riding," so-called, and are not surprised to note that the Commissioners of the District of Columbia have isaued aa order forbidding the practice. FOLKS PAST FIFTY MUST USE CASCARETS - What glasses are to weak eyes, Cascarets are to weak bowels ?a io-cent box will truly amaze you. Most old people must give to the bowels some regular help, else they suffer from constipation. The condi tion is perfectly natural. It is ju.?t as natural as it is for old people to walk slowly. For age is never so active as youth. The muscles are less elastic. And the bowels are muscles. ? So all old people need Cascarets. One might as well rcii'se to aid weak eyes with glasses as to neglect this gentle aid to weak bowels. The bowels must be kept active. This is important at all ages, but never so much as at fifty. Age is not a time for harsh physics. Youth may occasionally whip the bowels into activity. But a lash can't be used every day. What the bowels of the old need is a gentle and na tural tonic. One that can be con stantly used without harm. The only such tonic is Cascarets and they cost only 10 cents per box at any drug store. They work while you sleep. ' LET US SEND * ?For Your >Worn ?FURNITURE ?and reupholster it in any desired style. Thoroughly high-class work at reasonable prices. .tv Inspect our New Fall Dra peries, Wall Papers. etc. A wealth of beautiful effects, reasonably priced. Wurdeman & Co., INTERIOR DECORATORS & FURMSIIKRS, 6<o I2th St. SfSST , ? - (ft Married Women No married woman's happiness is complete without children; she yearns with the deeper longings of her nature for the joys of mother hood. But women who bear children should prepare for the' coming of baby by properly caring for their physical systems. Mother's Friend is the expectant mother's greatest help. It is a remedy which prepares the muscles and tendons for the un usual strain, renders the ligaments stipple and elastic, aids .in expanding the skin and flesh fibers, and strength-' ens all the membranes and tissues. It is especially valuable ? where the breasts are troublesome from swell ing and congestion, and its regular use will lessen the pain and danger when the little one comes. Women who use Mother's ? n Fritnd are awur- MOTHERS ensts ZlTZZ Fpjend It is for sale at <frug stores. Write for free book for expectant mothers. BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO, Atlanta, Ga. Artists' Outfits. f T T* if ??? ?<? ?*? <(? 't is IB <( ifr -fr ?(? ?Every requisite for sketching and paintingt ? standard supplies for studio or classroom work, it Reasonable prices. Muti & Co., 2=418 7th St.! "Just Say" HORLECK'S it Asian# Original and Ganuina MALTED MILK Tha Food-drink for All Ages. More healthful than Tea or Coffee. Agrees with the weakest dictation. Delicious, invigorating and nutritious. Rich milk, malted grain, powder forui. A quick lynch prepared in a min ute. Take no substitute. Ask for HORLICK'S. T70there are Imitations. LADIES' READY TO-WEAR HAND- if TAILORED SUITS. IS ?? AD? in our own work- : rooms by high-class : tailors, these suits j possess the finish and | individuality of our ? made-to-measure gar- : | ments. Call and inspect them. I PAUL LE5BEL | Ladies' Tailor, 1210 G st. \ j'_ ... ? ti? ECesp Coke 2 n Mind ?when you need fuel for eooklns. It 1* ecoLoraieal Hnd yields excellent re sults. We supply coke at these prices: 25 Bushels Large Coke, delivered S2..10 1!! ?U8Lle!s J*arge Coke, delivered *.",.70 59 5u*.h" s I'*rge Coke, delivered... .J."..*50 2.i Buslie.s Crushed Coke, delivered.. <3.00 40 Bushels Crushed Coke, delivered. .14.30 00 Bushels Crushed Coke, delivered. . JG.50 Washington Gas Light Co.. 41ft TRXTII street .s.w. !/Cp^"erl'c.uf Aw (J0^\ ,ir\ ? DC ] i E >.<" f '1 C i\ t ( hi n \ c ' rv r> i ?! j I VI n a?-.'0tT,<>t(-v4, t, iX I ?',3 I1 ay Upward Am^-icc\u l\m J I French Uodebarments for the Coll lege Girl. UR extensive presenta tions in inexpensive French Undergarments are ideally suited to the college girl for making her se lections. The styles and designs are of ?the most dainty and ex quisite character, and adapted to the tastes of the young girl. We call especial attention to the charm and beauty of the hand embroiderv and its application. French Nainsook Gowns, low neck and flowing sleeves, hand-embroidered yokes finished with eyelets run with ribbon. ?11.75 each. French Nainsook Corset Covers, hand embroidered in pretty floral sprays. to 311.75 each. French Percale and Xainsook P?tti <*>ats. with hand-embroidered flounces finished with dfep scallops. $2.4MD and $2.7S each. French Nainsook Chemises, hand-em broidered in a variety of pretty floral de signs. $11, $l!,o5(Q) and $11.75 each. French Nainsook Drawers, straight and circular styles, with attractive hand-em broidered ruffles. 95c and $11.75 pair. Third floor. Eleventh st. Infants' Dainty HE Infants' Department is now very rich in its at tractiveness. Vast quan tities of the new wear ables are constantly arriving, and they were never so beautiful and fascinating. These dainty hand-knitted and hand-crocheted articles of ap parel are of exceptional interest at the beginning of the fall sea son. Hand-knitted Booties, In plain white and dainty combinations. Woodward <& Lothrop New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. Business Hours: 8 A.M. to 5:39 P.M. Bedroom FtnrnStiuire OF BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND ELEGANT CONSTRUCTION fie the Arnmoal September Sale, XCELLEXCE of construction is an indispensable essential in absolutely reliable furniture, and tasteful designing is an element that is highly pleasing?both have never been more admirably united than in this collection of Excellent Bedroom Furniture Which We Are Offer= mg at 25 to 50 Per Cent Less Than Actual Worth. And besides the above points of recommendation?points that every buyer would look for, there is not a solitary feature lacking to make this furniture *)f unquestioned merit, desirability and genu ine attractiveness. ? Briefly summed up it is furniture responsive to the ideals of re fined taste and mature judgment, distinguished for its beauty of de sign, structural superiority and suitability, and priced greatly be low its real worth. ClhiflFoiniiers. Plain and swell fronts, best plate g'ass mirrors; wooden knobs or metal drawer pulls. QUARTERED OAK: Sale Prices. Regular Prices. MAHOGANY: Sale Prices. Regular Prices. $115.00 $2 LOO $21.50 $23.50 $24.75 $22.50 $32.00 $30.00 $35.00 $50.00 $27.50 $26.75 $29.75 $311.50 $32.00 $34.75 $34.75 $42.50 $47.50 $50.00 $35.00 $38.00 $42.50 $45.00 $45.00 $53.50 $67.50 $75.00 $65.00 $110.00 $75.' $15.75 $115.75 $15.75 $19.75 $19.50 $21.50 $21.50 $22.75 $22.50 $23.00 $23.75.. $25.00 $29.75 $26.75 $30.00 $31.50 $41.50 $20.00 $22.50 $22.00 $30.00 $35.00 $30.00 $32: $50.00 $35.00 $45.00. $55.00 25c pair. Hand-knitted Booties, In all-white, plnk-and-white and blue-and-white; long and short styles, finished at top with tassel. pair. Crocheted Sacques. In all-white, blue and-white and pink-and-white. 50c each. Hand-crocheted Sacques, In white, with blue yoke, or white with pink yoke, also the plain white. $1.00 each. Hand-crocheted Sacques, all white, and white trimmed with light blue or pretty pink silk. $1.25 each. Third floor, F st. Various styles and designs, plain and swell fronts, oval and square plate mirrors, wood or metal drawer pulls; best locks and casters. Sale Prices. $15.75 $22.50 $23.75 $29.75 $35.ii Regular Prices. $25.00 $25.00 $35.00 $33. Toilet Tables. Neat and attractive designs, mostly artistically simple; oval and square plate-glass mirrors; best makes. MAHOGANY: Sale Prices. Regular Prices. $47.50 $50.00 $68.50 $50.00 $70.00 $65.00 $85.00 $100.00 Sale Prices. $15.00 $25.00 $28.50 $32.50 $33.75 $47.50 Sixth floor.. Regular Prices. $20.00 $35 $50.00 $42.00 $65.00 $8.95 $14.75 $15.75 $22.50 $23.75 $25.i| $12.00 $18.50 $20.00 $35. $29.75 $65.00 $47.50 $45 Sale Prices. $8.95 $14.75 $20.00 Regular Prices. $35. Afjummal September Sale Riclh and H 5glhi=Grade Brass Beds. HROUGH acquisition by special privileges we are enabled to submit to the women of Washington and vicinity a number of Rich and High-grade Brass Beds at prices that stamp them as the very best values we have ever offered. The designs are unusually attractive and have been carefully carried out in accordance with the most minute ideas; some are highly ornamental, others are of extreme simplicity?all bear the im print of elegance and refined character. Continuous and square post effects are included in both bright and satin finishes. The prices range from $9.75 to $125.00. We submit the follow ing items, exemplifying the worthiness of the values: Satan=lfinish Brass Beds, In all sizes. 2=5nch straight posts, $9.75. Value, $15.00. 2=inch continuous posts, $15.00. Value, $22.50. Bright=finish Brass Beds, in 3=fft. size, with 2=inch continuous posts, $17.50. Value, $25.00. 3.6=fft. bright finish, $29.75. Value, $40 4=ft. satin finish, $29.75. Value, $50.00. 4=ft. bright finish, $22.50. Value, $32.50 3=fft. bright finish, $34.75. Value, $45.00 4.6=ft. bright finish, $40.00. Value, $50.d 4.6=ft. satin finish, $29.75. Value, $37.50. Woodward & Lothrop. New Novels. \ The latest books by authors of note. THE COMMON LAW, by Robert W. Chambers. One of the great >1 (fh books of the year. Price PANDORA S BOX. by John A. Mitchell. The romance of an American architect and a daughter of a line of earls stretch ing back to the Conqueror, told in a vein of mystery, of exquisite humor and gen tle satire, by the distinguished editor of Life. Price THE GLORY OF CLEMENTINA, by Locke. The happiest and most widely read book of the season; writ Pri 1)1 a r<>a"y gr<>at "uvellst. ^f| THE HARVESTER, by Gene Stratton Porter. The extraordinary romance of David Langston, a man of the woods and fields, who draws his living from the prodigal hand of nature. A unique tain in which the author has poured out her wealth of nature-lore and na- cfl ture-love. Price ?***' THE HEART OF A WOMAN, by Bar oness Orczy. A clever mystery story in which a great title and two murders In a taxlcab play a prominent part. The hon est, old-fashioned hero and the devoted woman whose love saved him, and tli* other characters, are all con vincingly drawn and true to life. Price KENNEDY SQUARE, by F. Hopklnson Smith. Who that has sought pleasure in Hopklnson Smith's romantic tales, wheth er of Colonel Carter or of Caleb Wei-t, will tall to 11 nd it In "Kennedy (fla Square"? Price 4?11.^?J THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH, by Harold Bell Wright. As clean a story as man ever wrote?a story with big incidents, strong i>eople, hi^h ideals and the /spirit of the west. A wholesome message as broad fltfl lA as humanity itself. Price THE SECRET GARDEN, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Over all. young and old. the author manages to throw the spell of that imperishable garden of youtn whose odors still lloat to us across the years. I*rlce * THE NE'ER DO WELL. bv Rex Beach. For rush of action, intensity of surprise and humor. Rex Beach has here outstripped himself. "The Ne'er Do Weil ' Is a young American with a tight on his hands, and It isn't an easy fight to win. Through it all sweep the joy, the rest, the enthusiasm of youth in action. Price 11 ^ Main floor. Tenth st. The Lightest Weight Traveling Bag. It is known as "Travelight,' and described as being "light as a feather and strong as leather." We know it to be exceedingly light in weight, and woven of the strongest fiber matting cloth, making it durable and lasting, and, furthermore, all edges and seams are leather-bound. It is just as desirable in every feature concerning service as a leather bag. Guaranteed absolutely water proof and shown in 14, 16 and 18 inch sizes. Special price, $1.15 each. Basement. Equitable building. A Sale of Qstermoor Mattresses At Less Tlhara Standard Prices.. HE Ostermoor Company sold us, at a concession, a number of Mattresses in the most wanted sizes and various colorings, subject to any slight defect that may be found in the print of the ticks. These makers are most careful with their products, and this lot did not pass the rigid examination given them at the factory: otherwise they are perfect in every respect. Most of these Mattresses are covered with art ticks?the best ticking made, and the many high-grade features of the mattress it self are familiar to most housewives. Conveniently displayed in our Bed Department, second floor, permitting thorough inspection and ample opportunity for comparison and choice. Ostermoor's Regular Price, $13.00. Ostermoor's Regular Price, 3=ft. size, 33^=ft. size, 4=ft. size, $12.00. Ostermoor's Regular Price, $16.35. 4J4=ft. size, $12.95. Ostermoor's Regular Price, $18.00. Second floor, F st. Second flc-or, !?* st. Woodward <& Lothrop. | Homes Decorated By Experts. ON T le content with ordlmry pnintinv nn?l paperbaugln;. Have 111'' work done by I Iltt s fc. experts hii:I you t.fcn count on ? getting something artistic. 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